I was curious how to get kids to eat vegetables for a long time as I have found it to be a great challenge. Especially my daughter was very fussy about veggies. She only ate carrots and frozen green peas, green leafy vegetables were a big NO.
We all know the importance of developing healthy eating habits early and get our kids to consume plenty fruits and vegetables. But the challenge remains: how to get kids to eat vegetables? When I have started to work on my 30 days green smoothie challenge, I realized that this is the solution not only for us, adults to increase our fresh vegetable intake but the smoothies are so tasty, that my kids like them too. Making smoothies is an excellent and easy way to incorporate several fruits and vegetables into the kids diet and they are so tasty that the kids will love them. The best thing about a green smoothie is that all the natural goodness of the ingredients stay intact as no cooking required. If you ever wondered how to get kids to eat vegetables, this is the answer. Making smoothies is an excellent and easy way to incorporate several fruits and vegetables into the kids diet and they are so tasty that the kids will love them.
The kids like to get involved in making the smoothie too. They see what goes into the smoothie and learn what are the good stuff. My kids refuse to eat spinach on its own but have no objection about putting spinach into the smoothie, for it’s part of the recipe. We have tried other fruits and vegetables as well to create different smoothies and after a while my kids become more and more open to try out new variations.
They learn what is healthy. Even when we are not making a smoothie but they become hungry for an apple or banana, they are saying: “Mummy, apple is healthy isn’t it?”
Now, if you looking for a delicious green smoothie recipe for kids, your search is over. Here is my kid’s favorite green smoothie – or as we call it: red smoothie – recipe. It’s very tasty and even it’s color does not give it away.
11/2 cup spinach (or kale)
11/2 cup frozen mixed berries
1 small banana
1 cup of water
Put all ingredients in the blender and blitz it for 45 seconds.
All done. I don’t know of an easier green smoothie recipe for kids.
Join our 30 day green smoothie challenge and receive great smoothie ideas in pdf. You will discover that you can use many green leafy vegetables interchangeably and make as many smoothie variations as many fruits and vegetables you can put your hands on. I encourage you to experiment on your own as well. Once you are in your smoothie creative zone, great smoothie ideas will come from you.
You would be amazed to learn how many different essential minerals, vitamins and amino acids are in a spinach or kale and berry smoothie. These are the building blocks to a healthy body and the best source to get them from are the fruits and vegetables.