10 Smoothies for Kids

Kids smoothiesAdapted from Vitamix

Incorporating veggies into the family diet in subtle ways can help expand the palate and cultivate a taste for vegetables. Smoothies use the natural sweetness of fruit as the perfect disguise. Pineapple, orange, and grapes are particularly good smoothie ingredients to marry with vegetables. Apples can offset greens with a slight “bite” such as spinach. Cucumber adds a crisp finish without taking center stage. Try these recipes for nutrition that looks as wonderful as it tastes.

  1. Beet, Strawberry, Cranberry Smoothie
    Bright, beautiful, and bursting with flavor.
  2. Fruit Salad Smoothie
    Carrot and cucumber go incognito in this delicious medley of fruit.
  3. Gold Medal Smoothie
    Fresh fruit and carrot create a winning combination. Add protein powder for sustained energy when you’re on the go.
  4. All Green Smoothie
    Broccoli and greens are tucked neatly behind the sweetness of grapes, pear, avocado, and pineapple juice.
  5. Everything Smoothie
    With carrot, broccoli, spinach, and six different fruits, this recipe lives up to its name.

For smoothies 6-10, visit the Vitamix website.

25 Days of Snacks – Day 18 – Christmas Tree Wrap

Christmas tree wrapWhether you’re hosting a party for little ones, or volunteering to do some of the food for their preschool party or looking for quick and festive dinner on those last minute busy nights before the big day, this is your answer!

Use spinach tortillas for the wraps, fill with your favorite sandwich fillings, then arrange in a Christmas tree pattern.  Add red, orange, and yellow bell peppers, cut in shapes to resemble ornaments, and top with a yellow bell pepper cut in the shape of a star.

Spinach Pancakes

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Yummy Side – Spinach and Garbanzo Beans

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