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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:

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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