Since I am dealing with a sick house this week (yep, I was not able to keep my Oldest away from my Middle Man and Hubby...crossing fingers Baby Girl and I are safe), I thought, why not share one of my tricky mom ways to try to avoid what we have encountered this week. As posted here, I have extremely picky eaters so getting anything green into them is near impossible. To sneak some vegetables into their diet, I started making Blackberry and Kale smoothies. The blackberries are so dark that they cover up the green color of the kale. The kids love them and I feel better that they have eaten some raw greens. WIN-WIN all around (though I must say, I am not WINNING this week. I am in fact losing in a BIG way).
Here are the ingredients:
There are no exact measurements with this. Just throw in what you want. Also, I use a Vitamix blender so it blends the crap out of the kale. Make sure you use a high powered blender to ensure you do not have leaves in your smoothie. That is a dead giveaway. Also, I have replaced the kale with spinach, chard and any other green veggie that they may not naturally lean towards. Just like with clothing, black hides everything.