6 Smoothie recipes for kids

Mar 1, 2014 at 12:00 a.m. ET

Getting our kids to eat healthy snacks can be daunting because of picky palates. Luckily, smoothies are a nutrient-dense way to help them meet their daily need for fruits and vegetables. Smoothies taste so good that even the pickiest eaters will slurp them down without realizing all the healthy foods they are eating.

With these six smoothie recipes, even the pickiest of eaters will have happy bellies. The combinations you can create are endless. By using the natural sweetness of fruits, you can throw in vegetables without altering the taste! To make all of these smoothies, you simply add all the ingredients to your blender and blend until you get the desired consistency.


Peanut butter and strawberry smoothie

Peanut butter smoothie | Sheknows.com

This smoothie has "kid favorite" written all over it! It tastes like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, but super healthy and in smoothie form.

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Sunshine smoothie

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This smoothie truly is full of sunshine with the fresh tropical flavors of pineapple and mango. The carrots are easily masked by all the other fantastic flavors and offer a nice boost of vitamin A.

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Peach cobbler smoothie

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This smoothie would be perfect on a hot summer's day as a sweet afternoon treat or dessert in the evening.

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Banana coconut smoothie

Banana coconut smoothie recipe | Sheknows.com

This smoothie will have your children dreaming of the beach and summer vacation.

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Banana split smoothie

Banana split smoothie | Sheknows.com

All the deliciousness (and most of the ingredients) you'd find in a big banana split, but much more healthy. Your kids will flip over this one, we promise!

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Pink berry smoothie

Pink berry smoothie | Sheknows.com

This easy and versatile recipe comes together in a snap. The best part? It requires no specific ingredients! Just use whatever yogurt and juices you have on hand, and you'll have a tasty breakfast or snack in no time!

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