Food Cleanse : Sassy Sweet Green Smoothie

5 min cook time
5 min prep time
Smoothie
Easy to make healthy fruit smoothie for kids at home - ZenParent
Preperation Time:
5 mins
Cooking Time:
5 mins

Ingredients:

  1. 1 large handful of roughly chopped spinach
  2. 1 cup fresh coconut water
  3. 1 kiwi, peeled and cut into pieces
  4. 1 frozen peeled banana, cut into pieces
  5. 1 apple, cored and diced
  6. 2 tablespoons oats
  7. Enough hot water to soak the oats for a few minutes
  8. 2 tablespoons peanut or almond butter
  9. 1 tablespoon flax seeds or powdered flax seeds
  10. Ground cinnamon, to taste

Procedure:

  • Soak the oats in hot water for a few minutes. This will help cook the oats. Drain and add into the blender.
  • Place the rest of the ingredients into the blender and puree until completely uniform in color and all the bits of green are pulverized. Serve immediately.

Notes

  • You can also add chia seeds or other seeds into this smoothie.
  • In case you like your smoothie sweeter, add honey to sweeten it.

Know healthy smoothies for kids!

 

Are You Doing a Food Cleanse or Detox post Christmas?

The holidays are over and New Year’s resolutions are in full swing. I feel my body craving healthier, lighter food. All that heavy and rich food I ate during the holidays have left me a little bogged down. I now seriously crave more energy-boosting meals.I’m definitely not looking for a quick diet or juice cleanse, but more a food lover cleanse, which seems delicious, and lighter. Simple things like eating fresh salads, healthy smoothies, healthy one pot meals etc. are on my list.

I’m definitely not looking for a quick diet or juice cleanse, but more a food lover cleanse, which seems delicious, and lighter. Simple things like eating fresh salads, healthy smoothies, healthy one pot meals etc. are on my list.

If you’re one of many parents that have been hearing that the Kiwi fruit benefits children, then there are a couple things you should know. Kiwi happens to be very healthy and is actually the most nutrient-dense of all fruits.

Make kiwi fruit smoothie for kids at home - ZenParent

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The Kiwi fruit also known as the ‘Chinese Gooseberry’ has amazing benefits, here are 5 essential benefits of this healthy fruit:

  • This fruit is high in soluble as well as insoluble fiber. It promotes good heart health and regulates digestion. 
  • Along with vitamin C, Kiwi is also rich in bioactive compounds. These contain antioxidants, which help protect your baby against harmful bacteria produced in his body. 
  • Kiwi is rich in magnesium, a nutrient which is essential in converting food into energy. This will ensure your baby is always active and high on energy. 
  • Feeding a kiwi is an easy way to ensure your baby gets his daily intake of vitamin C. 
  • Kiwis also contain vitamin E, an important antioxidant, which help prevent sickness and keep your baby healthy.

Do you also crave a relatively healthier diet around this time of year? If yes, do try out this delicious and quick smoothie which will make a healthy breakfast for the whole family. The unusual yet tasty combination of kiwi and bananas will leave you asking for more.

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Serving
Per Serving% Daily Value*
Calories 517
Calories from Fat 182
Total Fat 20.2g31%
Saturated Fat 4.0g20%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 178mg7%
Potassium 1325mg38%
Carbohydrates 79.8g27%
Dietary Fiber 15.4g62%
Sugars 43.5g
Protein 14.2g
Vitamin A 59% · Vitamin C 172%
Calcium 7% · Iron 42%

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