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Published on June 07, 2013 by: admin 4

Kids eat SPINACH for Breakfast – try our Kids Breakfast Smoothie!

Believe it, strange as it sounds, with our delicious kids breakfast smoothie your kids will eat spinach too!

 

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Children are fearful of the colour green in food. We all know why but we can break the myth for them. This kids breakfast smoothie tastes delicious and sweet yet it’s so good for you.

  1. The best thing to do when first introducing it to your little people, is to whip it up in private without them watch.
  2. Next, stir up and excite your kids by tempting them with a blindfold adventure.
  3. Pop the blindfolds on your children. Whatever you do make sure they can’t peep.
  4. Then lead them into the kitchen and give them a thick straw.
  5. Lastly passinto their hands just a third of a little glass and let them drink it.

Fingers crossed they love it!

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TIP:
You may be best having them finish the smoothie and then leading them out of the kitchen to remove the blindfold. Just for a couple of days until they really are committed to loving the taste. Once you feel they are ready, show them the smoothie and all the ingredients that go into it.

They will be amazed at the colour and quite fascinated. You can even tell them it’s good for you. The next step will be getting them to gather the ingredients and help you pop them in the blender.

If you are thinking school mornings are already a nightmare and too crazy to try the kids breakfast smoothie out as well, then try it out on Sundays to start with.

CHILDREN’S PROPS – Blindfolds and Straw

* Serves 4 average glasses

Ingredients:

4 x handfuls of spinach

1 x handful of kale

2 x heaped tablespoons of LSA – (Linseed Sunflower Seeds and Almond Meal)

1 x handful of frozen mixed berries

1/3 a banana  *some kids like it a bit runny so adjust the banana. Less banana = more runny 

3 x glasses of water

1/2 an Avocado

1 x teaspoon of vitamin C  *NB- a sweet tasting one without sugar!! very important!!

2 x teaspoons of Vital Greens *NB- not to be given to children under 3 years

4 x tablespoons Chia Seeds

*NB – Vital Greens For children aged between 3-6 years, 2.5gm a day is recommended. After the age of 6 years you can increase the dosage to 5gm a day.
*NB – Vital Greens is not recommended in pregnancy or breastfeeding.

NB* Please note we re-use the straws to lessen the impact plastic is having on our environment. Good for you & good for the environment!

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  • Daniel
    4 years ago -

    Sounds wonderful! I would probably put some complex carbs in there for the first meal (some oats or something). It’s nice to get any high-gi stuff like bananas down after activity, so maybe try putting some pear/apple in their place if it’s first thing in the morning?

  • Lorna Lily Saxbee
    4 years ago -

    Thanks Daniel. Yes I agree the smoothie is not enough alone for a kids breakfast and should be served alongside their normal breakfast. Not sure how the Apple will go with Spinach but it is definitely down on my list for trying!

  • alison
    4 years ago -

    hello there, little question. Are Vital Greens safe to use with 3 and up year old children, given it has Milk thistle in it, which can affect oestrogen?

    • Lorna Lily Saxbee
      4 years ago -

      Hello Alison, From my research, Vital Greens is safe for Children over the age of Three. *NB: It’s not good to use if you are breastfeeding or pregnant.

      The dose recommended for children from the vital greens website is:

      For children aged between 3-6 years, 2.5gm a day is recommended. After the age of 6 years you can increase the dosage to 5gm a day.  

      Two naturopaths developed Vital Greens so I trust they have taken into account the Milk Thistle in it. This could be why it’s not recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding women. If you wish to call the Manufacturer you can on (02) 99187077 or vist their site http://www.martinandpleasance.com/?s=vital+greens
      Thanks for your question Alison, I have a very low and safe dose in the recipe on the blog which is measured for four people; but it’s always good to be as specific as possible with supplements.

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