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This sweet knockout smoothie is sure to please with its healthy one, two, three punch of potassium, fiber and protein. Jen Hansard and Jadah Sellner, the brains behind this recipe and Simple Green Smoothies, tell us that beets are great to add to smoothies for kids because this versatile vegetable adds a vibrant pink color without overpowering the taste of the recipe’s sweet fruits.

Serves 2

1 cup spinach
2 cups unsweetened coconut milk
2 clementines, peeled
1 banana
1 cup strawberries
2 tablespoons peeled and chopped raw beet

1. Blend the spinach and coconut milk until smooth.

2. Add the clementines, banana, strawberries, and beet and blend again. Pour into 2 glasses and top each with a dollop of coconut whipped cream, if using.

What type of smoothies do your kids love? Do you serve up veggie- and fruit-packed smoothies? Leave a comment below!

Reprinted from SIMPLE GREEN SMOOTHIES by Jen Hansard & Jadah Sellner. Copyright (c) 2015 by Jen Hansard and Jadah Sellner. By permission of Rodale Books. Available wherever books are sold.

Photo credit: Lindsey Johnson