Everyone loves strawberries, especially kids. Strawberries make a great addition to any smoothie recipe and I’d like to share a great strawberry smoothie recipe kids are sure to love and appreciate.
It has been a lot of fun around here the past few days because I have been working my official testers overtime and they have tested, sampled and tasted several recipes just to come up with the perfect strawberry smoothie recipe for you to try out.
We tried some with yogurt and some without yogurt. We tried frozen strawberries and fresh strawberries. We tried it with different juice bases, spinach and kale and bananas and honey and…well, you get the picture.
Since I was over utilizing my official testers, I had to stoop to the bribery level and get out fancy cups with pretty straws. Let me tell you that we had a great time playing around making a big mess in the kitchen and worked the ‘ol Blendtec pretty hard.
Thankfully, my Blendtec is a pretty reliable little blender. If you’re looking for a quality blender for smoothies, you can check out our top recommended blenders. With that said, my little testers really enjoyed their smoothies especially the ones with lots of fruit!
This was hands down the favored strawberry smoothie recipe kids at my house loved.
Strawberry Smoothie Recipe Kids Will Love
- Large handful of strawberries (You can use either fresh or frozen or a combination of both. I find the frozen are great for texture and to make the smoothie icy, but we personally prefer the flavor of fresh better-which is why we do a combo of fresh/frozen.)
- 1 peeled frozen or fresh banana
- 10-12 oz of raspberry cranberry juice (This juice gives the smoothie a great flavor, but you can always use 8-10 oz of water, almond, soy or low fat milk)
- 1 cup of spinach or kale (optional)
- 1 large scoop of vanilla greek yogurt (optional)
- Handful of ice
- 1 Tablespoon of local honey
Blend until you have a smooth and creamy mixture
Strawberries are Full of Good Healthy Stuff
Strawberries have potassium, magnesium and vitamin K, all of which help promote bone health for our kids. Strawberries are really low in calories and are full of fiber.
Biotin is also found in strawberries which helps with strong nails and healthy hair. And hey, to all you Moms, there is an upside for us to drink these smoothies too. Strawberries have antioxidants in them called ellagic acid and I am very happy to tell you that ellagic acid helps to preserve the elasticity in our skin which prevents sagging skin. Yup, strawberries have anti aging properties.
That’s not all folks, strawberries contain compound nitrate. Compound nitrates rev up the oxygen in our bodies and helps with blood flow, which assists with losing weight.
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