So the month is almost up but I’ve got to tell you… green smoothies can have a magical effect on small children. I’m not kidding. It happened to us!
This morning I was greeted by my five year old son and a discussion about breakfast… it went something like this:
Me: “Good Morning, Sweetheart. We are going to have breakfast soon.”
My big boy: “Mommy, can I have a chocolate smoothie?”
* It just so happened that the green smoothie of the day WAS a chocolate (green) smoothie. See! The MAGIC!
Me: “Of course, sweet pea!” (Trying to contain my excitement.)
* This smoothie also had spinach, hemp seeds, chia seeds along with the goodies of a frozen banana, raw cacao powder and medjool dates.
THEN… MORE magic… In comes my little two year old…
My little boy: “Mommy, I want a cho-co-late smoooothie, toooo.”
So over to the blender I go… I blend up a double batch. I’m thinking it’s looking a little on the green side, but i don’t let on. 😉
I serve it up… my little guy goes “Mommy… this smoothie is green.” Leave it to the littlest one to call me out on it. :S
Me: “Yes it is sweetheart, but it’s a chocolate smoothie… try it.” (fingers crossed)
And they both sipped merrily away!
Success! MAGIC! Something green, great and divine.
I guess the cool thing that I see repeatedly, not only in my own family but in the family lives of my patients, too, is that doing something healthy everyday around your family can eventually have a trickle effect. I can pique curiosity. It starts to become routine. And it might even be something that everyone tries. That’s the magic of the simple healthy things we do. They have a stealthy quality to them… so unassuming… but they have the ability to sneak in and before you know it… your kids are drinking green smoothies with you! 🙂