Making SMOOTHIES FOR KIDS, take it easy :)

I started Smoothie Recipes for Kids in 2017 to share some easy recipes that worked for my then picky eater. Along the way, we both fell in love with nutritious smoothies and now we make green smoothies a regular part of our healthy diet. I drank smoothies all through my second pregnancy and they helped me with nausea, pregnancy cravings, and even losing the baby weight afterwards. Fact is – there is NO easier or more delicious way to eat your vegetables!

{ smoothies for kids * healthy smoothie recipes for kids of all ages 1-101 }

Healthy, homemade smoothies are the fastest (& easiest!) way to feed your child their recommended five daily servings of (2) fruits and (3) vegetables. Smoothies can easily provide your child with a full serving of calcium, fruit and vegetables – in just one cup!

Smoothies are the perfect “picky eater” solution for:

Picky Eaters
Kids on the Go
Active Kids
Children with Food Allergies
Babies & Toddlers
Busy Parents
Anyone Who Needs to Lose Weight or Make Healthier Choices

I’m Heather, and my goal is to help YOU make your whole family healthier with delicious smoothies that just happen be chock full of fresh, healthy fruits and vegetables.
To put it simply: Smoothie Recipes makes it EASY to get your five a day.

Parents, have you ever thought?

  • Who has time to make meals from scratch?
  • What can I make that my child will actually eat?
  • When is the last time my kid ate fresh fruit and/or vegetables???
  • Where can I find healthy snacks on the go?
  • Why does my child keep getting constipated/sick/tired?

How about this?

  • I wish it was easier to eat healthier
  • I’ve gained a little weight, but I don’t know how to get rid of it
  • I don’t have time to eat healthy – I’m always in the car. Go, go, go!

If any of those questions sound familiar then you’re in the right place!

While I can’t promise your kids will start eating peas tonight, or that smoothies are a magic pill (they aren’t!) I can promise that you’ll pick up a few tips that will help you with your daily food batter, whatever it may be. My smoothie recipes are easy, tasty, and the fact that they are healthy too is just a bonus!

Here’s what other people are saying about Smoothie Recipes:

  • Sooooo goood. My kids keep asking for it. And I have very picky kids: 4 yo, 6 yo, 13 yo and they all LOVE it. – Crystal
  • Glad I found this site, made this smoothie for my girls and 18 months and 3yrs and there was not enough left for me but it was so yummy I scraped what I could out of the blender! I am going to make this double next time so I can have a glass also! – Leslie
  • Thanks for the recipe, my six year old son can’t get enough. – Patricia
  • Another hit with my 7-8 graders in my public school cooking class.  – Irene
  • Your esmoothie recipes are such great inspiration for yummy & healthy recipes! – Sarah
  • We tried the smoothie and our son loved it!!! Thanks and we look forward to trying more!!! – Wesley
  • Love your recipes!!! – Olympic Gold Medalist(!) Rebecca

About Heather 

I’m not a nutritionist or a pediatrician. I’m just a mom who tries to make healthy food that my four year old daughter and my veggie-averse husband will actually eat. (My daughter is actually much better in this department!) Smoothies are such an easy way to get a few extra servings of fruits and veggies in, and the options are literally endless. I’ll hope you’ll join me as we try to expose our kids (& husbands?!)  to as many fruits & vegetables as possible! 🙂

Ready to start making smoothies for kids?

Click here to go see all of yummy recipes!

What is a Smoothie?

A smoothie is a drink that is made using a variety of ingredients, most commonly including fresh or frozen fruit. Smoothies have a thicker consistency than plain juice, are blended, and served cold.

Now that you know what a smoothie is, you might be wondering…

How to Make a Smoothie?

The process to make a smoothie can be broken down into three basic steps:

  1.  Choose one of smoothie recipes
  2. Gather all of the ingredients
  3. Puree all ingredients in a blender until smooth

How do I Make My Smoothie Thicker?

If your smoothie is thinner than you would like it to be you have several options to make it thicker. Refrigerated yogurt, frozen yogurt, bananas, ice cream, sherbet, avocado, dry cereal, or dry oatmeal will all make your smoothie thicker, choose the one you think  will taste the best with the ingredients that you have already used.

It’s easier to make a smoothie thinner than to thicken it back up after it’s too thin. If you like your smoothies thicker, add the liquid in slowly, and stop when it’s the perfect consistency.

Are there any ingredients that you have to use in your smoothie?

Not really. There are a million smoothie combinations. One thing I will recommend is to use at least one frozen element in each smoothie. Whether that is frozen fruit, frozen yogurt, or ice is up to you.

It’s also good to know that bananas make your smoothie thicker & creamier, so it’s a good idea to keep them on hand.

 What Blender Should I Use?

I *love* my Ninja Pulse 40 oz blender. I think it’s crazy to spend more than $100 on a blender. If want to read the reviews of blender you can check it here best smoothie blender 2018

How many calories are in your smoothies?

Where’s the nutrition information?

At this time I do not post calorie counts or nutrition info for my smoothie recipes. This website is aimed at children, specifically my own daughter, and I don’t believe in counting calories for kids (or really even for adults). I think the best thing you can do as a parent is try to provide your child with food choices that are made up of fresh, real, unprocessed foods; and if you do, then everything else will work itself out.

That said, if you are on a diet or counting calories and you would like to see calorie counts I recommend typing your ingredients into the calorie counter here.

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