This Kids’ Greenie Smoothie contains both broccoli and peas, yet has a sweet and fruity flavour due to the banana and a kick of freshness from the orange juice and ginger.
This Kids’ Greenie Smoothie contains both broccoli and peas, yet has a sweet and fruity flavour due to the banana and a kick of freshness from the orange juice and ginger. David Frenkiel & Luise Vindahl created this recipe to be child-friendly, but it is just as good for any adults who want to incorporate more vegetables into their lives.
A trick to get children to eat more vegetables is to add them to smoothies. Blending vegetables with sweeter flavours disguise their taste and makes them more appealing. Frozen vegetables are the best option as they are milder in taste and often actually contain more nutrients than fresh vegetables (because they are frozen directly after being picked). Also, frozen fruits and vegetables are that they are generally cheaper, available all year round and obviously have a much longer shelf life.
Green Kitchen Smoothies is the third book from David Frenkiel and Luise Vindahl, the globetrotting couple behind the gorgeous Green Kitchen Stories blog. Luise is a qualified nutritionist with a passion for developing wheat-free and sugar-free recipes and David is the photographer and design-eye behind their work.
Their two previous books, The Green Kitchen and Green Kitchen Travels focused on healthy & simple vegetarian food made with whole grains, good fats, fruits and vegetables. The third instalment of their work, Green Kitchen Smoothies, compiles over 50 ways to create a healthy smoothie. The photography is absolutely amazing and there is something for everyone in the many recipes created by David & Luise.
Besides this Kids’ Greenie Smoothie you will find many other yummy grown-up recipe ideas including a Superberry & Fennel Smoothie, a Mocha Morning Buzz to boost energy levels or a zingy Avocado, Mango and Lime Smoothie and this stunning Kiwi, Kale & Chia Parfait.
Reproduced with permission from GREEN KITCHEN SMOOTHIES: Healthy and colourful smoothies for every day by David Frenkiel & Luise Vindahl (Hardie Grant, £15.00). Available from Amazon and independent bookshops.
Kids’ Greenie Smoothie [vegan] by Green Kitchen Stories
- 1 ripe banana peeled
- 50 g 2 oz/ ¼ cup frozen broccoli florets
- 50 g 2 oz/1⁄3 cup frozen peas
- 1 tablespoon linseeds
- ½ teaspoon fresh ginger – grated (or ¼ teaspoon ground ginger)
- 250 ml 8 ½ fl oz/1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice (unsweetened and not from concentrate or from approx. 3 oranges)
- Roughly chop the banana and add it to a blender along with the rest of the ingredients.
- Blend on a high speed until completely smooth.
- Pour into two medium-sized glass bottles or four small ones and serve with straws.
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