So if you know me at all you know that I am a VERY picky eater. That being said I have pretty much made my kids into monsters as well when it comes to eating. Over the past few years I have gone through ups and downs with what to fix them for dinner ands trying to get everyone to eat…at least something I can feel good about them eating. My kids live on hot dogs, pasta, pizza, and of course chicken nuggets…not really something I am proud of. My other problem with eating is the fact that we have sports usually until 5:30 or 6:00 most nights of the week so there isn’t much time to get them feed and they are pretty much starving from 4:00pm on….
All of that being said I started making them “The Smoothie”. This smoothie I just kind of made up and it has been a great way to get fruits, veggies, and protein into my boys especially before baseball games or Karate practice. I start with two containers and Greek yogurt. Some Greek yogurt only have 5 grams of protein so I try to buy only the ones that have over 10 grams. (Lucerne, Trader Joe’s, Chobani all seem to be a good choice.) I use blueberry flavored yogurt but you can use vanilla or plain too.
I add 1 whole banana…
And about 1 cup to 1 1/2 cups of Orange juice. (Apple juice works as well.)
I got these frozen berries at Costco. I like this mix because I can get my kids to eat strawberries all the time and this mix has some different options for berries.
Then comes my favorite ingredient…fresh Spinach. I buy the already washed spinach and just grab a BIG handful and just add it to the blender.
After blending it up the kids can’t even taste the spinach. The finished smoothie doesn’t have a green or funny color to it so they drink it right down.
This makes enough for my three boys to share a cup full each and it is a great snack!
They even know that I put Spinach into it now and they still love it!