Smoothies for Kids

With such an array of amazing vegetables I often find myself experimenting with smoothie recipes. This is the easiest way to disguise the vegetables that they may decline to eat if in their raw format. Broccoli, kale, spinach, all of these vegetables are fabulous and with many attempts, I have finally cracked it, HURRAH!

The children are now addicted to smoothies. Initially I started with the simple strawberry and banana mix, but now I have slowly introduced and added in more elaborate vegetables for extra goodness. They have accepted spinach, and now we have added kale. The trick here is to add kale once you have blanched it, its less obvious and chewy.

My son is difficult with broccoli and kale, but in a smoothie he downs the entire drink and doesn’t even notice the greens pass his lips. Regularly before leaving for school they will have demolished a smoothie, packed full of super vitamins and I feel proud knowing this is agreat start to their day at school.

Smoothie for champs:

Recipe:

  • Strawberries x 5
  • 1 banana
  • Handful of spinach or handful of blanched kale
  • A quarter of a lime
  • 1 tablespoon of honey or maple syrup
  • Teaspoon of eskimo 3 omega oil (excellent for teeth and bones)
  • For the juice use either coconut water or organic orange juice. Both taste nice.
  • 1/2 tsp of super green tropical powder

Method:

Blend together in a nutribullet or similar.

Play with the smoothie adding different ingredient, whatever they are willing to try. I add half a spoon of superfood green powder. The powder gives a sherbet taste which they seem to love.