Easy Smoothie Recipe for kids

I have a super easy smoothie recipe for kids to share with you today! Most mornings I make a big smoothie to share with my 2 year old since she’s not a big veggie eater despite my efforts in that area. She has no idea that I stuff it full of green leaves and random veggies. Mwaahahaha.

The great things about smoothies is that you really don’t have to follow a certain recipe. Don’t have apples? Substitute pears or oranges… just use whatever you have in your fridge. As long as you have some green leafys, some fruit , maybe a veggie and then some liquid (water or milk) you are good to go.

Here is the general recipe that I follow most mornings because I have found this is the flavor that Emma likes best. Also it is worth mentioning that I use a Nutri Bullet. We bought it as a gift to ourselves last Christmas and use it for everything, even making baby food. But you certainly don’t have to own one to make smoothies. Any old blender will work.

smoothie 1

Recipe:

2 handfuls of baby spinach 

2 frozen banana halves

3 frozen apple slices

2 Frozen Carrot cubes 

2 handfuls of frozen blueberries

Water 

smoothie 2

Fill the blender with all the ingredients, then fill with enough water. I usually fill mine to just below the MAX line on my Nutri Bullet.

smoothie 3

Blend Away for a about a minute.

smoothie 4

Pour + Enjoy watching your toddler drink their fruits and veggies. Cup for toddlers found here

A few tips worth mentioning if you want to make smoothies regularly.

-Freeze all of the fruit that you use normally in your smoothies.

– Buy discounted bananas at your grocery store that are browning and then, peel, break in halves and freeze in gallon sized bags.

– Slice and peel apples and freeze in gallon bags.

-Wash and trim strawberries and freeze.

– For veggies that are harder to blend like carrots, I blend them before hand and freeze them in ice cube trays so they are easier to blend with your smoothie. Then I store the cubes like I would baby food.

– You could even do the same as above with Spinach or Kale

-Our favorite smoothie cups for toddlers. No spill and easy to clean. Here 

-Interested in trying the Nutri- Bullet? Go here.

What are your go to recipes for smoothies?