Smoothie Recipe For June’s National Fresh Fruits & Vegetable Month

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Trying to get your kids to eat more veggies and fruits? Here is a fabulous, healthy, tasty smoothie recipe from Vicki Marquez, author of Rootlets: Super Rootabilities. June is National Fresh Fruits & Vegetable Month.

About Rootlets:

The Rootlets: Super Rootabilities was created and written by Vicki Marquez and illustrated by Jeremy Russnak, introduces readers to the Rootlets – Brocc, Carrotina, Cornelius and Kaley – who live on Planet Planted in the town of VeggieVille with their dog, Basil, and their guardian and caretaker Yammy Grammy, who plucked them from the ground when they were just sprouts. Hilariously fun with bright, bold, colorful illustrations. The Rootlets: Super Rootabilities is a thrilling journey that showcases the super powers of plant-based foods and explores the magic of friendship and imagination.

This book is recommended for children ages 4 to 9.

This is the first product that is launched by The Rootlets brand, whose mission is to familiarize kids with fruits, veggies, and healthy eating. Future Rootlets products include apps, more books, games, toys, and an animated TV show. The Rootlets will be launching their website, which will be an interactive experience filled with games, activities, learning resources and exclusive content about the characters and their magical world.Rootlets

Smoothie Recipe:

Grandma’s “Cleaned Up” Greened up Milkshake

  • 1 Banana
  • 2 heaping handfuls of spinach
  • 2 to 3 pitted dates
  • 1 1/4 cup of almond milk (or coconut milk)
  • 1 scoop of maca powder
  • 1 scoop of cacao powder
  • 1 TB of raw crunchy almond butter
  • 3 ice cubes
  • A Sprinkle of love (optional but highly recommended)

Add all ingredients to a blender, blend until smooth and enjoy.

My daughters and I truly love smoothies and love to try new recipes. I try to sneak new ingredients into smoothies all the time for hope that they don’t know how good for them it is. I am looking forward to adding this great smoothie recipe to our list and I know that the girls will like it as much as I did.


  1. Janet W. says

    I’d love to try some new recipes that are intended for my grandson’s and their healthy eating habits. We could use some new ideas!

  2. I am glad june is the fresh fruit and vegetables month because fruits and vegetables are very important.

  3. Terra Heck says

    We’ve been using a Nutri Ninja at work for about a month now. We’ve used it several times, with no plans to stop. I’ve been eating more fruits and veggies lately than I ever have. This recipe sounds good. Will have to give it a try.

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