1/2 blender full of spinach
1/2 blender full of another green (we rotate these each week)
1/2 blender full of coconut water or filtered water if we are out of coconut water
1 other fruit of choice
My kids LOVE this recipe, in fact my 8 month old crawls into the kitchen and squeels until I get her some. We have this everyone morning before eating breakfast for maximum nutrient absorption.
V2R I have been freezing any leftovers and dd loves that too. I call it "ice cream" and she will pretty much eat anything I put in front of her if she gets a bite of "ice cream" after. LOL I have the coconut h2o on my list as the next experiment. Thanks for the tip! The mint recipe sounds delish. I will have to try that today.
SM, what other greens do you use? I am at a loss other than spinach for one that is mild and can easily have its taste covered.
Naturelle, thanks for the info about the greens and oj. I will have to try that. Excuse my ignorance, but what is batavia? :=)
My son isn't a toddler any more (5), but our favorite greens to use are chard (rainbow or swiss, especially rainbow) and beet greens. Their natural saltiness is perfect with sweet fruits. He also likes smoothies w/ spinach. We use Kale sometimes, but we prefer that with a raw marinade for dinner. I've found that the baby Kale fresh out of the garden is too strong for smoothies.
We're drinking one right now made with:
Beet Greens (Probably about 10-12 small leaves w/ stems)
1 T Hemp Seeds
1 t Maca Powder
3-5 Chunks of Frozen Pineapple
3 Ice Cubes
1 1/2 C Filtered Water
My 3 year-old sons all-time favorite one, but its more of a special treat than an everyday green smoothie:
Half a blender full of greens (usually romaine or baby spinach)
handful or two frozen wild blueberries
One tablespoon (aprox) good oil (usually coconut oil)
One tablespoon raw almond butter
1/2 cup live apple juice (but just enough liquid to get the blender moving, usually don't need all of it)
He slurps it down faster than I can get the blender washed most of the time!
I switch back and forth between apple & celery juice with greens added to apple & carrot juice with greens added. My 8 year likes them better than any of the store bought juices he has had in the past. It makes me feel great when I see him drinks greens and enjoying it. Then asking for more. Its so encouraging.