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Simple Smoothies For the Whole Family

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With the New Year comes the opportunity for a healthy reset and of course, green smoothies are on the menu. Disclosure: green smoothies are the only way I can get both kids to consistently consume green vegetables. For that, and pure convenience, we rely on them heavily.  Throughout the year, I do stick to a mostly healthy diet and have a few go-to meals that I can always create in a pinch. For breakfasts, smoothies are my jam because we can take them with me to school drop-off or the gym and there isn’t a lot to clean up thanks to my beloved Vitamix which I reluctantly pulled the trigger on years ago after seeing that it practically cleans itself. No regrets. Here’s 3 smoothie recipes my family really enjoys. You definitely don’t need to make everyone their own smoothies each morning (I usually don’t), but everyone has a favorite that we rotate through.

 

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Kid’s favorite:
1 cup spinach
1 cup coconut water
1/2 cup frozen mango
1/2 cup frozen pineapple
1 banana

My favorite:
1 cup spinach
1 cup coconut water
1/2 cup frozen mango
1 orange
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 t fresh ginger
1 T hemp seeds

KW’s favorite:
2 T almond butter
1/4 c blueberries
1 banana
Trader Joe’s Chocolate Hemp Protein
1 c almond milk

For all of them, I just blend all ingredients together until smooth — throw everything in at the same time. You can alternate fresh fruit for frozen or vice versa depending on what you have.

 

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