I have been giving my kids smoothies like crazy lately. Our favorite is the Green Smoothie, but my oldest is also a big fan of the Peach Berry Smoothie. So why am I suddenly obsessed with smoothies? Mostly because it is the best way to get my baby some iron. She is a one-tooth-wonder, so chewing is a challenge. But also because it is winter and a lot of sickness and crap is going around. I figure the more anti-oxidant rich fruits and veggies I can pack into their diets the better. And this is one fail-proof way to get my kids lots of variety. I call it the flu fighter!
This particular smoothie has tons of green vegetables. I was out of spinach, my standard smoothie green, so I improvised with kale, celery, and cucumber. I also added some citrus for a nice boost of vitamin C. If you do not like the brownish red color, add in spinach, it won’t hurt the flavor and will give you that lovely green smoothie color.
Hope you enjoy it as much as my clan did!
- 1 banana
- 2 tangerines
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- 3/4 cup frozen mango chunks
- 1 stalk of celery
- 2 inches cucumber
- 2 large kale leaves stalk removed
- 2 cups apple or white grape juice
- Put all ingredients into blender
- Blend until smooth
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