View Full Version : Smoothie recipes that are healthy & somewhat kid friendly?
09-12-2011, 09:19 PM
My DH & I are Pooh size but wanting to get healthy. We have been eating better than in the past & exercising more. DH is far more dedicated than me. My oldest DD has been difficult so we are trying to clean up all of our diets. I bought a Ninja, today along w/ the fixings to make smoothies. Do any of you have any recipes? Maybe some to camouflage vegetables? Both DD are not big on veggies so I am trying to disguise them. We have cut meat out of our diet. We do eat fish & some dairy and eggs. We changed from milk to soy. I introduced flax seed tonight by cooking it on the fish. They didn't notice. So, back to the smoothies, any suggestions?
09-13-2011, 01:20 AM
I put 2 cups of spinach or kale in all my smoothies and you can't taste it AT ALL. Swear! It turns my chocolate/peanut butter/banana smoothie an odd green color but you can't taste it. For that one, I use a scoop of chocolate protein powder (I use Jay Robb because it's the only one that uses Stevia...we don't use any artificial sweetener in our house), a tablespoon of organic peanut butter, 4 oz of organic almond milk or coconut milk (not the kind out of a can but I use So Delicious - Jillian Michael from the Biggest Loser's brand), and 1/2 banana. Then I toss in 1/3 cup of frozen Earthbound organic spinach (I buy it from Costco) but you can use 2 cups of fresh.....1/3 of frozen is equivalent to 2 cups. Throw in a few ice cubes to taste and blend. I also do smoothies with blueberries, mangos, raspberries, strawberries, etc. Whatever I feel like and then throw in 2 cups of spinach or kale. The taste is hidden by the other ingredients so I'm getting in some veggies. All 3 of my kiddos love them (ages 15, 11, and 3).
06-20-2013, 03:32 PM
I drink this yummy smoothie daily:
10 oz almond milk
1 scoop vanilla soy protein powder
1/2 c blueberries
Handful of spinach
2 tsp apple cider vinegar
Ice (8 to 10 cubes)
Very filling and tastes great!
07-04-2013, 03:31 PM
i buy the Jamba ones that are frozen and u add juice and blend in blender....... we love them..............
07-07-2013, 06:02 PM
All mine would be 2 servings
My favorite is
cup of milk
cup of plain non fat yogurt
chocolate milk powder
then I'll do
frozen strawberries, blueberries, blackberries
or go tropical
canned pineapple, banana and a whole orange
I have yet to try and get veggies into mine just fruit.
07-16-2013, 12:02 PM
I juice daily using Jason Vale juices.
Will put up some of his recipies later :)
07-31-2013, 11:08 PM
I just usually do lowfat vanilla or plain yogurt with tsp of vanilla and splenda if needed, ice and fruit. i could never really get into juicing vegetables... maybe carrot juice?
for veggies try quiona stuffed portabellas or peppers topped with just a tiny bit of goat cheese or else 'oven fried' eggplant. very satisfying.
08-25-2013, 11:08 PM
I love smoothies!
I like using non fat vanilla yogurt as a "base". And for fruit I like fresh, in season fruit, I like at least two fruits in my smoothie.
" strawberries & bananas
" strawberries & blueberries
" peaches & bananas
" raspberries & blueberries
And of course add some ice.
After I'm done making it I like to put whipped cream on the top ;)
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