Does your child hate veggies?

Are you having trouble getting your kids eat their veggies? I know I do. Cooper refuses to eat vegetables unless it’s corn. Now and again he will eat cooked vegetables mixed into his dinner, but I have found the older he gets he judges the ‘look’ of his food before he tastes it. That is a sore subject for me. :)

I have mentioned my spinach shake previously and will go back to that again. The last couple days my husband has been talking about doing a juice detox. He and I have been watching a lot of food documentaries and he really has had stomach issues for quite sometime. He wants to detox and see if he begins to feel better. Due to this, I made a spinach shake last night for all of us pre dinner. This helps you eat less for dinner but also is packed full of the nutrients our body is lacking.

Note to ALL of you who say spinach in a shake sounds absolutely terrible: It isn’t bad, if you make it right, you honestly can’t taste the spinach. You could leave the spinach out but why if you can’t taste it? It has so many vitamins we need!

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Cooper drinking the green monster! :)

Please try it before you judge it! I wont steer you wrong.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups packed spinach
  • 2 bananas
  • 1 orange
  • ¾ cup blueberries (frozen fruit works great)
  • 1 pear
  • 1 large apple or 2 small apples
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 cup orange juice

If you get brave once you decide you like the shake add in more vegetables such as:

  • Snap peas
  • Carrots
  • Celery
  • Kale
  • peanut butter/almond butter
  • ginger

Yes, I have add all of these vegetables and I do this on a regular basis. Ginger helps with the stomach and very helpful for digestion. If you use protein powder add one scoop to the entire shake.

This serving size serves my husband, me and cooper.

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