These smoothie recipes are designed with kids' natural preferences in mind. They're sweet and creamy, like milkshakes, but they are also hearty and healthy enough to be served for breakfast. The key is to make your own smoothies from scratch. That way, you know exactly what goes in them. As you'll see from these five-minute recipes, they're also a cinch to prepare.
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Strawberry smoothies are a classic favorite. With fresh fruit and no-sugar-added juices, this strawberry smoothie is far healthier than many strawberry smoothies you'll find at smoothie bars and restaurants.
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You'd never believe that this combination of mandarin oranges, pineapple chunks, and vanilla soy milk would yield a smoothie that tastes exactly like an orange creamsicle. But it does! And this smoothie is high in protein, too, so it will give kids a great start to the day.
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Watermelon smoothies can turn out too watery and juice-like if you aren't careful. I have a special trick to combat this problem and make this watermelon smoothie recipe icy and refreshing. It's a terrific summer treat!Continue to 5 of 5 below.
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If you love tropical fruit drinks but want something more nutritious, this pineapple coconut smoothie is for you. It has healthy coconut milk and shredded coconut, plus sweet pineapple for a dessert-like taste you will want to enjoy any time of day.