Have you met a child who doesn’t love a smoothie? Most of the kids I have been in contact with would rather drink a fruit smoothie than eat actual fruit.
Today, I will share a compilation of my favorite smoothie recipes for kids, made from healthy ingredients. If you lack inspiration and/or time, I hope my list will be useful!
You can also use the smoothie recipes for toddlers to prepare them breakfast, snacks, or healthy treats.
- #1 Banana Chocolate Smoothie for Sweet Toothers
- #2 Mango Peach Smoothie for Summertime
- #3 Blueberry Smoothie for an Immunity Boost
- #4 Yogurt Smoothies for Toddlers for Better Gut Health
- #5 Strawberry Cheesecake Smoothie for Picky Eaters
- #6 Avocado Smoothie for Weight Gain
- #7 Oatmeal Smoothie For Every Time of The Day
- #8 Pineapple Shakes for Kids to Fight Diseases
- #9 Peach Carrot Smoothie Without Added Sugar
- #10 Apple Cinnamon Smoothie for a Fall-Inspired Snack Time
- #11 Quick and Easy Smoothie Popsicles
- #12 Beet and Berries Smoothie
- #13 Tofu Drinks Make Creamiest Smoothies
- #14 Sweet Potato Dragon Fruit Smoothie Gives Energy
- #15 Unexpected Mixture Cauliflower Chocolate Smoothie
- #16 Protein Smoothies for Healthy Development
The sweet and creamy banana chocolate smoothies are one of the best smoothies for kids, and no one will refuse them! Banana is an excellent source of protein, and chocolate gives it a delicious taste. If you add cocoa powder, you get healthy antioxidants, too! Therefore, it is on my list of top three breakfast smoothies for kids, especially if you want a change from offering dry snacks to toddlers.
Superhealthykids.com has a simple recipe you can try!
Kids’ smoothies in bright colors always look appealing to the little ones. The drink’s bright yellow color comes from beta carotene and supports eye and skin health and the immune system.
In fact, mango is the richest in beta carotene from all fruits and vegetables! It also has high levels of vitamin C and A. An additional benefit from mango is that it improves teeth and gum health!
I like to mix it with fresh peaches to enhance the vitamin C and antioxidants in the drink for the toddlers I help to care for. Try mango and peach smoothie using the Themidgetmomma.com recipe.
Blueberries have many benefits for your baby’s health and are superfoods for both adults and kids. Toddler smoothie recipes with blueberries are numerous, and for a liquid, you can use almond milk, apple juice, coconut milk, etc.
Find the complete recipe at Dinneratthezoo.com and get some smoothie ideas for kids!
#4 Yogurt Smoothies for Toddlers for Better Gut Health
If you are wondering how to make smoothies for kids with the most benefits – add yogurt to the mixture of healthy fruit and vegetables. Because of the live probiotics, yogurt will improve gut health and be an excellent source of proteins apart from meat based meals and snacks that include beef and chicken in the recipes.
Those are also excellent smoothies for 1 year olds because of the creamy texture. Or if you are out of ideas to help your constipated toddler poop well, this will be a tasty yet effective solution. Mix 1/4 of a cup of blueberries, banana, raspberries, avocado, mango, or apricots, etc. with two ounces of yogurt and serve!
Toddlers’ smoothies with strawberries are delicious even for picky eaters! Because of the cottage cheese, the cheesecake smoothie is also an excellent protein smoothie for kids. The drink from Fromscratchfast.com almost tastes like a milkshake and has lots of excellent ingredients!
Avocado-based smoothies for toddlers to gain weight are both healthy and delicious.
Generally, avocado has essential nutrients, such as vitamins C and K, folate, magnesium and fiber. Therefore, avocados promote bone health, induce healthy development, and help the kids to build a strong immune system.
Avocado has a creamy texture, and it is easy to mix with other ingredients, which are reasons more for it to be one of the top foods for toddlers.
Peanut butter and dark chocolate provide more calories and healthy fats when mixed with avocado. Try the high fat smoothie for toddlers from Cookienameddesire.com developed by a food scientist!
If you lack toddler breakfast ideas and your kid gets bored with oatmeal in a bowl, mix oatmeals with banana and strawberries for a quick and healthy meal so your kid can start the day with an energy boost!
