Sunday, March 17, 2013
Mint Chocolate Chip Smoothie
Those eyelashes, those eyes, he's growing too fast. Where does time go? Aidan was in semi finals this weekend but sadly their team lost yesterday so they are out. Aidan wanted to share this smoothie with you. It's his Lucky Leprechaun Smoothie, full of spinach, mint leaves and some healthy fats from avocado.
The first time I made this smoothie he had no idea there was spinach in it and the trick to getting your kids to eat healthy food, especially greens, is find flavours they like. He happens to like mint and chocolate together. Ava likes berries so her smoothies are generally berry based, sneaking in greens. The more alkaline you can make the smoothies with greens and plant based foods the better for their body. Sugar, dairy and animal protein are acidic and most kids get a lot of these things in their diet.
Lucky Leprechaun Smoothie
1 handful of spinach leaves
1 cup almond milk (or milk of choice)
1/2 frozen banana
2 tbsp mint leaves
a few drops of peppermint stevia (honey also works great)
a small handful of chocolate chips
1 tbsp vanilla protein powder (optional)
Blend spinach, milk, banana, avocado, mint leaves and sweetener in a high speed blender until smooth. Add in the chocolate chips and blend for a few seconds. Serve to little leprechauns.
Happy St. Patricks Day everyone. Stay warm and enjoy your green beer!