This morning I was feeling a little bit under the weather so my hubby made an organic green smoothie for us and handed me mine in a large 20 ounce glass. Our little one was bouncing on my lap and lunged for my smoothie almost toppling it over.
People think I lie when I tell them that the kids drink anywhere from 1 to 3 green smoothies a day. Especially when baby sports green colored juice in his sippy cup. The first thing I hear is “yuck, what is that.”
But green smoothies are very important for everyone especially children. Greens help build the immune system, improve digestion, beautify the skin, gently cleanse, provide essential nutrients, minerals, living enzymes and vitamins that your body needs to function properly. These past few years (during the week) we have opted for nutritious herbal, green and fruit smoothies instead of breakfast. This is the very opposite of what most people do today. It’s unfortunate that for decades people have thought that eating a large breakfast full of refined carbs and sugars was a good thing. But it’s not correct for a few reasons. The most important reason is that when you get up in the morning your body should begin the purging process to get rid of all the food you ate the day before. Your digestive system wants to evacuate but you just shove more processed food into it which is like putting your finger over the end of a hose that is turned on. The only thing you’re accomplishing is a lethal buildup of toxins that will be reabsorbed internally and begin to make you sick over time.
So be sure to “raise your glass” and let it be green! Your body will thank you.
Here is my simple recipe for making a 100% organic green smoothie that is baby and kid approved, although some adults may make a face or two!
2 cups Organic Coconut Milk or Almond Milk cold
¾ cup organic frozen mangoes
1 organic banana
½ teaspoon of organic coconut oil
1 teaspoon of organic wheatgrass powder by Amazing Grass
½ cup of organic romaine lettuce mix (washed)
1 teaspoon of organic chlorophyll
2 or 3 organic raw dates for added sweetness
Place all the ingredients in your blender in the same order mentioned above. Blend until smooth and enjoy.
Be sure to sport your green mustache with your kids, they’ll think its cool!
May the green be with you ™
La Chica Organica
Oh and by the way. Do you give your kids green smoothies? Post a comment and send me pictures so I can post them here if you like. You can email your pictures to LaChicaOrganica@gmail.com.