Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Green Smoothies

Do you struggle to get your kids to eat their veges? Well, I do, sometimes. A great way of getting some raw greens into their diet is from smoothies. Green smoothies are a daily ritual in our household. We use a range of leafy greens (kale, baby spinach, lettuce, chard) depending on what we have in our fridge or our vege patch. 

Why are green smoothies so good? They are loaded in anti-oxidents, vitamins, live enzymes and minerals, all the things you need for a healthy body. By blending/juicing, it breaks down the whole foods making the nutrients readily absorbed into your body. Otherwise you would have to chew for hours on end to get the same benefit. I'll be posting some recipes for you to try just incase you get inspired. Let me know what you think! Happy Smootheeeeing!

Today's Smoothie: Colour (water) Melon Juice (this is what Beauty calls it)

You will need:
Handful of watermelon
Handful of strawberries
2 Handfuls of baby spinach
1 Tbs flax seeds
3 Tbs Plain Yoghurt
Thermomix (or a good blender)

Beauty helping put watermelon into the thermomix

Throw all your ingredients in
Finished product! She has to have it in her own shaker bottle


  1. Looks like you have a great assistant! But I want to know if you can taste the green stuff much? (Fortunately my little boy is an excellent veg eater so he probably wouldn't care but just curious!)

    1. Hi Amanda and thanks for leaving a comment! When I blend the kale or baby spinach I usually don't taste it as it's mixed with sweeter tasting fruit. Sometimes if it tastes like straight veg I usually put a few drop of stevia (natural sweetener) to make it more palatable. I hope this helps :)

    2. I will have to try this recipe, sounds yummy! Our thermo gets a workout too....we tell our boys it's 'Shrek juice.' :)