We’ve been on a smoothie kick around here lately, so the kids have really been into drinking some fun summer concoctions. I’m finding I’m loving it as a way to get some greens into them that are generally more challenging. For example, kale. There doesn’t seem to be a super kid-friendly way to serve these power greens, but in juice form? 100% delicious.
I love this juice combo for so many reasons. First of all, I get to call it juice which makes Hailey’s eyes light up. And second, it’s only 4 ingredients.
Coconut & Kale Power Juice (Toddler-Approved)
It’s high in iron, vitamins K, A, C and calcium. It’s packed with phytonutrients and a great anti-inflammatory food.
Great for summertime because it has fewer calories, less sodium and more potassium than most sports drinks, yet is still packed with electrolytes to help rehydrate a busy body on a hot day.
This organic Banilla yogurt from Stonyfield has 35g of sugar per cup (a little one the high side, though some of it -about 12g- is naturally occurring dairy sugar), but it tastes amazing and has just enough sweetness to overpower the bitterness of the greens. Plus, it adds some great probiotics to encourage gut health.
Fiber, potassium, mood-enhancing tryptophan. What’s not to love?
This hydrating, delicious juice/smoothie is perfect for a hot afternoon refresher.
Hailey loved it and I loved that it made enough for us both to enjoy.
One word of warning. It does create quite the green mustache.
But it’s totally worth looking like you ate a leprechaun.
- 1 frozen banana
- ⅔ cup Stonyfield Banilla yogurt
- 1 cup plain coconut water
- 1 large handful kale
- ½ cup water
- Put all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
What is your favorite juice or smoothie combo?