This Mango Green Smoothie is a simple snack that will get your kids to eat their veggies.
It’s almost the end of July! How is it possible that the summer is flying by so quickly when some days I could swear the clock has stopped (usually those days when the kids won’t nap and they start climbing the walls, LOL)? With the kids home more in the summer there has been a lot of snacking going on and I’ve been getting creative!
Recently I took the kids for their check-ups and the doctor and I talked about their eating habits and we discussed how many servings of vegetables the kids should be eating every day. My youngest is so good about eating just about anything. Getting her to eat her veggies is no problem. She even loves asparagus! My oldest is another story. Getting him to eat any vegetables is a fight. His pediatrician suggested trying to incorporate veggies into a smoothie so I’ve been working on a few different flavor combinations that taste so good he can’t resist them.
This smoothie has been a hit. It is made with Yoplait® vanilla yogurt, 1 ripened mango, and kale. Yes, kale! There is no way I ever would have convinced my kids to eat that raw but they had no idea it was in the smoothie. I chose Yoplait® Original because it has 25% less sugar, and it is something we always have around for simple summer snacking. The smoothie was as easy to make as it sounds. I just sliced up my mango and de-stemmed my kale and threw them in the blender with Yoplait® vanilla yogurt. I added a little bit of water just to help get the blender moving but the mango juice did most of the work in thinning the smoothie down. The mango and vanilla yogurt covered any kale taste but I was a little worried that the kids would freak out at the color, but it is so bright green I think they just thought it was some crazy milkshake, LOL.
- 1 container Yoplait® Original vanilla yogurt
- 1 large leaf of Kale stem removed
- 1 Mango peeled
- 2 Tbsp water
Put all ingredients in a blender and puree.
Add more water if needed to get the mixture to the right consistency.
Now that I’m making smoothies with it I can get everything I need at Walmart. They sell Yoplait® Original, Light, Greek, and for days when we are on the go and don’t have time for a smoothie, Gogurt®, and my Walmart has fresh fruits and vegetables for me to incorporate. I’m all about one stop shopping! For more Yoplait® recipes follow them on Facebook.
What creative ways have you used to get your kids to eat their vegetables?
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