My kids (5 & 7) were naturally a bit hesitant when they were first approach by the “Green Drink” and were less than excited to drink it. They didn’t actually like it, to be honest. As their mother, I still made them drink it as the other choice of raw spinach was even less appealing to them but I told them exactly why it was good for them. The more they understand about food, the more willing they are to try new things.
It took about 3 times before they didn’t complain about the drink anymore. They now drink it after school as a part of their snack and it FILLS them up until dinner! I was so surprised!! Before they would constantly be in and out of the kitchen constantly eating or trying to eat and I was literally in the kitchen from 3:30pm until after dinner prepping food. Drove me nuts!
Now I make them one drink, they have one of my muffins or a piece of fruit and that’s it. They are good until dinner.
Some people think that switching to a veggie diet or something like that takes so much prep work and it’s just all too hard. By giving the kids a 5-min green drink and a piece of fruit or a muffin, literally cleared me out of the kitchen until dinner prep.
Feeding the kids good, wholesome foods will fill their bellies giving us some more free time to do something else. Yay!
1 cup coconut water (not sweetened) with or without pulp , it all gets blended in the end.
1 apple, peeled and cut into chunks
1 banana, broken into chunks
1 good handful of spinach (or kale)