Over the last few years my family has slowly made the change to go extra clean and healthy in our grocery purchases. We only buy organic, and I read the ingredients on EVERYTHING. If there isn’t a health benefit, it generally doesn’t go into the shopping cart.
That’s not to say that we don’t eat UNorganic or UNhealthy sometimes too. But, when it comes to what we buy at the store, it’s rarely junk. And Trader Joes, Whole Foods & Sprouts seem to be our go to stores.
On the flip side, Jimmy & I both despise cooking and so often times we’ll find ourselves at Rubios or Panera for some take out, because eating taking out is the closest thing we can afford to having a personal chef.
One day, one day…
All that said, our kids have sllllloooooowllllly become accustomed to eating things that aren’t the normal grocery store items.
For example, they love roasted seaweed, coconut ice cream is a treat, and green superfood smoothies are a daily MUST HAVE.
In fact, Taylor begs me to make them nearly every single day, and I do because it gives me such a peace of mind in that if they eat nothing else of substance the whole rest of the day, they will ingest all that they could possibly need in one single SUPERFOOD smoothie.
So for todays #GetHealthyJanuary post, I wanted to share our most made and loved recipe. I first got the idea from one of my dear friends, Kendra, and am constantly making little tweaks here and there, but the basics always stay the same.
1 cup Pineapple chunks (from Costco, because we go through so much!)
1/2 cup Mango chunks (also from Costco)
1/2 cup Orange Peach Mango Juice (Trader Joes) *any juice works, as we change it up!
1/2 cup plain or coconut water
1 cup Frozen Kale (We buy the organic bag from Costco and keep it in the freezer so its nice and cold. Plus it lasts longer!)
1 teaspoon Spirulina powder
2 tablespoons Chia Seeds or Flaxseed (1 tablespoon for my kids)
2 tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar (1 tablespoon for my kids)
OPTIONAL VARIATIONS WE’VE ADDED: Protein powder, 1/2 banana, 1/2 apple
Recently I was talking with another friend who was struggling with her own very picky children, and she had no idea how to get them to eat healthy. I gave her this magic recipe to try, and a few days later she texted me that it had been a GIANT SUCCESS!!!
If you happen to be like us, or our kids, and you struggle to get in all your “health” each day, try making this most delicious smoothie and watch the health benefits happen before your eyes!!!
Also, if you have a smoothie recipe you’re obsessed with, leave the recipe in the comments, as I’d love to try it next!