*Choose your fruit wisely- Pineapple & bananas are my go-to kale smoothie fruits because they're super sweet and tend to be inexpensive. Also, they do an excellent job of reducing the bitter flavor that raw kale has. I like to make sure the fruit is frozen to make it more appealing.
*Less kale/more pineapple. Don't feel like you have to fill your blender to the rim with kale. Start off by adding a little kale to each smoothie, then gradually increase each time.
*Let them help-I never forced the boys to drink green smoothies but having them help me naturally led to *tasting* it.
*Don't give up! Keep offering green smoothies and they will eventually try it.I never in a million years thought my kids would drink them but persistence paid off! *patting myself on the back*
Bonus tip: One of my Youtube viewers suggested using a cup opposed to a glass when serving green smoothies to younger children. Since it's sweet, they may not care about the color once they start drinking it.
In conclusion: Green smoothies are an acquired taste for kids. Don't be afraid to add a little agave nectar or use spinach instead of kale. Spinach is an excellent choice because (unlike kale) it isn't bitter and you mostly just taste fruit.
Watch me make a kale salad & kale smoothie with Jason below.