Monday, February 28, 2011

Green Smoothies

A very frugal and easy way to get some nutrition into those you love is by making a green smoothie.

When my daughter was little, we had an epic battle in getting her to drink anything at all.  She was not a fan of milk or water and so I desperately resorted to making green smoothies for her.  I made them solely with the intention of getting vitamins into her, and meanwhile, my husband and I found that we loved them as well!

So, as the weather is getting closer to warming up, I thought I would give you some of our favorite green smoothie recipes.

Easy and Toddler Friendly Green Smoothie:
1/2 banana
handful of spinach
frozen pineapple and mango

Place all ingredients into a blender and blend until very smooth.  Add more water or ice if needed to get desired consistency.  Best if enjoyed through a straw!

And if the green color is a turnoff, try this recipe...

Not So Green Smoothie:
1/2 banana
handful of spinach
frozen berries

Blend and enjoy!
The frozen berries turn it into a purple color and if color is a factor in enjoying your smoothie, this might work better!

You can easily throw some chia or flax seeds into your smoothie for an added nutritional punch without anyone noticing!

When Lily was little and on her smoothie kick, she thought any type of cooking or baking was in an effort to produce a smoothie (which she lovingly referred to as a "hu-mie.")  Enjoy this video of Lily making a smoothie (which I am pretty sure was zucchini bread!)

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