I just had to snap a quick pic of Elijah drinking a green smoothie while he was catching up on YouTube vids.
I remember when he wouldn't even drink them!
Today he's loving this one with kale, mango & banana.
Green smoothies are a perfect way to get your picky eater to get more vegetables into his/her diet.
You can use raw spinach, swiss chard, lettuce, kale and other green leafy greens that are packed with high in dietary fiber, and rich in folic acid, vitamin C, potassium, and magnesium.
💥Tips to get your kids to drink green smoothies💥
- Use spinach and Swiss chard instead of kale to start since those vegetables aren't as strong in a smoothie.
- Also, use less greens and more fruit in the beginning -- then gradually add more greens as they get used to it.
- For younger kids, (who won't drink because of the GREEN color), use a plastic cup with a lid and straw instead of a glass, so they can't see it.😂😂
- Use blueberries as your fruit to hide the green color
Just in case you're interested, here's the smoothie combination I used for the one Elijah is drinking above:
1/2 cup of water
1 cup kale
1 medium ripe banana
1 cup frozen mango
Blend until smooth. Add more water, if necessary.
Share your own smoothie tips in the comments!