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6 Kid-Friendly Green Smoothies

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If your children balk at broccoli or sneer at spinach, green smoothies may be just what you need. Making smoothies in your Oster® Versa® Performance Blender which contain several servings of vegetables and still taste delicious is a great way to help your kids get more of the important nutrients they need. 

The secret to making great-tasting smoothies with spinach, kale, broccoli and other green vegetables that will still appeal to children's taste buds is balancing the vegetable flavor with other, sweeter ingredients. 

To get your started, here are six kid-friendly smoothies to make today in your Oster® Versa® Performance Blender:

1. Sweet Pea Smoothie
Does your child push their peas around their plate? If so, they still won't second guess this delicious smoothie, that hides the taste of peas in sweet and tasty fruit flavor. 

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup frozen peas 
  • 2 large apples, peeled, cored and halved
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt 
  • 2 teaspoons honey

Directions
Add all ingredients to your Oster® Versa® Performance Blender. Turn the speed to medium then select the setting for smoothies to blend. 

smoothie Even kids will like green smoothies if you balance the vegetable flavor with sweeter ingredients.

2. Green Grape Smoothie
Your kids will think this smoothie is "green" from the green grapes - but you'll know that it also gets its color from the spinach hidden inside! 

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups frozen green grapes 
  • 1 cup frozen spinach 
  • 1/2 cup no-sugar-added grape juice 
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt 

Directions
Add all ingredients to your Oster® Versa® Performance Blender. Turn the speed to medium then select the setting for smoothies to blend. 

3. Crazy Coconut Smoothie
Coconut milk adds a naturally sweet flavor to this smoothie that expertly hides the strong, earthy flavor of kale. 

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup coconut milk 
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 frozen bananas
  • 1 cup frozen kale 

Directions
Add all ingredients to your Oster® Versa® Performance Blender. Turn the speed to medium then select the setting for smoothies to blend. 

4. Green Apple Smoothie 
Green apples are already a kid-favorite - combine them with carrots for a super-healthy smoothie they can enjoy any time. Carrots contain a high level of important antioxidants like beta-carotene that promote healthy vision and bones and a strong immune system. Luckily, there's also naturally sweet and blend well with slightly tangy green apples. 

Ingredients:

  • 2 large green apples, peeled, cored and halved 
  • 4 large carrots, sliced 
  • 1 cup carrot juice 
  • 1 cup plain yogurt 

Directions
Add all ingredients to your Oster® Versa® Performance Blender. Turn the speed to medium then select the setting for smoothies to blend. 

5. Better Broccoli Green Smoothie 
Think your kid would never touch a smoothie if broccoli was in the ingredients list? Just make this delicious smoothie in your Oster® Versa® Performance Blender. The taste of broccoli is balanced by kiwis, strawberries and grape juice. These fruits and veggies also contain a high level of Vitamin C. 

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup finely chopped broccoli 
  • 3 kiwis, peeled and halved 
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh strawberries 
  • 1/2 cup no-sugar-added grape juice
  • 1 cup plain yogurt 

Directions
Add all ingredients to your Oster® Versa® Performance Blender. Turn the speed to medium then select the setting for smoothies to blend. 

6. Strawberry-Basil-Cucumber Smoothie 
Strawberries get a green makeover in this tasty smoothie, which also contains fresh basil and refreshing cucumber. 

Ingredients:

  • 1 large cucumber, peeled and cut in half 
  • 1 cup fresh strawberries
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil 
  • 4 celery stalks
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice 
  • 1 cup plain yogurt

Directions
Add all ingredients to your Oster® Versa® Performance Blender. Turn the speed to medium then select the setting for smoothies to blend. 

 
 
 

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