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Make Kids Love Veggies Part Two: Green Smoothie

Posted Jul 12 2012 2:37pm

Make The Names of Your Meals Fun

Okay, let's be honest... Your child isn't going to willingly drink a green smoothie.  It looks absolutely disgusting.  If you think you may have a problem feeding something to your kid, give it a cool name.  Instead of a green smoothie, try a SHREK SHAKE!

Green Smoothie

Green smoothies have been given a bad reputation because they taste (for a lack of a better word) green.  It doesn't have to.  If you use the right greens, it won't add a strong flavor to the smoothie.

Start with a leaf of a green of your choice and gradually increase when they get used to it.  Some greens I recommend to start with are
  • spinach
  • romaine lettuce
  • watercress


1 c. romaine lettuce
2 Tbsp. carob powder
3 bananas, peeled
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 c. vanilla kefir
1 c. ice


1. Place everything but ice into a blender.  Blend until thoroughly combined.
2. Add ice as needed while blending until desired consistency is achieved.

The sky is the limit when it comes to green smoothies.  Let me know what you've tried. Share your recipes in the comments below!

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