Kid Friendly Green Smoothie

by Katrina - The Organised Housewife

I make the kids and I fruit juice in my thermomix nearly every second day, we love it, so refreshing, tasty and really healthy.  I have been wanting to try a green smoothie for a while now but have been worried that I wouldn’t enjoy it.  We had family stay with us over Christmas and she made us her version of a green smoothie, and I was pleasantly surprised and happy to jump on the Green Smoothie bandwagon.  Having a green smoothie will easily help ensure I get enough daily servings of fruit and vege, it helps the digestive system, high in antioxidants and is a great energy boost when needed at the end of the day (we usually have a juice/smoothie around 4pm).  Making the juice in the thermomix is very different to a juicing machine, as you add the whole fruit to the bowl (peeled), keeping all the fibre and pulp, I prefer my juices thick.

The kids didn’t fancy it, but as I always said when they were younger, we have to persist when it comes to eating veggies.  So I made a different version,  it’s not a ‘proper’ green smoothie, but it’s a start and each time I make it I will gradually add in more green veggies but for now they LOVED this one!

{The Organised Housewife} Kid Friendly Green Smoothie

 I made this smoothie in the Thermomix, but you can make it in your blender.  Blend on highest speed until all ingredients are chopped and smooth.

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Kid Friendly Green Smoothie

  • Author: Katrina
  • Yield: 3-4 1x

Ingredients

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  • 2 cups spinach leaves
  • 1 mango, flesh only
  • 1/2 pineapple (approx 1 cup), peeled, no core
  • 2 frozen bananas
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 1 cup ice

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to bowl
  2. Blend in Thermomix speed 9 / 20 seconds

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4 comments

Kelly Exeter January 14, 2014 - 10:37 AM

Thanks for sharing lovely Kat! And I am definitely inspired to try and get my little one to try (and LIKE) a green smoothie. As you say, when it comes to veggies, we have to persist!

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Katrina January 14, 2014 - 3:31 PM

And persist and persist 🙂

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Sarah January 25, 2014 - 9:37 AM

I cut, wash and freeze spinach, kale or whichever greens I buy, in zip lock bags, peel, chop and freeze bananas and keep a bag of frozen mixed berries in the freezer.
Each morning I simply pour into my blender 500ml orange juice and 250ml almond milk, two large handfuls of greens (I started with a smaller amount, and have worked my way up!) and mix. Then add a handful of berries and half a handful of banana and a teaspoon of vital greens powder and mix again.

Very, very quick and very, very easy. It blends to a lovely dark reddish-purple colour and my 4.5 year old will drink as much as me. Having trouble getting my 3 year old to even look at it but maybe one day! I can’t believe how flat I feel if I don’t have a smoothie now- I particularly missed my blender when on holidays!

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Ashlea @ Glamour Coastal Living April 7, 2016 - 11:39 AM

I love green smoothies. Another easy one to try is pears, green apples, fresh mint and spinach leaves. So delish as a fresh juice!

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