Best Smoothies for Kids

The best smoothie recipes for kids can be hard to come around. It can also be just as challenging to get our kids to eat a healthy diet. With the current pace, most of us, our children included, are lucky to get one good meal a day. That is why juicing and making smoothies is a very popular way to get all of our nutrients in a quick healthy snack. Smoothies are a great way to get kids to eat their fruits and veggies and can be a lot of fun to make. Children will love making smoothies and you may even be able to invent new recipes and add other healthy options to include vitamins, minerals, proteins, and fight fat.

The first requirement for a smoothie is that it must be cold. Frozen or refrigerated yogurt is a great smoothie base and can add helpful probiotics to your diet. If using refrigerated yogurt for your smoothie, you may need to add a bit of ice to create a wonderful frozen treat.

The recipes listed are for single-serve sizes, or two servings for smaller children, and will range in calories from 150 to 300 per serving.


Strawberry Banana Smoothie Blast

An extra fun recipe, this one has it all and is so fruity and sweet without a lot of sugar. The Strawberry Nesquik is full of vitamins and adds a sweet strawberry flavor that can tame the tartness of fresh strawberries and yogurt. Frozen strawberries can be used instead of ice cubes. You will want to prepare your fresh strawberries, make sure they are rinsed well and all leaves are discarded.

  • 2 C Plain Yogurtbsmootheo
  • 2 – 4 Ice cubes (optional)
  • 1 Banana
  • 1/2 C Strawberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 2 TBS Strawberry Nesquik



Crazy Veggie Fruit Smoothie Medley

This is a sweet treat that allows you to make a fresh smoothie that not only tastes good but is a pretty color. The pear adds a lot of sweetness and the berries can be mixed or separated. Most mixed berries you will find in the freezer section are a combination of strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries. You can use them all or just a few to make your super sweet smoothie just the way you want. And if color is not an issue, add a few spinach leaves to really make this smoothie the most nutrient-rich smoothie you can get your kids to drink.

  • 2 C Plain Yogurt
  • 2 – 4 Ice Cubes
  • 1/2 C Mixed Berries
  • 1/2 C Carrots
  • 1 – 1/2 of a Bartlett Pear


Mango & Blueberry Smoothie

With their natural sweetness and vitamin C, blueberries are a great treat food and an excellent substitute for candy.

  • Mango Blueberry Smoothie1 ripe mango
  • 125g blueberries1
  • ½ cups reduced-fat milk
  • ½ cup reduced-fat mango yogurt
  • ½ cup ice-cubes

Slice off the mango cheeks. Peel and roughly chop the flesh. Place mango into a food processor. Add blueberries, milk, yogurt, and ice. Blend until smooth. Pour into serving glasses and serve.


Papaya & Banana Smoothie

Bananas are n excellent source of vitamins B6 and C. One banana provides almost 30 percent of your daily vitamin C requirements. Good source of dietary fiber and also provides potassium. The body needs potassium to balance sodium (from salt) and maintain healthy blood pressure.

  • Papaya Banana Smoothie1⁄2 small papaya (about 350g), peeled, deseeded, and chopped
  • 1 banana, peeled and halved
  • 11⁄2cups reduced-fat milk
  • 200g tub reduced-fat honey yoghurt1.

Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into serving glasses and serve


Loco Banana Mocha Smoothie

This is an easy favorite and you can add a few more items to really make this recipe pop. The Ovaltine adds a great chocolate malt flavor while including extra vitamins and nutrients. Peanut Butter gives you protein and yogurt provides healthy probiotics. For an adult smoothie, this is great with an added teaspoon of instant coffee for a quick morning pick-me-up that is yummy and healthy.

  • 2 C Plain Yogurtmoca
  • 2 – 4 Cubes of Ice (optional)
  • 1 Banana
  • 1 TBS Peanut Butter or Nutella
  • 4 TBS. Ovaltine



Smoothies Versus Juicing

There are a lot of great recipes for Juicing but when it comes to kids, they tend to be more favorable towards Smoothies. You can get the same nutrients from a smoothie as you can juice and sometimes even more. When it comes to kids it is all about appearance and taste. If it doesn’t taste good and look good, you are never going to get them to drink it. A smoothie is fun and sometimes you can get extra nutrients into a smoothie you will lose in a juicer, like protein. That is why creating smoothie recipes for kids is so fun and healthy.

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