Mixed Berry and Kale Smoothie

A healthy fruit smoothie for both kids and adults

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Mixed Berry and Kale Smoothie
Mixed Berry and Kale smoothie

Mixed Berry and Kale Smoothie

Here is a healthy fruit smoothie for kids and adults that I make with Kiara. It is a fun thing to do together with healthy results. It gets her thinking of new ways to incorporate healthy foods into her diet and makes her feel better about herself. Healthy foods lead to healthy kids. This is also the only way I can get her to consume Kale. My recipe for Mixed Berry and Kale Smoothie

Kids Version:

  • 1 handful of organic mixed berries (frozen or fresh). If fresh use blueberries and strawberries
  • 1 small handful of baby Kale
  • 1 banana
  • Green Tea (see below)

Place ingredients in blender cup ( I use the Ninja which offers individual cups), add a handful of ice and mix until desired thickness. Add more ice for a thicker smoothie.  Green tea can be replaced by water or coconut water, I have also used flavored water.

Fathers Version:

  • 1 handful of organic mixed berries (frozen or fresh). If fresh use blueberries and strawberries
  • 1 small handful of baby Kale
  • 1 banana
  • Green Tea (see below)
  • 1 to 2 scoops vanilla protein. I use vegan but you can use any protein powder you prefer
  • 2-4 tablespoons ground organic Flax seed
  • 1-2 tablespoon organic Chia Seeds
  • 1 tablespoon Hemp Seeds
  • 1-2 tablespoon of whole food powder. I use Livfit.

Place ingredients in blender cup ( I use the Ninja which offers individual cups), add a handful of ice and mix until desired thickness. Add more ice for a thicker smoothie.  Green tea can be replaced by water or coconut water, I have also used flavored water.

Green Tea:

When drinking tea I always brew whole leaf tea except in this case. At all times I keep the following Green Tea in the Fridge for smoothies or the occasional cold drink.

Using the Mr. Tea home brew I put 6-8 tea bags of any brand green tea my personal favorite is the yogi blueberry slim life. In the filter, I add fresh blueberries and slices of oranges. I brew at a strong level. This is a good way to get this healthy beverage into your child’s diet as the smoothie covers the taste of unsweetened tea that most kids do not normally enjoy.

  • It should be noted that Green tea can have side effect for children as well, Using green tea is a decision you need to make and it is recommended to talk to your doctor. Personally, I only give these smoothies to Kiara every couple of weeks and I only use less than half a cup the rest is water.
  • Also I personally never use any smoothie or shake as a meal replacement.

http://www.livestrong.com/article/309235-about-the-benefits-of-green-tea-for-children/

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