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3 Green Smoothies Your Kids Will Slurp Right Up

recipesMarch 18, 2021
adorable toddler drinking a green smoothie

by Candice Valetutti

Professional Chef

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My favorite part about making smoothies is that I get to drink them too! When making a smoothie, no matter how green, keep in mind that if you’re adding fruits, fresh or frozen, the smoothie will be sweet enough naturally. While my son doesn’t drink a whole smoothie just yet (he’s only 20 months old), I can assure you that he’s taste-tested each of these green smoothies, and they are, in fact, toddler-approved! To make the smoothie-making process easy, I recommend buying frozen fruit packages and creating your own blends in baggies in your freezer. It’s the freshest, cheapest, and quickest way to make a smoothie at home. Plus, your kiddo can help you add all the ingredients into the… Read More

My favorite part about making smoothies is that I get to drink them too! When making a smoothie, no matter how green, keep in mind that if you’re adding fruits, fresh or frozen, the smoothie will be sweet enough naturally. While my son doesn’t drink a whole smoothie just yet (he’s only 20 months old), I can assure you that he’s taste-tested each of these green smoothies, and they are, in fact, toddler-approved!

To make the smoothie-making process easy, I recommend buying frozen fruit packages and creating your own blends in baggies in your freezer. It’s the freshest, cheapest, and quickest way to make a smoothie at home. Plus, your kiddo can help you add all the ingredients into the blender jar! Keep in mind all of these recipes can be poured into ice cream pop molds and served as a snack when the weather starts to get hot.

3 Green Smoothie Recipes Kids Love

Flower-Power Smoothie

Flower-Power Smoothie

At first look, you might think it’s crazy, but cauliflower doesn’t add any taste to a smoothie, and it really packs a punch when adding nutrients. Cauliflower is loaded with vitamin C (which helps us all absorb iron,) not to mention high in vitamin B & K, which support the organs and immune system!

Flower-Power Smoothie

Ingredients

  • ½ cup frozen cauliflower
  • ½ frozen banana
  • ½ ripe avocado or frozen avocado chunks
  • ½ cup packed fresh baby spinach
  • 1 heaping tbsp nut butter
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • ⅓ cup unsweetened almond milk or dairy of choice

Flower-Power Smoothie

Procedure

  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until creamy and no chunks remain.
  2. Pour into a glass of choice and serve!

Deep-Sea Smoothie

I have a deep love for spirulina because it is the ultimate protein! Your kiddos will have fun sprinkling the powder into the blender, and rest assured, a ripe banana and some frozen pineapple chunks create a perfect harmony with greek yogurt in this delicious smoothie.

Ingredients

  • ½ cup plain greek yogurt
  • ½ cup water (can substitute with milk if desired)
  • 1 ½ cups fresh baby kale
  • ½ cup frozen pineapple
  • ½ cup frozen mango
  • 2 tsp spirulina powder

Procedure

  1. Add the greek yogurt and water to the bottom of a high-power blender. Add the remaining ingredients on top of the liquids. Blend until smooth.
  2. Pour into a glass of choice and serve.

Swiss-Seed Smoothie

Swiss-Seed Smoothie

Ultragreen and ultra delicious! The nut butter rounds out the flavors in yet another protein-filled smoothie! Not to mention iron-rich because of the deep leafy greens. A winner any day of the week.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh swiss chard leaves
  • 1 banana, frozen
  • ½ cup frozen pineapple
  • 1 tbsp flaxseed meal
  • 1 heaping tbsp nut butter
  • ½ cup unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp hemp seeds

Procedure

  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until creamy and no chunks remain.
  2. Pour into a glass of choice and serve.

Swiss-Seed Smoothie

Not only are these green smoothies toddler-approved, but they are also wonderful for mamas (and pregnant moms) too! Packed with nutrients, vitamins, and minerals, these quick and easy smoothies are the perfect breakfast or snack for moms on the go!