Well, it sort of is. And my kid loves green smoothies, so she’d be happy to drink it any time in any way. But it’s just another version of filling up tiny tummies with lots of vitamin c and healthy nutrients to help them face cold and flu season head on. For us older folk, I use this remedy that I absolutely swear by, and for tiny babes, there is a nice puree here (although they’d be cool with this smoothie on a spoon too).
Lots of vitamin C and antioxidant-rich berries (I use the frozen kind) make up a fair portion of this smoothie, which is boosted by Loving Earth Rainbow Superfood blend (not sponsored!), a mix of Macqui and Acai (antioxidant), gubinge and camu camu (vitamin C), and AFA (protein), which is a pretty simple way of getting the most nutrient bang for your buck. Sometimes I just use Macqui powder, but the result is the same – a purplish hue and a pretty delicious drink!
Immune-boosting purple smoothie for kids
Per person, I’d do:
1 kiwi fruit
1 handful spinach or kale
1 squeeze lemon
1 dollop of organic raw honey (for its antibacterial properties, leave out for little guys under age 1)
1 teaspoon Rainbow Superfood Blend (or another superfood high in vitamin C)
1 cup berries
1 cup coconut water (I use Loving Earth coconut water powder and regular water when I’m out of fresh, or nondairy milk)
And blend for a vitamin C bombshell. Enjoy!
My kids still drink this happily all these years later, and even let me sneak in a few other goodies now and then (like extra probiotics and almond butter for omega 3). It’s easy to whip up daily or every two days, just to keep on top of old and flu season.