While kids love smoothies, even toddlers and preschoolers get bored with the standard berries-and-banana blend. But coming up with new and exciting smoothie ideas that are just as healthy as they are kid-friendly and delicious can be a challenge…until now! We’ve gathered a dozen healthy smoothie recipes designed to tickle even the pickiest tot’s taste buds.  

Pineapple Kiwi Mint Smoothie Recipe 

Photo and recipe: Running to the Kitchen 

Why should bananas, berries, and yogurt get all the smoothie action! This delicious kid-friendly concoction requires zero of your standard smoothie ingredients. Instead, toss one chopped antioxidant-rich kiwi into a blender, along with one cup of frozen cubed pineapple, five to six mint leaves, a half cup of coconut milk, plus three ice cubes. Give it all a blend and—voila!—a super refreshing tropical smoothie tots (and their grownups) can’t get enough of! 

Orange Creamsicle Smoothies Recipe  

Photo and recipe: The Spruce Eats 

This smoothie recipe takes all the flavors from the ice cream shop creamsicles your kids love and turns it into a healthy smoothie treat! While you need to plan ahead for this smoothie recipe, it’s worth it! First, drain the juice from an 11-ounce can of mandarin oranges, place the fruit in a zip-top bag, and toss oranges in the freezer. Once frozen (it’ll take a few hours), place the oranges in a blender along with a half cup frozen pineapple chunks. Top the fruit with a half cup vanilla yogurt, one tablespoon of honey, one cup vanilla soy milk, and three ice cubes—in that order. Puree until you’ve got what looks like a vitamin C-packed milkshake, pour, and enjoy!

Berry Owl Smoothie Bowl  

Picture and recipe: Fork and Beans 

Surprise: Smoothies don’t need to be sipped with a straw! Try serving your sweet pea a smoothie bowl, instead. Kids’ smoothie bowls are just like smoothies, only thicker and designed to be eaten with a spoon. Here’s an easy smoothie bowl recipe for kids to get you started: Blend one cup of frozen berries (your choice), with one frozen banana, a half cup plain yogurt, one tablespoon of maple syrup, and three tablespoons of any vanilla plant-based milk in a high-speed bender. Because the consistency is thicker than a regular smoothie, you’ll likely need to stop midway through blending to mix everything up with a spoon. Done? Put it in a bowl and top with fun, fruit design, like the owl pictured. 

Cinnamon, Apple, and Squash Smoothie Recipe

Photo and recipe: Yummy Toddler Food 

The key to making a delicious toddler-friendly veggie smoothie is not to go overboard with the vegetables. Too many veggies can make your smoothie look—and taste—like sludge! For this nutritious and yummy fruit and veggie combo, start with a half cup of frozen summer squash, which is loaded with fiber and vitamins, but has neutral taste making it a fab smoothie base. Add a half cup of fresh, peeled, diced fiber-filled apples and one small fresh banana. (Using half frozen and half fresh produce helps ensure your smoothie isn’t too thick for your tot to drink.) Next, pour one cup of any nondairy milk into your blender along with a dash of cinnamon, and blend away! (Learn more about helping your kid to love vegetables.) 

Peachy Keen Smoothie Recipe

Recipe: Chop Chop Family 

Summertime in a cup, coming right up! This kid-friendly peach smoothie uses simple ingredients—with a nutty twist—to create a delicious, refreshing, and healthy treat, brimming with antioxidants. Into your blender add: One cup of frozen peach slices, which are rich in fiber and vitamins C and A, and half a large overripe frozen banana (sliced). Next, add a quarter cup coconut or tap water, three-fourths cup plain yogurt, and six toasted nuts. (Pecans, almonds, or walnuts work best.) Blend, pour, and drink up! 

Banana, Honey & Hazelnut Smoothie Recipe

Photo and recipe: Good Food 

Nutmeg and hazelnuts are both known for their nutty and warm flavors, making them perfect sister ingredients for this unique and tasty toddler-friendly smoothie. Simply toss one peeled and sliced potassium-rich banana into the blender along with one cup soy milk, one teaspoon honey, some grated nutmeg, and two teaspoons chopped hazelnuts, which are jam-packed with healthy fats. Blend until the nuts are in kid-safe pieces. Of note: Freshly grated nutmeg packs a more flavorful punch than ground nutmeg, so add accordingly! 

