We’re pretty big honey fans (in case you couldn’t tell), and despite all of it’s amazing health benefits, its delicious flavour has got to be one of our favourite things about it. This makes it the perfect addition to breakfast time for toddlers and kiddies!
Let’s start with breakfast on the go with a banana, honey, and greek yoghurt smoothie. Packed with strengthening calcium and healthy fats and carbohydrates to keep your bubs fuller for longer, this quick and easy smoothie is a family pleaser. Add half a cup of greek yoghurt, and half a cup of water and finish off with a generous squeeze of honey before blending. We like to spice ours up with our naturally flavoured blueberry honey to make this breakfast treat extra impressive.
Sometimes the best breakfast is a simple one, and jam on toast is always a winner. Cut back on refined sugars with a super easy ten minute jam that can be made with any fruit, fresh or frozen! Simply add two cups of fruit to a saucepan and simmer over a medium heat. You’ll notice the fruit breaking down after a couple of minutes, and then you can start mashing to your little one’s favourite consistency. Take the fruit off the heat, then sprinkle in two tablespoons of chia seeds, which will begin to thicken the jam. Now it’s time for the best part - squeeze in a tablespoon of Manuka honey, and if you’re after something a little special, mix up your jam by adding in a flavoured honey. Leave the jam to chill, and voila! No lumps, chunky, or somewhere in between, this recipe is perfect for all little tots.
In colder months, it’s lovely to start the day with a nice warming drink, and simply adding a squeeze of naturally flavoured cinnamon honey to a warm cup of milk will do wonders. The benefits of Manuka honey for gut health, especially for the little ones, are plentiful, and starting their day in this delicious way helps their bodies fight nasties naturally.
Porridge is a brilliant source of fibre and protein for kids, and it’s such an easy breakfast to add a little sparkle too. Simply mash up half a banana with a generous squeeze of naturally flavoured cherry honey, and stir into the cooked oats. Keep bellies warm and full with a breakfast perfect for toddlers, and big kids, whilst helping them start their day in the best possible way.
If you’re looking for more ways to incorporate the wonderful benefits of Manuka honey into the family’s life here’s five ways to add Manuka honey to your everyday routine.