Sneaky veggies: The super-healthy smoothie I make my kids most mornings 2 months ago

Sneaky veggies: The super-healthy smoothie I make my kids most mornings

Hidden goodness.

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