2 Green Thickies Recipes

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 2 delicious green thickies recipes. Enjoy!

Green Thickies Recipes

Green Spa Thickie Recipe

Green Spa Thickie
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.
Servings: 2
Ingredients
  • 1 C pineapple chunks fresh or frozen
  • ½ small cucumber peeled
  • 1 C fresh kale washed and chopped
  • 2 tbs fresh mint
  • ½ C Chia seeds
  • 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!
Recipe Notes

These make great popsicles!

Creamy Orange and Avocado Green Thickie Recipe

Creamy Orange and Avocado Green Thickie
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.
Servings: 2
Ingredients
  • ½ avocado peeled with pit removed
  • 1 banana frozen
  • 1 large orange peeled
  • 1 C kale washed
  • 1 C water
  • 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!

”If it doesn’t nourish you, get rid of it”.

Julie
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Julie Cloutier, Owner & Certified Naturotherapist, Family Herbalist, Early Childhood Educator and Master Numerologist offers one-on-one consultations and also speaks for events, conferences, and corporate or non-profit programs on the areas of family health, nutrition, and wellness.

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  1. 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!!!

  2. I am a little late coming across this post but just in time for all of the Spring smoothies and juicing that I love to do. I have always enjoyed green smoothies and the energy burst it gives you is awesome!

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