I'm not a huge fan of serving bottled and canned juices to kids because they're usually packed with sugar and fillers. If your kids love juice - Kenya certainly does - this is a great replacement to what you would buy in the grocery store because it's like a meal in a glass. But it's juice. How is this possible, you may ask?
I'm totally aware that just the thought of collard green juice will make most of you nauseous. I get it - most of us don't even cook collard greens to eat, let alone to drink. The best part of this juice besides the nutritional value from the greens is the gorgeous bright green color of the juice - we may find this an unusual color for a beverage, but if your kids are young enough, it's actually fun for them to have green juice. Collard greens are packed with vitamin C, soluble fiber and contain multiple nutrients with anti-cancer properties. It has also been known to help with bronchitis and blood circulation problems. Collard greens are available year round, but they're at their best from January to April.
I made the recipe on a total lark and Kenya was instantly addicted. I'm not kidding.
Super Green Juice (3-4 Servings)
1 1/2 Cups Collard Greens, coarsely chopped Juice of a large Lemon 2-3 Tbsp Agave, or to taste 2 Cups Water
1. Place all the ingredients into a blender and mix on high for 1 minute. 2. Drink and enjoy.
Catherine McCord is a model, actress and mother-of-two. She launched Weelicious in 2007, providing a solution to parents' hectic lives by showing them how to cook recipes that are kid-friendly, quick and nutritious. With a background at New York City's prestigious Institute of Culinary Education, and a passion for food, Catherine has developed recipes that appeal to a range of ages - from infants starting on solid foods, to school kids and adults. Weelicious focuses on educating kids and involving them in the process with how-to cooking videos featuring her 3-year-old son, Kenya, and 1-year old daughter, Chloe. With a new recipe or tip debuting daily, Weelicious is a wealth of information for parents, and a visual delight for foodies of any age.