Can’t Get Kids to Eat Their Greens? Drink Them Instead!

Green Monster Smoothie

Frustrated that your kids won’t eat their greens? Ever try drinking them? Green Smoothies are all the rage for a reason and this drink treat may just be the answer to your prayers.

This Green Monster Smoothie recipe, also featured in my book, is my fool proof solution. Get your kids making these healthy and delicious drinks with you and when it comes to mealtime, green may start being their most favorite color!

On a vegetable nutrition ranking, spinach is way up at the top in terms of vitamin and mineral richness. Packed with Vitamins K and A, magnesium and folate — just to name just a few — there’s no doubt why Popeye ate so much of the stuff.

Spinach gives this delicious drink a beautiful green color as well as a mild, sweet flavor that will surprise you. With the added (healthy) sweetness from banana and honey or agave, this smoothie will be the perfect treat for your kids and their friends this summer.

My hope is that they like it so much, you’ll be making it year round!

Published on: June 07, 2013
About the Author
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Catherine McCord is the founder of the popular website Weelicious.com and the author of Weelicious: 140 Fast, Fresh, and Easy Recipes. She attended the Institute of Culinary Education in New York City, has worked in several high-end restaurants, and has appeared on Today, Good Morning America, and in People, Parents, and Every Day with Rachael Ray.
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