I haven’t made smoothies in at least a month but as I was thinking of ways to get more healthy food into my kids diets. I remembered how much they like smoothies and they are easy to sneak greens into. My son is quite picky and has probably a half dozen staple foods he likes. Broccoli seems to have just fallen off the list but I am going to work hard to get it back! He likes his broccoli and edamame with soy sauce (shoyu or tamari) but I might just have to sprinkle some chocolate sauce on it for the time being. Kidding…but what is a mama to do??
So here is what I made this morning and let me tell you it was a hit. It’s been a while since Max has asked for seconds but this morning I think he had thirds.
- 1/2 cup coconut milk ( use any milk)
- 3 Tbs vanilla cream top yogurt (beware of the non-fat yogurts because they are loaded with added sugar)
- a handful of ice
- 1/2 banana
- 1/4 cup blueberries
- 1/4 cup mixed berries
- 1 cup of kale
- about 5-6 mint leaves
- 1 tsp maple syrup
I blended everything in my Vitamix Blender, which is amazing and in about 15 seconds, we had out smoothie. The mint really adds a nice flavor.