Have you ever felt frustrated with the idea of trying to get your kids to eat more fruits and veggies? I know it can be tough with kids, they decide they don't like something, and even though they've never tried it now they get sick at the sight of it... interesting? I know I've taken care of many kids that are like that. And I was the worst when I was a kid myself!
But I've never met a kid that didn't like smoothies. Smoothies can be a fantastic way to sneak in some extra veggies, or it could even be a fun activity to do together. From my experience its really fun to let kids take ownership, and let them pick which recipes they would like to make for you. You could even make a chart and record which ones they liked the most, trying a new one each day. Because I'm not so familiar with how to make a smoothie equally healthful as delicious I like to follow a recipe. Currently I am following the recipe book that come when you buy the Nutri Ninja, but you can also look up different recipes online or turn to many other books. A book that I really like and will be borrowing from my mom is Supperfood Smooties by Julie Morris. Her recipes look very interesting, and its a beautiful book sure to entice anybody into wanting a delicious and healthy smoothie.
While I am a novice when it comes to incorporating veggies into a smoothie, I do know that adding green peas are a great source of protein and won't take away from the typical sweet taste of a smoothie. And adding one or two leaves of kale will go unnoticed, except for the color to boost the nutritional intake.
I was inspired to write this article because for the month of September I am only eating smoothies, and while I was already pretty healthy, I've already noticed some health benefits, and so I'd like to share this wonderful idea with you!
May you enjoy as many colorful smoothies equal to the colorful autumn leaves!
Hello! I'm excited to share all that I have learned over my 20 years of working with kids, and some interesting perspectives and ideas relating design and organization. May this blog bring more happiness and ease to your home. <3