OHbaby! nutrition expert Anna Hansen shares her favourite smoothie and snack recipes for busy mums and energetic kids.
There are few easier and yummier ways to get in some extra serves of fresh goodness than a smoothie. These smoothie recipes are dairy free but if you are a lover of milk simply swap out the coconut water or almond milk for regular milk. A good tip is to peel and cut-up some banana and store in a container in the freezer, ready to go when the smoothie craving strikes.
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This is an affordable, delicious pesto full of green goodness and healthy fats. It’s great when you are breastfeeding as it adds protein, omega 3 fatty acids, antioxidants and vitamin C to a snack.
If garlic is problematic for your baby, simply omit the garlic from this recipe.
1 or 2 generous handfuls of kale (washed, chopped, stalks removed)
Simply place all ingredients into a high powered food processor and blend until the desired consistency is reached.
Add only three tablespoons of lemon juice and half the salt initially. Taste test after blending and add the rest of the lemon juice and salt if needed.
Place into a glass jar and store in the fridge for 3-5 days.
Enjoy the pesto on a wholemeal cracker or slice of sourdough bread with a sliced boiled egg and a few slices of tomato.
For a nut free version, 1/3 cup pumpkin seeds can replace the walnuts.
• Dairy free, gluten free.