If you are looking for a little variety in your green smoothie repertoire , try this Berry Green Smoothie! It’s loaded with greens, but still has enough fruit to make it sweet for my picky kids. Green smoothies are the best when it comes to great nutrition that I can actually get IN my kids!
Smoothies are great for getting fruits and veggies in kids and adults alike. If you have a hard time getting your kids to eat a variety of veggies, try juicing small amounts of your vegetable choice and putting it in a smoothie. It will give them added nutrition while helping them acquire a taste for those veggies they think they don’t like! Sometimes all it takes is a little exposure for kids to realized they actually do like it!
This recipe is so versatile…we always make a variation of it based on what we have in the fridge. We usually do frozen strawberries instead of raspberries. Sometimes we add in frozen peaches. We usually put in hemp hearts and coconut oil. Juiced beets are awesome. Kale and chard are super. Fresh apple or orange juice is awesome. Mango chunks and pineapple juice are wonderful. Just about anything healthy can go in this and turn into a delicious smoothie!
- 4 cups water
- ½ cup sugar
- 4 medium peaches, quartered
- 2 Tbsp mint leaves
- 1 cup fresh lemon juice (about 3 large lemons)
- Add water and sugar to a large saucepan and bring to a boil.
- Add mint and peaches to sugar/water mix, reduce heat to med-low and let simmer for 5 minutes.
- Pour into a blender jar and remove the center of the lid, if possible (to allow steam to escape).
- Place a towel over the lid and blend on low for 25-30 seconds, or until smooth.
- Pour through a cheesecloth or fine mesh strainer into a pitcher. Discard the solids.
- Whisk in lemon juice and cool in fridge for at least 3 hours.
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