11 Brain-Boosting Smoothies for Back-to-School

Photo by: Family Kitchen
Berry-Cado Smoothie
If your kid’s freaked out by avocados, blend some into this smoothie. The healthy, monounsaturated fats in the fruit contribute to healthy blood flow, ... more 
Photo by: Family Kitchen
Berry-Cado Smoothie
If your kid’s freaked out by avocados, blend some into this smoothie. The healthy, monounsaturated fats in the fruit contribute to healthy blood flow, which makes for a healthy brain!

Make a berry-cado smoothie
Ingredients:
vegan, makes 2 servings

1 1/4 cups orange juice
1/2 avocado
3/4 cup frozen blueberries
1/2 cup frozen raspberries (or strawberries)
1 kiwi, peeled
1/2 - 1 banana, frozen pref'd
1/2 cup ice
garnish: avocado slice

Directions:
Blend. Pour. Sip. Smile.

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Tue, Aug 14, 2012 5:36 PM EDT
After a long summer vacation it can be hard to get your kids back into the school routine. These smoothies are packed with vitamins and nutrients that will get your kids and their brains alert and ready to learn. Even better, they taste so good your little picky eaters will never know how many good-for-you ingredients (like avocados, swiss chard, flax seed and almonds) are sneakily hidden beneath the yummy taste of fruit. - By Jillian Capewell



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