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15 Kid-Approved Smoothies Perfect For Busy Mornings (or Any Time of Day!)

Sep 2 2015 - 5:41am

Get out the blender, mama! Whether you're serving them up for breakfast, a late-afternoon snack, or a healthy way to satisfy the urge for a nighttime nibble, smoothies are a great way to get your kids the nutrient-rich fruits and veggies their little bodies crave. These 15 recipes are all open for customization depending on your family's likes and dislikes — and, of course, what's in the kitchen. Drink 'em up at home or on the go — smoothies are a mess-free car snack (just make sure that lid's on tight!).

Source: Flickr user talkingplant [1]

Banana Nectarine Smoothie

This banana nectarine smoothie [2] from Allergy Free Test Kitchen could not be any easier, and the bright orange color will appease those skeptics of all things green!

Source: Flickr user VegaTeam [3]

Green Morning Smoothie

Start the day with a fun smoothie the whole family will love — even though it's green! From Melissa d'Arabian, this morning smoothie [4] is perfect for busy families who want a quick and healthy breakfast.

Source: Photo copyright 2012 Ben Fin

Chocolate Cherry Almond Smoothie

Skip the ice cream truck; this chocolate cherry almond smoothie [5] is indulgent enough to pass as dessert but is a whole lot healthier than any milkshake.

Source: Eating Made Easy [6]

Mango-Yogurt Smoothie

Make an ordinary day at home feel like a trip to the tropics with a mango smoothie [7] that's perfect for on the go or enjoying with a full breakfast.

Photo: Susannah Chen

Oatmeal Smoothie

The addition of oats gives a smoothie from Martha Stewart [8] just a bit more oomph. Full of creamy yogurt and tart raspberry flavor, this smoothie will keep your kids energized all day long.

Source: Flickr user ginnerobot [9]

Protein-Packed Berry Smoothie

With 19 grams of fiber and 13 grams of protein, this pear berry smoothie [10] is sure to keep kiddos full and satisfied for hours.

Photo: Jenny Sugar

Mango Kiwi Smoothie

Kids will love the taste of this mango kiwi smoothie [11], while moms will appreciate the impact that Greek yogurt, blueberries, and biotin-packed kidney beans have on their skin and hair.

Photo: Jenny Sugar

A High-Protein Vanilla "Milkshake"

This vegan vanilla milkshake smoothie [12] tastes like something you'd get at the ice cream shop but includes just four ingredients (and they're all good for you!).

Photo: Jenny Sugar

Apple Cinnamon Smoothie

Whip up a batch of these apple cinnamon smoothies [13] in the evening, and you'll have a yummy breakfast treat that the whole family can enjoy before running off to work and school.

Source: Leta Shy

Sweet Spinach Smoothie

Drink your greens, kids! This Sweet Spinach Smoothie [14] from celeb trainer Harley Pasternak may have been designed to help his high-profile clients stay fit, but with vitamins K and C, manganese, potassium, and plenty of protein, you'll feel good feeding it to your little ones, too.

Source: The Body Reset Diet [15]

Blueberry Green Monster Smoothie

They'll never, ever guess that this blueberry green monster smoothie [16] is packed with spinach (shhh, it'll be our little secret!)

Photo: Michele Foley

Berry Celericious Smoothie

An easy recipe that disguises its surprising green ingredient (celery!) with plenty of kid-favored fruit, this berry celericious smoothie [17] is sure to please (and there's a pretty good chance that you've already got all of its ingredients on hand).

Photo: Michele Bell

Chocolate Strawberry Smoothie

Who says you can't have chocolate for breakfast? Here's a chocolate banana smoothie [18] from our friends at POPSUGAR Fitness that includes protein-packed peanut butter along with healthy chocolate soy milk for a perfect any-time-of-day treat.

Photo: Jenny Sugar

Blueberry Avocado Smoothie

Blend together blueberries and avocados to create a healthy smoothie [19] high in antioxidants and healthy oleic acid. Your kids will never guess that the creamy green fruit gives this smoothie its rich flavor.

Source: This Chick Cooks [20]

Healthy Reese's Smoothie

Curb those cravings for sugar-packed Reese's Peanut Butter Cups with a healthy peanut butter and chocolate smoothie [21] instead. It's sweet, satisfying, and full of healthy carbs, protein, and potassium.

Source: Berry Happy Bodies [22]

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