Submitted by Devora M
Our kids are on the picky side, and getting healthy vegetables in their diet can be tricky. When they were very little, I used to blend fruit with yogurt and/or milk for myself as a healthy and sugar free snack, and our kids started liking it too. After making the smoothie for them a few times, I came up with the idea of adding spinach leaves to make it healthier. The kids did not taste a difference! The blueberries even masked the green color of the spinach!
After a while of putting it in secretly, I let them notice me adding it in so that they realize that spinach is not so bad after all. Nowadays, I buy fresh checked spinach leaves to put into the smoothie, and if it isn’t used within a few days, I freeze it. You can use fresh or frozen spinach, strawberries, peaches; basically any fresh or frozen fruit you enjoy. The following is what I normally use.
For the base of the smoothie I use milk and/ or yogurt. I prefer with yogurt as it’s a more filling snack. I also sometimes add flax seeds into my bowl to give it a little crunch and added protein.
Place the yogurt or milk in blender with the spinach leaves and banana. Blend it well. Add in the rest of the frozen fruit and puree until you get a smooth and well blended consistency. You can add in more milk for a thinner consistency, and more fruit to your taste.
Pour into a cup, and enjoy!