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Empowering our kids to make THEIR OWN healthy choices: “Skittle Smoothie”

on January 5, 2013

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Getting our kids to eat their “greens” or “healthy food” is often not only a challenge but a frustrating battle.  There are some things you can do to decrease your frustration with this process and begin empowering them to make THEIR OWN health choices.

Tap into the point of reference of your kids.

Find their “hot buttons”.Image For mainstream kids, most are unfortunately familiar with candy and can relate to something like “skittles” or “starburst”.

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I have come up with a version of a “candy smoothie” that of course has no candy or harmful ingredients in them.

(I REALLY LOVE this smoothie because it’s NOT GREEN in color, but full of superfoods)

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P5There are 2 approaches to making smoothies with kids.

1. Let them be involved with creating it.
This greatly increases the chances they will drink it because they become connected to the creation and they get empowered with respect and ultimately feel “ownership” of the final outcome.

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This is also a great way to prepare smoothies for those kids who freak out on any “foreign” and or green substances in their food supply.

Because this smoothie is so amazingly sweet and yummy, they will almost always love it, but if your kids have a major aversion to the “foreign stuff”, then the  psychological power of perception may overtake the reality of deliciousness.

So, choose how to prepare it based on knowing your own kids.

Here’s the recipe:

” SKITTLE SMOOTHIE”

(Feel free to change the name to fit what your kids are familiar with and can positively connect with)

 Ingredients:

1 cup frozen organic strawberries

1 cup frozen organic wild blueberries

1 frozen banana

3 kale stalks( leaves)

1 – 2 mejool dates

1 tsp chia seeds

1 tsp spirulina

1 cup pomegranate (or other berry flavor GOOD BELLY)

1/2  cup alkaline water

Stevia drops to taste

Directions:

Blend all together in high speed blender

Add more of Any ingredients for desired taste and consistency.

FUN TIP:

I make a little extra and pour into my favorite popsicle molds and freeze for yummy fun “Skittle Pops” for a refreshing treat!

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Dotty Cropped2By: Dotty Hagmier, RN, BSN, CHC

As the president and founder of Moms in Charge and also a mom of three beautiful children, Dotty’s passion is to guide families into a place that will provide them with the best possible choices to raise healthy and vibrant children.

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