Finding the perfect smoothie recipes kids will love and enjoy can really be frustrating, but as a parent, I want to tell you there is a light at the end of the tunnel. With the right mixtures you can make smoothie lovers out of your kids.
Most of the time the main goal and hopefully the end result is to provide the most nutritional, but yet flavorful and eye appealing smoothie recipes kids like to drink.
So, I cram as many fruits and vegetables into the blender and hold my breath for the thumbs up approval (smiles) and my favorite question. “May I have a refill, please?”
Sometimes I have sympathy for my girls and their friends because they are my official testers. Being official testers does come with a level of responsibility (tongue in cheek,) because they have to try mixtures and concoctions that can either be really awesome or well…really not.
I like to play around with what I have in my kitchen and throw different combinations of fruits and vegetables in the blender just to see how it turns out. I love using my blender. If you are looking for some of the best blenders for smoothies, then please feel free to have a look at our top smoothie blenders.
I want to share with you two special smoothie recipes that the official testers hanging out in our kitchen have recently added to the approved list.
Smoothie Recipes Kids Will Love #1
This recipe was a two thumbs up and has had requests to be made the next day. You know this has to be good and it is a super easy smoothie recipe to make!
- 8-10 oz of water-you can always use milk, almond or soy milk or coconut water
- 1 banana-either fresh or frozen (I used to be a fresh banana snob, but recently I froze a bunch of bananas. I must admit that now I’m not sure how often we will use fresh bananas. The taste of frozen bananas in a smoothie is really good. It also allows you to use less ice.)
- 1 peeled orange
- 3/4 cup or a handful of fresh or frozen blueberries
- 1 tsp of local honey (optional)
- Scoop of yogurt (optional)
- Handful of ice
Add all ingredients in your blender and blend until smooth. Wait for your thumbs up (smiles) and make sure to have enough extras for “May I have a refill, please?”
Smoothie Recipes Kids Will Love #2
Michigan is known for its tasty apples, and with the fall months coming up quicker than we’d like, we’ve been testing apple smoothie recipes. This one is sure to please, it tastes like an apple pie.
- Large scoop of greek vanilla flavored yogurt
- 2 apples cut in half with the seeds removed
- 1 teaspoon of local honey or 1 teaspoon of brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon or apple pie spice
- Handful of ice cubes
After you have added all your ingredients in the blender, blend until smooth and creamy. Did you get a two thumbs up approval?
Smoothies Information for Kids
Smoothies and Blenders has lots of tips and information available to help you make smoothies that even the pickiest of eaters will learn to enjoy.
Click here for additional smoothie recipes kids will love along with tips and tricks that encourage your kids to really be a part of the smoothie program from helping in fruit and vegetable selection, preparation and ingredients that ease the entire family into the transition for healthy, nutritious smoothies.
Making smoothies can quickly become one of your children’s favorite kids cooking activities.
Want Even More Delicious Smoothie Recipes?
Sometimes it can be really difficult to come up with smoothie recipes kids will love on your own. Especially nutritional smoothie recipes that your kids will enjoy. The good news is that you can find some wonderful cookbooks out there that will give you some great recipes.
One such cookbook can be seen over on the right hand side of this post. It is written by a clinical nutritionist and mom who understands the importance of good nutrition for healthy development while also understanding that if your kids don’t like the way something tastes, then they are simply going to refuse to drink it.
If you are wanting some more great recipes for kids, then take a moment and check out the sample recipes from this book over at Amazon.
Two Thumbs Up?
Do you have any two thumbs up recipes you would like to share with us? Did you give these recipes a try? Did your family enjoy them? Please share your recipes, comments and feedback below, we love to hear from our readers.