Smoothies are still the #1 way to get green veggies into my kids. All three of them slurp them up and come back asking for more. Give them a little cooked spinach on their plate at dinner and you would think I had served them liver. With the kids love for smoothies, I thought I would try kale again to see if could find a recipe that was kid-friendly.
Connor went into the kitchen the other day and pointed at the yogurt and then made a sound like “whirrrr whirrr.” He was talking smoothie. It was adorable and he then went to the cabinet where we store our Blendtec Blender and pointed at it. Clearly he loves an afternoon smoothie too.
The first round we tried did not include the pineapple. While Connor still drank it, I didn’t care for it. I need a little bit more sweetness to cute the strong taste of kale. Round two recipe was a winner! The Coconut and Kale Smoothie was born.
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 1 cup Stonyfield Vanilla Yogurt
- 2 cups kale (leaves only, no stems)
- 1 cup frozen pineapple
- 2 tablespoons shredded unsweetened coconut
- 1 peeled orange (optional to make it even sweeter)
- Add all ingredients in the order listed above.
- Blend until greens are smooth.
Will your kids eat their green veggies? How else do you make them appealing to them?
I am a Stonyfield Clean Plate Club Ambassador and yogurt was provided for this smoothie recipe. All opinions are my own.
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Emily Roach is a culinary nutrition expert and works with clients to create a healthy lifestyle design. She loves teaching her kids how to cook, playing tennis and inspiring women to take control of their health. Emily does one-on-one consulting, cooking workshops and speaking engagements.