As parents, a common concern is if our kids are getting enough of the right nutrients. When our kids say they are done eating after just a few bites it can be stressful! There are a lot of reasons kids don’t eat what we want them to from texture issues, to varied taste preferences, and just plain old not being hungry at that particular meal. Whatever the reason, we still worry about what our kids are eating, or not eating! Smoothies are a great way to make up the difference of those time when they just won’t eat what is on their plate. Smoothies are packed with nutrients, and for some kids it is easier to drink a smoothie packed with spinach than eat a bowl full!
This smoothie can be made with just the fruits, or for more nutrition, we added a big handful of spinach to half of it. You literally can’t taste the spinach, but combining the green with the orange makes it a fun ‘twisted’ smoothie!
This Sunburst Energy Smoothie Recipe is not only totally tropical and delicious, but the ingredients are specifically chosen for both flavor and a boost of energy.
- Chia Seeds
If your kids are newer to smoothies and you think the green will freak them out, then just do the orange!
Sunburst Energy Smoothie Recipe
- 3/4 cup frozen pineapple cubes
- 3/4 cup frozen mango cubes
- 3/4 cup 100% orange juice
- 1 banana
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- big handful of spinach optional – only add if you want to make it green
- Blend together until smooth and creamy.
- To make half of it green: Pour half of the orange mixture into several glasses.
- Mix the remainder with a big handful of spinach.
- Blend until smooth.
- Pour over the orange mixture and serve!
I'm a registered dietitian, mom of 4, avid lover of food and strong promoter of healthy habits. Here you will find lots of delicious recipes full of fruits and veggies, tips for getting your kids to eat better and become intuitive eaters and lots of resources for feeding your family.Learn More about Natalie