10 Smoothies For Kids (Tested And Approved By Kids)

One of the best ways to sneak veggies and fruits into your kids’ diet is through smoothies.

As a proud aunt and with friends bringing their kids over, I have been lucky enough to test some smoothie recipes on them.

Some they approved, others not. Today I have assembled a list of the best kids’ smoothie recipes!

Smoothie Recipes For kids

My 10 Best Smoothie Recipes For Kids

I have had this smoothie recipe blog for several years now, and I am only now sharing my best kid smoothie recipes with y’all.

It’s taken me some time, because I wanted to share recipes that were truly loved by kids.

I developed more than 10 recipes, but these 10 recipes were liked the most.

I hope your little ones enjoy them!

#1. Best Kid-Approved Smoothie

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Kid-Approved Smoothie Recipe

Kid-Approved Smoothie Recipe

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Whip up a Kid-Approved Smoothie, a delicious blend of fruits that’s sure to win over even the pickiest eaters with its taste and fun colors!

  • Total Time: 4 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x

Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 cup apple juice
  • 1/2 cup low fat yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon of honey

Instructions

  • To a blender (I used my Nutribullet 600) add the yogurt and blueberries first, followed by the rest of the ingredients.
  • Blend for 4-5 minutes. I recommend that you blend for longer than you would normally. You don’t want any bits that could cause choking.
  • Pour the smoothie into a cup and give it to your kiddo!

Notes

*For Smoothie Notes, Benefits, And More, Scroll down!

  • Author: Ella Waterworth
  • Prep Time: 2
  • Cook Time: 2
  • Category: Smoothie, Breakfast
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 smoothie
  • Calories: 190
  • Sugar: 22.g
  • Fat: 1.1g
  • Carbohydrates: 26g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Protein: 3.4g

 

Using ‘best’ to describe this smoothie isn’t by accident. 

This smoothie was liked by almost every kid that tried it.

Only 2 of the kids didn’t like it, but the other 6 I tested it on, not only liked it, but loved it, and wanted more!

#2. Green Smoothie For Kids

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Green Smoothie For Kids

Green Smoothie For Kids

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Craft a green smoothie for kids, blending spinach with sweet bananas for a tasty, nutritious drink they’ll enjoy and ask for more!

  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1-2 1x

Ingredients

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  • 1 cup frozen banana slices
  • 1/2 cup of spinach
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon of honey

Instructions

  1. To a blender, preferably a high-speed one, add the spinach first, followed by the rest of the ingredients.
  2. Blend for 4-5 minutes, or until completely smooth and creamy.
  3. Pour into cups and give it to your kids!
  • Author: Ella Waterworth
  • Prep Time: 3
  • Cook Time: 2
  • Category: Smoothie
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 smoothie
  • Calories: 188
  • Sugar: 24.1g
  • Fat: 3.1g
  • Carbohydrates: 41.1g
  • Fiber: 4.7g
  • Protein: 3.1g

Green smoothies might be the last thing you would think to offer to your kids but trust me on that one.

If made correctly (which this recipe is) it can be loved by children!

Oh, and rest assured, this smoothie was also tested and loved by the majority of kids who tried it.

#3. Banana Kefir Smoothie

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Kefir Smoothie

Easy Banana Kefir Smoothie

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Enjoy a gut-friendly banana kefir smoothie! Blend ripe banana with probiotic-rich kefir, a dash of honey, and nuts for a creamy, nutritious treat.

  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x

Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1/2 cup of kefir (natural, unsweetened)
  • 1 cup frozen banana slices
  • 1 tbsp of peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp of honey
  • 1/3 cup of water

Instructions

  1. Measure your ingredients and set them aside.
  2. To a Nutribullet, Blendjet, or a regular higher-capacity blender, add the peanut butter and kefir first, followed by the rest of the ingredients.
  3. Blend for 3-4 minutes until smooth and creamy.
  4. Serve and drink immediately.

Notes

*For smoothie variations, benefits, and more, scroll past the recipe!

  • Author: Ella Waterworth
  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Category: Smoothie
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 smoothie
  • Calories: 322
  • Sugar: 38.2g
  • Fat: 8g
  • Carbohydrates: 56.4g
  • Fiber: 5.5g
  • Protein: 9.6g

Most kids like bananas, and they are a great way of naturally sweetening smoothies.

On top of that, this smoothie contains kefir, which has a high amount of protein, calcium, and probiotics.

All of these are crucial nutrients in kids’ development. 

#4. Carrot Smoothie Bowl

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Carrot Savory Smoothie Bowl With Toasted Nuts

Carrot Savory Smoothie Bowl With Toasted Nuts

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This Carrot Savory Smoothie Bowl With Toasted Nuts recipe is loaded with goodness, it’s easy to make and is so filling & satisfying.

