We recently purchased a bag of kiwis and were chowing down on a couple as a mid-morning snack. My daughter started taking her sliced kiwi and strawberries and dunking them in her water because, well, that's toddler life.
"Ooh mom it tastes like fruity ice cream - let's make a shake."
Shake = smoothie for a toddler.
DING DING DING! Invitation for this mom to make a new recipe and secretly feed my kid hidden greens. Score!
The key to this smoothie is to use coconut water, like my daughter suggested, which I thought was brilliant. Almond milk is usually my go to liquid, but something about coconut water makes this extra hydrating and light which feels so refreshing on a hot day.
Not a fan of coconuts? Regular filtered water would be great too with a squeeze of lemon to bring in an extra flavor. Enjoy!
Strawberry Kiwi Smoothie
- 1 kiwi, peeled
- 1/2 banana, peeled
- 1 cup strawberries
- 1 large handful spinach
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1.5 cups coconut water
- 3-4 ice cubes
1. Add all ingredients to a blender. Blend on high for about 30 seconds or until pureed and smooth.