Hidden Kale Smoothie

This easy Hidden Kale Smoothie requires only four ingredients. The banana and kiwi provide flavor and sweetness that keep the kale “hidden” and your kids happy. It’s a perfect way to get your kids to eat a leafy green vegetable they might otherwise turn their nose up at.

If you really don’t think your kids will go for kale, try using spinach instead. Or try one of the other smoothie recipes below.

This easy Hidden Kale Smoothie requires only 4 ingredients. The banana and kiwi provide flavor and sweetness that keep the kale "hidden" and your kids happy.

Hidden Kale Smoothie
 
Ingredients
  • 2 bananas
  • 1 kiwi
  • ½ cup kale
  • 15 pieces of ice
Instructions
  1. Begin by chopping your fruit into small chunks.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a blender and mix well or until all large chunks are blended.
  3. Pour into a glass and top with a kiwi slice if desired and enjoy!

More Smoothie Recipes

Smoothies are a great way for you and your kids to eat fresh fruits and vegetables. Here are more smoothie recipes for you to try:

Paleo Peach SmoothieThis Peach Smoothie combines milk, peaches, and orange with “hidden” spaghetti squash and/or zucchini. It also includes cottage cheese for protein.

Paleo Chocolate Cherry SmoothieMilk, cherries, spinach, yogurt, and avocado are combined with cocoa and sweetened with date in this Chocolate Cherry Smoothie

Peanut Butter Banana Back to School Power Smoothie - Dairy FreeHidden in this classic flavor combination – Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie – is pumpkin and avocado.

Very Blueberry SmoothieVery Blueberry Smoothie is simple and easy with banana, yogurt, milk, and blueberries.

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Paleo Peach Smoothie

This Paleo Peach Smoothie celebrates the fresh, bright flavors of summer and gets plenty of nutrition in too with a secret ingredient that you won't taste.By contributing writer Tessa

This Paleo Peach Smoothie celebrates the fresh, bright flavors of summer and gets plenty of nutrition in too. Peaches and nectarines have got to be some of the best stone fruits when they are in season. I can’t get enough of them!

The added nutrition in this smoothie comes from the surprise ingredient – spaghetti squash (or zucchini). The first time I made it, I held my breath waiting to see if it would actually work. They both worked beautifully and totally disappeared into the mix! It is nice to get something besides spinach and leafy greens in sometimes.

This Paleo Peach Smoothie celebrates the fresh, bright flavors of summer and gets plenty of nutrition in too with a secret ingredient that you won't taste.

Paleo Peach Smoothie
Serves: 1
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup any milk, kefir, or water
  • ¾ cup cooked spaghetti squash or some raw zucchini (they are tasteless, promise!)
  • 1 cup frozen peach or nectarine slices (fresh is fine too, but add some ice to cool it off)
  • 1 small orange, peeled, deseeded, and tough parts removed
  • 2 drops lemon essential oil or 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • ¼ cup cottage cheese (protein!)
  • Stevia or honey to taste
  • Optional: handful of spinach
  • Protein Boost: hemp hearts, raw cashews, hydrolyzed gelatin (the kind that does not gel up on you), and protein powders are all options.
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients into blender and process until smooth and creamy.

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Perfect Paleo Pancakes

These Perfect Paleo Pancakes are a nutrient dense, grain-free alternative with healthy fats and protein to offer my kiddos as a nourishing school send-off. By contributing writer Tessa

My kids simply adore pancakes, and honestly, I did too when I was growing up! As this food-conscientious mom knows, pancakes in their normal state aren’t necessarily healthy. I feel strongly about feeding my kids healthy fats and protein at their breakfast meal, so sometimes I have to get a bit creative.

These paleo pancakes came about as another nutrient dense, grain-free alternative to offer my kiddos as a nourishing school send-off. The eggs, kefir, and almond flour all provide healthy fats and protein. If you are not familiar with kefir, it is like a drinkable yogurt. You could use buttermilk instead or some favorite yogurt with enough milk added to make it drinkable. It is good stuff, and in its uncooked state, it also provides loads of healthy probiotics for tummies!

To minimize the amount of pure maple syrup my kids ingest, we often make a berry syrup. They love it just as well, and the amount of sugar is nominal compared to maple syrup by itself.

These Perfect Paleo Pancakes are a nutrient dense, grain-free alternative with healthy fats and protein to offer my kiddos as a nourishing school send-off.

Perfect Paleo Pancakes
Serves: 6
 
Ingredients
  • 4 eggs
  • ¾ cup any allowed milk
  • ½ cup kefir, thinned yogurt, or buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • stevia (16 drops), or 2-3 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice or light vinegar
  • 1¼ cups almond flour (I use Honeyville Brand)
  • ½ cup tapioca flour
  • ½ cup coconut flour (My kids are sensitive to the flavor of coconut so I use cassava flour sometimes too!)
Instructions
  1. Preheat a heavy, large skillet or griddle over medium heat.
  2. While the pan preheats, combine all the liquid ingredients in a blender.
  3. Follow with all the dry ingredients and blend to combine. Let the mixture sit a few minutes to thicken and absorb moisture. Add more of any of the flour to thicken if necessary (different brands of flour absorb different amounts of liquid).
  4. Thoroughly grease your skillet and pour the batter to form 4 - 6 inch pancakes.
  5. Leave undisturbed until bubbles form in the middle, then flip. If they are browning too quickly before this happens, turn your heat down a bit.

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Whole Wheat Pancakes

Whole Wheat Pancakes at The Happy Housewife

These delicious and fluffy pancakes can be made with 100% whole wheat flour. I used 3 cups ground kamut and 1 cup soft white wheat.

These fluffy whole wheat pancakes are better for you than the box mix and only take about 5 minutes to mix up.

Whole Wheat Pancakes
 
Ingredients
  • 3 cups buttermilk
  • 4 eggs
  • ½ cup butter, melted
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon and 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 4 cups whole wheat flour
Instructions
  1. Mix all the liquid ingredients.
  2. Beat for one minute on high.
  3. Mix in sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  4. Slowly mix in flour until batter is smooth but thick.
  5. Cook on a hot (350 degree) buttered griddle.
Notes
This recipe makes enough pancakes for a family of nine. If you aren’t feeding a baseball team, freeze the extra pancakes.

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