Good morning! I hope you all had a great weekend. After a long week of cloudy and rainy weather, we finally enjoyed some sunshine on Saturday and Sunday. There’s nothing like being cooped up with two energetic kids all week in the summer, so we took full advantage of the sunshine and headed to the pool this weekend.
Luke’s my daring one who wants to jump off the diving board all. day. long. while Meghan declared she’s never jumping off the diving board. Isn’t it fun to see the personality differences of siblings?
We don’t have a pool at our house, but if we did this would be a smoothie I’d drink poolside. It’s light and refreshing with sweet and sour notes and is packed with nutrition. It’s a healthy green smoothie you’ll want to drink all summer long, whether you’re at the pool or in your backyard.
This recipe makes a huge batch, but since it’s so light (only about 115 calories per serving) you won’t have trouble finishing it. Both Meghan and Luke enjoyed this smoothie and I wasn’t sure if they would because it isn’t as sweet as some smoothies I make. It was fun to talk to them about how it has both sweet and sour flavors. I think it’s great to give kids the words they need to describe flavors and this smoothie gives a great opportunity to do that. I hope your family enjoys it, too!
Sweet and Sour Green Smoothie
Makes 3 Smoothies
1 cup coconut water or regular water (use less for a thicker smoothie)
1 cup pineapple cubes
1 cup green grapes
1 granny smith apple, cut into chunks
1 loosely packed cup kale that’s been torn into small pieces (spinach will work, too)
1 cup ice
Put all ingredients into your blender and blend until smooth. I use a Vita-Mix blender; if your blender is not very powerful you may want to peel your apple first. Enjoy!