What do you do if you want to give your kids all the goodness of a green smoothie, but they refuse to try it because it’s green? Easy! Make it look like it’s NOT a green smoothie. Well, easy in theory, but we’ll see about the practice. Anyway, here’s my own recipe for a red green smoothie that might look a little more appetising to kids who won’t eat anything green unless it comes out of their own noses! It’s a fruity wake-up call that’s great for getting you started in the mornings…
- A little pineapple juice
- 1 large handful of baby leaf spinach
- 1 small banana (frozen)
- 2 handfuls of raspberries
- 2 – 3 slices of pineapple
- Optional: A touch of honey to sweeten if it’s too zingy for your tastes
As usual, whiz the greens with the liquid before adding the other ingredients to ensure you don’t have chunks of spinach floating around in your smoothie. The frozen banana ensures you have a nice, cool smoothie, but you could always add a few ice cubes to your blender too, if you like it colder still.
This also makes great smoothie pops, so if you have ice pop molds, pour some in and freeze it for a cold, tasty, healthy treat to enjoy in the sunshine later!