Tag Archives: Smoothie

Sweet Watermelon Smoothie

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Ingredients

2 cups watermelon

1 banana

1 avocado

2 tbs hemp seeds

1 cup coconut water (or filtered water)

8 raspberries (optional – see note below)

Method

  1. Put all of the ingredients into the blender or NutriBullet and blend. Make sure the smoothie is served cold.

This smoothie is delicious, nutritious and versatile. It can be added to a source of protein, like eggs or sausages for breakfast, or given as an afternoon snack to keep energetic babies & toddlers (like my girls) fueled, hydrated and happy with balanced blood sugar levels. Dad likes it as a post training drink, as it contains natural sources of glucose, fat, protein & electrolytes for muscle restoration.

Additional Notes

If you’re using regular water, you might not need the raspberries – I added them at the last second because I found the smoothie too sweet, and it’s summertime, so I had them to hand.  It also helped to add a slight hue to the caramel color of this smoothie.

Enjoy!

 

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Green Monster Juice

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Ingredients

1 large handful of spinach

1 ripe pear, peeled and cored

2 tbsp Greek yogurt

1/4 tsp cinnamon

1 tbsp honey

1/4 cup of water

Method

  1. Combine all of the ingredients into a blender or NutriBullet and blend. Make sure spinach and pear are cold so the juice is lovely and refreshing
  2. Voila – drink!

If you’re having trouble getting veggies into your little one, this is a great way to sneak in some green leafy vegetables. Spinach or Kale can be used, as they are both fairly tasteless leaves. Both are loaded with amazing nutrients that are great for bones, immunity, skin and eyes. My girls down this for an 11am snack and it keeps them going, usually running around the park, until lunch at 12:30pm. It’s easy to prepare; you can keep in the fridge in an air tight jar (use an old glass jar) and take it with you when you’re out and about, or as an after school snack. Give it a good shake before drinking. It makes about 7-8oz.

Enjoy!

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