Incorporating veggies into the family diet in subtle ways can help expand the palate and cultivate a taste for vegetables. Smoothies use the natural sweetness of fruit as the perfect disguise. Pineapple, orange, and grapes are particularly good smoothie ingredients to marry with vegetables. Apples can offset greens with a slight “bite” such as spinach. Cucumber adds a crisp finish without taking centre stage.

Visual appeal is key to introducing new foods, making cranberries and beets invaluable for their pop of lush colour. And your Vitamix machine ensures the perfect texture that makes “smoothies” live up to their name.

Try these recipes for nutrition that looks as wonderful as it tastes. Young children may enjoy making up their own names for their favourite smoothie, adding to the fun.

Fruit Salad Smoothie
Carrot and cucumber go incognito in this delicious medley of fruit.

Gold Medal Smoothie
Fresh fruit and carrot create a winning combination. Add protein powder for sustained energy when you’re on the go.

All Green Smoothie
Broccoli and greens are tucked neatly behind the sweetness of grapes, pear, avocado, and pineapple juice.

Everything Smoothie
With carrot, broccoli, spinach, and six different fruits, this recipe lives up to its name.