When your kids won’t eat their greens, delicious and creamy Green Julius Smoothies are in order!
Something I do know about is picky eaters. When you have four kids, you are bound to get a picky one in there and I sure did. Being a nutritionist doesn’t make it any easier for me to feed my kids healthier. I can cook the greens but I can’t make them like them (or eat them).
I do have a creative side and that helps me blend, mash and grate healthy foods into dishes my kids already like. No, I don’t lie to them either. I ask them to try the dish and then I tell them what I put into it. I want them to feel proud that they ate whatever it is they tried (and admit they enjoyed it). If I ever told them the ingredients first, they may not even give the food a chance.
You know the story about spinach being great to build muscles, like Popeye? Well, that is the truth. Spinach is an excellent source of vitamin K, vitamin A (in the form of carotenoids), manganese, folate, magnesium, iron, copper, vitamin B2, vitamin B6, vitamin E, calcium, potassium and vitamin C. It is a very good source of dietary fiber, phosphorus, vitamin B1, zinc, protein and choline.
Wow! Lots of good stuff in spinach! That’s why I think it’s a great addition to anyones diet and especially growing kids.
The Popeye story didn’t even faze my kids, they needed more proof than that to eat spinach. That’s where I got creative and started blending up fun drinks like these Green Julius Smoothies. I also like to blend up a batch of pineapple mango smoothies to help boost the kids immune systems. Strawberry Smoothies are a great breakfast idea and you can make them ahead.
What you need for these smoothies
- orange juice concentrate
- frozen banana
How you make them
- In a blender, add all the above ingredients.
- Blend them up for about a minute.
- Divide the smoothies into two glasses.
- Enjoy 🙂
Green Julius Smoothies Recipe (no added sugar)
Frothy, cold and full of goodness. These 3 ingredient Green Julius Smoothies are the perfect way to get your picky eaters to love their greens.
- Prep Time: 1 minute
- Total Time: 1 minute
- Category: Smoothies
- Method: Blender
- 1 cup fresh baby spinach washed
- 1 cup 100% orange juice concentrate
- 1 1/2 cups milk (I used vanilla almond milk)
- 1 large frozen peeled banana broken into chunks
- 1 teaspoon real vanilla extract