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The Mixed Berry Smoothie is a delicious recipe. It’s made with fresh frozen berries and there’s fresh spinach in the mix that cannot be detected by picky eaters. Its a kid-approved, family friendly recipe that easy to make.
Mixed Berry Smoothie Recipe
I love smoothies! They’re quick and easy to make and packed with so many great ingredients! This recipe has spinach in the mix that cannot be detected, which makes it a wonderful recipe to serve to picky eaters. The mixed berry flavor really pops with this recipe and is what you will taste, not the spinach….trust me.
Here’s my picky eater rule numero uno: Sneak in the veggies first. Once they taste the recipe and give you a ‘thumbs up’ that they like it, tell them what is on the ingredient list. It will help to open their minds to that specific ingredient.
This helped me immensely in getting my youngest to eat spinach. Once she knew she liked spinach in recipes, she eventually started to eat it alone. She did take it to an extreme and would pack spinach leaves and ranch dressing in her lunch box throughout first grade, but hey…who cares…she was eating it and all was good with the spinach wars at my house!
Here’s my mixed Berry Smoothie Recipe in a printable format for your convenience;
- 3 cups of frozen berry medley fruit
- 1 1/2 cups rice milk
- 1 cup fresh spinach, baby leaf
- 6 oz. vanilla coconut yogurt alternative
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 teaspoon raspberry extract
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- Measure and add the frozen berries, rice milk, spinach, vanilla
yogurt, honey, raspberry extract and vanilla extract into the blender.
- Mix well & serve.
More on making the Mixed Berry Smoothie;
Frozen Berry Medley: You can purchase a frozen berry medley, which contains fresh frozen strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries with no added syrups or sugars. It can be found in the frozen fruit section at your local Price Chopper/Market 32 Supermarkets or you can create your own berry mix with frozen fruit.
Spinach Measurement: Use a loosely packed measurement on this recipe vs. densely packed.
Other Dairy Free Options:
- Try coconut milk for a creamier consistency. (optional depending on your dietary needs)
- Try other vanilla dairy free yogurts (soy, oat, etc)
What about dairy? Yes, you can make this with dairy yogurt and regular low fat milk.
Kids Lessons in the Kitchen: Every recipe has lessons for children. Here are a few to focus on when making this recipe;
- Measuring ingredients
- Blending safety
- Following directions
- Experimenting with different flavors
- Vegetable inclusion
Another Mixed Berry Recipe:
Looking for more mixed berry recipes? Check out my Mixed Berry Breakfast Taco! It’s another recipe that is simple, but looks amazing; a winning combo.