  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x

Ingredients

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  • For The Smoothie:
  • 2 1/3 cups of carrots peeled and diced
  • 1/2 cup of vegetable stock
  • 1/4 tsp of turmeric
  • pinch of salt
  • For the nuts:
  • 3 tbsp of mixed nuts or seeds of choice
  • pinch of salt

Instructions

  1. The carrots are peeled, diced, and boiled or steamed until soft.
  2. Once the carrots are cooked and cooled, they are added to a high-speed blender and blended with the turmeric, salt, and vegetable stock until completely smooth.
  3. Heat a dry pan until hot – then add the chosen mixed nuts of your choice to it, and toast them with a touch of salt.
  4. Pour the creamy carrot smoothie into a bowl, and top with the toasted nuts.
  5. Enjoy!

Notes

*For recipe variations, smoothie benefits, and more, scroll down!

  • Author: Ella Waterworth
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Smoothie Bowl
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 smoothie bowl
  • Calories: 340
  • Sugar: 8.5g
  • Fat: 12.3g
  • Carbohydrates: 40.3g
  • Fiber: 14.3g
  • Protein: 9.9g

This carrot smoothie bowl is ideal for younger children who prefer thick pureed food.

This smoothie is also low in sugar. Avoid adding any nuts as toppings, just give them the base.

#4. Apple Grapefruit Strawberry Smoothie

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Apple Grapefruit Strawberry Smoothie

Apple Grapefruit Strawberry Smoothie

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Sip on a healthy apple and grapefruit smoothie made with succulent strawberries. This smoothie is an ideal breakfast drink for both grown-ups and kids.

  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x

Ingredients

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  • 1/2 large fresh grapefruit (peeled and seeds removed)
  • 1/2 cup of freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1/2 medium-sized apple (cored and diced)
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries

Instructions

  1. Peel the grapefruit, and try to remove as much of the white surroundings as possible, since they are quite bitter.
  2. Add all the ingredients to a high-speed blender starting with the grapefruit and apple, followed by the rest of the ingredients.
  3. Blend for 2-3 minutes or until smooth and creamy consistency.
  4. Serve and drink the smoothie immediately.

Notes

*For recipe variations, smoothie benefits, and more, scroll past the recipe!

  • Author: Ella Waterworth
  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Category: Smoothie
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 smoothie
  • Calories: 288
  • Sugar: 35.2g
  • Fat: 1.2g
  • Carbohydrates: 55.4g
  • Fiber: 7.7g
  • Protein: 2.2g

If your kids love juices, especially for their breakfast, this smoothie is a great way to add more nutrients to their morning juice.

The smoothie has the consistency of juice, and tastes so fruity and sweet!

#5. Coconut Milk Banana Smoothie

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Coconut Milk Banana Smoothie

Easy Coconut Milk Banana Smoothie

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Savor the tropical flavors with a coconut milk banana smoothie! A creamy, delicious blend of ripe bananas and coconut milk, perfect for a refreshing treat.

  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x

Ingredients

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  • 1 cup low-fat coconut milk (unsweetened)
  • 1 cup frozen banana slices
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter (unsweetened)
  • 1 tbsp flaxseeds (or chia seeds)
  • 1/2 medium-sized apple (I used gala)

Instructions

  1. Using a Nutribullet or a blender, add the frozen banana slices first, followed by the rest of the listed ingredients.
  2. Blend for 2-3 minutes until completely smooth.
  3. Serve and add your favorite smoothie bowl toppings.
  4. Now dig in!

Notes

*For recipe notes, smoothie variations, and benefits, scroll past the recipe!

  • Author: Ella Waterworth
  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Category: Smoothie
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 smoothie
  • Calories: 320
  • Sugar: 24.3g
  • Fat: 17.6g
  • Carbohydrates: 43.5g
  • Fiber: 10.3g
  • Protein: 7.7g

If you are looking for dairy-free smoothie recipes for kids, this smoothie is ideal.

The tropical coconut flavor is really nicely balanced with the sweet banana.

This smoothie makes for a great breakfast or simply a healthy afternoon snack!

#6. 3-Ingredients Chocolate Smoothie

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Chocolate Pear Smoothie

Chocolate Pear Smoothie (3-Ingredients)

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Indulge guilt-free in this Chocolate Pear Smoothie – a luscious blend of sweet pears and cocoa. Satisfy cravings deliciously with every sip!

  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x

Ingredients

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  • 1 cup diced sweet pears
  • 2 tbsp good quality cocoa powder (or cacao powder)
  • 1 cup dairy-free milk (unsweetened )

Instructions

  1. Wash, core, and dice the pear/s. Leave the skin on, since most of the fiber content is in the skin!
  2. Add all the ingredients to a blender, and blend until smooth for about 2-3 minutes.
  3. Serve and enjoy.

Notes

The smoothie can be consumed as soon as it’s blended, or stored for later.

  • Author: Ella Waterworth
  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Category: Smoothie
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Calories: 187
  • Sugar: 16
  • Fat: 5.6
  • Saturated Fat: 2.2
  • Carbohydrates: 29
  • Protein: 5.3

If your kids can tolerate a tiny bit of bitterness and love chocolate, you should allow them to try this healthy chocolate smoothie.

It’s sweetened naturally using high-fiber pears. 

