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Kid-Friendly Smoothie with Avocado

  • Prep 5 min
  • Total 5 min
  • Ingredients 5
  • Servings 2

Ingredients

1
cup natural orange juice (no added sugars or chemicals)
1
cup chopped spinach
1
cup chopped lettuce
1
cup blueberries
1/2
avocado

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
% Daily Value
% Daily Value*:
Exchanges:
Free
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
No nutrition information available for this recipe

Expert Tips

The fact that something is good for you doesn't mean you should over do it. Smoothies are a wonderful nutritious drink, but a small/medium glass is enough for your kids.

Vegetable juices and vegetable smoothies are all the craze these days, and for the best of reasons: drinking them is like having a liquid multivitamin straight to your blood stream! As good and necessary as fiber, chewing, and all the regular process of eating wholesome foods may be, when you take out the fiber of fruits and vegetables (as you do with juices), or pre digest them by turning them into liquid in a blender (as you do with smoothies), the nutrients go quickly into your system, and your digestive system a rest from the daily grind. The big question is, how do you get kids interested in these powerful drinks? A good way is to keep the stronger greens in slower doses until they start getting used to their taste. Another thing kids love is the creaminess factor, for which both bananas and avocados are a great choice. Try to stick to avocado as much as possible though, as you don't want the smoothie to have too much sugar in it.

If you want to bring down the sweetness in this smoothie, you can replace half the orange juice with raw coconut water.

Directions

  • 1 Process all the ingredients in a blender until smooth.

Vegetable juices and vegetable smoothies are all the craze these days, and for the best of reasons: drinking them is like having a liquid multivitamin straight to your blood stream! As good and necessary as fiber, chewing, and all the regular process of eating wholesome foods may be, when you take out the fiber of fruits and vegetables (as you do with juices), or pre digest them by turning them into liquid in a blender (as you do with smoothies), the nutrients go quickly into your system, and your digestive system a rest from the daily grind. The big question is, how do you get kids interested in these powerful drinks? A good way is to keep the stronger greens in slower doses until they start getting used to their taste. Another thing kids love is the creaminess factor, for which both bananas and avocados are a great choice. Try to stick to avocado as much as possible though, as you don't want the smoothie to have too much sugar in it.

Rate and Comment

Morena Escardo Morena Escardo
September 23, 2015

Vegetable juices and vegetable smoothies are all the craze these days, and for the best of reasons: drinking them is like having a liquid multivitamin straight to your blood stream! As good and necessary as fiber, chewing, and all the regular process of eating wholesome foods may be, when you take out the fiber of fruits and vegetables (as you do with juices), or pre digest them by turning them into liquid in a blender (as you do with smoothies), the nutrients go quickly into your system, and your digestive system a rest from the daily grind. The big question is, how do you get kids interested in these powerful drinks? A good way is to keep the stronger greens in slower doses until they start getting used to their taste. Another thing kids love is the creaminess factor, for which both bananas and avocados are a great choice. Try to stick to avocado as much as possible though, as you don't want the smoothie to have too much sugar in it.