Okay, so this is my twin toddlers’ absolute favorite smoothie right now.
It’s SO incredibly good. . . and good for you.
And it’s both lactose- and gluten-free.
Green smoothies are a complete food, very high in chlorophyll, vitamins, minerals & phytonutrients. They’re also DELICIOUS.
It takes about 5 minutes to make. That includes prep, blending AND cleanup.
All you need is:
- 1 Cup Coconut Milk (Fresh is best, but now it also comes in cartons and in powder form.)
- 1 Cup Fresh or Frozen Pineapples OR Frozen Mixed Fruit Blend (that includes Pineapples)
- 1-2 Cups Spinach (Again, fresh is best–and accessible to nearly everyone. This is also a food that you want to buy organic, if possible.)
- Filtered Ice (if you used fresh fruit)
- 5 drops Stevia (Optional; And if using, make sure to only use a few drops. A little goes a LONG way.)
- 1-2 Tablespoons Flaxseed (Optional)
If you’re making this for a child who doesn’t like greens, make sure to go easy on the spinach. I’d start with only a handful, then build from there.
A fairly “light-on-the greens” version of this would be: 1 Cup Coconut Milk, 1 Cup Fruit, 1 handful of spinach.
Also, if you’re interested in making green smoothies on a regular basis, put some thought into investing in a high-quality blender.
I use a Vita-Mix and, honestly, it’s one of the best purchases I’ve made in my life. It took me almost 3 years to finally break down and buy one because they’re very expensive. Well, at least in my book.
But it’s an appliance that I use several times a day. Plus, it’s amazing at breaking down the cell walls of your produce, allowing you to assimilate the most nutrition possible from your greens.
It’s also very easy to clean, which is a HUGE plus for me.
The boys drink a green smoothie nearly every day. It’s a wonderful, easy-to-digest & highly-cleansing food that nourishes every cell in their beautiful little bodies.
Isn’t it great to see kids eating greens?
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