We are huge fans of “green smoothies” (introduced to me by Victoria Boutenko’s book Green Smoothies — she has several books on the topic of how awesome leafy greens are for health). My children like them for the taste (and so do I) but I particularly like that I can get leafy greens into my children’s digestive system!
Today, after a wonderful (and hot) round of miniature golf, we headed home to cool down in the pool and with a green smoothie (NOT in the pool, thankyouverymuch). Now, I don’t hide the fact from my children that I include leafy green in our smoothies but I have found that the boys prefer if the smoothies are not green in color. Thank goodness for the awesome blueberries! They make the smoothie pretty purple and they are super healthy as well!
Today’s green smoothie includes:
- frozen bananas
- frozen blueberries
- frozen, chopped kale (although more commonly, I use wild edible leafy greens such as wild spinach, purslane, young grape leaves, young raspberry leaves, violet leaves)
- a sprinkle of cinnamon
- a sprinkle of powdered astragalus
- about a Tbsp. of chia seeds
- juice of one lemon
Oh, my! Yummy goodness! I’d love to hear from you. What do you like to include in your green smoothies?
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