Green Smoothie Goodness


File this one under “Why Haven’t I Tried This Before?!?”.

In an effort to expand Max and Elly’s food preferences beyond white bread I picked up some Swiss Chard this weekend at the farmer’s market and bananas, mango and pineapple at the produce stand. I wanted to see how they would like a green smoothie. They love fruit of all kinds but vegetables are a harder sell with them, as is probably pretty typical of most 3-year-olds.

The recipe I used was super simple. Five ingredients: greens, water, bananas, pineapple and mango.


I blended the chard and water first until smooth. Then added in the chunks of pineapple, mango and bananas. And voila! Green smoothie goodness!


I thought it tasted great but the true test would be if Max and Elly liked it. Elly was with me in the kitchen while I made the smoothie and the sound of the blender scares her so she was a little suspicious of the green stuff I put in her glass. She drank it all, and gave it a one-word review: “yummy.”

Max was outside helping sweep so he took a break from his chores to have a taste.


And he thought it tasted pretty darn good! He put down his broom so he could enjoy the smoothie and even asked for more.


So it’s back to the farmer’s market I go to buy more greens!

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