Mealtime Mama: Juicy Fruit and Greens

My mom’s group was passing recipes around recently via e-mail and Megan Lawler, mom of two girls and a baby boy, sent out a message that reminded me: A) Of getting one over on your kids with the help of that book, Deceptively Delicious, by Jessica Seinfeld or that other one, The Sneaky Chef, by the lady who’s suing Seinfeld; and B) That I suck at getting my kid to eat green, leafy vegetables. Here’s Megan’s e-mail:

This isn’t a dinner recipe, but I had to share. When your children start eating spinach and romaine lettuce for breakfast, you have to spread the word! I’ve been making green smoothies every day lately. There are thousands of combinations, but here are some of the simpler ones:

1 banana
1-2 cups strawberries
1/4 cup water
1-2 cups baby spinach

Blend and enjoy! You won’t believe it, but you can’t taste the spinach! My girls are really enjoying these.

Also good is:
1 banana
1 orange (peeled, make sure seeds are out)

You can also use romaine lettuce. I used a bunch of Kale today, but that is a bit heartier, and the kids wouldn’t drink it. You can also use parsley and field greens, etc. I made a great one with pineapple, mango, and baby greens the other day. Just throw some stuff in the blender. You won’t believe it until you try it!

Thanks, Megan!

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  1. A Green Smoothie Update! My oldest daughter (4 years old) is now requesting these smoothies daily. I think today she drank 15 strawberries, 2.5 bananas, and 4 cups of spinach! Another great one I just made had pineapple, mango, and spinach. Yummy!

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