My kids are not always fans of drinking herbal teas. This hibiscus smoothie is simple, full of herbs and they have no clue that they are consuming tea.
Smoothies are a great, kid friendly way to get healthy foods into your kids. They are fun and because they are blended, you can throw lots of things in there to up the vitamins and minerals for your children.
Often times yogurt and water are used as a base for a smoothies, which is great, but instead of using water, how about herb rich tea?
Herbs are great at adding vitamins and minerals to our diets but I know my kids aren’t the only ones that don’t want a cup of tea. So, I started using herbal tea as a liquid in my smoothie blends. It would be pretty rare for my kids to turn down a smoothie!
Smoothies are a great way to let your kids help in the kitchen as well. Let them be a part of it, have them pick out what they want to try in it. My kids have come up with some awful tasting smoothies (shhh, don’t tell them I said that!) but they slurp them down like they are gold because they are excited that they made it.
This particular smoothie is a favorite of mine to give the boys for a good boost of vitamin C! They love anything citrus so between the orange, berries and hibiscus tea, they are getting a nice boost. For them, smoothies are even quite soothing when they aren’t feeling well.
- 1 cup of brewed hibiscus tea
- 1 cup of mixed frozen berries
- 1 orange (part of peel included if you have a high powdered blender)
- ½ tbsp of raw honey or black strap molasses
- Optional: ¼ cup steamed spinach
- Blend until smooth
We often have smoothies in the morning as a side to our eggs for breakfast. What a great way to start the day, a vitamin and mineral rich smoothie. (Plus, I’ll add some steamed greens so they are even getting a serving of veggies in right off the bat!)
This post is a part of a series for Month of Tea, if you follow me on social media I’m posting many links from other bloggers. If you missed it, last week I had a mineral balancing tea blend and relaxing tea blend, perfect to keep you warm this winter.
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