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Creative recipes but my kids just don't like them that much
on May 25, 2013
I was very excited about this book and have thought about buying it for a long time. I have been making the more typical smoothie recipes for my kids but I wanted to branch out and try to get some greens into their smoothies. I found a couple of the recipes from this book on the web to try out first and tried them on my kids. I received a lukewarm response from the kids but I really wanted to love this book so I bought it anyway. I will admit we have only made a handful of the recipes from the book so far but each smoothie has been mediocre tasting at best. My kids just won't drink more than a few sips. I am using my Vitamix high powered blender so that is not the problem. And my kids do love some clean smoothies I have been making (e.g. Blueberries, milk and banana or pineapple, mango and coconut water or just plain strawberries and water/ice with a little agave). I just wanted to take it up a notch in terms of variety and health. Perhaps it is just my kids who are being picky but even I don't particularly enjoy the recipes from the book all that much so I cannot blame them (and I am a huge green juice fan who juices at home too). Kudos to the author for the unique recipes though. And I will keep trying a few more recipes....