(recipe) kid-friendly green juice

In an effort to get my 4 year old (and our entire family) to eat more fruits and veggies, we’ve started juicing.  After many (many, many, many) failed experiments, we’ve perfected our green juice recipe, or as Logan likes to refer to it, the green “HULK SMASH” drink. It’s not too sweet and not too leafy. My little guy loves measuring and pouring in the ingredients into our Blendtec. With Logan returning to school next week, it’ll be the perfect after school snack for a healthy pick me up. Before you write this recipe off as something your kid would never try in a million years, give it a shot. You might be pleasantly surprised, especially if they can help make it.

Ingredients: (yields 4 large servings)

1 Cup Spinach

1 Cup Kale

2 Cups Cold Water

1 Cup Frozen or Fresh Pineapple

1 Cup Frozen or Fresh Mango

1 Banana

Directions: Place 1 cup kale, 1 cup spinach and 2 cups water into your Blendtec (or other high powered blender). Pulse 5 times for a few seconds until the greens are liquefied. Place 1 cup pineapple, 1 cup mango and 1 banana (peeled) into the blender and cover. On the Blendtec, press “Whole Juice” and allow to blend until finished on that setting. If you are using another high powered blender, you’ll want to pick a high speed blending option that will turn your ingredients into a smooth, liquid juice. Pour in a mason jar, add a bendy straw and enjoy!

Check out these other back to school recipes from some of my favorite bloggers #12bloggers :

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No-Bake Peanut Butter Coconut Bites from Mom Endeavors

No-Bake Almond Protein Bites from Around My Family Table

Banana Roll Ups from Plugged In Family

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I'm Vanessa and it's my mission in life to spread my love of hot glue guns and glitter to others. I suffer from craft ADHD, regularly working on at least 10 projects at the same time and my craft room looks like a tornado hit it. My first craft book, Party in a Jar, was published in 2014. I look forward to crafting with you!

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