If you're trying to steer your kids away from cereal and waffles in the morning, it can be hard to convince them that a meal not drenched in syrup or sugar can still be tasty. But kids can be remarkably picky, and as soon as they know there's a fruit or vegetable involved, they might treat breakfast as poison. Luckily, there are smoothies. Full of fiber, vitamins, antioxidants and natural sugars, kids will barely register they're drinking something healthy.
Here are three smoothie recipes my kids can't get enough of — but don't stop here. Have fun mixing and matching your (and your kids') favorite fruits and vegetables to come up with your own smoothie masterpieces.
Add all ingredients into blender and blend until smooth. If you find the consistency of your smoothies to be too thick, add small amounts of water or milk until desired consistency is achieved.
Note: If you do not have frozen fruit to use for the smoothies, fresh fruit will work just fine. If using fresh fruit, make sure to add 1-2 cups of ice to the other ingredients before blending.
Each recipe yields about 4 (8 ounce) smoothies.
A version of this article was originally published in January 2013.
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