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Baby screaming for a kale smoothie: Infants can like green raw foods!

Just another reminder that an infant in the USA can like raw greens and ‘healthy’ foods. I say USA because most people in the USA claim that kids ‘naturally’ won’t like vegetables. Just get them started early. Eva Luna is 11 months old and sees me drinking green smoothies every morning. Generally, babies want to do what their parental figures and older siblings do. She screams for it if I can’t give it to her fast enough. She is my green baby. THE RECIPE IS BELOW BUT DO NOT GIVE YOUR BABY THE ENTIRE DRINK. I DRANK MOST OF IT.

This smoothie has:

  • 1.5 c chopped Dandelion greens
  • 1 c chopped Lacinato Kale
  • 1″ cube of Fresh Ginger
  • 1/8 c chopped Fresh red peppermint
  • 1 Pinkerton Avocado
  • 1 Pitted date
  • 1.5 tsp Spirulina
  • 1.5 tsp Sol Raiz Maca Root Powder
  • 1/4 c Raw Pumpkin Seeds
  • 25 oz water

Baby girl is a green smoothie addict!

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13 thoughts on “Baby screaming for a kale smoothie: Infants can like green raw foods!

  1. I love it!!

  2. Paula on said:

    Deadly dose of cuteness. Matching green smoothie mustache and t-shirt! :)

    You are so right: the key is introducing kids early on to veggies. My nephews devour vegetables (cucumbers, tomatoes, red peppers especially) as if there was no tomorrow. They will ask for these foods at snack time! And they have no problem eating a broccoli floret after chomping on a piece of chocolate! Among the adults in the family we tease that her kids resemble the kind of mammals who eat their weight several times over in vegetation each day!

    Thanks also for highlighting how ludicrous this pervasive “kids don’t eat vegetables” mantra is. What’s up w/that??!

  3. Question: what is maca powder and what does it do for the body? What does it taste like in your smoothie? On a side, I just want to thank you for this blog and for your honest and critical thoughts. It really helps and inspires me a lot!

  4. Maca powder is amazing. I buy from Sol Raiz. (Not all Macas are the same. I like this brand). http://www.solraizorganics.com/ is where you can learn about Maca, TJ. But here is a quote from their site: Sol Raiz Organics Maca has a nutty flavor that can also be described as malty. Use it to create healthy, delicious smoothies or add it to cereals, tea, coffee, yogurt, or any desserts. Maca powder is a whole food with superfood properties. It is rich in protein as well as essential vitamins and minerals for overall glandular and endocrine alignment. Get on the program and get nature’s perfect balance for your daily intake of vitamins and minerals. “

  5. trudy on said:

    breeze, is there a way to contact you directly? email or? i have a few questions, i’d love your insight on.

  6. Hi Breeze, I LOVE this video! While I don’t have children I was raised eating all veggies. My husband and I plan to start our family soon and I know that greens will be a big part of our child’s diet. Anyways, just thought I’d say hi from Paris as someone that is bringing the leafy green veggie, kale to the City of Lights. (Can you believe they don’t grow, sell or eat kale here?) So I started The Kale Project Paris and I’m working with farmers and restaurants to slowly integrate kale into the the food and market scene. I’d love to interview you sometime for The Kale Project! Send me a note if you’re interested.
    Best,
    Kristen
    http://thekaleproject.com/

  7. We dream of being in community with other juicy families and you are one of them! Thank you for posting this and let’s all move somewhere heavenly tOgether! ;) lol

    May the green continue to grow…

  8. Hi there! Awesome blog btw. Regarding Kale, why don’t you try making some Kale chips? Just throw some seasoning (Not necessary though) and bake Kale for a little bit. I think it’s just one of the most fun ways of getting some solid greens in your diet. Highly recommended.

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