My kids can be picky eaters, but they love their smoothies! I basically try to mix as much healthy stuff as I can in them. My usual smoothie for them is: coconut water, banana, spinach or kale, or strawberries or mixed berries. I also add chia seeds, hemp seed, spirulina and probiotics.
Am I adding too much additional things to the spinach and fruit? I worry that I am adding too much or the extra stuff and they are going to cancel each other out!
Thoughts or opinions, please??
IF you can get your kids to eat all that you have a gift!!
I think I'm doing good to get just a few items in each smoothie. My kids like variety so this works. My smoothies don't even compare to yours! I think I"m doing well to use cottage cheese and fruit and such.
Maybe create some vairty by splitting up the ingredients, but other wise why not include everything in a day.
If they like it, let them drink it. No, you are not adding too much stuff.
I stopped adding chia seeds because, if we didn't finish the smoothie right away it turned into jello. I now just add ground flax. A bit of coconut oil and/or almond butter are good extra ingredients. I stopped adding them when I realized how many calories I was consuming in the smoothies.
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