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 like smoothies and include 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 thickie recipes. Enjoy!
Green Spa Thickie Recipe
This simple green thickie 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.
Green Spa Thickie
- 1 cup pineapple chunks fresh or frozen
- ½ small cucumber peeled
- 1 cup fresh kale washed and chopped
- 2 tbs fresh mint
- ½ cup Chia seeds
- 1 cup water
- Take first three ingredients and freeze them overnight.
- Once frozen, add all ingredients to blender and blend on high speed until smooth (about 30 seconds). Enjoy!
Creamy Orange and Avocado Green Thickie Recipe
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 flavour, 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 yogurt.
Creamy Orange and Avocado Green Thickie
- ½ avocado peeled with pit removed
- 1 banana frozen
- 1 large orange peeled
- 1 cup kale washed
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup of yogurt optional
- Add all ingredients to blender and blend on high speed until smooth (about 30 seconds).
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