When we think of smoothies, we may think it’s just for adults. But why? Smoothies are made up of fruits and vegetables. This is an even better way to sneak vegetables into your child’s diet. All hidden in a smoothie! Here is a kid friendly green smoothie (tropical) to try with your kids.
Fruit and Vegetable Smoothies
Personally, I prefer fruit smoothies. I eat tons of vegetables throughout the day with my meals because I just like them. For those who don’t like vegetables, it’s not a bad idea to add them to your smoothies. Kale and spinach are popular leafy greens to add to smoothies without needing any special equipment. Of course, if your adding beets or carrots you will need more than a blender, such as a juicer, since these raw vegetables are pretty tough to blend. Most of my smoothies consist of just fruits but I do add kale or spinach, depending on the smoothie.
Kid Friendly Green Smoothie
I have been interested in green smoothies lately and decided to make something different for my boys. They love banana and peanut butter smoothies but its been nicer out and I felt a bit more tropical. I wanted something more refreshing, since spring is here! This smoothie was definitely a hit. My boys loved it and even my toddler loved it!
All you need is:
- fresh pineapple
- ripe banana
- almond milk
- fresh spinach (not frozen)
Smoothies are nice to serve as a snack or with breakfast. I cannot just have a smoothie for breakfast without a meal. Many can but I actually need food in the morning!
Kid Friendly Green Smoothie (Tropical)Course: SnackCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
2 cups of pineapple, diced
4 kiwis, peeled
1 large banana or 2 small ones
1 cup of spinach, loosely packed
2 cups of almond milk, unsweetened (preferred)
- In a blender, add all ingredients. Blend until smooth and serve!
- Serves 3
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Please share your favorite smoothie! I’d love to try it!