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It’s summer time and families are on the go! Smoothies are a healthy choice and a great way to make sure your family is getting their fruits and vegetables! These nutrient dense smoothies are quick and easy to throw together with fresh ingredients from local famers’ markets or grocery stores. Fresh produce should be your first ingredient; be sure to rinse and remove all stems and seeds before blending. You have the flexibility to use any type of milk or milk substitute you wish, such as almond or coconut milk. Just be cautious with flavored versions, as they can add an extra sweet taste to your smoothie! Adding yogurt to a smoothie helps to make it thicker and adds a bit of healthy probiotics to your concoction. Have fun in the kitchen with your kids, mixing and blending to find your favorite flavor!

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Green Machine

1 cup green tea, chilled

½ cup loosely packed cilantro

1 cup kale

1 cup pineapple

squeeze of lemon juice

1 tbsp. fresh ginger, grated

½ avocado

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Kale is high in fiber, iron, calcium and Vitamins K, A, and C. It is a great detox food and helps to keep your liver healthy.  

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Berry Delicious

1 cup vanilla almond milk 

½ cup spinach

½ cup Greek yogurt

½ cup frozen blueberries

½ cup frozen raspberries

½ cup frozen strawberries

Looking for a good way to sneak a veggie into your child’s diet? The berries in this smoothie hide the spinach perfectly! 

 

Fancy Flamingo

1 cup vanilla coconut milk

3 cups seedless watermelon

½ cup Greek yogurt

1 banana

1 tbsp. honey

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Tropical Tango

2 cups fresh pineapple

1 banana

½ cup coconut milk

1 spring fresh mint

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Orange-ragous! 

½ cup vanilla almond milk 

1 cup orange juice

1 orange

1 carrot

2 ripe bananas

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Jazz up the flavor by using another juice such as mango or pineapple!