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3 Green Summer Thickies Recipes

| August 2, 2016 | 9 Comments

Sometimes it can be hard squeezing in enough fruit and veggies into our kids’ diet; particularly the green stuff! This makes green thickies a great way to sneak a load of nutrients into their diet (and ours). Green Thickies are a healthy drink alternative for busy parents.  They are a complete healthy meal drink including your daily servings of leafy greens, yet they still manage to taste delicious; a must in my household!

To get you started, here are 3 delicious, yet simple green smoothie recipes. Enjoy!

 

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Tropical Green Thickie
Serves 2
This is a great summer smoothie which makes a good substitute for the traditional piña colada (mommies could always add a splash of rum!). The mango and pineapple make for a great tropical combination, while the coconut milk adds a few dashes of refreshment and flavor. The frozen banana makes the smoothie rich and creamy and adds to that tropical flavor.
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Ingredients
  1. 1 C raw kale, washed and chopped
  2. 1 banana, frozen
  3. ½ C mango chunks, frozen
  4. ½ C pineapple chunks, frozen
  5. 1 can of coconut milk
Instructions
  1. 1.Add all ingredients to blender and blend on high speed until smooth (takes about 30 seconds.)
  2. 2.Enjoy!
Notes
  1. These can make great popsicles as well!
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Green Spa Thickie
Serves 2
This simple green smoothie is the perfect summer smoothie to make when pineapple and cucumbers are in season. Since I have an abundance of mint in my backyard, this recipe allows me to use the freshest herbs! The cucumber and mint add a cool, refreshing flavor, while the pineapple sweetens the smoothie. Kale adds plenty of nutrients without bringing an overwhelming flavor along with it. Try this smoothie for breakfast or as a delicious and refreshing afternoon pick-me-up.
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Ingredients
  1. 1 C pineapple chunks, fresh or frozen
  2. ½ small cucumber, peeled
  3. 1 C fresh kale, washed and chopped
  4. 2 tbs fresh mint
  5. ½ C Chia seeds
  6. 1 C water
Instructions
  1. 1.Take first three ingredients and freeze them overnight.
  2. 2.Once frozen, add all ingredients to blender and blend on high speed until smooth (about 30 seconds). Enjoy!
Notes
  1. These make great popsicles!
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Creamy Orange and Avocado Green Thickie
Serves 2
This is a great smoothie to make when you are craving dessert. The avocado and banana add an incredibly smooth and decadent texture to the smoothie. Orange adds a sweet citrus flavor, while kale adds nutrients. If you can tolerate dairy, you can try adding one cup of vanilla Greek yogurt to add protein and turn this smoothie into a delicious orange creamsicle! You can also add a non-dairy yogourt.
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Ingredients
  1. ½ avocado, peeled with pit removed
  2. 1 banana, frozen
  3. 1 large orange, peeled
  4. 1 C kale, washed
  5. 1 C water
  6. 1 cup of yogourt (optional)
Instructions
  1. 1.Add all ingredients to blender and blend on high speed until smooth (about 30 seconds).
  2. 2.Enjoy!
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  1. Anne-Marie Tvete says:

    Love these recipes. They include ingredients I hadn’t thought of combining.

  2. loriag says:

    Very healthy good recipes.

  3. My favorite would definitely be Tropical Green Thickie!

  4. Nate says:

    Very good for the body

  5. Wanda Bee says:

    These recipes look ridiculously healthy! I especially like the green one at the top.

  6. Nate says:

    Very healthy and delicious recipe

  7. sarah alexis says:

    I’m not sure about drinking something green – but this does sound like a good recipe!

  8. Cheryl says:

    I love the idea of these healthy drinks! Thanks for the recipe 🙂

  9. Sarah Alexis says:

    Smoothies are the best! My kids love them and I always feel so good about making them – knowing you can add such healthy ingredients and have it come out tasting so delicious!!!

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