Smoothie recipes that are healthy & somewhat kid friendly?

Discussion in 'Eating Healthy' started by KY*Figment, Sep 12, 2011.

  1. KY*Figment

    KY*Figment DIS Veteran

    Dec 12, 2008
    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?
  2. moonbill2002

    moonbill2002 Earning My Ears

    Jul 9, 2011
    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).
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  4. Mariannekay

    Mariannekay Now, think of the happiest things. It's the same a

    Jan 18, 2008
    I drink this yummy smoothie daily:

    10 oz almond milk
    1 scoop vanilla soy protein powder
    1 banana
    1/2 c blueberries
    Handful of spinach
    2 tsp apple cider vinegar
    Ice (8 to 10 cubes)

    Very filling and tastes great!
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  5. njcarita

    njcarita DIS Veteran

    Jul 30, 2003
    i buy the Jamba ones that are frozen and u add juice and blend in blender....... we love them..............
  6. ironpig70

    ironpig70 DIS Veteran

    Nov 29, 2004
    All mine would be 2 servings

    My favorite is

    cup of milk
    cup of plain non fat yogurt
    peanut butter
    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.
  7. irishsymphony

    irishsymphony Earning My Ears

    Jul 15, 2013
    I juice daily using Jason Vale juices.

    Will put up some of his recipies later :)
  8. sarah4770

    sarah4770 DIS Veteran

    Aug 8, 2005
    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.
  9. Heather Dapple

    Heather Dapple Earning My Ears

    Aug 24, 2013
    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 ;)
  10. LifeTheDisneyWay14

    LifeTheDisneyWay14 Earning My Ears

    Aug 27, 2013
    If you use fresh (not frozen!) baby spinach and just throw in a handful or two into a fruit smoothie, you really can't taste it!

    I typically do:

    * 2 handfuls fresh baby spinach
    * 2 frozen bananas (chopped before freezing)
    * berries of choice
    * milk of choice

    It's healthy, delicious, and gets in tons of vitamins and minerals without any junk!
  11. pigletliz

    pigletliz DIS Veteran

    Apr 28, 2001
    Handful of spinach or kale
    1 banana
    frozen pineapple
    Berries (usually strawberry or blueberry)
    scoop of beet powder
    almond milk
  12. Snow White 77

    Snow White 77 Earning My Ears

    Jun 24, 2010
    My problem is my thyroid. Can't do raw veggies. Any smoothies with cooked veggies that are low cal and good?

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