It’s not always easy to get a kid to chow down on something healthy. Especially when it’s summertime, and there are so many delicious treats as options. Fortunately, there are some scrumptious healthy smoothies that can help your kids get plenty of vitamins and nutrients, from blended fruits and veggies, and get the taste they love.
Here are five o four favorite healthy smoothie mixes:
- Apple, kale, carrot, ginger juice: This was the first whole juice I made with my daughter. She called it “delicious.” We both liked it but I overdid it on the ginger (having never used it before). Next time I’m going to back off on my estimated amount and I think it’ll be perfect.
- Carrot, pineapple smoothie: I’ve tried this in different variations as a juice but I think it makes a fabulous smoothie. My daughter loves pineapple and carrots and they taste great together.
- Beet, carrot, apple, orange juice: I kind of made this one up with a variation of combo a friend suggested by adding beet. This was definitely our prettiest one to date. We only used 1/4beet, several carrots, a couple apples and a couple oranges. The beet made the juice a pretty color, and she loved it as a Popsicle later. I made this again with a bit of orange juice and it was absolutely perfect!
- Apple celery juice: This is one Ihaven’t had a chance to try myself yet but the simplicity of it, and positive reviews makes it quite appealing.
- Cucumber, apple juice: Another simple but great option. I love the fresh taste of cucumber, and my daughter was happy to try it for the first time while making this juice. I imagine with crushed ice it would taste great as a smoothie as well. We’ll have to try that next!
Keep a few things to in mind when you’re making smoothies with your kids. Add in ice or frozen fruits to make it nice and cold. Sometimes my kids and I enjoy freezing the leftovers in Popsicle molds to enjoy as a snack in a hot afternoon. If you want to make a juice version for your kids, with less ice, you can dilute the mixes with water using a 1:1 ratio. You’ll also save your produce longer that way.
Finally, don’tbe scared to try something new! I find I enjoy adding pineapple to almost everything. Soon you’ll be on your way to making a delicious drink you’re more than happy to share with your little ones.
What’s your favorite healthy smoothie mix to share with your kids?