The SMOOTHIEST way to get your kids to eat their greens

by

Jamielyn Nye

posted in Life & Home

If your kids are anything like mine the thought of eating vegetables, or even looking at them for that matter, is terrifying. There are a few vegetables my kids WILL eat but for the most part they get thrown on the floor. I keep trying nonetheless.

However, recently I discovered the magic of GREEN smoothies. Are you a fan? I can throw practically anything in there and because it is a “smoothie” my kids will drink it. My favorites are spinach, kale and carrots mixed with banana, oranges and pineapple. The fruit covers up the spinach taste. It’s a win-win for everyone. Easy breakfast for mom, yummy treat for the kids and they are getting a serving of vegetables. I wish I would of started making these sooner.

Here’s a few of my favorite recipes. They are deceptively delicious!

Green smoothie from I Heart Nap Time


Green monster smoothie from Iowa Girl Eats


Tropical Green smoothie from Skinny Taste.

You can also throw berries in there, so it doesn’t look so “green.” 😉

So are YOU a green smoothie fan? I’d love to hear your favorite recipes.

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This post was originally published July, 2012.