Share Your Green Smoothie with Your Children!
By Donna Stark
Are those sugary cereals your child's automatic go-to in the morning? Do you think your kids won't appreciate a healthy, nutritious breakfast unless it comes in a box with a surprise present tossed in the mix? While so many moms and dads are starting their day enjoying the health benefits of their green smoothies, their children continue to slurp down the overly-sugared milk from the bottom of their cereal bowl. Why is that? Why do so many adults go on assuming that children won't enjoy the same blended mix of fruits and veggies in the morning as they do? It's time to stop feeding your children a separate, less healthy meal when they can reap as many of the benefits as you do with your green smoothies! After all, you're already making the mess ... you may as well make a little bit more!
Green Smoothies for Kids
Starting healthy habits when your children are young can have long-lasting impacts on their life, and teaching your children the importance of a powerful, nutritious start to their day is one of those habits. Here are some great reasons why you should introduce green smoothies to your children in the mornings.
- Introduces them to veggies - Smoothies are a great way to make veggies a little more appealing to young children. They show how versatile vegetables can be, how flavors can mix together, and that overall, veggies really do taste good!
- Encourages them to try new things - Have a picky eater in the house? Smoothies can help combat that by introducing many new flavors to your child. And by letting your child add the ingredients to the blender, they might be able to see something that they were once afraid to try on its own turn into something that they really enjoy!
- Provides amazing nutrition - Kids need the right stuff to help them grow and green smoothies are able to offer that in one easy shot. Depending on the ingredients chosen, they can be packed with a variety of vitamins and minerals, healthy fats, protein, and fiber ... everything that will help your child start their day on the right foot.
- Offers a platform to learn - One of the best ways to establish a lifelong healthy habit is to teach your child when they are young, and teaching them about nutrition is vital. Learning the names, flavors, and textures of fruits and vegetables will help them with their selections, and learning about their nutritional value and how to cook them will take your child to the next level in the kitchen.
Share Your Breakfast
There is nothing better than a healthy breakfast to start your day, so go ahead and share that smoothie with your kids! It's the perfect blend of nutrition and energy that will fuel everyone in the family and keep their bodies running all day long.
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