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.
Checking the weather and drinking her vitamins? Whatever works.
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.
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?
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.
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]