We’ve been doing green smoothies again since we got back from our trip. My kids are begging for these which is SOOOO wonderful. I’m including the best one yet. I make it and they suck it down, smacking their lips and saying YUM the whole time.
a green smoothie that both kids like!
by Linda Wooliever
Now you have to do a bit of pre-planning here. You have to make the hazelnut ice cream and have it ready to make this smoothie. Thankfully making raw ice creams are SUPER easy and they make a big quantity so you’ll have this for lots of good eatin’ times. I wanted to make a green smoothie that was creamy and smooth so that the kids would feel as if they were having a milk shake instead of a healthy drink. TA-DAAA! Here it is!
• 4 small red bananas
• 1 clementine (use a 1/2 cup of berries if you don’t have a clementine)
• 1 heaping TBSP vitamineral green
• 1 head red leaf lettuce, washed
• 1/2 cup hazelnut ice cream (raw version)
• 1 scoop Sun Warrior natural protein powder
• 1 drizzle agave (optional)
• lots and lots of water
blend and serve – this makes a full pitcher so a family of 4-6 can have this and feel very satisfied from it.
hazelnut ice cream recipe:
(makes 1 quart)
• 1 1/2 cup hazelnuts
• 4 cups filtered water
• 1/2 cup packed pitted dates
• 2 Tbsp non-GMO lecithin
• good pinch Celtic sea salt
• 1 tsp vanilla extract
Put the hazelnuts and 4 cups of water in the pitcher of the blender. Blend for 30-60 seconds. Strain milk through one of our handy-dandy nut milk bags. Put milk back in the blender along with the dates, lecithin, vanilla and salt to the blender. Blend well, pour into a glass or plastic container and freeze in your freezer. Now isn’t that easy?