following article was written by Carissa Leventis-Cox of Mama in the Kitchen, and she ain't cookin'!
I can't say it's always easy feeding my
family vegetables. Fruits are easy, but vegetables can be tough—particularly
greens. Sometimes, as soon as my son sees a huge plate of salad in front of
him, he sulks and says, "Oh no! Not again! Why can't I just drink my
Admittedly, the easiest way to get my
son to eat more greens is through green smoothies. My husband and son love them
with breakfast, lunch, or dinner or as a snack. I will make a big batch to last
one to two days in order to make sure there's always some available in the
Here is a recipe for our basic smoothie,
which my son says "tastes just like honey" (although the recipe only
contains fruit), which is why we have named it our "Pooh Bear Smoothie."
We enjoy it several times a week―hope you do too!
Bear Smoothie2 dates (optional, but children prefer a
sweeter smoothie)2 cups or 2 big pieces seasonal fruit*3 bananas (I sometimes freeze my bananas
for a cooler drink in the spring and summer)4 cups seasonal leafy greens (or more)2 cups water (less or more depending on
your preferred consistency)
Makes 4 servings
pears, mangos, and berries, but any seasonal fruit will do. In the fall, use
pears, persimmons, pineapples, and pomegranates. In winter, try citrus fruits
and pears. In spring, use apricots, mangos, pineapples, and strawberries. In
the summer, berries, pitted cherries, figs, and peaches are great.
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