Strawberry Peach Chia Seed Smoothie  

Picture and recipe: Eating Well 

If you want to load your kid’s smoothie with healthy, plant-based protein and fiber, look no further than this fruity chia seed smoothie. (Two tablespoons of chia seeds deliver 10 grams of fiber…great news for constipated kiddos!) First, place the following fruit in the blender: One-and-a-half cups of frozen strawberries, one cup of frozen peach slices, a quarter cup of frozen dark sweet cherries, and three dried pitted dates. Next, pour in one cup of unsweetened almond milk and a half cup plain Greek yogurt. Finally, before blending, sprinkle in two tablespoons of chia seeds. (Learn more about fiber-filled foods your toddler will actually eat.) 

Peanut Butter Split Smoothie Recipe

Picture and recipe: Food Network 

Peanut butter is a game changing smoothie ingredient. Its creamy, nutty flavor takes your toddler’s smoothie up a notch, all while providing a healthy, filling protein. For this dessert-worthy kid-friendly smoothie all you need is one frozen ripe banana (quartered), two tablespoons of creamy, natural peanut butter, a half cup milk, and a quarter cup plain yogurt. That’s it! But if you want to take the dessert-flavor a step further, feel free to add in a spoonful of sweetened cocoa powder. While you’re at it, pour yourself a serving, too! 

Chocolate Cherry Smoothie Recipe

Photo and recipe: Sarah Remmer 

Vitamins, antioxidants, protein, and healthy fats—all wrapped in a lip-smacking chocolate cherry smoothie? Sold! The secret ingredient here is one tablespoon of hemp hearts, which are shelled hemp seeds that are filled with protein, omega-3 fatty acids, and more. Here’s how to make this kid-friendly smoothie: Add one cup of frozen, pitted cherries and one ripe, frozen banana to your high-speed blender. Next, scoop in one-and-a-half tablespoons of cocoa powder and your hemp hearts. Finally, add one-third cup of Greek yogurt, a three-fourths cup of any type of milk, and blend till you get the consistency you’d like. (To transform this smoothie recipe into a kid-friendly smoothie bowl, simply dial back the milk to a half cup.) 

Mango Spiced Smoothie Recipe

Picture and recipe: Weelicious

There are so many reasons to love this kid-friendly mango smoothie! One: There are hidden veggies (cauliflower, which is a great source of folate and vitamin K). Two: It contains turmeric, an amazing inflammation-fighter. Three: It’s bursting with vitamin C, thanks to mango and cauliflower. And four: It’s super flavorful! In a high-powered blender, add one banana, a half cup frozen cauliflower, and one cup frozen mango. Next, toss in one tablespoon of hemp hearts (protein! fiber!), a half teaspoon ground cinnamon, a quarter teaspoon of turmeric, and a pinch of black pepper. Finally, pour one-and-a-half cups of milk—dairy, non-dairy, whichever you prefer—and blend till smooth. And most importantly, enjoy! 

Mint Chocolate Chip Smoothie Recipe

Picture and recipe: Eating Bird Food 

While this minty, delicious recipe is technically for a smoothie, because of its thickness, it can be served as a smoothie bowl, too. Into your high-speed blender, add a half to one cup frozen cauliflower rice and a handful of vitamin-rich baby spinach. Next, heap in 1 to 2 tablespoons of almond butter, a half tablespoon cocoa powder, one tablespoon of chia seeds, and one scoop of sweetened chocolate protein powder. (If you opt for unsweetened protein powder, toss in two Medjool dates or up to two teaspoons of maple syrup for sweetness.) Finally, pour in one-and-a-half cups of unsweetened almond milk and two drops of peppermint extract (or four to five fresh mint leaves). Blend until smooth then open the blender and add up to two teaspoons of cacao nibs, and blend again before serving up this mouthwatering smoothie. 

Monster Green Smoothie Recipe

Photo and recipe: The Seasoned Mom 

Nutrition-packed green smoothies can be a hard sell to kids, but once you brand them “monster” smoothies and stick some googly eyes to the cup, it’s a game changer! For this kid-friendly green smoothie, place one cup of baby spinach and two medium frozen bananas (sliced) into your blender before adding one cup of milk and a half cup of orange juice. Toss in a half cup of ice and blend away. Once smooth, serve in a clear cup decked out with a googly eye or two for a thrilling treat. 

Sunshine Smoothie Recipe

Photo and recipe: Weelicious 

This mango, pineapple, and papaya kids’ smoothie is brimming with vitamin C, antioxidants, and so much flavor! And it’s easy as can be to make: Simply toss one cup of each fruit (chopped) into the blender, mixing up fresh and frozen as you like. Add a cup of your favorite milk and a large handful of ice. Blend and drink down the nutritious cup of sunshine. 


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