7 Healthy Smoothies for Kids

Smoothie recipes for kids are a god-send for parents of picky children!

These drink recipes are easy and so nutritious… and they’re much like recipes for adults.

Missing their greens? These are 7 healthy smoothies for kids that will bring 5 a day into their daily diets easily!

Sweet addicts? These smoothies will satisfy their desire for sweet taste while delivering powerful nutrition that a candy bar won’t do.

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Smoothie Recipes For Kids

  1. Kale Surprise
  2. Spinach Smoothie
  3. Watermelon Kale Smoothie
  4. Tropical Treat Smoothie
  5. Peanut Butter Power
  6. Chocolate Almond Milk Smoothie
  7. Banana-Coco Craze

Kale Smoothie Recipe for Kids

If you’ve ever wished you could try a kale smoothie recipe on YOUR children… hesitate no longer. This drink is simple, sweet and incredibly delicious.

Your children will love the smooth texture (it’s a smoothie, after all!) and they’ll devour the high nutrition found naturally in the greens.

Who needs processed junk food and packaged breakfasts? Give them a kale smoothie and they’ll be energized all morning (or afternoon… or evening!).

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups milk
  • 2 handfuls of berries, your choice (strawberries, blueberries etc.)
  • 3 frozen bananas
  • 1/8 cup honey or agave nectar
  • 2 large handfuls frozen organic kale

Preparation:

Blend the heck out of it all for at least 45 seconds. You don’t want a trace of those leaves showing! Kale is an incredibly nutritional food… the 5 a day your child needs is packed in this drink.

Serves: a couple of kids or more

Remember, children crave nutrition-rich food that’s sweet… their bodies know deep down inside that this food is helping them grow.

Sugary sweets and processed food, on the other hand, are detrimental to their health – and their little bodies know that.

Nutritional Value: calories – 367, carbohydrates – 55.6g, protein – 8g, fat – 5.7g, cholesterol – 8mg

Spinach Smoothie Recipe for Kids

You won’t believe how delicious this Spinach Smoothie Recipe for Kids is. Let your children surprise you!

You think they don’t like greens? You think they’ll poo-poo anything that has nutritional value? Try blending up this incredibly healthy, super sweet smoothie and watch their eyes light up when they take a sip!

This is a great morning drink and a perfect after-the-game nutritional powerhouse. Forget your bacon and eggs breakfast! Give the kids a healthy meal that will keep them moving all morning, never slowing them down like those hard-to-digest meat-and-potatoes meals can do.

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups milk of your choice
  • 2 handfuls of berries, your choice
  • 3 frozen bananas
  • 1/8 cup honey or agave nectar
  • 4 large handfuls organic spinach

Preparation:

Blend the heck out of it all for at least 45 seconds. You don’t want a trace of those leaves showing! This is Popeye’s nutritional powerhouse drink… but you can tell ’em their favorite comic hero sent it!

Nutritional Value: calories – 174, carbohydrates – 24.6g, protein – 6.8g, fat – 6.1g, cholesterol – 4mg

Watermelon Kale Smoothie

If you think you’ll hate greens in a smoothie, just hold your horses, partner. This watermelon kale smoothie will get your body moving in the right direction! Watermelon is that water-rich food your body is craving. Kale is packed with minerals and nutrients to help you thrive. What a perfect combo for a delightful smoothie!

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 medium-sized watermelon, refrigeration temperature (not frozen), cut into large chunks
  • 3 frozen kale leaves
  • 1 oz Chia Seeds, Dried
  • 1 cup Blueberries

Preparation:

Blend until smooth (you want a smoothie, right?) and serve cool.

Nutritional Value: calories – 300, carbohydrates – 51.3g, protein – 8.7g, fat – 9.4g, cholesterol – 0mg

Tropical Treat Smoothie Recipe

Your kids deserve a tropical treat smoothie, just like you do! This smoothie embodies the pleasures of the tropics and serves up tons of fruit servings. Ask the children to help throw in the ingredients and you’ll have a crowd anxious to drink their own work. This recipe serves a crowd – adjust accordingly.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups milk of your choice (soy, cow’s, almond, rice, hemp)
  • Handful of ice cubes – or 1/2 cup Tropical Ice Tea
  • 1 cup pineapple chunks
  • 1 cup mango chunks or 1 cup mango yogurt
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 2 frozen bananas

Preparation:

Blend, blend, blend in your monster blender (like a VitaMix) until you taste it and say, “yumbo! This is exactly the consistency I was looking for!”

Serves a small crowd of hungry children – or a couple of adults.

Nutritional Value: calories – , carbohydrates – g, protein – g, fat – g, cholesterol – mg

Peanut Butter Power

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup vanilla almond milk
(or any non-dairy milk)
  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter
  • Ice

Preparation:
At first Peel and chop banana into medium sized pieces, add to blender, add other ingredients. Then blend until smooth and Serve immediately.

Nutritional Value: calories – 250, carbohydrates – 19g, protein – 24g, fat – 5g

Chocolate Almond Milk Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup unsweetened almond milk or low-fat cow milk
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • ¾ cup chocolate yogurt
  • Dark chocolate for topping
  • Ice cubes

Preparation:

Add milk and frozen chocolate yogurt to the blender and puree them to get a smooth consistency.
Add a few ice cubes and blend again for 20 seconds.

Nutritional Value: calories – 340, carbohydrates – 64g, protein – 10g, fat – 6g, cholesterol – 23mg

Banana-Coco Craze

Ingredients:

  • 8 ounces coconut milk (or other non-dairy milk)
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 2 frozen bananas
  • 1 Tablespoon cocoa powder

Preparation:
Add ingredients to blender
Blend until smooth
Serve immediately

Nutritional Value: calories – , carbohydrates – g, protein – g, fat – g, cholesterol – mg

Kid Friendly Smoothie Tips

  • Start with ingredients kids love
  • Involved your kids while you are making the smoothie for them.
  • Try smoothie pops
  • Try to hide their greens
  • Don’t forget about the healthy fats
  • For added fun, let the kids open little bartender umbrellas for their drinks. You can take this smoothie to the beach in a (tightly) sealed container… this tropical treat will be a hit by the pool as well!
  • Want a sure-way to get your kids to drink smoothies? Serve it with a straw! Kids love sucking through a straw – it adds a distinctively fun experience and helps them realize how yummy their smoothie is! (They don’t need to know that it’s packed with nutrients!)

These drinks can be served for breakfast, snacks or even an afternoon or evening meal.

Read: How To Make A Smoothie Without Yogurt

Be sure to let your children help you prepare drinks with you – they’ll love throwing in the various ingredients! Let them decide what goes in… an apple here, a cup of orange juice there, and a scoop of their favorite frozen dessert!

Feed them what they crave and live in good health!

Enjoy!

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