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For kids (or adults) who are skeptical about trying spinach, broccoli, or anything green, try a green smoothie to get their eyes and taste buds used to “green.” This slightly sweet, refreshingly delicious fruit (and spinach!) smoothie is easy and fun for kids to make, so chances are that they'll take a sip ... or two. This smoothie is bursting with flavor, fiber, vitamins C and A, and protein. Use the recipe as a guide (a formula, if you will), but feel free to adapt as you go.


  1. Place the juice, yogurt, spinach, mint, cucumber, mango, and honey as desired in a blender, and blend until well combined.
  2. Pour into individual glasses and serve with a straw.

Recipe Notes:

If you don’t have frozen mango, use frozen or canned pineapple. See below for more smoothie modification ideas.

Want a sweeter smoothie?
Add another half banana
Add 1 to 2 pitted dates (soak in warm water for about 10 minutes to soften)
Drizzle in more honey

Want a thicker smoothie?
Add 2/3 cup orange juice
Add more yogurt
Add 1 tablespoon chia seeds

Want a greener smoothie?
Add another 1/2 cup spinach
Toss in a few slices of peeled kiwi fruit

Want to change up the flavor?
Add some grated fresh ginger root
Sprinkle in some dried cinnamon
Use almond or cow’s milk instead of orange juice

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