Getting your children to eat a serving of spinach is easier when it is perfectly blended with other fruits and vegetables.

Parents are often trying different ways to encourage their children to eat nutritious foods. These three green smoothies have been tested and kid approved, for even the pickiest eaters!

When making smoothies, remember to place the liquid in first and place the frozen fruit in last. This will help make sure everything gets blended just right, with no spinach chunks. 🙂

Tropical Green Smoothie

(Recipe from Natasha’s Kitchen)

Truly a kid favorite with the perfect mix of sweet and smooth texture. The coconut milk and spinach make a creamy base plus it’s fueled with flavorful citrus fruits.

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Tropical Green Smoothie

Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 2

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1 banana peeled
  • 1 orange peeled
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen pineapple
  • 2 tsp chia seeds optional

Instructions

  1. Add coconut milk to the blender.
  2. Then add all other ingredients and blend until smooth.

Everything Green Smoothie

(Recipe adapted from Vitamix)

A mildly sweet smoothie with an added measure of creaminess thanks to the avocado.

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Everything Green Smoothies

Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 2

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup water
  • ½ cup Pineapple juice
  • 1 ¾ cup frozen green grapes
  • ½ green pear seeded and halved
  • ½ avocado pitted, peeled
  • ½ cup kale

Instructions

  1. Add water and pineapple juice to the blender.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients, ending with kale.
  3. Blend until smooth.

Perfectly Green Smoothie

(Recipe adapted from Simple Green Smoothies)

For the pickiest eaters, this smoothie has a 99% approval rate! It’s perfectly sweet and delicious.

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Perfectly Green Smoothie

Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 2

Ingredients

  • 2 cups spinach
  • 2 cups coconut water
  • 1 cup mango fresh or frozen
  • 1 cup pineapple fresh or frozen
  • 2 bananas frozen

Instructions

  1. Add coconut water to the blender.
  2. Add all other ingredients, ending with the fruit.
  3. Blend until smooth.

Sometimes you have to be subtle when expanding your child’s palate to vegetables. Smoothies are one of the best ways to introduce unfamiliar foods if your child resists trying new foods.

You can mix up the greens by rotating spinach, kale, romaine, swiss chard, and collards. The possibilities are endless once you start blending. Share your family’s favorite smoothie in the comments!

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