Hidden veggies: The super-healthy smoothie I make my kids most mornings
If you, like me, have children who are not overly fond of vegetables, maybe this can be of some help.
I quickly discovered that when it comes to getting some extra vegetables and even fruit into my kids, smoothies are my best bet. They taste sweet, look fun – and really, you can hide all sorts of healthy stuff in there – and they'll never even know. Hah!
The thing is – the world really is your oyster here, and you can experiment away to cme up with a flavour/flavours your kids love, but take my advice on this: Try to pick just a few ingredients each time, and limit your veggies to one or two per smoothie, or you might struggle to get a texture or flavour your kids will actually drink.
And much as I love green smoothies personally – and have finally gotten my little girl to love them too – to kids, green is a pretty 'suspicious' colour, and you might want to start with something that looks less healthy.
Want to try adding some veggies to your kids' smoothies? Here is a formula I follow that seems to work:
Healthy smoothie with veggies
Milk (I use oat milk or kefir sometimes too)
A drop of freshly squeezed orange juice
1 ripe banana (I often use a frozen one, as this makes the smoothie extra cold and creamy)
A handful of berries (or a sweet fruit like peaches or pear)
1 veggie (for instance beetroot with raspberry, or cauliflower rice with peach or avocado with pear)
A handful of oats
1 teaspoon coconut oil (for some healthy fats)
Now: Blend well, so that texture-wise it resembles a milkshake and tastes super-creamy
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breakfast tody was this berry smoothie - with sneaky beetroot and bee pollen added in ??did you know, to stay healthy, we should be eating 10 servings of fruit and vegetables every day - not just the recommended ‘5 a day’ which experts landed on, realising that very few kids and adult even manage this one? ???10 might seem impossible, but really, it can be done - especially when you sneak extra veggies in where the kids won’t suspect a thing ??♀️#healthyfood #smoothie #beetroot #10aday #wellandgood #healthykids