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Kid-Friendly Green Morning Smoothie Recipe

A Family-Friendly Smoothie For the Morning Rush

There's nothing like a quick, easy, and healthful breakfast to get the morning started right, and this recipe from Melissa d'Arabian, host and author of 10 Dollar Dinners, does just that. Plus, it sneaks in spinach, which you might not think belongs at the breakfast table until giving this smoothie a try. Along with being seriously fast, the green morning smoothie is also a d'Arabian family favorite.

Keep reading for the recipe and Melissa's special mix-and-match mash-up ideas!

Photo copyright 2012 Ben Fin

Green Morning Smoothies

Green Morning Smoothies

Kid-Friendly Green Morning Smoothie Recipe

Ingredients

  1. 2 cups vanilla almond, coconut, or soy milk
  2. 1/2 cup whole oats
  3. 1-1/4 cups fresh, frozen, or canned peaches or mango cubes
  4. 1 cup ice cubes
  5. 1 cup baby spinach, loosely packed
  6. 1 tablespoon honey
  7. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  8. 2 bananas

Directions

Place the milk and oats in a blender, and blend for 15 seconds on high. Add the peaches, ice, spinach, honey, vanilla, and bananas, and blend until very smooth, 45 seconds. Serve in glasses.

Serves 4.

Green Smoothie Mix-and-Match Mash-Up!

There are endless possibilities as to what fruits and veggies can get tossed into a blender to make a green smoothie. Remember to keep the proportions of fruits to vegetables in check for a sweet flavor profile that even kids will love.

Light-Colored (not red) Fruits

  • Apples
  • Avocados
  • Bananas
  • Grapefruit
  • Green grapes
  • Kiwis
  • Nectarines, frozen or fresh (peeled)
  • Oranges
  • Peaches, frozen or fresh (peeled)
  • Pears
  • Pineapple

Green Vegetables

  • Carrots (they’re not green but are a sweet addition)
  • Celery
  • Cucumbers
  • Green cabbage
  • Kale
  • Parsley
  • Spinach
  • Swiss chard

Extras!

  • Bran cereal (be sure to blend the smoothie really well)
  • Fresh ginger (just a touch)
  • Honey
  • Maple syrup
  • Peanut butter or almond butter
  • Raw oats
  • Vanilla extract
  • White beans
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