Feeling lucky with Kale?
Let's face it, most kids won't ask for a second helping of kale. They probably didn't eat the first! But there are ways to get some healthy greens into your kids.
Tips to get your child even more interested in food:
Bring your child grocery shopping and get them to help you buy the ingredients for this recipe. For example make it a treasure hunt!
Find small tasks that they can do to help make the smoothie. For example, let them help you wash the kale and apples.
Drink the smoothie together!
If they refuse, that's ok... it will work out eventually. But ask them to smell it, describe it, and leave some for later to try again.
Green Apple Smoothie
5 min to prepare.
5min to blend.
Makes 4 servings
1 cup milk (1%) or milk substitute like almond milk
1 tbsp. chia seeds
2 cups fresh or frozen pineapple , diced
2 apples , peeled, cored and cut into pieces
2 cups packed baby kale (or spinach)
1 tbsp. grated fresh ginger
1 cup ice cubes
Optional: ½ cup Greek yogurt (plain) for more protein
Put everything in the blender except the ice! Blend until smooth. Add ice cubes and pulse to crush, then run blender till fully crushed.
NUTRITION (PER SERVING)
PROTEIN 2 G
CARBOHYDRATES 26 G
FAT 2.5 G
FIBRE 4 G
SODIUM 46 MG
Adapted from https://www.todaysparent.com