A couple of weeks ago, my son had a wonderful assignment from school to eat 5 servings of fruits and vegetables a day. I wish I could say this is normal in our house, but it is definitely not.
In order to get my precious fruit and veggie hating boy this amount of nutrition, I had to get creative. I came up with a smoothie that had 3 of these servings in one glass! He loved it. Unfortunately, when the assignment was over, the 5 a day requirement came to a screeching halt. Thankfully, the smoothies were a keeper…
In the Made to Crave Action Plan, Dr. Ski Chilton recommends consuming 5-7 servings a day of polyphenols. His reasoning:
“Current research suggests they may play a significant role in promoting health and preventing disease.”
From the four categories of polyphenols he listed on page 111, I was excited to see my smoothie had 3 of the 4 categories covered. I added chia seeds to my recipe and now all 4 are represented in my Kid-Friendly Green Smoothie…
- 2 tsp. Chia Seeds
- 2 TBSP. Honey
- 2 TBSP. 100% Unsweetened Cocoa
- 12 oz. Milk – I use Kroger’s Organic with Omega 3
- 2 frozen Bananas
- 1 cup frozen Blueberries
- 2 cups raw Spinach
Add all ingredients to blender:
Yields approximately two and a half servings:
My adorable son and his smoothie mustache:
He drinks every drop. They are delicious for adults as well. For an even more grown up green smoothie, check out my Back to Basics Recipes.
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