One of my favorite things about the summer is perfectly ripe, fresh fruit! I know you can buy most fruit all year long, but there is just something perfect about it in the summer! Another thing I love is a delicious, cold smoothie on a hot and humid morning. Even better? Tricking your kids into enjoying an amazingly healthy smoothie chock full of vitamins and minerals of every kind and them thinking it is the most delicious thing ever! My 11 year old even said “You can make this every morning and I will drink it!” (he had no idea it had veggies in it when this picture was taken!)
We decided to call this the “Green Hulk Smoothie” because of course it is green and he says it will make you big and strong like the hulk if you drink this healthy drink daily! I love that I was able to pr the ingredients easily and have them still fresh for the entire week so I was able to make smoothies at any time with little effort! You see that bowl in the photo below? It is the Good Cook three piece bowl that is specially designed to keep your fruits fresh for longer by allowing the juices to collect in the bottom without touching the fresh fruit. (with an easy pour spout, you can also pour the juices out or add them for an extra liquid in your smoothies!) This bowl will be available exclusively at Bed Bath and Beyond so make sure to check it out on your next visit!
Green Hulk Smoothie
- 1 medium banana, frozen
- 1/4 cup fresh pineapple
- 2/3 cup fresh cantaloupe
- 1/4 cup blueberries
- 2 cups baby kale
- juice from fruit bowl or a bit of water to reach desired consistency
- dollop of whip cream
Combine all fruits and baby kale in a blender. Add juice as needed to reach desired consistency. Once combined well, add in the kale leaves and blend until smooth. Pour into glass and top with a dollop of whip cream (you know, just to give the illusion of a ‘not so healthy’ drink) Enjoy and relish in the fact that the kids love it and don’t realize you just got in a serving of veggies!