Drink Your Greens Smoothie

If the only way you can get your kids to eat their greens is in a green smoothie, this is the kid-friendly smoothie for you! Our Drink Your Greens Smoothie is sweet, creamy, and delicious. The frozen peaches and the frozen plantain give this kale smoothie a tropical feel, while the yogurt makes this a probiotic-smoothie that can help balance the flora in the digestive tract.

In a high-powered blender, the kale will break down beautifully and not leave an unpleasant residue on the tongue, or the glass. Between the plantain, the peach, and the kale, this kid-friendly green smoothie is rich in vitamin C, vitamin A, dietary fiber, and omega-3 fatty acids. Enjoy as a healthy afterschool snack, or even as a quick breakfast before you head out the door.

  •  Servings: 1
  •  Ready In: 5 minutes
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup peaches, frozen

  • 1 plantain, frozen

  • 1/4 cup kale, roughly chopped

  • 1/4 cup yogurt

  • 1/2 cup almond milk

Instructions
  1. Add the frozen peaches and the frozen plantain to the blender.

  2. Toss in the chopped kale.

  3. Spoon in the yogurt.

  4. Pour the almond milk over the top.

  5. Secure the lid and blend until smooth, creamy, and delicious.

  6. Enjoy this green smoothie whenever you need a boost of energy and focus.

  7. PRO SMOOTHIE TIP: If you prefer a smoothie without seeds, grind the flax seeds and hemp seeds in a spice grinder before adding them to the blender.

Health Benefits
  1. Peaches: are the perfect fruit to add to a green smoothie. They’re rich in powerful antioxidants, vitamin C, zinc, carotenoids, and polyphenols. The nutrients in peaches are linked to a healthy digestive system and immune system, and they can fight bacterial and fungal infections.

  2. Plantains: are an excellent source of vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin B6, and potassium. A single plantain brings 45% of the DV for vitamin C and nearly 33% of the DV for vitamin A. Raw plantains should be consumed after they have ripened to make the nutrients more absorbable. When frozen and added to a kid-friendly smoothie, they contribute sweetness and a rich and creamy milkshake-like texture.

  3. Kale: is packed with vitamins, minerals, and dietary fiber. Kale even contains omega-3 fatty acids and amino acids. For best results, roughly chop the kale before adding it to the smoothie. If the texture is a problem, you can blanch kale quickly in boiling water and then into an ice bath to make it easier for a blender to break down.  

  4. Yogurt: is a high-protein and low-calorie food that is perfect for adding creaminess to a green smoothie. Be sure to use unsweetened yogurt, and a thick and creamy Greek or Icelandic yogurt is best. In addition to the creaminess, yogurt adds protein, healthy fats, and probiotics to this green smoothie.

  5. Almond milk: is a healthy plant-based milk that is rich in vitamins, minerals, and healthy fats. Research shows that almonds can help lower cholesterol, reduce inflammation, and regulate blood sugar levels. In a kid-friendly smoothie, almond milk provides just a hint of nuttiness, but what you’ll appreciate is the creamy texture.

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