Here is a fun super hero way of getting your kids to enjoy their greens !. It was the winning entry from my last “Win a Vitamix Competition” called “THE HULK” smoothie, submitted by Nicole Valentic who makes it regularly for her 2 twin boys.
Let’s be honest…..Feeding yourself and your kids healthy food is not an easy task and it takes a lot of hard work and effort to bypass most of the processed food and junk in supermarkets theses days. Being healthy takes dedication and eating the right nutrient dense foods for your activity level and lifestyle is a key ingredient in helping to lower the risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes and high blood pressure that can start when you’re young. Studies show that the family environment is the main influence on what our children eat, so let’s roll up the sleeves, put on an apron and have some fun in the kitchen.
What it’s good for:
High in protein to build and repair a young growing body and support a healthy immune system. Calcium to build strong bones. A good source of quality carbs for energy and omega 3 to support brain function.
100g natural thick yoghurt with live cultures
1/2 cup milk (your choice of organic dairy, soy GMO free, rice, almond, coconut)
1 teaspoon honey
1 handful baby spinach leaves (see note)
1 teaspoon ground flaxseed (linseed) or whole chia seed
½ cup ice
Combine the yoghurt, milk, honey, spinach, banana, flaxseed and ice into a blender.
Blend until smooth, green and creamy. I like to use my Vitamix.
Serve immediately and enjoy.
- 4 x Frozen spinach cubes can be used in place of ice blocks and baby spinach leaves in this recipe.
- LSA can be used in place of flaxseed or chia.
- Smoothie boosters such as Healthy Chef Organic Superfood or Pure Protein can be used in this recipe.
- For a dairy free smoothie use a dairy free milk such as almond or rice milk for this recipe to replace the milk and yoghurt. Alternatively, you can also throw in fruits such as whole peeled oranges, papaya or pineapple + a splash of water if necessary for consistency.
Nutrition per serve:
Protein: 14.4 g
Carbs: 40 g
Total Fat: 6.2 g
Saturated: 2.3 g
Potassium: 1120 mg
Fibre: 4.5 g
Calcium: 403 mg