For the most part, my kids would happily eat a diet that falls within white to beige on the color spectrum – the kind of things that you find repeatedly on nearly every kiddie menu at every casual dining establishment in the country.
It’s been like pulling teeth to get them to try new foods and expand their range of eats. Vegetable matter seems to be the most difficult.
Recently, our two successes have been Low Sodium V8 drinks – for some reason the girls really like this, especially after they’ve finished their swimming lesson, and green smoothies have finally made it onto the menu at home! 😀
They used to be pretty good at drinking a smoothie, even if it had powdered greens in it, as long as I added enough blueberries to turn it purple and didn’t mention how healthy it was for them.
But for some reason I just can’t fathom, a few weeks ago they saw me drinking a kale smoothie and begged for a sip. They loved it!
Since then, my NutriBullet blender’s been hard at work churning out frothy green goodness!
Here’s my recipe:
Tasty Green Smoothies
1/3 cup homemade kefir (or you could use LifeWay brand from the store)
1 frozen banana (we use regular bananas but you can use organic if you like)
2 large handfuls rinsed raw organic baby kale/mixed greens
1/2 to 3/4 cup organic applejuice
1/3 cup other organic frozen fruits if there’s room, or even organic frozen peas! (really!)
1 heaping tablespoon powdered greens (optional)
Cover, blend for 1 minute and serve!
(makes 2.5 servings)