Banana Berry Smoothie With Greens

Banana Berry Smoothie With Greens

Survey time…

Circle the answers that apply to you.

Question 1: In 2019 was one of your New Years resolutions to include more fruits and veggies in your little ones diet?

A. Yes, definitely!

B. No, my kiddo will not touch a vegetable with a ten foot poll.

C. I would rather not say…

If your answer was “A,” please continue to question number 2. If your answer was “B” or “C,” don’t worry, no judgement here (for a full year my kids thought McDonald’s chicken nuggets were real chicken and fries were the only potatoes they needed in life) please skip directly to the recipe. I would not want you to miss out on a smoothie that is this easy, healthy, and delicious.

Question 2: If your 2019 goal was to include more fruits and veggies in your kiddos diet, are you still on track?

A. Definitely, my kids eat so much spinach I think Popeye might be hiding in their rooms.

B. The effort has been there, but the execution has been lacking.

C. If fruit snacks and veggie straws count, this mom is on fire.

D. I have decided my 2019 starts February 1st, January was a free trial month.

Regardless of your answer, continue to question number 3.

Question 3:  If I told you that I had a sure fire way to get all of those stubborn picky little eaters to eat several servings of fruit and spinach without one crinkled nose or complaint, would you be willing to try?

A. My kid will eat spinach?? Yes Please!

B. I am listening but skeptical.

C. No thanks, I do not like delicious smoothies or healthy food.

Regardless of how you responded to my survey (don’t worry your answers will not be saved or repeated) getting your kids to eat fruits and veggies can be hard. Even when healthy eating is set as a goal, made a top priority, and all of the kids are on board; things do not always go as planned (trust me, I thought we were doing great then my kids decided they will not eat anything green…let’s just say I have had to get creative). In fact, did you know that despite all of our good intentions at the beginning of each year, only 8 percent of us will actually stick with our resolutions and achieve the goals we all set out to conquer January 1st?

Before you rip those resolutions to pieces and accept your place in the 92 percent that do not stick with those lifestyle changes they set out to make, stop. I have the perfect smoothie recipe that is not only healthy, but will quickly become a family favorite that is requested every morning.

Making this smoothie is quick, easy, and the best part? Those kiddos with noses better than a blood hound who can sniff out a vegetable from a mile away will not suspect a thing.

First, combine frozen blueberries, frozen banana slices, a handful of spinach, raspberry sherbet, and gluten free vanilla yogurt in a large blender. Pour in a little over one cup of Bolthouse Farms berry blend fruit smoothie and blend all of the ingredients until they are well combined. Next, add in a few ice cubes then continue to blend until the smoothie is smooth and no ice pieces remain. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Prep Time:  5 Minutes         Total Time:  5 Minutes

Ingredients:

-2 ripe bananas, sliced and frozen

-1 1/2 cups frozen blueberries

-3/4 cup gluten free vanilla yogurt

-1 1/4 cups Bolthouse Farms Berry Boost Fruit Smoothie (add more as needed)

-1/4-1/2 cup spinach

-1 1/4 cup gluten free raspberry sherbet

-8 ice cubes (optional)

Directions:

In a large blender combine blueberries, banana slices, spinach, raspberry sherbet, vanilla yogurt, and berry boost fruit smoothie and blend until well combined. Add in ice cubes and blend until the smoothie is smooth and no ice pieces remain. Serve immediately.

*Tips and Tricks:

-I used Bolthouse Farms berry boost fruit smoothie but any gluten free berry blend fruit 100% fruit juice would work.

-If your blender is having trouble blending the ice and frozen fruit add about 1/4 cup more juice.

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