Kid-Approved Green Smoothies

Monday, 21 January 2019 2:18:00 pm Pacific/Auckland

After-school yum alert! Check out these 3 delicious green smoothie combinations. These recipes have been thoroughly trialed and given the tick of approval for kids of all ages by our friends at All Good Bananas.

Green smoothies are an excellent way to get some greens into your day. We love them for breakfast or as an icy after school snack. Using frozen bananas as the base means the smoothie will be lightly sweet and perfectly creamy every time. We’ve put together 3 combinations that have been thoroughly trialed and given the tick of approval for kids of all ages. 

Keep plenty of frozen bananas on hand and you’ll always be able to whip a smoothie up in minutes. Always remember to peel before freezing!

Baby spinach is the mildest of the greens so is a great way to get kids used to having greens in their smoothies. Once they’re accustomed to the flavour you can try adding a little kale, raw zucchini or other greens.

GARDEN GREEN INGREDIENTS:

1 frozen banana
1 pear – core removed and cut into chunks
4 cm piece cucumber – skin removed
1/2 avocado
2 cups cold water
1 large handful baby spinach leaves
Handful ice

METHOD:

Blend until very smooth and add extra water if needed to reduce thickness.

TROPICAL MORNING INGREDIENTS:

1 frozen banana
1 cup fresh pineapple chunks (could also use mango)
1 cup coconut milk
1 cup cold water
1 large handful baby spinach leaves
Handful ice

METHOD:

Blend until very smooth and add extra water if needed to reduce thickness.

CREAMY GREEN INGREDIENTS:

1 frozen banana
1 ½ cups milk
½ cup greek yoghurt
1 tablespoon chia seeds
½ teaspoon vanilla essence
Pinch cinnamon
1 large handful baby spinach leaves
Handful ice

METHOD:

Blend until very smooth and add extra water/milk if needed to reduce thickness.

(All recipes by Kelly Gibney)

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Marianne

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