I love smoothies, and drink them everyday. Luckily so do our girls! But I didn’t start serving up the frothy creations until the picky eating started. We were embarking on our One New Food journey, and I needed to get our girls eating something nutritious. (Other than chicken nuggets!) Enter the kid friendly smoothie recipes!
Nowadays I can throw just about anything in a smoothie and they’ll devour it! Kale, avocado, papaya, kiwi, you name it, they drink it. They just don’t necessarily know it’s there! So I thought I’d share some of our favorite kid friendly smoothie recipes, so you too can embrace healthy eating with your kids, without all the fuss!
tips for making kid friendly smoothie recipes:
- Start with ingredients you know your little ones already like, aka fruits!
- Once they embrace fruit smoothies, start to add some veggies. A quarter to a half of an avocado is a super healthy fat, which gives smoothies a creamy texture.
- Next add a few leaves of spinach or kale, so it doesn’t disrupt the color or taste too much.
- Time to upgrade to green smoothies. Start green smoothies though with pineapple or mango to give them a nice sweet finish!
- Add in the extras! Flax seed is important for extra fiber, and chia seeds add fiber, protein, plus loads of nutrients. Bee pollen is a wonderful immune booster too, and helps with allergies, digestion, and stress relief!
- Smoothie Bowls are the final chapter, and great for older kids who no longer squirm when they see a new fruit or veggie. Plus they are the latest craze!
And of course we mix them up with our favorite NutriBullet! (On major sale now!)
30 kid friendly smoothie recipes
Immune Boosting Smoothie Kids Love
Frosty (Yes like Wendy’s, but healthy and Paleo!)
Blueberry Pie Smoothie (Paleo)
Dairy Free Orange Creamsicle Smoothie
Strawberry Banana Protein Smoothie
Pineapple Cream Tropical Smoothie
Banana Almond Butter Coconut (Paleo)
Chocolate Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie
Kid Friendly Breakfast Smoothie Bowl
By the way, One New Food really does work, and I still do it each week, I just stopped blogging about it. Last week our girls loved Lemon Pepper Mahi. Who knew?! Here are some more tips for your picky eaters! Good luck and happy smoothie making!
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We love smoothies in this house, too! I need to try some new ideas from your list. Thanks so much for including our Apple Pie version. Sharing!
Oh it’s so awesome and beautiful! Thanks so much!
Crystal Renaud says
I have a smoothie every day! It is a must! It is such an easy way to get so many needed vitamins and minerals in your body! My 2 1/2 year old will steal it from me and likes them. The five year old use to but now he won’t! Stinker! Sharing!
thank you! I love VEGA smoothies, checking out Collagen powder too!
Live from the Playroom says
Oh yummy!! I need to do the rainbow one!! The boys would love that!
Janine Huldie says
We are totally smoothie lovers and so going to try a few that you shared here today. Thanks 🙂
So many pretty and healthy options here! Pinning!!
You are my hero! You got you kids to drink a smoothing with avocado and kale? Hallelujah, I’m in! Thanks for the recipes, they look delicious.
The rainbow one is so beautiful!! Des gets smoothies at daycare and he totally downs them. I’ve never had the luck here, but I’ve also never tried.
Oh my goodness there are so many great smoothie recipes here!!! Yum! This makes me happy! I hope you can come share this over at my new Happy Now Link Party!
These all sound so good. I love smoothies and am always try to get the kids to taste them. Can’t wait to try that Frosty recipe!
These look delicious! Pinned. I’ll definitely be trying some of these with my picky son. Thank you :).
good luck, hope he likes it!
Chris Carter says
Ohmygosh that rainbow smoothie is AMAZING! I’m so excited to try some of these recipes, Kristen. Thanks so much for sharing them!
oooh, that one looks hard but so worth it!
Thanks for including our Kid-Approved Green Smoothie. You know I’m a huge fan of smoothies for all especially kids. Great post. I’m sharing. xoxo
Wow, great list of kid smoothie recipes. Just saved this. -thanks,Anna
Fitoru keto says
We actually tried some of these already and those were so good! My kids so love it! Can’t wait to try the rest. Thanks for sharing!