Kids Green Smoothie — Summer

This recipe showed up on one of my favourite food blogs recently.  I love all the recipes and information there and often recommend it to my patients.  I know from raising my little one that getting greens into kids can be tricky.  She recommends trying this smoothie anytime after the age of 1 to develop a child’s tastebuds early.  I agree with her one caution regarding citrus in kids.  Check if your child reacts to citrus beforehand.  Also, a summery tip is to freeze leftover smoothies into popsicle molds for a hot day!

1 ripe pear, cored
1 large frozen banana
2 cups water
2 large kale leaves
small handful of fresh mint leaves
juice of 1 small lemon (optional)

Add all ingredients to a high-powered blender and blend until ultra smooth and creamy. Serve immediately or pour into a jar and store in your refrigerator for up to 2 days.