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Your child had a green smoothie in class today!

adventures-junk-food-dude-720x720This is a letter our reader Christy Li, copied us on, when she sent it out to her daughter’s whole classroom. One of my favorite things EVER is when GSG readers reach down to the kids, to educate them about healthy food choices!

Hi Parents,

I am Alexandra’s mom, Christy Li. I wanted to share with you what we did in the classroom today, so that you know what your child is talking about if/when they come home and say, “I want to be like Green Smoothie Guy.” (This means they want more fruits and vegetables in a smoothie!)

I read a book to them today and then demonstrated how to make a yummy smoothie. They were all invited to have a sample. I got lots of this request: “Can I have some more?” My brain is thinking, “Yay, they want more spinach and beets!”

My children and I have been drinking green smoothies for years. So of course, I got super excited about sharing this book I recently purchased, “The Adventures of Junk Food Dude” by Robyn Openshaw. As a mom and as a personal trainer, I love Robyn’s (Green Smoothie Girl’s) website and this children’s book because it provides the education about why and how we can eat & drink healthy food for fuel throughout the day.

strawberry morning smoothieMorning Strawberry Smoothie:

  • 1 scoop chia seeds
  • 1/4 red beet
  • 3 cups spinach
  • 1/2 small cucumber
  • 1 large banana
  • 12 frozen strawberries
  • 1 squirt raw, organic agave nectar
  • 2 cups organic coconut milk
  • 10 ice cubes

avecado ice creamBlend in a quality blender until smooth.

Please let me know if you have any questions and/or if you would like me to come again to have the children sample another smoothie or our ice cream filled with avocado and chard. My kids love their “Peppermint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream” that is really healthy!

Christy Li