Morning Smoothie with Mint

  • Posted on: December 14, 2011

2011-12-06 001 2011-12-06 005I 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??

Make smoothies!

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.

Morning Smoothie with Mint

Prep Time: 10 minutes


  • 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.

1 Comment

  1. Megan · December 15, 2011 Reply

    Zoe likes coconut water for the liquid and honey for the sweetener. I’ve thrown an avocado and some cocoa powder in there, too, and it tastes yummy enough for a 3-year-old. . .

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