If you want your family to enjoy the wonderful benefits of green smoothies but they won’t touch anything green, try this Not-so-green Green Smoothie.
It’s pink! Pink smoothies taste way better than green smoothies, right? If its pink, it can’t possibly be that good for you, so that will make it taste even better, right?
I constantly hear how lucky I am to have a couple of kids who love to eat all kinds of food. I’m always shocked when I see kids who will only eat processed mac ‘n’ cheese and graham crackers. I’ve got two foodie-in-training kids who love all things food, just like their mama does. They do me proud.
We’re a big smoothie making family. I try to make them as often as I can. I think my Blentec has counted 744 smoothies (and other blendy concoctions) made so far. I don’t think I’ve ever made a smoothie that didn’t have greens in it. Now, don’t get me wrong. I’m not a crazy smoothie freak who puts in things like celery. I’ve tried that and thought it was disgusting. I’ve even tried using Romaine based on recommendations of others and hated it. In my opinion, spinach is the best green you can throw in a smoothie because it is so mild. But I’m also a big fan of kale (the curly kind, because dinosaur kale in a smoothie tastes like tar). Wanna know the secret ingredient in this not-so-green green smoothie? Beet greens!
We’re a beet loving family. I make raw citrus beet salad and fresh beet soup on a regular basis. Did you know you can throw those beet greens into your smoothie? If beets are a superfood packed full of all sorts of goodies, don’t you think their greens are as well? Here’s the best part. You know how your fingers get stained red when you cut up fresh beets? Well that same intense beautiful color runs all the way up the stems. Pair that with some neutral colored fruits like peach and banana and what you get is a beautiful pink smoothie.
I’ve seen plenty of adults who won’t touch a smoothie if its green. Its not just the kids who are picky. If you’re a fan of eating healthy but can’t quite get the people in your household to get on board 100%, trick them with a pink beet green delicious superfood filling smoothie!
Not-so-green Green Smoothie
- 1 bunch beet greens including stems
- 1 ripe banana
- 2 peaches pit removed
- 1/2 cup canned peaches with juice
- 1/2 avocado pit and peel removed
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder I use whey
- water amount depends on how thick you like your smoothie
- ice amount depends on how cold you like your smoothie
- Add all ingredients to blender. Blend until smooth. Enjoy!