Kid Approved Superfood Smoothie
(Mom approved too!)
Hello, Loves! Here in Italy, things are finally starting to open back up, and we are transitioning into our new normal. Just because it seems COVID-19 is beginning to settle down a bit with the warmer weather, I am still gung-ho on finding new (and delicious) ways to boost my family’s own immunity. I have been making this fantastic kid-approved superfood smoothie for the past few weeks to up my nutrient intake, and it’s so good that even my boys have approved!
Another huge plus for this smoothie? It is so packed with goodies that you can have this as breakfast, a post workout smoothie (I love to down one of these after one of our long family cycle sessions), or a delicious snack!
I love using frozen fruit in my smoothies to give it a much thicker texture. This is a kid-approved superfood smoothie because I secretly added in some spirulina, flaxseed, and coconut underneath refreshing pineapple and mango flavors. Spirulina is power-packed with so many nutrients and antioxidants that benefit not only your body but also your brain, I have been trying to sneak it in as much as possible lately. To see more about the health benefits by adding these three ingredients into your powerful greens smoothie, scroll down to the bottom of the page!
I absolutely love eating this kid-approved superfood smoothie for breakfast because the flavor is super summery and quite refreshing with the mangoes, pineapple, and coconut hints. I know I’m getting all the necessary nutrients for an energized day of chasing my boys around. If not for breakfast, this powerful greens smoothie would be a perfect pick-me-up midday snack, as well. The addition of the nut butter (can sub for seed butter as well) makes this super satisfying and will keep you full for hours.
Don’t forget to snap a picture of your kid-approved superfood smoothie and share it with me on Instagram by tagging @veganwondermamas. I can’t wait to see your beautiful (and healthy) creations.
What you will need for this Superfood Smoothie…
Cashew butter (any seed/nut butter will do!)
Kid Approved Superfood Smoothie (Vegan Friendly!)
- 1½ cup Non dairy milk I love to use a vanilla fortified soy milk but any non-dairy will work here. For the added vanilla taste, just add a splash of vanilla extract!
- 1 cup Water Less or more, as needed
- 1 cup diced pineapple frozen
- 1 cup diced mango frozen
- 2 blocks Frozen spinach or two handfuls spinach (or favorite greens)
- 1 large Banana Ripe (can be frozen or not)
- 2 tbsp Desiccated coconut Can sub for coconut shreds
- 1½ tsp Spirulina
- 1 tbsp Flax meal
- ¼ cup Cashew butter Can use any nut/seed butter. Can also opt for soaked cashews or soaked sunflower seeds.
- 1 Lime squeezed
- Add all ingredients to a high speed blender and blend until smooth.
Spirulina is power-packed with nutrients! A single tablespoon contains protein, Vitamins B1, B2, and B3, Copper, and Iron.
Spirulina is also a fantastic source of antioxidants. Antioxidants help reverse oxidation in your DNA and cells, which is essential because oxidation can be a considerable contributor to chronic inflammation.
Shown to lower ‘bad’ LDL levels! Too much ‘bad’ LDL can lead to an increased risk of heart disease.
Flaxseed is one of the oldest crops in history books. Both brown and golden are equally nutritious. Flaxseed is loaded with protein, fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals.
Has is a significant source of Omega-3 fatty acids, which are essential for lowering cholesterol. Fish is usually the leading food that people get these essential fatty acids from, but as a vegan, I make sure to sneak in flaxseed as much as possible, so I am not missing out on the health benefits!
Flaxseed is rich in dietary fiber. Just 1 tablespoon contains 3 grams and two different types of necessary fiber you need every day. Regulating your digestion is vital for keeping your immunity high.
Coconuts are power-packed with so many vital nutrients- water, fiber, vitamins, and minerals! Coconuts are slowly becoming a superfood as we keep uncovering countless new benefits from it.
Contain medium-chain fatty acids, which help boost metabolism and increase fat loss. It also helps in detoxifying and balancing your gut health right alongside mangoes.
Coconut is mighty for anti-aging! It keeps hair and skin healthy and wrinkle-free, while also providing sun protection for those hot summer days.
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