The scoop- kid approved green smoothie
‘…but it’s green!’
If the colour green in a smoothie is a deal breaker around your house, here’s a little story for you. Or more precisely, for your dubious kitchen connoisseur. (Unless its you not making any green smoothie deals, and then i’m not sure this will help..) 😀
For more kid loved smoothie recipes, see the smoothie section here.
A tiny tale
So there’s a little monkey by the name of Benjamin who is always full of fun and tricks. One day he spies a pile of strange green leaves in his jungle home and hears that his mother thinks they will eat them!
Join Benjamin as he plots to get rid of the leaves before they can end up in his food!
To open the e-book PDF file, click on the cover photo!
- 1 orange, peeled
- 2 cups greens (I use one each of spinach and kale)
- 1 cup mlk (dairy or alternative)
- 1 cup water
- ½ cup soaked cashews
- 2 cups frozen mangoes (or sub frozen peaches/pineapple)
- 2 medjool dates
- Soak cashews for 1 hour. Drain off water.
- If dates are not soft, soak in boiling water to soften.
- Place all ingredients other than mangoes into blender.
- Blend until smooth with no large bits of greens left.
- Add mangoes and blend until smooth and creamy.
**For a little more zip, leave ⅓ the orange peel on (with high powered blender) or replace some liquid with orange juice
More details (etc etc etc)
Your cashews should be soaked one hour before blending, (easier to blend and also more easily digested) and if your dates are not soft, soak them in hot water prior to blending as well.
The milk can be any dairy or alternative- I enjoy cashew milk for its creaminess.
The mangoes also add creaminess. A great alternative to bananas (which also add delicious creaminess to a smoothie) in case you’re curious! Also try this smoothie with frozen pineapple or peaches swapped in the the mango, to switch up the taste… any yellow fruit will work!
This is an easy recipe for kids of all ages to help with! Adding ingredients, measuring, pressing blender buttons, and sampling…
From my kitchen to yours, enjoy!