My kids aren’t always great for eating sufficient fruit and veg however one thing I can get them to eat/ drink with no complaints are smoothies. With Winter not far away and the added pressure of Covid I have been making a huge effort to up their fruit and veg nutrient content. For me anyway I find smoothies a huge help to get the little people in our house to eat vegetables. Surprisingly one of the big hits is a beetroot smoothie.
I’m not particular about the quantities so roughly to make two children’s portions of the Mamma Fairy beetroot smoothie I use:
- 2 cooked beets
- 1 carrot
- 1 apple
- 3 small celery stalk
- cup of water to give it a lighter consistency
- some ice
There are so many variants of this smoothie based around beetroots for example substitute the apple and carrot for banana and kale. For us that’s half the fun trying out what works.
Other smoothie recipes which have got the thumbs up from the little men are:
The Hulk – the big man named this because of its vivid green colour. Simply spinach, celery, green apple, water and cucumber.
The choc one – both adults and kids enjoy this one actually – blueberries, banana, milk, spinach and a dash of cocoa powder.
The One Mamma Likes – self explanatory – to give a little more detail its a blueberry smoothie ! My own personal favourite with the key ingredients being blueberry, spinach and honey. I don’t know what it is but I just love honey in smoothies.
I do have one secret ingredient for all of the above smoothies and that’s Junior Revive powder. It is an odourless/ tasteless powder that I pop into our blender to help give me the reassurance that the kids are getting a good daily dose of the necessary vitamins and minerals. My kids, like most nowadays have a hectic schedule of sports etc and I always worry that they are getting a sufficient nutrient intake to keep up with the physicality of their love of sports. Junior Revive contains prebiotics and probiotics, 4 fruit and vegetable powders, 18 vitamins & minerals and Wellmune®, a natural yeast beta and 1,3/1,6 glucan. Its almost like a little insurance policy for me in these very strange times!
If anybody has any tasty smoothie suggestions send them our way or pop them in the comments below!