Great Tasting Veggie Smoothies for Kids

tomatoWe haven’t really been posting any more recipes of veggie smoothie for kids because I’ve largely been working on the fly. So far, the veggies we’ve managed to successfully incorporate are:

  • baby spinach – fresh spinach works better than frozen spinach. For some reason, frozen spinach has a really “green” taste so you can’t sneak in as much without being discovered.
  • broccoli stems
  • tomatoes – yeah, yeah, this is a fruit, but this is also the only way my son will consume it so it’s included in the dreaded veggie list. It’s probably better to remove the seeds because a high powered blender like a Vitamix will grind up the seeds and you can end up with a very acidic smoothie with a bite.
  • cucumber – also best to remove the seeds.
  • celery
  • carrots

Another veggie you could try adding is beetroot. I reckon that would go in pretty well, too.

Here are the fruits we usually include in our smoothies:

  • blueberries
  • blackberries
  • strawberries
  • raspberries
  • apples
  • oranges
  • bananas
  • grapes

The key to making a successful veggie smoothie that will pass the fussy kid’s tastebuds is to make sure you have certain key ingredients, like:

  • banana
  • grapes (sweet ones)
  • frozen yoghurt or regular flavoured yoghurt
  • honey can be a good additive if you want to sweeten the deal

Other than that, it’s really all down to figuring out the proportions and combinations that will work best with your child.

Happy blending!

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