Welcome to Mom Tricks 101. When it comes to nutrition, we're always on the lookout for recipes that help us work smarter, not harder. With our kids at home, it can be difficult to manage everything happening at once - especially when your little ones are constantly on the go. Making them stop to eat is one thing... Making them stop to eat their fruits and veggies is another. GIR project manager and mother of two, Quyen, has shared her kids' favorite smoothie recipe that is not only delicious but game-changingly simple and jam-packed with nutrients!
For this blueberry smoothie we used
Blueberries - Blueberries are loaded with antioxidants and fiber, in addition to being high in potassium and vitamin C, making them the top choice for supporting the immune system.
Bananas - Bananas make this smoothie naturally sweet while adding some much needed potassium.
Avocado - Avocados are a fantastic source of healthy fats + fiber and add an incredibly creamy texture for the ultimate sip.
Spinach - Spinach provides a fabulous source of vitamin K, vitamin A, vitamin C, and folate. Not to mention, they are also a great source of manganese, magnesium, iron and vitamin B2. Needless to say, spinach is a power food, rich in vitamin K which is essential for maintaining bone health.
Tools you'll needBlender
Mason Jar (optional)
GIR Smoothie + Boba straws or GIR Kids Straws (optional but way more fun—the kids straws glow in the dark!)
Prep Time = 2 min
Make Time = 2 min
Yield = 1 smoothie
Ingredients1/2 cup oat milk
1/4 cup spinach
1/4 of a ripe avocado
1/2 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)
1/2 banana (fresh or frozen)
- Blend the milk, spinach, and avocado together until well combined. Have your kids measure out, and drop in the ingredients. This is a great way to get them involved in the kitchen!
- Add the remaining ingredients and blend again until smooth.
You can use any variety of milk. We love using oat milk because it adds a creamy texture to the smoothie and keeps the recipe vegan.
If spinach doesn't work for you, a great alternative is fresh or frozen chopped (stemless) kale.
Fresh or frozen blueberries can be used in this smoothie as well, along with fresh or frozen bananas. If you want the banana flavor to stand out, use fresh bananas and frozen blueberry/berry mix. Alternatively, for a more a stronger berry flavor, go with fresh berries and frozen bananas.
If you choose to use all frozen produce, you may need to add an additional 1/4-1/2 cup liquid to incorporate the ingredients well.
Interested in more GIR Team recipes?
Check out our Quick and Easy Confetti Sugar Cookies or our Magically Delicious Lucky Charms Mini Cakes.
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