I have never been much of a veggie eater. I generally have a raging sweet tooth and I’m pretty sure I passed my sweet tooth along to my children.
The problem with this is that vegetables are good for us and we should probably eat more of them even though they are not our favorite. It has been a recent goal of mine. I need to be a better role model for my kids so that they learn to have healthy and balanced eating habits as they get older.
The good news is my children all like fruit, which is why I decided that we are officially smoothie drinkers. Smoothies are a great way for us to get in the fruits and vegetables that we need and some days it’s the only thing I can actually get my little one to consume because she loves drinking anything through a straw.
Apparently straws are a fancy novelty when you’re a toddler – who knew? But, I digress…Here is one of our current favorite smoothie recipes – perfect for hiding veggies!
ORANGE BERRY SPINACH SMOOTHIE:
1 tablespoon of Caffe D’Vita Vanilla Bean Classic Cream smoothie mix
2 cups spinach and/or kale
1 cup assorted berries (fresh or frozen blackberries and frozen raspberries)
1 fresh squeezed orange (or frozen orange juice)
1 Tbsp. flaxseed meal
1.5 cups greek yogurt
Throw it all in a blender and pulse until your smoothie is the desired consistency. In order for this to be a smoothie and not just juice, make sure at least one of the fruit elements in your smoothie is frozen (i.e. a frozen banana, or I use frozen berries). You can also throw in a few crushed ice cubes as well. Add larger amounts of fruits or veggies to your smoothie depending on the size you’d like your smoothie to be. I actually split this recipe with my daughter and while the smoothie looks a little small when it’s split, it’s super filling and keeps me going ’til lunch!
Hope you enjoy your tasty and nutritious smoothie!
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