I’ve made this for countless kids events and classes, and it’s always a hit.

Even once, when several children said they hated smoothies and spinach, they ended up asking for seconds! I also have fun playing the “how many greens” game when we make this. You turn the addition of spinach into a fun game where you see what the maximum amount of greens is that they’ll tolerate. It’s quite the sneaky way to flip any disdain for greens into making them feel proud of their veggie consumption!
NOTE: You can use other greens too, but I’ve found that spinach is really unique because you can use a lot of it and it doesn’t taste too strong. In fact, you have to use quite a bit before it’ll ruin—or even affect—the flavor! What an amazing and simple way to get spinach and all of the vitamins that it contains into your children. In addition to the mango chunks, try apples too every now and again. They combination of flavors is really tasty and good for a change.
Ingredients:
  • Frozen banana (ripe when frozen)
  • 2 cups frozen mango chunks (alternate and/or add apples as desired)
  • As much spinach as they’ll let you put in there (I use about 3 cups)
  • Enough orange juice to blend (about 2 cups)

 

Method:

  1. Simply blend all of the ingredients (in a blender) until smooth and enjoy immediately.

 

For this recipe I usually use the orange juice that is fortified with calcium for an extra punch. This recipe easily doubles and triples for however many kids (or adults) you are feeding so don’t be afraid to make bigger batches if needed.

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