If you struggle with busy mornings and fussy eaters, try these delicious smoothie recipes for kids.
They’re quick, filling, and sure to please.
Smoothies are a terrific way to give your children lots of essential vitamins and minerals.
(While also giving them something they’ll actually enjoy drinking!)
Maybe you’re a busy dad trying to find some convenient snacks between meals. Or perhaps you’re a mom with extremely picky, breakfast-hating kiddos.
Either way, there’s no shortage of scrummy smoothie recipes for kids. And hey, I bet you’ll enjoy them too!
17 Easy Smoothie Recipes Your Kids Will Love
You guys know I love copycat recipes, and this is one of the best.
This spectacularly sweet smoothie tastes more like a milkshake than anything else.
Its rich, fruity flavors are downright decadent. Your kids are sure to love it. (Especially if they’re strawberry milkshake fans.)
Fortunately, it isn’t nearly as unhealthy for them as a real milkshake. It contains two tablespoons of turbinado sugar, but everything else is pretty nutritious.
And with a whole banana and a cup of strawberries, it has some health benefits, too.
Try it for yourself while you’re at it. Your kids won’t be the only ones who enjoy it.
This smoothie isn’t as brilliantly orange as a creamsicle. Even so, it tastes remarkably similar, only a bit sweeter.
It’s full of bright, citrusy yumminess. And it is naturally sweetened with maple syrup and bananas.
Plus, the base of Greek yogurt is far preferable to any ice cream or milkshake base.
If your kids like creamsicles or orange sherbet, they’ll love this smoothie.
Here’s another seriously scrumptious strawberry smoothie. And this one requires only four ingredients to make it.
Actually, it only requires two; the other two are optional.
You can prepare it with nothing more than whole milk yogurt and strawberries. Add a little lemon juice and maple syrup for a sweeter, more robust flavor.
Blueberry drinks are some of my favorites. They always taste incredible, and I adore their gorgeous purple hue.
And this blueberry pie smoothie is no exception.
It uses ingredients like frozen blueberries, bananas, oats, and maple syrup. The result is a sweet, only slightly tangy smoothie that tastes more like dessert.
This one is an excellent option for breakfast because it’ll give your kiddos plenty of get up ‘n go energy.
Take the ‘spinach’ out of this smoothie’s name, and your kids will never know they’re eating it.
If they ask about the color, just tell them you made it with green apples.
Hey! It’s true!
Seriously, though, they’ll never taste the spinach in this smoothie. Especially if you add a couple of dates or maple syrup to help sweeten it.
It’s an easy (sneaky) way to get them to eat more greens.
(Psst! It works on grown-ups too!)
One sip and this smoothie will quickly become a breakfast fave in your house.
It’s like a thicker, creamier, sweeter version of OJ. So if they’re juice lovers, they’ll certainly appreciate it.
You’ll appreciate all the extra vitamin C they’ll get when they drink it.
I couldn’t resist adding another bright purple blueberry smoothie to this list. (Spoiler alert: it won’t be the last one!)
Coconut and blueberry may seem like an odd combo, but they complement each other well.
Coconut milk provides a rich tropical sweetness, while blueberries add a pleasant fruity and tang.
Together with maple syrup, almond milk, and a banana, they make an irresistible combo.
This one is somewhat hit or miss with the kiddos. However, the ones that do enjoy it really love it.
It all comes down to whether or not they like melons.
If they do, they’ll appreciate this simple, 5-minute smoothie. If not, you can pass it up in favor of another option.
Speaking of melons, this watermelon smoothie is always a big hit. It’s pretty, pink, and perfectly delicious.
It’s also effortless to make.
You’ll need watermelon and yogurt, and…that’s it. If you want to add cauliflower or hemp seeds, you can, but that’s optional.
The smoothie is somewhat tart and tangy but full of watermelon flavor. It’s the ideal option for cooling down in the summer heat.
Don’t we all want chocolate for breakfast? Well, thanks to this recipe, we can all enjoy it!
This yummy smoothie is a healthier way for your kids to have chocolate for breakfast—at least once or twice a week.
Start with a base of chocolate soy milk. Then, add a frozen banana and unsweetened cocoa powder. (Or ice cubes and a fresh banana.)
It’s sweet, chocolatey, and pretty healthy.
The optional whipped cream and sprinkles are entirely up to your discretion.
Looking for something extra fruity, tart, tangy, and just a little sweet? This cherry and pineapple smoothie is just the ticket.
Besides Greek yogurt, it’s fruit, fruit, and more fruit. (With a bit of fruit juice thrown in to make things interesting.)
It’s absolutely brimming with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
Give it a try if you want to ensure your kiddo is eating enough daily servings of fruit.
Vegan-friendly, dairy-free, and packed with fruits and veggies. What more could you ask for in a smoothie recipe for kids?
Oh, don’t worry; it’s yummy, too.
This fun green smoothie features bananas, avocados, mangoes, oats, and spinach!
The base is almond milk, and you’ll flavor it with nut butter, vanilla, and maple syrup.
It’s as nutritious as it is delicious. And as in the other green smoothie, your kids will only know they’re enjoying spinach if you tell them.
Your little one may be too young for a pumpkin-spiced latte. Still, it’s never too early to start them down your favorite fall path.
Just be sure to give them this healthy pumpkin smoothie instead.
With pumpkin puree, a banana, and pumpkin pie spice, it’s just as delicious as your favorite Starbucks drink.
Fortunately, this one is 100% caffeine-free.
Want something that looks decadent but is moderately healthy? This strawberry cheesecake smoothie fits the bill.
It’s smooth, creamy, rich, and full of fresh strawberry flavor.
The cottage cheese gives it that slight tang you’d get from a cheesecake – without all those pesky calories.
Top it with fresh strawberries and Graham Crackers for a super indulgent appearance.
Okay, here’s my final blueberry-packed purple smoothie.
It’s not as bright purple as some of the others. That’s because it’s even fruitier than most.
There are plenty of blueberries, of course. But you’ll also throw in strawberries and a banana. Not to mention peanut butter, hemp seeds, and almond milk.
It’s a cool, creamy delight that’ll have everyone wanting seconds.
I don’t know any kid who doesn’t love peanut butter and bananas. And that’s just what they’ll get with this simple, five-ingredient smoothie.
It’s nutritious, rich, and naturally sweet. (The bananas and maple syrup see to that.)
Plus, it has ample protein, potassium, and healthy fats. Talk about a win-win.
With the perfect balance of sweetness and tang, this peach and banana smoothie is a thing of beauty.
Add a little lime zest for zing, and you’re all set.
You can whip up two of these delightful smoothies in just 5 minutes. (One for you and one for the kiddo!)
If it isn’t sweet enough, simply adjust the amount of sweetener.
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