Here are some healthful recipes of shakes and smoothies that will aid your underweight kids in gaining weight naturally.
With an increased dependency on junk and fast foods, kids do not consume enough healthy calories that are essential for their unhampered growth and development. If you have a stubborn and underweight kid, who flinches at nutritious foods, you may be wondering what you can possibly cook for your child that is nutritious. Instead of offering solid foods to your underweight kid, you may give him healthy and calorie-rich shakes and smoothies that he will gulp down without throwing tantrums and may even ask for more!
Here are a few recipes of smoothies and shakes that you can give your kid to add some pounds to his current weight:
Prepare two servings. Each serving includes one medium-sized glass.
You will require:
- 1 cup toned milk
- 1 packet chocolate-flavored instant breakfast mix
- 1 cup frozen unsweetened blueberries
- 1 cup frozen unsweetened and sliced peaches
- 1 tablespoon peanut butter
- ½ ripe banana
- 1 tablespoon ground flax seeds
How to prepare— Combine all the ingredients as per your desired consistency and blend them. Refrigerate for an hour and pour into glasses to serve.
Nutritional Value— Each serving of blueberry smoothie is calorie-rich containing 300 calories. Fat content is 8 grams. It is free of cholesterol and sodium content is 170 mg and that of carbohydrates is 48 grams. Blueberry smoothie is inclusive of 6 grams of dietary fiber, 36 grams of sugar and 12 grams of protein.
Vanilla Soy Smoothie with Flaxseeds
For one serving of vanilla soy smoothie with flaxseeds, which includes 13 ounce smoothie, you will need:
- 250 ml vanilla soy milk
- 2 tablespoons of ground flaxseeds
- ½ cup frozen peaches without artificial sweetener
- 2 tablespoons of sugar
How to prepare— Combine all the ingredients and process in the blender until it becomes smooth.
Nutritional Value— Per serving of vanilla soy smoothie including flaxseeds will give 285 calories to your kid. Including 100 mg of sodium, 50 grams of carbs, 28 grams of sugar, it provides zero cholesterol. Vanilla soy smoothie has 7 grams of protein and 8 grams of fat.
Chocolate Banana Peanut Butter Shake
For two servings of chocolate banana peanut butter shake, you will need:
- 2 cups full-cream milk
- 4 tablespoons of chocolate instant breakfast mix
- 2 sliced bananas
- 2 tablespoons of peanut butter
- 4 ice cubes
How to prepare— Blend all the ingredients to desired consistency and pour in glass to serve.
Nutritional Value— Per serving of the shake contains whooping 406 calories. It contains 241 mg of sodium, 45 grams of total carbohydrates, 16 grams of protein and 24 mg of cholesterol.
The best way to increase your child’s weight is to gradually increase his calorie intake and keep a watch on the fulfillment of his nutritional requirements. [Read: Calorie Rich Foods]
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