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Zombie Brains Breakfast “Ice Cream” (a.k.a. Frozen Spinach Smoothie Recipe)

I love smoothies in the morning and this tasty spinach smoothie recipe is an easy way to get in your fiber, minerals and even proteins to keep you going through the day.

However, even though I make my smoothies with delicious kid-friendly fruit such as bananas and strawberries, my kids will not drink them. So, I experimented with making the smoothies into “ice cream”. My kids love Plants vs. Zombies, so the “ice cream”, which is greenish from the spinach and avocado I add in, has become their Zombie Brains Breakfast Ice-Cream. And now they love them!

Delicious spinach smoothie recipe frozen in brain-shaped silicone molds

Sneaking them into desserts is a sure-fire way to get my kiddos to eat their fruits and veggies. While I don’t get to bake as often as I’d like to I love being able to control the amount of sugar that goes into them. A couple of my favourites are our Zucchini cake with berries recipe and our apple pita pie recipe.

Zombie Brains Breakfast Ice Cream – Spinach Smoothie Recipe!

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Now back to our smoothies!
Strawberries, bananas, spinach, avacados and chia seeds to make a spinach smoothie recipe

Here are my guys enjoying their “ice cream”.

Kids sitting at a table eating smoothie ice cream

Even the littlest one wanted to get in on the action!

*I have only recently learned of all the amazing benefits of chia seeds!  One ounce (approximately 2 tbsps) packs in a whopping 11g of fiber, 4 g of protein, 5g of omega-3 fats all in only 137 calories! I’ve started adding a tbsp of chia seeds to my favorite pancake recipe as well- the kids don’t even notice!

Pile of chia seeds arranged in a heart shape

What tricks do you use to help your kids eat more fruits and veggies?

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Thursday 2nd of July 2015

This is just genius! I'm pinning this to use later. This would also be great for a birthday party, thank you for sharing!

Zan Turner

Wednesday 20th of May 2015

Ha ha...funny! I bet it tasted delish! Thanks for sharing with us at the Home Matters Linky Party! Hope you join us again!

Jane and Sonja

Wednesday 20th of May 2015

:D Thank you for stopping by! It was fun to do- my kids still talk about eating zombie brains!

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