It’s National Nutrition Month and I am hosting a Kids in the Kitchen along with a special guest nutritionist, Martie Slaughter. We are discussing
healthy choices and healthy snacks. One of my faves are smoothies; so I decided to make a Berry Kale Fruit Smoothie (with spinach). It’s hard getting kids to eat vegetables, so what better way to get them to start eating healthier, than by making a fruit and veggie shake!If you really have trouble getting your children to eat fruits and veggies try giving the smoothie a silly name or serving it with a silly straw. What is great about this recipe is that it has a decent serving size of greens, but because of the black and blue berries it gives the shake a more pleasant color.
This is my favorite shake and I have one almost every morning. I am not big on cooked veggies but I love them raw…. even more…. I love them blended with fruit!
There are so many smoothie recipes I love, so keep a look out for more!
Berry Kale Fruit Smoothie
- 1.5 banana, sliced
- 2 cups mixed berry fruit, frozen (If fruit is in season I use some fresh fruit as well as frozen)
- 1 piece kale, chopped
- handful spinach leaves, chopped
- 1 cup orange juice (or juice of your choice, I personally like OJ)
- Wash all fresh fruit and veggies
- Cut banana into quarters and break the kale and spinach up in to tiny pieces. Add to blender.
- Add frozen fruit (or fresh fruit) and the orange juice. The orange juice should cover the bananas and greens.
- Blend on medium speed (or if your blender has “smoothie” function) until smooth. Make sure it is fully incorporated.
- Pour and serve immediately.