Oatmeal is whole-grain food, and so it should be regularly on the table every home with a toddler. Other than that, oatmeal is gluten-free and rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. It is also easy to pair with other foods. Most kids I care for seem to enjoy oatmeal with maple syrup and cinnamon a lot, but you can try plenty of other oatmeal-based drinks.
Consider Babyfoode.com kid friendly smoothie recipe for a yummy oatmeal drink.
Pineapple is such a healthy fruit, rich in enzymes that help fight inflammation and diseases. Add it as a regular ingredient in healthy smoothies for kids for its taste and health benefits.
Pineapple helps toddlers fight against germs, because of high levels of vitamins C, A, B6, K and E. Additionally, pineapple has a lot of calcium, and its mildly acidic flavor is appealing to toddlers.
Try the healthy smoothie recipes for kids with pineapple from Yummly.com.
Peaches are sweet, so you can add them to drinks as a healthy source of sugar. They go perfectly with another orange ingredient in a lot of fruit and veggie smoothies for toddlers – carrots.
The recipe from Primaverakitchen.com includes more ingredients, apart from peach and carrots and tastes heavenly!
Apples in fruit smoothies for kids provide Vitamin C and fiber. Pair them with cinnamon, a few other simple ingredients and you got healthy toddler snacks!
The apple drink from Therecipewell.com is one of the nutritious smoothies for toddlers that is excellent for the whole family!
Who says that smoothies have to stay liquid? Your easy smoothies for kids made from fruits you have at home can easily be turned into nutritious treats of another form – popsicles. You can use basically any fruit combination, blend it with Greek yogurt and orange juice, and freeze in popsicle molds with sticks!
This makes for a great toddler birthday treat or party snacks too!
For some reason, kids don’t like beet. But, you should do your best to include it in meals, because it has high levels of vitamins and minerals.
Iron, potassium, magnesium, calcium, vitamin K, vitamin A, B, C, E – name one! Also, if your kid is anemic, serve the drinks with beet as a natural and effective way to improve the iron level in the blood.
You can spruce the veggie smoothies for kids based on beet with a couple of berries to add sweetness and mask the earthy beet taste. It is an easy way to get your kid to eat beets and other vegetables. Additionally, berries-enhanced drinks make excellent fiber smoothies for toddlers.
Try the recipe from Emilieeats.com with raspberries and strawberries!
I love this smoothie recipe actually – what an ingenious way to make use of tofu for kids to consume! Because tofu is creamy and easy to digest, it can be administered to babies from six months old, and make the best teething food.
I mix it with frozen blueberries, banana and soy milk, similar to the Thespruceeats.com recipe.
Fruit, yogurt and milk make a base for healthy smoothies. Add something unlikely like a handful of chopped sweet potato and fresh or frozen dragon fruit, and you’ve got a pleasant, antioxidant-rich drink for your kid!
Here is the veggie smoothie for toddlers that don’t look or taste like veggies, and a great way to sneak cauliflower into your kid’s meals. I love using cauliflower and serving it in toddler’s meals (during my occasional nanny moments) as steam or boiled florets, grilled, in a cream soup, but nothing works as well as this cauliflower chocolate drink.
In general, cauliflower is rich in fiber and essential B-vitamins, antioxidants and phytonutrients. They support learning, memory processes and aid the digestive system. Too bad many children don’t like this beneficial veggie (but now they will without realizing)!
My favorite recipe for the smoothie with cauliflower is from Ablossominglife.com with a pinch of maple syrup.
Because our bodies cannot produce all necessary proteins, we must intake a lot of them from food, according to Nutritionnews.abbott.
Smoothies are one way to include proteins in your child’s nutrition, and it’s possibly the most delicious way! Here is the list of seven yummy protein smoothies for inspiration courtesy of Modernparentsmessykids.com.
How did you like my smoothie recipes for kids list? If I forgot any of the healthy ingredients to use in toddler smoothies, make sure to let me know in the comments. You can also share your ideas at @babyjourney0183 on Pinterest!
As you can see, smoothies are delicious, easy to make, and perfect to get creative. When you’ve got a good base, you can experiment with different fruits and flavors.
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