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Kid-Approved Green Smoothie

 Kid-Approved Green Smoothie

by Heidi Mills

 

I love green smoothies, especially the “Glowing Green Smoothie” here on The Laundry Moms. It’s such an easy way to get your fill of greens!

But, I was having a hard time getting my 6 kids to enjoy it as much as I did. I know they need their greens and they definitely don’t eat enough on their own.

I got to work and whipped up this…

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…fruity sweet smoothie that gets all the goodness of greens into them, without the fuss.

This is a great “beginner” green smoothie, It has about 60% fruit to 40% greens.

Kid-Approved Green Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 2 very ripe frozen bananas (or 1 banana and 1/2 ripe mango)
  • 1 very ripe pear
  • 4-5 frozen strawberries (blueberries, or raspberries)
  • 2-3 stalks of kale, stems removed
  • 1 handful of spinach

Directions:

  1. Layer the ingredients with the juicy items on bottom, greens on top, then pour the water over the whole thing.
  2. Start with the blender on low (I use a vitamix) and increase the speed as you blend.
  3. Blend for at least 30 seconds to 1 minute and more if you need to blend up the greens more.
  4. Taste it to make sure it’s sweet before offering it to your kids!

I just served this to a room full of skeptical teenagers and they all wanted seconds.

The more they drink green smoothies, the more they will get used to the feel and taste and you can lessen the amount of fruit over time.  Don’t try to start out the gate going too heavy on the greens, it won’t do you much good if your kids won’t drink it, I learned this the hard way. The point is to get them to LIKE the green drink first.

Hope you enjoy!

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   unnamedHeidi Mills is a homeschooling mom of 6 who is passionate about health in all areas of life. She runs Simple Recipe Box , a website devoted to helping you achieve health one baby step at a time.

 


 

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