My oldest, Nicholas refuses to eat veggies except for peas and corn. I've tried just about every vegetable there is with no luck. Only peas and corn. I started researching some smoothies on Pinterest and I found a ton that had veggies in it. The green leafy veggies that are so good for us, so I decided to try these out on Nicholas. Keeping my fingers crossed he would try them and like them. The first smoothie was a success and so I decided to get more creative. Every smoothie I threw at him he would drink with excitement. Probably because a smoothie tastes more like a treat to kids.
Since Nicholas liked them, I decided to make smoothies for Jack and I too and Jack was pleased and willing to try all of my smoothie concoctions, that is except for the one with beets in it. At first I was hesitant about doing veggies smoothies cause I was worried about the taste and if I would actually like them. I loved all of them, but then of course I love veggies, so all of them were delicious to me.
Since I knew I was going to be making a lot of smoothies this week based on my grocery shopping trip yesterday, I decided to pre-bag for the week.
Now I was set for the week and all I had to do was take out a bag and blend with water or milk.
I am all about making things easier for myself as a stay-at-home mom because there is no telling when our next free moment will be and for how long it will be. I use a magic bullet to blend the smoothies for about 1 minutes and just serve. They're delicious. The only thing I didn't put into the bag that I froze were the apples because I didn't want them to turn brown.
1 cup spinach
5 baby carrots
1/2 cup berries
1 cup water or milk (I like using coconut or almond milk)
Put all ingredients in blender (I used my magic bullet) and blend on high 1 minutes. Makes 1 Smoothie.
See, how simple is that. Kids will love it and you will too. It's all natural and not filled with a ton of sugar found in juices.