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9 out of 10 kids loved this shake


I recently hosted an after school enrichment class entitled “Yummy Healthy Shakes”.  My intentions were to teach kids in 3rd through 5th grades that food is consumed to not only taste good but to nourish the body.  I offered a digestive tract worksheet (I heard lots of “yuks”) and a breakdown of carbohydrates fats and proteins for them to consider when making their own shake.  We talked about sugar (I heard lots of disappointing sighs) and how it should be a special treat occasionally not occupy each of their meals.   The “Ughs” came when the half baby kale/salad joined the bananas, peanut butter, unsweetened cocoa and unsweetened almond milk in the blender.  BUT they all (yes even the 10th child who wouldn’t admit it) guzzled their shakes down.  A definite hit!

Here’s the recipe “Chocolate Banana Peanut Butter Shake”:

1 whole banana

1 tblspoon organic peanut butter (straight peanuts, no sugar added)

2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder

1 cup of mixed greens

Enough unsweetened almond/coconut milk to cover 2/3rds of the ingredients in the blender.

Enjoy and be well,


Kale Chips- yummy, easy and kid friendly

 Kale-Chips3The only time my kids ask for Kale is when I make Kale Chips. I love them because they’re packed with Vitamins A,C,K and B6, and magnesium, folate, iron and dietary fiber. And because they are super easy and fast to make.

Organic kale broken into pieces and rinsed
Tossed in olive oil
Place on a baking sheet in a single layer
Top with sea salt or himalayan pink salt
Bake at 350 degrees F for 10 minutes or until the edges of the kale appear brown or turning brown.
Cool for 5 minutes.

Do you bake Kale Chips? Do you offer a variation? I’d love to hear.
As always, be well,