Better Than a Breakfast Bar!

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This post is sponsored by our friends at SmartyPants Vitamins. Thanks for supporting Scratch or Sniff!

I am not judging the breakfast bar. Trust me. Most mornings, I’ll be honest, my kids head to the cabinet the minute they wake (usually when I am still mid-coma) and grab a handful of cereal or a bar. I’m terrible about eating breakfast myself and usually skip it. Wouldn’t it be great if you could whip up a quick and easy breakfast that is also packed with nutrients and vitamins? I have to say, we’re sharing a pretty good one!

Quick and Easy Breakfast: smoothie and SmartyPants

First we blended up a nutrient packed smoothie that even the pickiest kid should love. I started with about a cup of fruit (apples, pineapple, and banana… frozen to make it even easier) and added a tablespoon of flax meal, a handful of greens (I used kale and spinach but you can use either or both) and a cup of liquid (juice or your favorite milk.)

Quick and Easy Breakfast: smoothie

SmartyPants Vitamins are the perfect pair to this healthy (but sweet enough for the kids to love) smoothie. BONUS, your kids will think they are getting candy for breakfast when they are really getting a multivitamin plus omega 3 AND vitamin D in those delicious gummies!

Quick and Easy Breakfast: smoothie and SmartyPants vitamins

Best part (for me anyway.) These vitamins have NO artificial: sweeteners, colors, flavors, or preservatives. And no: tree nuts, peanuts, soy, eggs, milk, corn, sesame, mustard or gluten! (Check out their FAQ page.) They are vitamins that you can feel good about giving your kids because they don’t have needless additives that are unhealthy. I must say, the fact that these are made with real ingredients made me an instant fan but when I tasted them I was completely sold. Didn’t taste ‘vitaminy’ at all.

Quick and Easy Breakfast: SmartyPants

This company is seriously awesome because they’re also a supporter of vitamin angels which is an organization that provides vitamins and minerals to needy women and children around the world, as well as Turn the Tide and charity: water. Pretty great!

Pssst, moms and dads, they’ve got adult and prenatal vitamins too!

Breakfast Smoothie
  • 1 cup frozen fruit (I used apple, pineapple and banana)
  • 1 handful of spinach, kale, or both!
  • 1 tbsp of flax meal (can use ground chia seeds too)
  • 1 cup juice or your favorite milk (rice, almond, etc)
  1. Add all ingredients to blender and blend until smooth. Pour into cup and serve with a straw.


Kristen is a commercial/food photographer living in East TN with her hubby, two adorable kids and goldendoodle pup; lover of light, sweets, and all things natural and organic. You can follow her on Instagram.

1 Comment to Better Than a Breakfast Bar!

  1. Nice blog post! Breakfast bars leave me wanting more and I’m a smoothie girl, but what is that darling little device you are using to make your breakfast bliss? Where did you purchase it? I really don’t like dragging out my large blender or food processor each morning. Do share…

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