The kiddos love smoothies with breakfast. I love hiding vegetables in them. Usually dark leafy greens, because they pack in a respectable amount of calcium, and as a dairy free household I'm always looking to get enough calcium into their growing bodies.
No spinach today! I was out, but this ad hoc smoothie came out fantastically, so I thought I'd share.
Happy Morning Smoothie
1 large orange, peeled and seeded
1 large carrot, cut into 1 inch chunks
1/2 large apple, seeds and core removed
1/2 cup frozen cubed butternut squash
2 medjool dates- optional, this adds sweetness
1/2 inch of fresh ginger (I'd use more, but the kids think it's spicy!)
1/2-1 cup apple cider to blend
Add all ingredients to blender, starting with 1/2 cup of apple cider. Blend on high until smooth. If it is too thick, add more cider as needed to achieve desired consistency.