Here’s a delicious way to get more nutrients into your little ones’ lives
A kids’ superfood powder amps up your child’s diet with more fruits, vegetables, vitamins, and minerals. These powders can be stirred into water or juice, blended into a smoothie, added to a fruit parfait, and more. Superfood powders are often sweetened with stevia in place of refined sugar and come in a range of flavors, so they’re a great way to sweeten up a breakfast or snack without a sugar spike.
Most brands contain a mix of nutrient-dense plant foods, such as spirulina, spinach, beets, black currants, blueberries, raspberries, and cherries. Check the label for honey, royal jelly, and/or milk products if your child is vegan or lactose intolerant, and watch out for wheatgrass or barley if your little one has celiac disease or is gluten intolerant. Although grasses don’t technically contain gluten, there can be cross-contamination or gluten development depending on when in their growth cycle they were harvested.
Often, the only difference between a kids’ superfood powder and one aimed at adults is the serving size, so if you can’t find one for the kids, choose one that you’d enjoy yourself and use about half a scoop for your child.
Super Berry Parfait
Vegetarian; includes gluten-free and dairy-free options. Serves 1
A kids’ superfood powder adds a nutritional boost to this tasty berry parfait.
2/3 cup plain, unsweetened yogurt
(soy, coconut, almond, or dairy)
1 scoop (8 g) kids’ superfood powder,
gluten and/or dairy free if desired
Raspberries, blueberries, blackberries,
or sliced strawberries
- In parfait glass, Mason jar, or bowl, place yogurt of choice and stir in superfood powder.
- Garnish with berries.
Per serving: 186 calories; 5 g protein; 12 g total fat (1 g sat. fat, 0 g trans fat); 18 g total carbohydrates (5 g sugars, 9 g fiber); 19 mg sodium