5 Smoothies That Will Have Your Kids Drinking Their Greens And Loving It Too! 

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Put something green in front of children and watch their faces scrunch up in total disgust! So how do we get them to eat those healthy greens? Two ways. Juice it. And add it with something they like!

Here are 5 super healthy green smoothies that your kids are sure to love!

1. Strawberry Pomegranate Green Smoothie
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Ingredients (Pink Layer):

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries (or fresh!)
  • 1/2 cup coconut water (from a can of coconut milk, cream skimmed)

Ingredients (Green Layer):

  • 1 cup fresh spinach
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1/4 cup pomegranate
  • 1/4 cup coconut water (from a can of coconut milk, cream skimmed)

Directions:

Place all ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth. Pour into glasses, add toppings if desired, and serve with a straw

2.Fruity Green Smoothie:

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Ingredients:

Fruits (2-3cups)

  • Banana
  • Strawberry
  • Pitted cherries
  • Oranges
  • Avocado
  • Pineapple
  • Pears
  • Apple
  • Blue
  • Grapes

Liquid (2-3cups)

  • Water
  • Coconut water
  • Raw almond milk
  • Raw cashew milk

Greens (4-5cups)

  • Kale
  • Spinach
  • Green cabbage
  • Red cabbage
  • Lettuce
  • Collard greens
  • Turnip greens

Herbs(a handful)
Like mint, coriander, parsley and basil.

Directions:

First add 2 to 3 cups of chopped fruit and 2 to 3 cups of liquid. Then blend until smooth. If you are adding a lot of avocado you may need up to 4 cups of liquid. Then add your greens and herbs. Blend again until super smooth. Taste and add more tangy fruit like citrus if the smoothie tastes bitter, or add more greens if it is too mild; and blend again.

Store any leftover smoothie in a covered glass jar in your refrigerator for up to 2 days, or freeze in popsicle molds for a fun frozen treat!

3.Vegan Mango-Coconut Green Smoothie:

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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup fresh washed spinach leaves, packed (I generally use packaged, pre-washed baby spinach)
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen mango cubes
  • 1/2 medium banana
  • 3/4 cup light canned coconut milk (can substitute almond milk, but the end result might not be as creamy and won’t taste coconutty)
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup ice cubes

Additional Options:

  • 1 tablespoon coconut butter (this adds a bit more more coconut flavor plus fiber and a little protein)
  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseeds (these add some more fiber plus omega-3 fatty acids and a little protein)
    Chopped mango or coconut for topping

Directions:

Place all ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth. Pour into glasses, add toppings if desired, and serve with a straw.

4. Peanut Butter and Jelly Green Smoothie:

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Ingredients:

  • One individual serving container (5-6 oz.) of your favorite vanilla or berry-flavored Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen berries of choice OR ½ c frozen berries and half of a banana (fresh or frozen, cut into chunks)
  • 1 Tbsp peanut butter or 2 Tbsp powdered peanut butter or peanut flour
  • ½-3/4 cup milk of choice (I like unsweetened almond milk), based on your preferred thickness
  • Handful of leafy greens (baby spinach, kale, etc.)
  • Small handful of ice cubes

Directions:

Combine all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

5.Green Apple Smoothie:

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Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup dates
  • 2 Granny Smith apples (cored)
  • 2 cups water (almond milk works too)
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 cup ice
  • ½ tsp Cinnamon
  • Pinch of nutmeg

Directions:

Blend all ingredients in the blender until smooth. Add more ice if needed.

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