We start most mornings with a green smoothie…usually at the request of our kids! Seriously! It’s the BEST way to sneak greens and all sorts of nutritious foods into their diet! I’ve been asked a million times what we put in our smoothies to make the kids love them so much. In fact, our kids prefer a green smoothie over ANY other smoothie. I’d say that’s a parenting win right there, yes?
I use the Vitamix Ascent Series blender (A3500 Model) to whip it up: it’s my favourite in the Vitamix family and really steps up to the plate. A good blender really makes a difference, nobody likes chunks in their smoothies… am I right?
Here is our recipe, just blend the following ingredients until smooth in the blender, starting at the lowest variable and turning it to high, using the tamper on the highest setting if needed. You can add a scoop of your favourite vanilla protein powder to this if you are making this for an adult but I do not put it in for the kids, it is too much protein for their little kidneys.
Makes 3-4 smoothies
- 2 c. tightly packed kale or spinach leaves
- 1 c. frozen pineapple chunks
- 1 c. frozen mango chunks
- 1 frozen banana
- 1/2 avocado
- 3/4 c. plain or vanilla Greek yogurt (sub dairy-free yogurt if desired)
- 1/2 c. mango or pineapple juice
- 1 c. unsweetened almond milk (or more to thin if needed)
I hope your family loves this as much as ours!
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