My son doesn’t like vegetables.  Many kids don’t like vegetables.  One of the ways around this is to provide vegetables in a way that is palatable to your child.  Smoothies are a great vehicle for making vegetables palatable.

Today I made my son this smoothie and as I presented it to him, I said “here is love in a glass” as it was my expression of love for him – a nutrient-rich smoothie that he would enjoy.

I like using baby spinach as it blends up very nicely and has a very neutral taste.

If you don’t yet have a blender or are on the market for a new blender, I highly recommend splurging on a high-speed blender if you can.  Something like a Vitamix or a Blendtec.  I have a Breville Boss, which is similar to those 2 brands, however I believe they’ve discontinued this model.  A powerful blender really pulverizes your greens so you end up with a smoothie that has a similar mouth-feel to a milkshake – with the right ingredients of course!

This recipe serves 1 really large glass, 2 medium sized glasses, or 3 small glasses.

INGREDIENTS

1 cup almond milk
1 medium frozen banana (skin removed before freezing)
1 cup frozen mango
1 cup baby spinach or more or less depending on how fussy your non-veggie lover is
3 tablespoons hemp seeds/hearts
1 tablespoon ground flax seeds
1 teaspoon raw honey

Place milk and spinach in blender first, followed by the rest of the ingredients.  Blend up until it’s smooth and creamy – about a minute.

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