Smoothies and fresh vegetable juice seem to be all the rage these days, and for good reason. They both provide the many benefits of consuming healthy fruits and veggies while tasting sweet and delicious. Smoothies in particular are a great way for kids to get in their daily servings of fruits and vegetables without them really knowing. This may seem like a bit of a sneak attack, but with how picky kids can be, sometimes you have to get creative in your kitchen and try new things.
The trick to making a smoothie taste like dessert is adding ingredients that naturally sweeten it up, such as apples and bananas. Both of these fruits not only provide lots of healthy nutrients, but they help any smoothie taste great. They also help hide the flavors of vegetables, such as spinach and kale.
Another great benefit of smoothies is they're quick and easy to make with very little cleanup involved. So parents can feel confident their kids are drinking a nice, healthy "dessert," and not have to worry about it taking up a lot of time to put together.
So if you're looking for innovative ways to get your kids to consume their green leafy vegetables without a fuss, try a smoothie. Below is a recipe jam-packed with fruits and veggies that are loaded with healthy nutrients. This is a sweet and healthy super green smoothie your whole family is sure to love.
- 1 cup raw organic spinach
- 1 cup raw organic kale
- 1 small frozen organic banana
- 1 1/2 cups organic coconut water
- 3/4 cup fresh organic pineapple
- 1 scoop organic wheat grass (optional)
- A few ice cubes
Toss all ingredients into your blender and mix until smooth. Enjoy!
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