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16 Irresistibly Yummy Smoothie Recipes for Kids and Toddlers

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

Keep a couple of bananas in a freezer to always have them ready for a smoothie! - 16 Irresistibly Yummy Smoothie Recipes for Kids and Toddlers | Baby Journey Blog
Keep a couple of bananas in a freezer to always have them ready for a smoothie! Source: Superhealthykids.com

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!

#2 Mango Peach Smoothie for Summertime

If you don't have fresh peaches, use peach yogurt, and the texture will be creamier! - 16 Irresistibly Yummy Smoothie Recipes for Kids and Toddlers | Baby Journey Blog
If you don’t have fresh peaches, use peach yogurt, and the texture will be creamier! Source: Themidgetmomma.com

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.

#3 Blueberry Smoothie for an Immunity Boost

Garnish blueberry smoothie with fresh fruit and serve with an attractive straw! - 16 Irresistibly Yummy Smoothie Recipes for Kids and Toddlers | Baby Journey Blog
Garnish blueberry smoothie with fresh fruit and serve with an attractive straw! Source: Bellyfull.net

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

Use full-fat yogurt to maximize nutrients and calcium content in a smoothie.- 16 Irresistibly Yummy Smoothie Recipes for Kids and Toddlers | Baby Journey Blog
Use full-fat yogurt to maximize nutrients and calcium content in a smoothie.

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!

#5 Strawberry Cheesecake Smoothie for Picky Eaters

A little bit of whipped cream will make this smoothie even better! - 16 Irresistibly Yummy Smoothie Recipes for Kids and Toddlers | Baby Journey Blog
A little bit of whipped cream will make this smoothie even better!
Source: Fromscratchfast.com

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!

#6 Avocado Smoothie for Weight Gain

Avocado smoothie with peanut butter is one of the creamiest healthy drinks for kids! - 16 Irresistibly Yummy Smoothie Recipes for Kids and Toddlers | Baby Journey Blog
Avocado smoothie with peanut butter is one of the creamiest healthy drinks for kids! Source: Cookienameddesire.com

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!

#7 Oatmeal Smoothie For Every Time of The Day

It takes less than five minutes to prepare the smoothie with oatmeal and fruits! - 16 Irresistibly Yummy Smoothie Recipes for Kids and Toddlers | Baby Journey Blog
It takes less than five minutes to prepare the smoothie with oatmeal and fruits! Source: Centercutcook.com

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.

#8 Pineapple Shakes for Kids to Fight Diseases

You can use canned pineapple for the smoothie if you lack fresh fruit.- 16 Irresistibly Yummy Smoothie Recipes for Kids and Toddlers | Baby Journey Blog
You can use canned pineapple for the smoothie if you lack fresh fruit.

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.

#9 Peach Carrot Smoothie Without Added Sugar

If the peaches aren't fully ripe, you can add a bit of honey for sweetness. - 16 Irresistibly Yummy Smoothie Recipes for Kids and Toddlers | Baby Journey Blog
If the peaches aren’t fully ripe, you can add a bit of honey for sweetness. Source: Pinterest.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!

#10 Apple Cinnamon Smoothie for a Fall-Inspired Snack Time

Cinnamon gives the smoothie an interesting smoky aroma.- 16 Irresistibly Yummy Smoothie Recipes for Kids and Toddlers | Baby Journey Blog
Cinnamon gives the smoothie an interesting smoky aroma. Source: Therecipewell.com

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!

#11 Quick and Easy Smoothie Popsicles

Next time your kids ask for a popsicle for a snack, serve them smoothie popsicles! - 16 Irresistibly Yummy Smoothie Recipes for Kids and Toddlers | Baby Journey Blog
Next time your kids ask for a popsicle for a snack, serve them smoothie popsicles! Source: Lemontreedwelling.com

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!

#12 Beet and Berries Smoothie

The kids will be amazed at the bright purple color of the smoothie. - 16 Irresistibly Yummy Smoothie Recipes for Kids and Toddlers | Baby Journey Blog
The kids will be amazed at the bright purple color of the smoothie. Source: Emilieeats.com

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!

#13 Tofu Drinks Make Creamiest Smoothies

You can use silken tofu or dessert tofu in your drink for the best texture. - 16 Irresistibly Yummy Smoothie Recipes for Kids and Toddlers | Baby Journey Blog
You can use silken tofu or dessert tofu in your drink for the best texture. Source: Thespruceeats.com

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.

#14 Sweet Potato Dragon Fruit Smoothie Gives Energy

Because of the sweet flavor of dragon fruit, this smoothie will soon become every toddler's favorite drink! - 16 Irresistibly Yummy Smoothie Recipes for Kids and Toddlers | Baby Journey Blog
Because of the sweet flavor of dragon fruit, this smoothie will soon become every toddler’s favorite drink! Source: Mindovermunch.com

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!

#15 Unexpected Mixture Cauliflower Chocolate Smoothie

Riced or frozen cauliflower is suitable for the smoothie texture and taste. - 16 Irresistibly Yummy Smoothie Recipes for Kids and Toddlers | Baby Journey Blog
Riced or frozen cauliflower is suitable for the smoothie texture and taste. Source: Eatingbirdfood.com

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.

#16 Protein Smoothies for Healthy Development

Dairy products are the base for most protein-rich smoothies, but you can use soy milk as well. - 16 Irresistibly Yummy Smoothie Recipes for Kids and Toddlers | Baby Journey Blog
Dairy products are the base for most protein-rich smoothies, but you can use soy milk as well. Source: Crazylittleprojects.com

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.

Conclusion

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.

If you enjoyed the articles, consider sharing them with other parents to help them get ideas for smoothies!

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