Ghoulishly Green Smoothie Recipe – Kid-Friendly

by Maggie on October 30, 2013

Ghoulishly Green Smoothies

Halloween is one of the few times I let my kids indulge in candy. I want to teach them about balance and I think Halloween provides us with a great opportunity to do so.

On Halloween night the kids will go trick or treating, come home, dump all their candy, and we’ll go through it together to pick out the allergy-friendly candies. They’ll get a couple of candies a day, but we make sure they’re also getting lots of water, all of their vitamins, lots of fresh air, rest, and healthy meals and snacks.

After a few days, Pete and I will offer to buy the majority of the candy from them. It worked well last year, fingers crossed it works this year too.

But in the meantime, it’s up to me to make sure they’re nourished, especially on Halloween night. My kids like green smoothies, though they’re not always green. Sometimes they’re purple and sometimes they’re swamp-colored. Regardless, they’re pretty good about slurping them up!

I made sure this one was bright green, in honor of Halloween. My first title was Goblin Guts, but even my kids were grossed out. We decided Ghoulishly Green Smoothie was better!

Ghoulishly Green Smoothies 2

Goulishly Green Smoothie (Kid-Friendly)

  • ¼ cup water
  • ½ cup apple cider (apple juice will work too)
  • 1 tablespoon ground chia
  • ½ cup chopped apple (fresh or frozen)
  • 2 inch frozen banana chunk
  • 1 cup frozen green grapes (organic)
  • ½ cup frozen mango
  • A handful of spinach
  • 1/4 of an avocado (optional)

1. Add all ingredients to your blender and blend until smooth.

Yield: 2 child-sized smoothies

Here are some great Halloween links and recipes:


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Hallie @ Daily Bites October 30, 2013 at 9:25 am

So cute! I would drink this any time of year, sans the spiders of course. :)

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Maggie October 30, 2013 at 3:19 pm

Me too Hallie :)

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Shirley @ gfe & All Gluten-Free Desserts October 30, 2013 at 10:42 am

I love that you grossed your kiddos out, Maggie! Too funny! But I agree that Ghoulishly Green is a better name. ;-) I bet these are delish! Thanks for all the links, too. I had forgotten about some of them. Now that my “little one” is all grown up, I miss the fun of Halloween.

xo,
Shirley

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Maggie October 30, 2013 at 3:19 pm

I know, Halloween is a busy time, but I try hard to slow down and have fun with the kiddies. I know it’s all too brief!
xo

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Kum November 1, 2013 at 3:36 pm

Wow! so many great vegan recipes…

blog :global vegan fare

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Maggie November 2, 2013 at 2:02 pm

Thanks Kum!

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Alisa November 1, 2013 at 3:49 pm

Those are a scary green Maggie! I hope you and the little ones had fun trick or treating!

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Maggie November 2, 2013 at 2:02 pm

Don’t you love the color? Thanks Alisa, they had a great time!
xo

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