Shake it up

Lately I have been using juice and smoothies as a way to get my daughter the extra nutrients she might be missing from her meals. She’s sometimes dubious of the green juice but if I add a striped paper straw she’ll usually drink it right down! Here are some of our favourite recipes…

Simple Green Smoothie/Juice:

-add a handful of spinach to 125 ml of pineapple juice
-2 ice cubes

(If your child likes kale you can use that, but blend it really well!)

Coconut/Pineapple Shake:

-a handful of pineapple (fresh or frozen)
-almond milk (soy or cow’s also works)
-2 teaspoons shredded coconut
-1 tsp flax seed oil
-¼ of a banana or avocado
-2 ice cubes

(You can also add coconut water if this is too thick from the avocado.)

Almond Butter/Date Smoothie:

-one tbsp almond butter
-almond milk (soy or cow’s also works)
-2 dates
-1 tsp flax seed oil
-½ of a banana
-2 ice cubes

I’d love to hear some of your favorite smoothies and juices!



Comments (8)

Courtney in London
March 7, 2012

I love this idea of blending up healthy stuff (kale, avocados, flax seed, spinach) to give kids extra vitamins. I’m definitely going to try this. I just need a blender! (Have no idea how I’ve gone this long without one!) xx

March 7, 2012

We love, love our smoothies in this household. Our favorite recipe:
cup orange juice.
Sometimes I throw in a handful of spinach or other leafy green (make sure to blend that first with the more liquid ingredients).
And sometimes I throw in other fruits instead of (or in addition) to the mango, such as strawberries, nectarines, peaches, pineapple or kiwis.
Also a tablespoon of coconut butter can be added to make it extra rich.
Ps. I’ve been reading the littlest for a couple of years or so; welcome to babyccinokids!

Esther in Amsterdam
March 7, 2012

Going to try this!! Thanks! And so smart to serve them with a straw — doesn’t everything look better with a paper straw in it? xxx

March 7, 2012

What a great idea!!! I will try your recipe on my kids.

March 8, 2012

Thanks so much for sharing! I’m always looking for ways to get more veggies in my son so i’ll have to try some of these. 🙂 He reallllly loves the green odwalla juice so hopefully it won’t be too foreign to him.

March 8, 2012

This is such a good idea! Isn’t it amazing how presentation (the stripe straws) make things yummy? Thanks for sharing your recipes!

March 9, 2012

Wonderful.. this is a GREAT idea — we all need all the help we can do and your blog always is such an amazing source of information.
BEST. Gretchen

April 2, 2012

love this. so great.

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