These Super Green Smoothies are both nutritious AND delicious! Your whole family will love them!
Do your kids absolutely love veggies? Will they try every kind of vegetable imaginable?
My kids are not huge vegetable fans. They like corn, peas, and carrots — you know: the three basics. Beyond that, it’s an uphill battle to try to get them to eat other veggies.
Although they are more adventurous eaters at ages 11 and 14 than they were when I first posted this recipe when they were ages seven and four, they are still not huge fans of the mighty vegetable world.
Enter: our love of smoothies.
If you follow my Instagram stories, you know that we make smoothies A LOT in our house. We make a smoothie almost every day, thanks to our super awesome Vitamix (we have the Vitamix E320 pictured above, a more cost-effective but still high powered option!). We love mango carrot smoothies, fancy triple berry chia smoothies, strawberry smoothies… we’re always looking for new fruit & veggie combos.
One of our longtime faves is the Super Green Smoothie.
Super Green Smoothies
I first made this green smoothie one day during my “hey, it’s January! Maybe I’ll try to get healthy or something this year” 2-day experiment, and BAM! My son, who was then 7-years-old, tried it, his eyes widened, and out of his mouth came the words “MMMM! This tastes GOOD!”
The best part? My kids have always known there are a ton of vegetables in this smoothie (I’m not a fan of hiding food to get kids to eat things…). They’ve both helped me make this very smoothie several times over the years. They see the kale, and the cucumber. And still, my normally non-veggie kids down this smoothie like there’s some sort of magical sugar crystal inside.
I kid you not, this green smoothie is a miracle in my house, and I bow down to the Smoothie Gods each day for presenting an option which feeds more good nutrients into my kids’ bellies!
Super Green Smoothie Recipe
Super Green Smoothie
- large handful of kale and/or spinach (or a combo of both!) chopped or ripped into chunks- about 3 good sized leaves should do
- 2 cucumber peeled and cubed
- 1 medium green apple peeled, cored, and cubed
- 1 bunch of green grapes anywhere from 1-2 cups; more if you want it sweeter, less if you don’t want it as sweet
- 1/2 cup water add more if you need it
- 1 tsp finely minced fresh ginger
- 1/2 cup cubed fresh pineapple
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- Place all ingredients into a blender.Blend until it’s to a consistency of your liking.Pour into a clear glass. Enjoy immediately.
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What else would YOU add to your Super Green Smoothie?
This recipe was originally posted in January 2012. I’ve updated it with current photos, updated affiliate links, and family info. Enjoy! Even six years after originally posting, we still LOVE making this smoothie regularly!