Are you looking for a starter smoothie recipe to introduce more veggies and fruits to your family?
It can be frustrating when your children constantly turn their nose up to the vegetables and fruits you’re presenting to them.
Smoothies are a great way to start your less processed journey. They’re simple to make and can be prepared quickly in the morning.
If you’re new to working greens into your daily diet, I suggest starting with a sweeter recipe to begin with and then transition to those heavier on greens and vegetables as you continue on your journey.
You can also add a scoop of your favorite powdered greens if you like for an extra boost.
If you like the Jamba Juice Green Fusion Smoothie from your grocer’s freezer section, you will LOVE my less processed version of this green goodness.
- 1 Handful of Spinach
- 1 Banana
- 1 Green Apple
- 1/2 Pineapple
- 1 Kiwi
- 1 Broccoli Bunch
- 1 Mango
- 1 Cup Ice
- 1/2 Cup Coconut Water
- Peel, cut, chop ingredients
- Add liquid and then ice to the blender
- Add remaining ingredients
- Blend until smooth
- Pour into glass to enjoy or into Ball Freezer Cup
- If frozen, put into refrigerator at night
Print out recipe here, Starter Smoothie Recipe Printable
This one is on the sweeter side. You can adjust to your taste or add in more greens in place of one of the sweet ingredients.
Have crazy busy mornings? We have lots of those! You can make your smoothies in a large batch and freeze them in Ball Freezer Cups. These can be put into your refrigerator overnight to thaw and simply enjoy in the morning. I share another way on this post how to save and seal your juice or smoothie.
You can also keep the Ball Cup in the freezer and send in your child’s lunch box (or yours) and it will be ready to enjoy for lunch.
Have you tried a Starter Smoothie as a way to introduce veggies and fruits to your family? I’d love to hear about it.
Also check out my Wanna save your green drink? Seal it! post for more green drinks!