Getting your kids to eat their veggies & greens can be tough. Just when you think you’ve got them eating the good stuff they clamp up and won’t put another bite in their mouth. Sneaking healthy eats like spinach, kale, and even lightly steamed broccoli into smoothies is a great way to make sure your little one gets the nutrients they need without the fuss. This recipe is great served in reusable pouches for mess- free or on- the- go snacking or tucked into school lunch bags.
If you have a garden chock full of leafy greens, you can whip up a large batch and fill ice cube trays to enjoy long after they’re out of season (a budget- friendly and healthy option? Yes please!). You can alter this basic recipe to include berries and other tasty healthy foods that your kids love. Happy snacking!
Sneaky Healthy Smoothies
1 banana (frozen bananas are a great way to use up fruit that’s more ripe than you prefer to eat)
1 cup milk or milk alternative
1 kale leaf
handful of spinach
1 tsbp honey
½ tsp pure vanilla extract
Optional: use a few ice cubes if not using a frozen banana
½ cup plain or vanilla yogurt
Put all ingredients in a blender until desired consistency is reached. Pour into desired container & serve to your little food critics (make sure you make enough for you too!)
Contributed by Katherine Petrunia, The Pampered Baby.
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