Whether your kids are picky eaters, or smoothie fans (or sometimes a mix of both), they’ll love these yummy smoothie recipes for kids. And you can feel good about feeding them a nutritious treat.
These healthy smoothies are packed full of vitamins and minerals, ensuring your kids get a whole lot of nutrition packaged in what seems like a treat… Yes, we’re trying to trick them into eating healthy, embrace it!
In this article you’ll find hearty Breakfast Smoothies for Kids to make your morning less hectic, Green Smoothies for Kids for those of you sick of begging your kids to eat their greens, and even some Smoothies for Toddlers made especially for the littles in your house.
I’ll also guide you through making these kid friendly smoothies with tips on making the entire process more fun for you and your little ones.
How to Make Healthy Smoothies for Kids
Making healthy smoothies for kids is easy. So easy that you can even get the entire family involved!
Often, if the kids get to press the buttons on the smoothie blender, they will love the sound of it as opposed to being fearful of it.
For the youngest in your house (toddlers) let them press the button. For older kiddos, let them add in the ingredients. And for your “big kids” who love to do it themselves, let them do all of it!
I like to portion out all the ingredients into little bowls and let my daughter do all the adding to the blender. Sure it makes for more clean up, but she LOVES it, and is always more opt to drink the smoothie when she’s made it.
That brings me to another tip: Often, picky eating kids are picky as a way to control their lives a little. So give them the control here, let them pick the ingredients!! Allow them to feel in control of their food and they may be more open to trying new things!
Smoothie Recipes for Kids BlenderMaking smoothie recipes for kids is really easy!
Step 1 – add all ingredients to blender
Step 2 – blend until smooth
Step 3 – serve and enjoy
If you want to make the smoothie cold, you have two options:
1. Freeze the fruit, or buy frozen fruit.
2. Add 1/2 a cup of ice.
I recommend you use fresh ingredients, but you can also use frozen fruits and vegetables if fresh isn’t available. And let the kiddos get involved, the more they interact with making their food, the better the chance the have of trying and enjoying it!
Also, many of the recipes call for milk, use whatever milk you prefer. Whole, 2%, skim, almond and coconut milk all work well in these recipes. Please also note, all of the nutrition is based on 2% milk.
A final note before we get into the recipes: As I noted above, I have included the nutrition in these recipes. Not because I encourage counting your kid’s calories, but because I do it in all the Lose Weight by Eating recipes.