Monday, September 30, 2013

If you are like most parents, it is a challenge to get your kid to eat anything green.  One easy way to do it is by making a smoothie (you can even call it a milkshake if you want to make it more appealing to your child).  Obviously if you are new to smoothies you can have this one too. :-)
In the comments section, please let me know if you have any smoothies that have worked for you and your children.

Over the last few months I have given the smoothie below to my son (currently 7 years old) and he drinks it like it is no big deal and says it tastes very good.  The only thing out of all the ingredients that really stands out is the banana.  Let's just say he is not into leafy green things so it is surprising he enjoys this.

Anyway, I figured I would quickly document this smoothie "recipe" that we like to call "Kid's Hulk Smoothie" that you might want to introduce to your family for a way for your child/children to quickly absorb vegetable, fruit and protein servings in one quick and easy meal.  This ends up being a healthy smoothie drink for anyone.

Kid's Hulk Smoothie

Ingredients:
(You may want to experiment with the amt of almond milk and water to determine how thick you/child want the drink.)
* 3-4 oz of Unsweetened Almond Milk
* 3-4 oz of Water
* 3-4 ice cubes
* 3/4 - 1 cup of washed spinach
* 1- 1 1/2 bananas
* 1 tbsp of Almond Butter - optional
     (or unsweetened natural peanut butter)
* 1/2 -1 tbsp of chocolate mix - optional



Directions:
Add the almond milk and water to the blender.
Add the spinach to the blender, then the almond or peanut butter.
Then add the bananas.  Cut them up in smaller chunks to make it easier on blender.
Add chocolate mix, then the ice.
Start the blender at a low speed and slowly move it up to the top speed.  It should only need to blend for about 20-40 seconds at most.

Serve in cup and give to child to enjoy.  Feel free to add straw if needed.


My son even reviewed and approved my post.  :-)


Have you tried any "green" smoothies with your children?  What "recipe" has worked for you?  Let us know in the comments section.


By: Fred Lechuga

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