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Save Veggies and Fruits From Going Bad - Easy Smoothie Snack for Kids

Posted by Matthew Mulroe on
Save Veggies and Fruits From Going Bad - Easy Smoothie Snack for Kids

Fruit and vegetables going bad that you bought at the beginning of the week? We hate that! Try these easy steps to make a perfect smoothie treat that is packed with the vitamins and minerals your kids need and avoid throwing away fruit and veggies in the process! This is a convenient snack for your kids that involves very minimal preparation and can be whipped (or blended?) together in no time.

  • Fruit – freeze your fruit when it starts to turn bad and use it as an awesome smoothie enhancement later on!
  • Spinach – you can puree spinach in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Add water as needed to reach desired consistency. Fill into ice cube trays and freeze.
  • Carrots, Broccoli, etc. – steam or boil the carrots until tender. Puree the veggie of choice, adding water as needed, and fill into ice cube trays.
  • Smoothie enhancement
    • Vegetables (4 cubes of spinach, carrots, etc,)
    • Carbohydrates (½ cup oatmeal)
    • Protein (¼ cup almonds)
    • Fat (½ avocado, 2 tbsp. chia seeds, 2 tbsp. flaxseed)
    • Dairy (½ cup plain non-fat greek yogurt)
    • 1 cup frozen fruit (or add until it has the sweetness you desire)
    • Blend until smooth

Get everything you need in a tasty smoothie. Play around with the amounts. Our nieces love these smoothies!

Matt-n-Mike, and Meaghan (it was her idea after all...)

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