Including fruit for breakfast teaches kids how important it is to start the day that way. If included often enough, and young enough it becomes a habit that they will continue into adulthood. I remember my first year in college I lived in the dorms. The breakfast fare was typical for a cafeteria. Most students were picking up piles of pancakes, dispensing froot loops from the cereal bar, or scooping soggy scrambled eggs. Undoubtedly there was always that small bowl of whole fruit that I would walk by and if nothing else would at least take an apple from. I knew how fruit gave me the energy without the calories, the fiber with the nutrients, and the sweetness without the fat.
Well we are officially out of fresh fruit and I can’t go to the store today cause I’m babysitting my sister-in-law’s kids all day, but luckily I have frozen blueberries, frozen cherries, and frozen strawberries. The frozen cherries are FABULOUS! No seeds, and super sweet. They would probably be pretty good in a smoothie.