We've had some version of the green smoothie every day this week now. Up until now, I had not let the kids see when I added the spinach and other veggies to our blender. This morning, Henry asked for "green smoothie." "And can you actually make it green today, Mom?"
As I worked, I told him about my Grandpa who used to make "green drink" from leaves in his vegetable garden. They were intrigued. Henry suggested that we add some leaves to our smoothie to make it green. "What a great idea! I have some leaves right here!"
Kimball immediately recognized the leaves as spinach, and I though our cause was lost, since Henry isn't a spinach lover. But they got excited as we added the following things to the blender:
- 1/2 large fuji apple
- 1/2 banana
- 1 cup grape juice
- 1/2 c. or so frozen mango
- 3 handfuls of spinach
- 1 handful of sugar snap peas
- 1 handful of baby carrots
Thanks again, Diane. I can't believe that my kids are eating new veggies--for breakfast!