Rainbow smoothies are a delicious way to pack in nutrients!
It’s hard to get kids to eat healthy. One of the challenges Girl Scouts presented to the girls was a nutrition mission. We decided as a troop to accept the challenge. One month of drinking water versus soft drinks and trying to increase the daily intake of fruit and veggies. During the month, the girls tracked their fruits and veggies and drank a lot of water. As a reward for their hard work, they got together for smoothie night. These smoothies fit perfectly with their mission – an uncompromising, flavorful, and delicious treat! These wonderful drinks included the colors of the rainbow and were given an extra burst of nutrition by the addition of kale which adds wonderful vitamins, but no flavor.
So, give this recipe a try for a quick snack, nutritious breakfast-on-the-go, dessert or any time! You could even add a spoonful of coconut oil, flax seed, of chia seeds to add even more great ingredients.
Orange-3 small carrots and 1 cup of orange juice
Yellow-1 small banana
Green-1 cup kale
Blue-1/2 cup of blueberries
White for the clouds-8oz vanilla yogurt
Blend all ingredients together for a wonderful drink.
Involve your children in making this smoothie and take the opportunity to educate them more about healthy eating and healthy lifestyle choices.