5 (Kid) Friendly Smoothies

5 (Kid) Friendly Smoothies

If you follow me on Instagram you already know my love for smoothies is REAL. Smoothies have been a daily ritual for me ever since I entered remission from leukemia. They are a powerful and delicious way of adding so many nutrients into your daily diet. Lately my one-year-old daughter has become quite the fan of smoothies too!

She started drinking them around 9-months-old and loves them! What better way to make sure kids are getting there helping of fruits and veggies every day?

I have made adjustments to my old lists of smoothies to make sure they are kid safe and extra nutritious. Yes, somedays I will make both of our smoothies, pour hers in her special smoothie cup, and then add a little something extra (like protein powder)  to mine. And other days I will just drink the same thing Ray drinks! Either way we are both getting the vitamins and nutrients we need and we love the way they taste!

why I put what in my smoothies:

Breaking down a little of the “why” to some of the more consistent ingredients you will find in the smoothie recipes.

+ Flaxseed (milled)-
  • Goes into pretty much all of my smoothies. Flaxseed is packed with Omega 3 fatty acids. Studies show that these can help in brain development…but we will just have to touch back on that when Ray is older. However you do not want to go over board with the milled flaxseeds because they also have A LOT of fiber which can cause a not-so-great diaper situtaiton.
+Chia Seeds-
  • Are a powerhouse for nutrients. They are filled with potassium, iron and antioxidants. Adding these to the smoothie is like giving it that “boost off” button for vitamin intake!
+Coconut water-
  • Can be used instead of almond milk in any of the posted recipes. A great substitute for nut/dairy allergies. I am not a medical doctor but from what I have researched people with nut allergies are typically safe to eat coconut but definitely check with your doctor first! Anyways back to coconut water and the beauty behind it. It is full of electrolytes to keep your baby hydration, which aids in constipation as well. To top it off, coconut water helps reduce gas and indigestion your little may be dealing with!
+Banana-
  • Is my favorite base for all my smoothies. It adds a little bit of a thicker and creamier consistency and it doesn’t have a crazy flavor profile! Bananas are also a great source of potassium and fiber!
+Rolled Oats (Yes you can find them gluten free)
  • Oats originally made their way into my smoothies whenever I was struggling breast feeding. But after reading about all the benefits I continue to use them. They are a great source of fiber and antioxidants. What I love the most is that they keep you fuller longer. If you want to have less of a chalk-like taste soak them in water for a few minutes before adding them!

Now these are not all the ingredients for every smoothie, just some of the major ones you may have questions about! As for the rest you can find them in the following recipes!

Just Peachy Smoothie

A healthy and kid friendly tropical smoothie.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Keyword: banana, oats, peach, smoothie
Servings: 2

Equipment

  • Blender

Ingredients

  • 4 slices frozen peach
  • 1/3 cup frozen pineapple
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1/3 cup rolled oats
  • 1 tbsp milled flaxseed

Instructions

  • Blend all ingredients together starting with softest ingredients on the bottom.

Super Greens Smoothie

Get all your nutrients with this kid friendly smoothie!
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Keyword: greens, healthy, smoothie, super
Servings: 2 people

Equipment

  • Blender

Ingredients

  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 cup frozen mango
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1 tbsp milled flaxseed
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 cup coconut water
  • 1/2 tbsp agave nectar

Instructions

  • Place all ingredients into the blender starting with the softest on the bottom.
  • Blend on med/high for 45 seconds and enjoy.

Blueberry Antioxidant Booster Smoothie

Healthy blueberry smoothie
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Keyword: antioxidant, blueberry, healthy, smoothie
Servings: 2

Equipment

  • Blender

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 banana (can substitute whole milk yogurt)
  • cup almond milk
  • 1 tbsp milled flaxseed
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds

Instructions

  • Place all ingredients into blender starting with softest on the bottom.
  • Blend on high for 45 sec, pulse if needed, and enjoy!

Creamy Coconut + Berry Smoothie

A nice sweet treat that is kid friendly.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Keyword: coconut, smoothie, strawberry
Servings: 2 people

Ingredients

  • cup frozen strawberry
  • 1 banana
  • ¼ cup rolled oats
  • ¼ cup whole milk yogurt (or coconut milk fat)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetend vanilla almond
  • 1/2 cup coconut water
  • 1 tbsp milled flaxeed
  • 2 tbsp shaved coconut

Instructions

  • Place all ingredients into a blender starting with the softest on the bottom.
  • Blend on med/high for 45 seconds, pulse if needed.
  • Pour into glass and top with shaved coconut(optional) and enjoy!

Immune Booster

Tropical immune boosting smoothie
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Keyword: immune boosting smoothie
Servings: 2

Equipment

  • Blender

Ingredients

  • 1 cup spinach
  • ½ cup frozen pineapple
  • ½ cup frozen mango
  • 1 banana
  • 1 tsp tumeric powder
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ inch fresh ginger
  • ½ cup unsweetend original almond milk
  • ½ cup coconut water

Instructions

  • Place all ingredients into the blender starting with the softest on the bottom.
  • Blend on high for 45 seconds, pulse if needed to.
  • Pour and enjoy.

I hope you find these smoothies as yummy as I do!!

Thanks for the read!

-KEHENNE