That was smooth!

Here are two smoothie recipes that are sure to please those picky eaters. Plus, these recipes let you sneak in all sorts of nutritious ingredients (yes, even spinach!). Try them as treats, a healthy after-school snack or an on-the-go solution.

Blueberry Spinach Smoothie

Yields: 2 servings

2/3 cup plain Greek yogurt
1 ripe banana
2/3 cup frozen blueberries
2 large frozen strawberries
1 cup spinach leaves
1/2 cup milk of choice (dairy, coconut, soy, almond)
2 tsp protein powder (optional)
1 Tbs of honey, or to taste

Add all of the ingredients to a blender, cover with the lid and whirl until smooth. Add more milk if needed to reach the desired consistency and taste for sweetness, adjusting as necessary. Pour into two glasses and enjoy promptly.

Chef note: One of my favorite types of milk is vanilla coconut milk, the variety you can buy refrigerated or in a box (not the canned). But you can also use soy, almond or dairy milk. The same is true of sweeteners – you can use honey, agave nectar, pure maple syrup, Lyle’s golden syrup, etc. You can play around with your own milk and sweetener combinations to discover your favorites. Smoothies are so versatile.

Recipe and photo courtesy of Alaska From Scratch
Ginger Mango Carrot Smoothie

Yields: 1 serving

3/4 cup Silk Light Vanilla Almondmilk
1 cup fresh or frozen mango
1/4 cup carrot juice
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp grated fresh ginger
Pinch of cinnamon
1/2 cup ice
2 Tbs protein powder and/or 1 Tbs ground flax, if desired

Blend all ingredients until smooth.