Recipe: Super Green Smoothie

Recipe: Super Green Smoothie

Smoothies are one of my favorite family breakfasts.  They’re delicious, nutritious, and it’s so easy to make a big enough batch to satisfy everyone.

The best thing is that fruit comes in all colors.  Make a red smoothie with red fruit, a yellow smoothie with yellow fruit, and so on. And when you’re making a smoothie with green fruit, it’ll come out green.  Add some greens into it and it’ll still be green – and your kids will never know.

A pile of organic kiwi fruit

Today I had a surplus of overripe kiwi fruits perfect for making a smoothie.  Any green fruits can go into a green fruit smoothie – green apples, green grapes, etc. But my personal favorite is kiwi fruit.  They have just the right balance of sweet and tart, and they give a gorgeous color.  Plus, their flavor is distinctive enough that it drowns out the added greens.

Green smoothie in the blender ready to blend

I stuck everything in the blender and let it go for a minute or two. And voila! I have the perfect smoothie, in a big enough size to feed myself, my kids, and a hungry husband.

Green smoothie blending

Kids will love it because it’s sweet and they will never know it is chock full of greens. A good way to get fresh raw greens into your kids!

Akiva drinking his delicious green smoothie

Here’s how to make your own Super Green Smoothie:

Ingredients

10 organic kiwi fruits
2 organic avocados
2 organic passionfruit
2 frozen bananas
1 bunch of Swiss chard (silverbeet), stems removed
Juice of 3 apples

Instructions

  1. Wash and/or peel all ingredients.
  2. Dump them all in the blender and blend.
  3. Enjoy!

Akiva excited about his delicious green smoothie

I know my kids enjoyed and I hope yours will, too!