On day three of smoothie week we’re drinking our greens!
Dark green leafy vegetables are touted as the most concentrated source of nutrition of any food. They are a rich source of minerals and vitamins, including vitamins K, C, E, and many of the B vitamins. They also provide a variety of phytonutrients including beta-carotene, lutein, and zeaxanthin, which protect our cells from damage.
Beyond being a picky eater, our allergy kid’s restricted diet has challenged us to provide nutritious well-balanced meals that she actually likes. Smoothies are a great way to ensure that your child is getting some greenery into their diets – and they are delicious.
Below is our favorite green smoothie – beyond it tasting good, I love the color of this. It’s cheerful, bright and beautiful – perfect for raising your spirits on a foggy morning like we’re having today…
Autumn’s Favorite Green Smoothie
1 1/2 cup water
1 cup frozen pineapple
1 cup frozen mango
1/4 of an avocado
2-3 kale leaves
2 teaspoons of agave nectar
Blend until smooth and enjoy!