Green Dragon

Green Dragon

Need to get your kids to eat their greens? Try mixing up this Green Dragon drink that’s packed with iron-rich baby spinach. It’s so creamy and tasty, the kids won’t even realize they’re eating spinach.

Makes:

2 or 3 Servings

Hands-on time:

5 minutes

Start-to-eat time:

5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 ripe banana
  • 2 cups baby spinach leaves
  • ½ cup milk, plus more if needed
  • ½ cup Greek yogurt (vanilla or plain)
  • 1 tablespoon honey, optional

Kids kitchen skills:

  • measuring

  • operating a blender

Tools:

  • measuring cup

  • blender

  • ice popper molds

Step-by-step

Grown-up steps
  1. Peel the banana and place it in the blender.
  2. Add the milk, yogurt, and spinach leaves.
  3. A grown-up can help younger kids blend the smoothie together until it’s creamy and smooth.
  4. Give it a taste test. If you’d like it sweeter, add a little honey. Blend again.
  5. Pour into glasses and drink right away. Or, pour into pop molds and freeze overnight.

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