Vegetable Smoothie Recipes

These fruit and vegetable smoothie recipes are the perfect plan for getting kids to eat vegetables. Whether or not you decide to TELL your kids about the veggies, they'll think they're getting a treat! And they really ARE getting a treat... it just happens to be a healthy treat!

"Green Smoothies" are a terrific way to sneak a few vegetables into your child's diet! Make purely fruit smoothies a few times so the kids grow to LOVE them. Then, start experimenting with adding a vegetable here and there. Carrots or baby carrots are a natural to start with. They grind up to pure liquid and the taste goes well with apples and many other fruits.

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Depending on your kids and how open-minded they are about healthy eating, you may need to try a few tricks: Add a carrot or other veggie and then tell them about it afterwards. Even better, ask them FIRST if they like the smoothie you just made them. Then, ask if they notice anything different from the usual smoothies. Then, tell them how proud you are of them that they tried and LIKED something new that happens to be healthy! Remind them that eating healthy helps them grow big and strong (or tall and thin depending on your child's preference.) For my boys, it always helps to point out that the healthier they are, the faster they'll be able to run. Not sure why, but THAT'S what works for them!

If your kids will protest to the sneaky approach, then go ahead and tell them you're adding a new, healthy ingredient and see if they can guess what it is from tasting it: Play "Name that veggie" and see which kid figures out what vegetable you've "hidden" in the smoothie. You can even let one of your kids in on it and have them help you make it for the others. Then, alternate the next day and try a different vegetable.

If you've never made smoothies before, see our How to make smoothies page for a quick lesson.

Here are some of our favorite, easy fruit and vegetable smoothie recipes:


This simple green smoothie is about as easy as it gets!

Simple Green Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 2 pears (cored and sliced or chopped - as ripe as possible)
  • 2 cups fresh Spinach leaves

Steps:

  1. Place all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth
  2. Enjoy.

Banana Carrot Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 1 Banana (ripe is best - frozen if desired)
  • 1 cup Apple Juice (or apple slices and water)
  • 1-2 cups Baby Carrots (or chopped carrots)
  • 1 cup Plain Non-Fat Yogurt (or any yogurt you like)

Steps:

  1. Place all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth
  2. Enjoy.

Green Slime Smoothie

(Trust me, you or I might be turned off, but kids will LOVE the idea of eating slime!)

Ingredients:

  • 1 Banana, cut in chunks
  • ½ Apple, cored and chopped or sliced
  • 1 cup White Grapes
  • 1 cup Fat-Free Vanilla Yogurt (or Plain Yogurt and ¼ teaspoon vanilla)
  • 1-2 cups fresh Spinach Leaves

Steps:

  1. Place all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth
  2. Enjoy.

Green Smoothie Tips

  • ANY fruit smoothie recipe can be made "green" (into a fruit and vegetable smoothie.) Try adding a little spinach or other green, leafy vegetable to your favorite fruit smoothie recipe.
  • The trick is to start with the fruit and add the greens to taste.
  • Start teaching your kids early that "green is good." Read them "Green Eggs and Ham" if you have to and then dare them to try it!

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Do you have any great vegetable smoothie recipes - or any ways you've managed to sneak vegetables into a fruit smoothie without your kids protesting? Please Share!

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1cup chopped kale 1 banana 2 cups of strawberries 1 cup apple juice Blend well serve cold!!! :)

Banana Berry 
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Pat's favorote health smoothie 
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Purple Mango 
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We started trying to think of creative ways to incorporate greens into our diet, this spinach berry smoothie recipe is one that we found to be pretty good! …

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