Welcome to e Smoothie Recipes for Kids!
smoothies for kids * healthy smoothie recipes
I think that healthy, homemade smoothies are the fastest (& easiest!) way to feed your child their recommended daily servings of fruits and vegetables. Smoothies can easily provide your child with a full serving of calcium, fruit and vegetables – in just one cup!
Smoothies are the perfect solution for:
Kids on the Go
Children with Food Allergies
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, and are commonly 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:
- Choose one of our smoothie recipes
- Gather all of the ingredients
- Puree all ingredients in a blender
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.
Are there any ingredients that you have to use in your smoothie?
The sky is the limit, but most really great smoothies use at least one of these: fresh banana, frozen banana, ice cream, frozen yogurt, or sherbet.
What Blender Should I Use?
My favorite blenders are by Blendtec and Oster. I have a blog post coming up soon detailing blender advantages and disadvantages, that will help you find the best smoothie blender for you.
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.