Drink your greens!
Most kids don’t like to eat their greens, but if presented with them in a way that they love they usually cave in. A smoothie always does the trick, even though summer is almost over when presented with a nice cold veggie smoothie you are bound to see smiles on all faces.
Here is my favorite green smoothie recipe.
- 8 ounces filtered water
- handful of baby spinach
- 1/2 ripe avocado (if you are looking for something super creamy and comforting – especially during colder months – add the whole avocado)
- 1/2 banana
- 1/2 lime
- 1 pear or apple
- handful of ice
- Mix all of the ingredients in a blender, add the water, and more ice to make it ticker if desired.
- You can also add more fruit to make it sweeter.
- Top with a squeeze of lime if desired.
You will find the original recipe for this smoothie here. I added the apple or pear to mine to make it a bit sweeter and to make it taste less “green”. I sometimes also add a cucumber when I don’t have a banana on hand.