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Healthy Shake and Smoothie Recipes

written by: Diana Cooper • edited by: BStone • updated: 2/2/2011

Learn how you can get your kids to eat more fruits and vegetables in their daily diet. Find delicious and healthy shake and smoothie recipes they are sure to like!

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    Healthy Shake and Smoothie Recipes

    Healthy Smoothie Recipes (strawberry, kiwi & banana) Making shakes and smoothies are great ways to include more fruits and vegetables in your child's diet. The following healthy recipes are abundant in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants:

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    Peach/Raspberry Smoothie

    • Combine 1/2 cup of low-fat peach yogurt, 1 cup of frozen raspberries (unsweetened), and 3/4 cup of pure orange juice in a blender. Blend well and serve immediately. Makes 1 serving.

    Peanut Butter/Banana Shake

    • Blend 1 cup of low-fat milk, 1 tablespoon of natural peanut butter, 1/2 cup of frozen banana slices, 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon, and 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla until smooth and creamy. If desired, sprinkle some sweet cocoa powder on top after pouring. This healthy recipe makes 1 serving.

    Strawberry/Kiwi Smoothie

    • Blend 1/2 cup of vanilla frozen yogurt, 6 strawberries, 1 kiwi, 1 banana, and 3/4 cup of pure pineapple/orange juice. Makes 2 servings.

    Spinach/Apple Smoothie

    • In a blender, add 1 6-ounce container of vanilla yogurt, 1 1/2 cups of fresh spinach leaves, 1/2 apple, 1 banana, and 1 cup of grapes. Blend until smooth. Makes 2 servings.

    Mango Shake

    • Combine 3/4 cup of non-fat plain yogurt, 1 small mango, 1/3 cup of pure orange juice, and 2 ice cubes in a blender. Blend well and serve this delicious and healthy drink immediately. Makes 1 serving.

    Banana/Walnut Shake

    • Place 1/2 cup of low-fat vanilla yogurt, 1 frozen banana, 1/4 cup of chopped walnuts, and 1-2 tablespoons of honey in a blender and mix well. This simple recipe makes 2 servings.

    Carrot/Apple Smoothie

    • Blend 6 ounces of plain frozen yogurt, 2 cups of carrot juice, 1/2 cup of apple juice, and 1 banana. Makes 2 servings.

    Cantaloupe Smoothie

    • Blend 1/2 cup of low-fat yogurt, 2 tablespoons of nonfat dry milk, 1/4 cantaloupe, 1 frozen banana, 1 1/2 tablespoons of concentrated frozen orange juice, 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla, and 2 teaspoons of honey until smooth. Makes 1 serving.

    Pineapple/Coconut Shake

    • Blend 1 cup of low-fat milk, 1/2 cup of pure coconut milk, 1 1/2 cups of chopped pineapple, and 10 ice cubes. Makes 2 servings.

    Pumpkin Smoothie

    • Blend 1/2 cup of vanilla yogurt, 1/2 cup of pumpkin puree, 3/4 cup of frozen pineapple chunks, 1 1/2 cups of pure orange juice, 1 graham cracker, 2 tablespoons of brown sugar, and 1/2 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice. Pour into a glass and sprinkle some cinnamon on top. Makes 2 servings.

    Kale/Pineapple Smoothie

    • Add 1/2 cup of low-fat vanilla yogurt, 2 cups of fresh kale (firmly packed), 1 cup of frozen unsweetened pineapple chunks, and 1 1/2 cups of pure pineapple juice in a blender and blend well until smooth. Makes 2 servings.

    The above healthy shake and smoothie recipes are not for kids only. It is also a great way for adults to meet their daily requirements of fruits and vegetables.

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    Photo Credit

    Photo by Sunshine Hanan/Flickr

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