I feel like I have tried every green smoothie recipe known to man. I love them all. My toddler, not so much. He’ll drink it, but only ever half, and sometimes with bribing. I know, I know. Many of you are aware that I’m a big fan of Baby-Led Weaning. And bribing isn’t a word in their vocabulary. But I just get so excited about the rawness and goodness of these drinks! And in my opinion, what’s not to like, right? I finally thought that maybe I was adding too much. Maybe the flavor palette was overwhelming him. So I simplified, but still left the greens :). He downs it now, and also has no idea that I put his probiotic in there ;). It is now tasty, cheap, and easy.
I had the brilliant idea of adding a little frozen juice concentrate (we use this for vitamin C sometimes). It adds great flavor, and though we’re not juice fans at our house, I felt this was such a small amount.
This recipe makes enough for all 3 of us.
2 cups unsweetened coconut milk (more or less depending on how thick you like it)
1 + cup spinach leaves
2 + Tbsp. orange juice concentrate (the kind you find in the freezer section)
Blend all ingredients in a blender/food processor. Adjust to taste.
If you want something more filling for breakfast, add ¼- ½ cup of oatmeal. It thickens it nicely and is a wonderful grain for mamas and babies!