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 Post subject: Easiest Fruit and Greens Smoothie, good for kids
PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 8:21 am 
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Okay, I am making my shopping list for my new vitamix and would like to make some of those smoothies with greens in them. What is the best combo? I can't get non-dairy yogurt around me so that is out as an ingredient. And I have a big bag of frozen strawberries.

I was thinking banana, strawberry, and spinach or kale. I can't really do oranges but I could do orange juice. Would that taste alright?

I can get almost anything frozen like raspberries, blueberries, mango, and cherries. One of my girls hate anything pineapple.


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 Post subject: Re: Easiest Fruit and Greens Smoothie, good for kids
PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 8:26 am 
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Yeah, pretty much any fruit combo tastes good together! OJ is good as is apple juice and soy or almond milk or you can even use water as the liquid. basically, it's hard to mess up a smoothie!

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 Post subject: Re: Easiest Fruit and Greens Smoothie, good for kids
PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 10:08 am 
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My advice is:

Always some greens
Always a banana
No more than two frozen fruits (otherwise the taste gets muddled)

Other than that, the world is your oyster! Your tofu! You get the idea.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 11:39 am 
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My little guy tends to prefer green smoothies blended with juice (OJ, apple, whatever) rather than milk. My favourite is spinach, mango, banana, bit of avocado, and orange juice. I like using frozen fruit so I don' have to use ice, which means it's a little more filling for its size. You can also add nut butter, avocado (highly recommend a few slices!) or some coconut cream if you are looking to make it creamier or add some fats.

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 Post subject: Re: Easiest Fruit and Greens Smoothie, good for kids
PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 12:40 pm 
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My son far prefers spinach in smoothies over kale. We share a mid-morning smoothie every day, and that's how I sneak in our probiotics!

I usually do milk, a banana, chia seeds, probiotics, coconut oil, handful spinach, and a bunch of different frozen fruit (usually mango, peaches, strawberries, raspberries, cherries). FYI if you add blueberries to a green smoothie they turn a pretty unappetizing color and some kids will balk!


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 Post subject: Re: Easiest Fruit and Greens Smoothie, good for kids
PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 2:24 pm 
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Oh, we eat blueberry green smoothies all the time no problem. It's purple. Our routine sounds the same as above. Always banana. Kale, collards, romaine, or spinach. Blueberries, mango, other stuff sometimes. I like it with a fresh orange when available or juice when it's not. Avocado and nut butters are good additions. We also do flax and chia seeds. The baby really loves soy yogurt added, but we haven't been able to get it for several weeks. It's not necessary, but yummy if you ever do find it.


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 Post subject: Re: Easiest Fruit and Greens Smoothie, good for kids
PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 4:16 pm 
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Invictus wrote:
My advice is:

Always some greens
Always a banana
No more than two frozen fruits (otherwise the taste gets muddled)

Other than that, the world is your oyster! Your tofu! You get the idea.


This, plus if you are using kale or strong greens: always some citrus of some sort to kill the strong kale taste. Your OJ should work great.

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 Post subject: Re: Easiest Fruit and Greens Smoothie, good for kids
PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 6:38 pm 
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Thanks! Maybe I will start with spinach instead of kale.


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 Post subject: Re: Easiest Fruit and Greens Smoothie, good for kids
PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 12:43 pm 
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I do mine with spinach and banana always, and the baby loves them!

A recent favorite was spinach, banana, almond milk, applesauce, and fresh ginger. Way to kickstart the day!


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 Post subject: Re: Easiest Fruit and Greens Smoothie, good for kids
PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 8:20 am 
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My standard smoothie is banana, frozen strawberry and kale, carrot juice, and a tablespoon or so of maple syrup or agave. The tiny bit of sweetener makes a huge difference when making smoothies with veggies. It really covers up the taste of the carrot juice and leaves the smoothie tasting fruitastic.

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