Instead of always feeling like you want your kids to eat their greens, drink them up instead with this green monster smoothie!
Okay, the image above is stretching it a little — there is no whipped cream topping for this luscious smoothie, but it’s so good it tastes like there could be!
Avocados in smoothies add a creamy richness that’s filled with healthy-fats. Hint: leave the avocado pit in the half you don’t use for this recipe to keep the avocado green longer.
Like the “little black dress” this basic smoothie can be dressed up by adding a few “accessories”. Not in the mood for pineapple? No problem, use blueberries, or apple, or peach, or mango or … you get the idea. No chard in the fridge? No worries. Use spinach, or kale, or romaine or … Just […]
The name might gross you and I out but trust me, kids love drinking “slime”.
Do you need to find a way to get your kids to “eat” their vegetables? Maybe when you serve your child spinach he or she looks up at you with adorning eyes and says, “Oh thank you Mom. May I have seconds?” Not your kid? Not mine either. So, I’d like to introduce you to […]
Here are some simple ways to make green smoothies taste delicious because who wants a drink that just tastes like blending spinach or kale.
Growing a baby is hard work, I can attest to that. Pregnancy is such a special time in a woman’s life, but it comes with a great deal of responsibility. As a first time expectant mom, I sometimes find myself struggling to ensure that I am eating a healthy, balanced diet full of the key […]
Smoothies are one of the quickest ways for your body to digest and assimilate nutrients being sure to give you a boost of energy! Have a smoothie any time of day!
This is a wonderful way to cool down and quench your thirst on a hot summer afternoon. The smoothies are very quick and easy to make. This is a healthy alternative
This smoothie is creamy and sweet with bright little specks of orange zest in each sip, and the frothy top is
This refreshing green smoothie is a great post workout drink. It is hydrating, full of good greenness and a nice little
A scrumptious balance of protein, carbs and chocolaty goodness make this smoothie a winner. Dr. Greene suggests you use organic ingredients when possible, especially for dairy and egg products.
Ginger soothes the tummy and warms the heart — making this a great recipe for mom’s with morning sickness!
This Smoothie is delicious and quick to make. Make it for breakfast, an any-time-snack or make with your little one for special occasions, like Mother’s Day. Use the optional mint garnish to fancy it up. You can use a variety of frozen fruits to make this recipe. Frozen Acai, a super-fruit loaded with antioxidants, is a nice addition. […]
As I wrote yesterday, it’s impossible for us to know which plastics are absolutely safe to eat or drink from because plastics manufacturers do not disclose the chemicals added to their plastic products. So instead of taking a chance, I avoid plastic in the kitchen. I’ve replaced nearly all of my kitchen plastic with plastic-free […]
We’ve all heard the refrain that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but the real key – especially for busy families– is what’s on the menu. Protein in particular is essential for muscle contraction and movement and the production of hormones like insulin, which regulates blood sugar. It is also involved […]
The toddler years are a time of huge transition – and one of the biggest changes is in how they receive the majority of their nourishment. Not so long ago, their diet consisted of milk or formula, but now they are (hopefully!) enjoying a balanced diet, including lots of fresh fruits and vegetables, adequate […]
There have been plenty of debates over the years as to whether eating organic is “really” better for you. In my own personal research and experience, the least amount of human interference the better it is – but lets face it, we are not all going out back and picking money off of trees. We […]
As a pediatrician who is committed to preventing disease, I’ve become more invested in making sure my patients benefit from a protective diet of whole foods. Gardening is one of tne more useful tools I have used to promote healthy eating. As I discussed in earlier posts, kids who garden are more likely to prefer […]