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Hidden Veggies Round-Up: Hide Vegetables in Smoothies!

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It’s time for the second installment of my Hidden Veggies Roundup – recipes, ideas and inspiration on how to hide vegetables in different meals for those picky eaters in your lives.  If you haven’t done so, go and check out last week’s Roundup and get inspired by some ways of hiding vegetables in popsicles.  This week, we’ll take a look to see how to hide vegetables while making delicious and colorful smoothies!

For those of you in the northern hemisphere, it’s summertime, with abundant fruits and vegetables available at farmer’s markets and supermarkets.  These recipes all call for pretty common ingredients and the combinations are so creative and beautiful.  Who knows, if your farm stand sells organic produce, your whole smoothie can be completely organic. Farm to table, anyone?

I’m not sure why I don’t make smoothies all the time, but after just putting this roundup together, I’m feeling the urge to pull out the blender.  And maybe not put it away until wintertime.  I love how all the fruit in these combinations really cover up the taste of the vegetables, but you get all the nutrition of both fruits and vegetables because the ingredients aren’t overcooked or steamed flat.  Plus, they all look so easy!  Blender + ingredients = healthy snack -> can’t beat that!

 

The Fitchen Carrot Ginger Smoothie

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Lemonstripes Greena Colada Smoothie

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Almost Raw Vegan Orange Beet Smoothie

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This site is so awesome I couldn’t decide which smoothie to pick, so I grabbed 3 for you!
Virtually Vegan Mama:  Green Power Smoothie,  Strawberry Rhubarb,  and Beetalicious

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Civilized Caveman Cooking Pumpkin Pie Smoothie: Did someone say PIE?

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The Gracious Pantry Green Lemon Pineapple Smoothie

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I know, I know, I even squeezed my own recipe in here.  Behold the power of honey in convincing a kid to overlook the fact that what he’s drinking is green.  Although I have no idea if he’d drink it now, since he seems to be allergic to the color green.

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Do you have any particular combinations you like in your smoothies?  I’m always looking for ideas!

And there’s the rest of the Hidden Veggies series!

Hide Vegetables in Popsicles

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Hide Vegetables in Meals

Hide Vegetables in Savory Meals

Hide Vegetables in Dessert

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6 Comments

  1. Virtually Vegan Mama

    Thanks for sharing my recipes! All the smoothies look so yummy. =) I love your site…such creative stuff!! wow

    xoxo

    Jen

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  2. Tammy Killough

    I love smoothies…and these look amazing! Thanks for sharing! ~Tammy

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  3. Marilyn

    ChiWei, I Love this roundup. Smoothies are the best! I’ll definitely be trying some of these goodies!

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  4. Kelley

    Such a great idea! My kids would love these and never even know they had veggies in them. Thanks for the list 🙂

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  5. Grace

    I have heard that chocolate and avocado work well together.

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  6. Terra

    I am enjoying looking through your site at all the hidden vegetable recipes. A site I frequent for green smoothies is Simple Green Smoothies. I love their Chocolate Covered Cherry Green Smoothie which incorporates spinach, bananas, cherries and chocolate. The recipe is here: http://simplegreensmoothies.com/Recipes/chocolate-covered-cherry-smoothie.

    I can’t wait to try the frozen treat recipes this weekend. THANKS!

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