smoothie queen

You may remember my post forever ago sharing this secret about the smoothies I make for the kids.  I’m proud to say we’re still loving the green.  Here’s one of my happy customers.

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Checking the weather and drinking her vitamins? Whatever works.

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Only one slight change.  I did some research and switched from raw organic spinach to kale, which appears to be a tad more loaded with vitamins.  Below is my current recipe.  Guaranteed to lure ANY non veggie eating child (or adult)!

Tangy Mango Smoothie:

Yields 4 – 5 cups

1/2 a bag of frozen mango

2 cups raw kale

1/2 cup water

1 cup orange juice

1 or 2 scoops of our favorite rice protein powder

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I use this bad boy to blend it all together.

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Somehow I have mastered the joy of delivering raw, organic vegetables into my children.  With no fuss, anxiety, or awkward negotiation.  They request a smoothie every morning before school.  Who’d have thought?

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Maybe next I’ll crack the code to on how to get my children to clean and organize their rooms.  Hmmm, I probably have a better chance of crawling out of bed and hunting down the smurfs using night vision goggles.

For those of you who are into almond milk, over here is another recipe that looks super healthy.

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Quickie health fact:  Tiny chemical compounds found in heathy greens interact with the immune cells of the gut, known as intraepithelial lymphocytes (IEL), by effectively protecting them and boosting their numbers.  IELs, white blood cells that inhabit the lining of many body cavities, are concentrated in the gastrointestinal tract, where their primary purpose is to destroy target cells that are infected by pathogens.  Translation?  a high IEL count boosts your immunity.  Eat your greens!

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[source for health fact:  Babraham Institute, Cambridge UK]

By Seleta | 6 Comments

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    Katharina September 26, 2012

    Seleta, thanks for the post! What a concidence! I was looking for more good smoothie recipies a while time ago after I read your old post where you are telling about making smoothies to your kids. I was trying to figure out what blender are you using but couldn;t identify it on the photo…. Now you are telling it finally! It makes me think about the connection between a request and an answer. I also found a great blog full of organic recipies (www.fortheloveoffoodblog.com) which is especially great for the person with kids. Hope you find it useful for you!

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    susan anneheim September 26, 2012

    Your kids will thank you one day for the healthy lifestyle you have created for them. That is wonderful! I always use spinach in my protein shakes but will try kale. Great info, didn’t know kale had more of the good stuff . Great post!

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    Stephanie September 26, 2012

    Sounds like a winner to me! And I didn’t know that about kale. Talk about food for thought! Let me know when you crack that room-cleaning code.

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    Trish @TheOldPostRoa September 26, 2012

    We do the same thing – but with spinach and berries and a touch of greek yogurt and flax seed and a splash of almond milk, and sometimes a banana. I need to find some protein powder. My kids are 13 and 16 and request this each morning. I really need your blender. Maybe Santa heard me say that.
    -Trish

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    Aunt Pat September 26, 2012

    these are great ideas!

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    Jane Preston February 4, 2013

    That sounds yummy! I use a great non-GMO soy protein powder that has pumpkin and quinea in it. We add unsweetened Almond Milk, ground up flax seed, frozen strawberries, frozen blueberries and 1/2 frozen banana. YUM!

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