Green Monster Smoothie For Kids

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This green smoothie for kids takes about 7 minutes to prepare; it’s a tasty and easy option for after school. Children don’t generally like spinach but you can show them how you change flavors with other ingredients such as banana.

green smoothie for kids

Monster Smoothie


This is a simple tasty smoothie that can be prepared in minutes. It’s delicious and sweet and also contains spinach a notoriously hard food for children and adults to eat. Make sure you use young spinach leaves which are smaller and sweeter. To make the smoothie follow the step by step video or simply combine the ingredients and blend until smooth.

Ingredients


  • 4 oranges or 400ml or orange juice
  • 1 medium sized apple
  • 2 – 4 large handfuls of spinach leaves. You can also use frozen cubes, use about four.
  • 1 large banana.
  • 1 tablespoon of honey.

This green smoothie for kids takes about 7 minutes to prepare, its a tasty and easy option for after school. It’s a good idea to let your children see the ingredients and whilst they won’t like the idea of spinach you can make sure to let them see you adding the honey. Explain how the honey will make it sweeter and how monsters like green leaves.

Facts About Spinach


Spinach has a high ranking for nutrient density. It has concentrated health-promoting phytonutrients such as carotenoids (beta-carotene, lutein, and zeaxanthin) and flavonoids to provide you with powerful antioxidant protection. It’s also rich in vitamins and minerals. Leafy green vegetables like spinach provide more nutrients than any other food calorie for calorie.

Spinach also holds its vitamins and minerals well, so feel free to buy your spinach frozen, in ready prepared bags or fresh from your farmers market. For this smoothie smaller leaves are preferred to larger ones because of their sweetness. Larger leaves can be blanched in hot water for a few seconds, for smaller leaves simply wash very well since the leaves and stems can collect sand and soil.

This is only one green smoothie type for kids, there are loads more. Encourage your kids to eat more greens and whole fruit, drink less juice and keep healthy. We hope you enjoy cooking together and remember it’s the moments you create not the food you make. Please share if you liked this, we appreciate your kind support. 

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