Kid-Approved Smoothies That Aren't Packed with Sugar

Believe it or not, it's indeed possible to serve your kids a refreshing smoothie that they'll enjoy and that isn't filled with sugar.
By: Foodlets

"Healthy smoothies" sounds a little repetitive, right? Smoothies are good for you! They're loaded with fruit! The truth is, like granola bars, smoothies can sound healthy but sometimes actually have so much added sugar that they’re really more like milkshakes. (And those granola bars are basically candy bars.) But these homemade smoothies are all low in added sugar, full of fruit and some are even full of veggies too.

Orange Banana Smoothie (pictured above): Spring for fresh OJ to make Ina Garten’s recipe once and you’ll be hooked on this healthy smoothie forever.

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Blueberry Smoothies with a Superfood Surprise: Frozen blueberries are the star of this smoothie, but when you add avocado, things get silky smooth and even healthier.

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Protein-Packed Peach Smoothies: Peach slices and a ripe banana meet plain yogurt and your choice of milk for concoction fit for slurping.

PEANUT BUTTER SPLIT SMOOTHIE, Ellie Krieger, Food Network, Banana, Nonfat Milk, Nonfat Yogurt, Peanut Butter

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Peanut Butter Split Smoothie: Using just four ingredients, Ellie Krieger makes a no-sugar smoothie that will be gone in seconds flat.

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Tropical Green Smoothies: Pineapple, spinach, honey and cucumbers all join together for this tasty treat.

Melon Smoothies: Leave it to Bobby Flay to come up with the sweetest smoothie of summer. Two kinds of melon and a bit of vanilla yogurt make this one sing.

Charity Curley Mathews makes smoothies for four small fries, ages 1 to 6, and *always saves the extra in ice pop molds for later. (*But there’s almost never any left over.) You can find her simple recipes and practical tips for cooking real food for kids at foodlets.com.

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