A few years ago, I was concerned my kids weren’t getting enough veggies and fruits in their diet. But just like for most parents out there, it was a struggle for me to get them to eat their veggies.
It was exhausting, exasperating and made me want to give up…or throw lots of bribes their way. It was clear I had to rethink my methods.
#1 Method – Juice It!
I like to use my Nutri-Bullet and make a smoothie. It whips it up and effectively juices the fruits and veggies–and I still get the fiber. The biggest benefit to using my smaller juicer/blender is that I don’t have to make a big batch of this awesome Popeye Juice. Just add the greens so that it’s half the blender cup. The other half will have the fruit and flax oil. Finally top it all off with spring water (about 1 cup) so that you get your desired smoothie consistency. Enjoy!
Here’s our recipe for Popeye Juice. It’s a big hit with my kids. Have some fun with it, experiment, and change it up to the tastes of your family. The recipe produces a big batch smoothie-wise, so use less ingredients for smaller portions. And use organic produce.
Popeye Juice Recipe
- 4 C Spinach
- 4 C Collard Greens
- 4 C Kale
- 2 C Dandelion Greens (or Beet Greens)
- Flax oil
- 2 Bananas
- 1 C Mango, frozen
- 2 C Fresh Pineapple Chunks
Optional: 1 Tsp Stevia (sweeteners…substitute with honey, maybe honey and stevia)
If using a blender, combine all ingredients and blend until well incorporated.