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 center stage.
Visual appeal is key to introducing new foods, making cranberries and beets invaluable for their pop of lush color. And your Vitamix machine insures the perfect texture that makes “smoothies” live up to their name.
Young children may enjoy making up their own names for their favorite smoothie, adding to the fun.
Try these recipes for nutrition that looks as wonderful as it tastes:
- Beet, Strawberry, Cranberry Smoothie
Bright, beautiful, and bursting with flavor.
- 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.
- Sweet Lettuce Smoothie
Just three whole-food ingredients yield this deliciously fresh green smoothie.
- Triple Strawberry Smoothie
This bright pink smoothie blends whole strawberries with strawberry yogurt and strawberry ice cream...for the person who just can't get enough strawberries!
- Basic Fruit Smoothie
With just three simple ingredients, this thick and creamy smoothie is a great way to join the smoothie revolution.
- Good Morning Green Smoothie
Fresh fruit blends harmoniously with chopped cucumber and broccoli in this vibrant breakfast smoothie.
- Just Peachy Smoothie
Grapes and blueberries beautifully complement the peachy sweetness of this all-fruit smoothie.