Today, I’d like to share a recipe of a green smoothie that has won my kids over any other drink. “Kale-Aid” I thought was pretty cool name for it. With the help of kale and spinach this green smoothie is like an explosion of vitamins that our bodies need so much, especially during cold winter months, and a flu season. What flu? Wait, flu season isn’t over yet, I better just keep loading us with vitamins, and hope to get through without getting sick this year.
Being completely ordinary, my sweet girls are not big fans of greens, but they’re absolutely in love with smoothies. Thank you Mr.Pinterest for the wonderful idea to add greens to our favorite drink! I’m not going to lie, for the first time when the girls saw this “green drink” they didn’t seem too excited, but with the half hour lecture on how healthy it is, and how greens don’t really affect the taste of the fruit smoothie, and the full list of ingredients provided (yes, my kids care what’s in their food; you call it picky? I call it reasonable, especially when I try to educate them about healthy and clean eating, as I learn myself), this healthy green smoothie became our daily tradition.
This recipe is just an example of how we like our green smoothie. You can add any combination of your favorite fruits. I always make sure that there is at least one of those naturally sweet fruits like pineapple, mango or banana, so I don’t have to add any sugar. The smoothie turns out silky and sweet, and I hope you’ll like it as much as we do.
- 1 cup ice cubes
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 1 mango, sliced
- 1 orange, sliced
- 2 cups pineapple, cubed
- 1 kiwi, sliced
- 2 cups spinach
- 1 cup kale
- 1 teaspoon ground flax seeds or
- 1 teaspoon chia seeds
Once in a while I would add Flaxseeds or Chia Seeds to our smoothies. I just recently discovered these “super seeds” and trying to incorporate them in our diet. Both, Flaxseeds and Chia seeds are good source of protein and omega-3 fats and fiber, as well as antioxidants. Incorporating Chia Seeds in your diet helps to enhance your body’s ability to absorb nutrients from foods. Flaxseeds promote bone and heart health. Ground flaxseeds add slightly sweet nutty flavor to the smoothie.
Put all ingredients in a blender. Blend on high speed until smooth.