Three Recipes to Quench that Summer Thirst

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Quite honestly, we sometimes find it challenging to get Molly (age 2) to really down a good serving of vegetables or sometimes even fruit. For us, healthy juices and smoothies are a great way to sneak a super-size helping of nutrition into her diet. These three recipes are in regular rotation in our house.

Blue suede shoes smoothie

  • 1 banana
  • 2 heaping spoonfuls of peanut/almond butter (about a 1/3 to a 1/2 of a cup)
  • 1 small handful of blueberries
  • 2-5 cubes of ice
  • 1 or 2 heaping spoonful(s) of plain yogurt
  • enough milk (or almond milk) to cover a third of the ingredients once in the blender
  • Bonus: 1-2 tablespoons of flax seed meal

AND

  • 1 thirsty kid yelling ‘JUUUIIIICE!!’

Blend and serve.

 

EAT Drink! your veggies juice

  • 1 bunch of lacinato kale de-ribbed
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 1 pink lady apple cored
  • 1 small bit of fresh ginger peeled (about a half a thumb in size)
  • 1 handful of strawberries hulled
  • water to cover about half of ingredients once in the blender

Blend and serve.

 

Orange drink

  • 2 or 3 large carrots peeled
  • 1 small bit of fresh ginger peeled (about a half a thumb in size)
  • 1 handful of strawberries hulled
  • mix of orange juice and water to cover about half of ingredients once in the blender

Blend and serve.

Caitlin Hanbury (Molly, toddler)

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