Leafy green vegetables! It’s not a secret that they are some of the healthiest foods on the planet. Packed with vitamins, minerals and micronutrients, leafy green veggies are a food I want to eat every day and I want my kids to eat every day. Growing up on processed food and canned vegetables, eating spinach and kale did not come easy or natural. Each of my kids now eat spinach every day – usually happily – in the form of a green smoothie. I am delighted to share my easy healthy smoothie recipe for kids.
The first time I saw them, green smoothies made me cringe. My kids gave me a look like I was crazy. Our brains have incredible influence on our taste preferences. “Hulk Smoothies” is what I called these when we first started making them. Stay positive, start with less spinach then gradually add more, and enjoy! When my children have friends over, we always offer to share some smoothies with them. More than half of the kids I’ve offered these smoothies to enjoy them with full spinach at first taste.
Personally, I like to save time and make things in bulk. Making an entire blender full of smoothie, I divide it into serving and saving cups. Extra can be stored in the fridge or frozen and thawed later.
Add to large blender in this order
- 1 avocado
- 6 bananas
- Handful of spinach (start with less and add more with time)
- Handful of frozen strawberries (on top of the spinach helps push it down to blend better)
- Orange Juice, fill blender halfway
- Milk alternative or water – fill blender to max liquid level (milk will froth in a blender so use almond, coconut or soy milk)
- Optional scoop of Superfoods Protein Powder
Blend, Serve and Enjoy!
Leave me a comment below and let me know your favorite way to get kids to eat spinach. Please let me know if you try this and enjoy it or have any ideas!
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