Going Green with Smoothies

G1 has discovered La Juiceria and, much to my surprise, he really loves it. I always thought the flavours were a little too out there for my fussy son but it turns out, I was wrong. He tried “Goodness Greens” – which is a combination of kale, spinach, celery, cucumber, parsley, apple and lemon – and he loved it so much, he even agreed to run laps if that was his reward. Really!?

We don’t have a juicer – not sure that I’m ready to invest in one either – so I did the next best thing… I made a really green smoothie:

  • a handful of organic baby spinach
  • 1 orange
  • 1 apple
  • 1/2 tbsp supersprout lemon powder
  • 1 stalk of celery
  • 1/2 tbsp barley grass powder
  • 1/2 tbsp supersprout blueberry powder
  • 1/2 tbsp supersprout carrot powder
  • 1 cup ice
  • water for dilution

I wasn’t holding my breath but he drank it! And the best bit was that he said it was nice!

G2, of course, wouldn’t have any of it – not that I was ever hopeful – but at least I now know how to feed more greens to G1 without having to get into a battle over it at the dining table. I saved La Juiceria’s menu to get more ideas for future smoothie combos. Perhaps we can even try adding a little kale and parsley in our next smoothie…

La juiceria