#7. Blueberry Smoothie With Orange Juice

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blueberry orange juice smoothie

Blueberry Smoothie With Orange Juice Without Yogurt

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Enjoy a refreshing and thick blueberry smoothie with orange Juice – no yogurt needed! A fruity blend of blueberries and citrusy goodness for a delightful, dairy-free treat.

  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x

Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 cup frozen banana slices
  • 1 cup of orange juice (Ideally freshly juiced)
  • 1 tbsp of chia seeds (Or nut butter)

Instructions

  1. Measure and prepare the ingredients as listed.
  2. Add all the ingredients to a high-speed blender or a Nutribullet starting with the frozen fruit first, followed by the rest of the ingredients.
  3. Blend for 2-3 minutes until smooth.
  4. If your blender is struggling to blend, add a bit more orange juice.
  5. Serve and and enjoy.

Notes

The smoothie is best consumed straight away since it contains frozen fruit.

  • Author: Ella Waterworth
  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Category: Breakfast, Smoothie
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 smoothie
  • Calories: 214
  • Sugar: 34
  • Fat: 1.5
  • Carbohydrates: 49
  • Fiber: 7
  • Protein: 2.3

Kids love orange juice. But if you can mix it with vitamin-rich fruit like blueberries, they can still enjoy their juice, but with added nutrients.

You can also experiment with other berries. You can add a banana, there are so many ways to customize it too!

#8. Fig And Banana Smoothie

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Fig Banana Smoothie

4-Ingredients Fig Banana Smoothie

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Blend simplicity and sweetness with this 4-Ingredients Fig Banana Smoothie. A delicious mix that combines the unique flavors of figs and bananas for a creamy, nutritious treat. Perfect for a quick snack or a refreshing breakfast.

  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x

Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 3 dried figs
  • 1 cup frozen banana slices
  • 1 tbsp of almond butter (or peanut butter)
  • 1 cup oat milk (unsweetened)

Instructions

  1. Remove the stems from the figs.
  2. Then add all the ingredients to a blender or a Nutribullet, starting with the frozen banana slices first, followed by the rest of the listed ingredients.
  3. Blend for 3-4 minutes, or until smooth and creamy.
  4. Serve and enjoy.

Notes

*For recipe notes, smoothie variations, and benefits, scroll past the recipe!

  • Author: Ella Waterworth
  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Category: Smoothie
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 smoothie
  • Calories: 323
  • Sugar: 28.5g
  • Fat: 10.1g
  • Carbohydrates: 52.3g
  • Fiber: 7.5g
  • Protein: 6,5g

This smoothie is so sweet, but it’s purely sweetened with fruit.

The smoothie has a caramel taste to it, thanks to the figs, and tastes just like a dessert.

Your kids will love it!

#9. Smoothie For Sore Throat

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Sore Throat Smoothie

Smoothie For Sore Throat (Cold Remedy)

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Relieve colds and soothe your sore throat with this comforting smoothie. A citrus zing, ginger warmth, and honey’s healing touch in every sip.

  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x

Ingredients

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  • 1 orange (peeled and seeds removed)
  • 1 lemon (juiced)
  • 1 tbsp manuka honey (or regular honey)
  • 1 green apple (cored and diced)
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt (Unsweetened)
  • 1/2 cup coconut water
  • 1 tsp minced ginger root

Instructions

  1. Add the sliced green apple, coconut water, and ginger first to a high-speed blender or a Nutribullet followed by the other ingredients.
  2. Blend for 2-3 minutes untill smooth.
  3. Serve and drink immediately!

Notes

The smoothie is best consumed as soon as it’s blended.

  • Author: Ella Waterworth
  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Category: Smoothie
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Calories: 270
  • Sugar: 40
  • Fat: 3
  • Carbohydrates: 54
  • Fiber: 6
  • Protein: 5

If y our kids are ill, and have a sore throat, you can soothe that naturally with this smoothie.

This smoothie is also suitable for adults.

It does contain lemon, which most kids dislike, but it’s masked by the sweet flavor of honey and orange.

#10. Easy Pineapple Smoothie

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pineapple smoothie served in a tall glass cup surrounded by two bananas and a cup of frozen pineapple slices

3-Ingredients Pineapple Smoothie (3 Ways)

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Indulge in simplicity with this 3-ingredient Pineapple Smoothie. Refreshingly delicious, this easy blend promises tropical delight in every sip. Try it now!

  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x

Ingredients

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  • 1 cup frozen pineapple chunks
  • 1 small ripe banana (peeled and sliced)
  • 1/2 cup of cold water (or dairy-free milk)

Instructions

  1. Prepare your ingredients and measure them as listed.
  2. Blend the pineapple in a blender with the banana, and cold water until smooth.
  3. Fill a tall glass with ice, if you like, pour the smoothie and serve immediately.

Notes

Best consumed straight away, however, you can refrigerate and drink the next day. Just shake it before drinking it.

  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 minutes
  • Category: Drinks, Smoothie
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Calories: 150
  • Sugar: 18
  • Carbohydrates: 33
  • Protein: 1