Last year we started growing swiss chard and then added it to our fruit smoothies. The kids love green smoothies and it’s now a favorite after school snack. We concoct ours with whatever fruit we have available. We added in some of our favorite microgreens and swiss chard, but feel free to experiment with any green you have at home or what is available locally. We fortunately have some frozen peaches left that we picked from my sister’s peach trees and used them for this recipe. The image below makes me long for summer days picking more peaches.
Peachy Green Chia Smoothie | also known as our “St. Pat’s Green Machine”
2 c. almond milk
2 T. chia seeds
3 handfuls of chopped swiss chard (with the harder part of the center stalk removed).
1 small handful of microgreens (optional) info on growing microgreens found here.
1 c. roughly chopped peaches (fresh or frozen)
2-3 T. honey
Stir chia seeds into almond milk and let them sit for 5 minutes to allow them to gel. Add all of the ingredients along with chia/almond milk mixture to the blender. The honey can be adjusted depending on the sweetness of your peaches.
Enjoy and feel free to experiment with other fruits and greens.
Next up on our St Patrick’s Day theme is exploring the prism. Prisms are a great way to explore light and the colors of the rainbow and perfect for all ages to experiment with. Here are a few activities to share with your children and an explanation of how they work. Optics4kids also has some great activities for exploring light and color. Colossal featured artist Rashad Alakbarov and the paintings he creates with shadow and light which are inspiring to show the kids as you are exploring the world of rainbows, shadow, and light.
Have fun exploring the rainbow!
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