This recipe was created for Little Green Radicals, ethical producers of gorgeous fair trade clothing for children.
THIS BRIGHT GREEN SMOOTHIE IS BRIMMING WITH GOODNESS, FROM MEMORY BOOSTING MACA ROOT TO A SPECTRUM OF VITAMINS, MINERALS, FLAVANOIDS AND FIBRE. AND ABOVE ALL THAT, IT TASTES DELICIOUS…
Ok I’ll admit it, during the winter months I’m not that imaginative with food first thing. Our household consumes an unprecedented supply of marmite for three people (not to mention the coffee). But once the sun starts to shine earlier in the day, smoothies and juices are back on the menu and porridge oats are reconsigned in the form of Bircher and of course, flapjacks. This smoothie bowl is lovely and thick and by using light coloured berries you keep the vivacious zesty colour from the spinach shining bright. It is sweet enough for us but if you prefer things sweeter, try drizzling in some honey or maple syrup before you blitz. Prefer your smoothie through a straw? Double up the ice cubes!
Suitable from 9 months, Vegan
- 1 Fair Trade Banana
- 1 Fair Trade Kiwi
- ½ Fair Trade Avocado
- 3 Organic Strawberries
- A handful of Organic Spinach
- ½ tbs Organic Maca Powder
- ½ tbs Organic Coconut Oil
- 175ml Fair Trade Coconut Milk
- 2-3 Ice Cubes
- Organic Chia Seeds
- Organic Coconut Chips
- More Fruit, get creative and have fun.
Get your children involved! This is a great way to engage children with what they are eating and encourage them to try new flavours. By helping to peel fruit and spoon ingredients into the blender they will be more likely to try new things. I suggest preparing your ingredients in advance so it’s easy for them to dump everything in. Depending on the power of your blender it should only take a minute or so to turn everything into a thick smoothie. Pour it into your bowls, this makes enough for two portions, double up for the whole family.
Maca: Great for the immune system, memory and focus.
Avocado: Also known as an alligator pear, good for the eyes, heart and natural detoxification.
Banana: Highly nutritious energy packed fruit, high in potassium and magnesium and great for digestion.
Kiwi: Originally called a Chinese gooseberry, packed with vitamin C- one serving provides 230% RDA
Spinach: High in niacin and zinc as well as protein, fibre, vitamins A, C, E and K, thiamin, vitamin B6, folate, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, copper, and manganese. Basically everything.
Strawberries: Fun fact, it’s not actually a fruit as their seeds are on the outside. Strawberries are actually a member of the rose family. As well as being packed with vitamin C and K they contain significant amounts of phytonutrients and flavanoids which make strawberries bright red.
Coconut: Highly nutritious and rich in fibre and plant based fats, helping promote satiety.