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Now that I am a mother, I want my children to eat healthy food. My first son ate really well for a couple years, then I started seeing my picky eating traits in him. Now at 4 years old, he is very picky. His diet is mostly fruit and bread. 99% of the time he refuses to eat meat.
Luckily my smoothie is one thing he has NEVER turned down. In fact, if I go more than a day without making it, he will BEG me for a smoothie. Both of my boys love their smoothies. Below you’ll see the straw cups they use to drink their smoothies. They are actually surprisingly easy to clean despite the built in straw and my kids love them!
To make these smoothies easily every day, every 2-3 weeks I get the berries, kale, spinach, and almonds to make smoothie bags. I decided to make a separate post to show how I make these bags. It’s super easy and I can make 15-20 bags in 30 minutes or less!
Purple Kale & Spinach Smoothie
1 handful kale
1 handful spinach
3-4 cups orange juice
1 cup frozen berry blend
4 large frozen strawberries
1 handful of raw almonds
1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
*Anything else you would like to add
Add everything in your blender. I like to put the not frozen stuff in first so the blender has an easier time getting through it all. Banana, apple, and yogurt in first then I dump in the smoothie bag with everything else before pouring the orange juice in last. My Blendtec Blender has a smoothie setting, so I use that to blend it all up! It’s best served immediately, but we have kept it for up to two days in the fridge. Just make sure you shake it or re-blend before drinking because it separates a bit.
What do you include in your smoothie?
My name is Cherí Baker. I live in Utah with my husband and two young boys. I started this blog as a creative outlet and connect with other mothers by sharing my experiences. I believe in constantly bettering myself and each day I try to be a little bit better than the day before. I want to help other moms learn the value in taking care of themselves and becoming the best possible version of themselves they can imagine. I would love to connect with you here, through email, or on Facebook in my Mom Life Simplified Support Group!
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wow I found this from another blog, totally going to try it with my kids because I love that it doesnt look green, and doesnt contain weird stuff, most of this stuff I have on hand all of the time!
Let me know how you like it!
Love this!!! Sometimes green smoothies can be a little overpowering, and I’ve found that berries are such an AWESOME component to cover the “green” taste. Totally going to be giving this a try – thanks for sharing <3
Berries mask the bitter taste of the greens so well! I hope you enjoy it!
I love smoothies. I carved them during both of my pregnancies too! This one sounds delish.
My son is such a picky eater he won’t get near anything green. I have to try this especially since he loves red. Thank you so much for sharing.
This might be the only way you can get me to eat Kale, lol! I’m not a huge fan, but I love smoothies.
I HATE kale and spinach, but I love this smoothie. You can’t even taste it!
This sounds appetizing and delicious! 🙂