It's not always easy to get young kids to eat greens, especially kale! With so much kale growing in the garden, I created this recipe to show kids how delicious it can be in a smoothie! This is a basic recipe for a green kale smoothie but feel free to add extra boosters like flax seeds, chia seeds or your favorite protein powder.
Can use fresh or frozen fruit
• 1 handful kale (Lacinato or curly kale). washed
• 1 cup chopped pineapple
• 1 cup chopped mango
• 1 banana, cut in half
• 2 cups water, can also use coconut water or any favorite non dairy beverage
• unsweetened coconut for garnish (optional)
• ice (if not using frozen fruit)
1. Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth and creamy.
2. Top with unsweetened coconut (optional)
One of my favorite childhood drinks was an Orange Julius, which was a blended drink made with orange juice, milk, sugar and vanilla. When I heard this month's Product of the Month for dōTERRA, Clementine, I immediately created my new healthy version of an "orange Julius".
We love apricot season! There are so many ways to enjoy eating apricots. I usually stock up on them, wash, pit and store them in the freezer to use in smoothies. Apricots are delicious right off the tree, but my son and I have some fun and delicious ideas of how we will enjoy all of our apricots! Try our delicious and nutritious Apricot-Lemonade which is refreshing summer drink and a great way to use all those apricots!
Two of our favorite summer fruits: strawberries and watermelon! Stay hydrated in the hot summer months with this delicious Strawberry-Watermelon Refresher. Use fresh fruit or keep frozen fruit on hand to blend these up any time! Add some coconut water for extra electrolytes! This antioxidant-rich drink is the perfect addition to a healthy summer! Don't forget to freeze the leftovers in popsicle molds.
Check out the demonstration video for our Shamrock Smoothie here: youtu.be/5fYjgnrfc9E
An antioxidant rich smoothie to enjoy with your Valentines before all the sweet treats!
*Can also add extra nutrient boosters, such as, chia seeds or flax seeds
1. Add all ingredients to a blender and blend together until smooth.
2. Pour into glass.
My son and I had fun making this smoothie for his 5th grade classmates! It's safe to say that the recipe is kid tested and approved!
A Flash back to Valentines Day 2014: In the kitchen with my son and his friend making Valentine "treats" like this delicious smoothie!
Chocolate, peanut butter and bananas are always a great combination. We have created this delicious smoothie that uses peanut butter, banana, and raw cacao powder, along with a few other healthy ingredients. Raw cacao powder is a 100% dark chocolate source of antioxidants, magnesium, iron and fiber and has the rich chocolate taste without the sugar and processing. This smoothie would be a perfect, healthy treat for a Valentine's Day breakfast. My son and his friend were great helpers in making the Chunky Monkey Smoothie! You can always get kids to consume extra nutrients with smoothies!
1. Blend all in a blender until smooth.
2. Top with unsweetened coconut (optional)
Want to get your kids to eat Kale? Try this delicious smoothie that we named "The Grinch's Smoothie"! (It just sounds better than kale-apple smoothie, right?)
1. Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
2. Pour into a glass. For a extra holiday touch, top with whipped cream and pomegranates
Relax after a busy day with a cup of golden milk tea! Made with turmeric, this drink is filled with many nutritional benefits and is really delicious too! Some of the many benefits of turmeric include: relieves arthritis, boosts immune system, natural anti-inflammatory, liver detoxifier, natural painkiller, supports healthy digestion, natural antibiotic, blood purifier, anti-depressant, improves skin conditions and aids in weight management. Turmeric is a powerful superfood and this tea is a delicious way to consume it.
1. In a saucepan, heat 2 cups plant-based milk on medium high heat.
2. Add ginger, coconut oil, peppercorns and turmeric. Whisk all together well.
3. Bring to a simmer and simmer covered for 10 minutes.
5. Optional ad ins: raw honey, maple syrup, cinnamon
6. Drink immediately or add to glass container and refrigerate.
• Recipe adapted from Timeless Turmeric https://www.timelessturmeric.com/
Stay healthy through the holidays with this antioxidant rich smoothie!
· 3 cups almond or rice milk
· 1 cup frozen or fresh cranberries
· 1/2 cup pomegranate arils
· 1 cup frozen strawberries
· 1 banana
· ½ cup fresh mint
· 4 dates
· 1 tbsp chia seeds
Topping: unsweetened coconut
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