Hulk SMASH Smoothie #SundaySupper

After a long summer break, all three of my children (ages 12, 9, and 4) start school tomorrow. My youngest starts his first day of preschool. *gulp* No more fun in the sun, lazy days of summer. It’s back to the back to school grind.

Hulk SMASH Smoothie

With two night owls and three picky eaters with three different tastes in food, I dread the back to school morning routine. I can already see my children hiding their faces in the crooks of their arms refusing to wake up and eat breakfast.

That’s why smoothies make the best the breakfasts. Even my most tired, “I’m not hungry” kid will slurp down a smoothie. Plus smoothies made with fresh fruit, veggies and chia seeds are full of Omega-3s, vitamins, fiber and antioxidants to power kids’ brains and bodies for a busy school day.

I first created this monster green smoothie over the summer. With training for a marathon in the heat of the summer, I began to feel rundown and sluggish. I realized resulted from a lack of iron. So, I experimented with green smoothies to help with my energy levels.  Rich with superfoods like kale and chia seeds, I called it a “superhero smoothie” to encourage my four year old to try this bright green colored smoothie.

Hulk SMASH Smoothe

My oldest daughter said, “It’s not a superhero smoothie. It’s a Hulk SMASH smoothie.”  From that moment on, the name stuck. Hulk SMASH Smoothie the perfect name for a breakfast smoothie that packs a punch!

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Hulk SMASH Smoothie

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 3 minutes

Serving Size: 4

A monster green smoothie made with kale, mango, banana and chia seeds serves a breakfast full Omega-3s, vitamins, fiber and antioxidants to power kids’ brains and bodies for a busy school day.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh kale or spinach, chopped
  • 1 banana
  • 1 fresh mango, sliced (or 1 cup frozen)
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 2 Tbsp chia seeds
  • ½ cup pineapple juice
  • 2 cups ice

Instructions

  1. Toss all the ingredients into blender and blend on a high speed for about 3 minutes or until smooth and creamy. Serve with toast or a side of scrambled eggs for extra protein.
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This week’s Back to School #SundaySupper event is being hosted by Tammi of Momma’s Meals with help from host-in-training Gwen of Simply Healthy Family. Thank you to Tammi and Gwenn for leading this outstanding recipe list of Back to School lunches, after school snacks, sweet treats  and quick & easy meals for busy school nights.

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Denise

From start to finish, Denise is Run DMT, a Tampa Bay marathon mom on the run trying to maintain an easy pace through it all between races and raising three beautiful, brilliant children (ages 13, 9, 4). In 2007, I discovered a passion for running and in February 2015, I completed my tenth marathon, however, I continue to train for a variety of races and triathlons. In my spare time, I founded Tampa Bay Bloggers, a hyperlocal blogging network.

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22 comments

  1. Liz says:

    What a delicious way to start the day! I should have made smoothies for my youngest when he was in high school…he had a tendency to sleep through his alarm clock and would grab his breakfast to eat while driving to school :/ Good luck to your baby starting preschool!!!

  2. Nichole says:

    I love the recipe title, Denise. How cute and I mean how can any kid (um, or adult?) deny, right? Good luck getting all three kiddos up and at it this week!

  3. Lisa says:

    This looks so delicious – The mango and the pineapple and all that ice makes me think of the caribbean. I look forward to trying this. Thanks!

  4. elyons58 says:

    When I read your recipe for the first time, I was a little bit scared that it’s not enough for breakfast for my child. So I checked it on http://happyforks.com/analyzer. I use this website when I want to get to know nutritional information. And now I’m suprised. One portion has 175 kcal and almost 6g of protein. It’s absolutely great way to give extra energy for child who are always late, much better than unhealthy, processed snacks.

    • Denise says:

      Thank you for sharing that link with me. I love great resources like that!

      For the record, I will often serve a smoothie with scrambled eggs or a slice of toast to make sure my kids are getting extra good carbs and protein. Also, I have made this with Greek yogurt to add some extra protein. One cup of Greek yogurt will add an extra 20 grams of protein to this overall recipe.

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