Here’s a smoothie that is full of fruits and nutrient dense veggies. It tastes like oranges and is a pretty purply color. We have become really comfortable with earth tones and pond tones in our house. As a result, I don’t have to hide the veggies and greens in our green smoothies! The sneaky chef mentality is excellent if you need to employ those tactics, but I would much rather have kids who know what is in their food and love what is in their food. Teaching the basics of good nutrition is something that we can do for our children every time we make healthy choices in the kitchen!
My 5 year old happily shares this and many smoothies with me… here we attempted the advanced double straw sharing move:
Cherry Carrot Orange Kale Smoothie
(makes about 3 cups which is 1 generous portion or enough for 2 to share)
1 cup frozen cherries
2 oranges, peeled (I only peeled one because we like the bitterness that a little orange skin adds)
2 handfuls of organic kale
2 Tbsp golden flaxseed
Put everything in the Vitamix or other high powered blender and whiz until smooth. Add one cup of water, almond milk or orange juice if you need to thin it out or if you need to stretch for more servings. If you put the cherries in the bottom of the blender you will see a beautiful red orange mixture form before the kale works down and turns everything purply brown. It’s a very earthy color… beautiful!
If you need to sweeten the mix, try adding a date and blending again. Pour and enjoy!