Kid-Approved Smoothie Recipe

Today I am sharing my kid-approved smoothie recipe with all parents who want to sneak in some extra goodness into their kids’ diet.

As a proud aunt, I have had the opportunity to test my smoothie recipes for kids to my nieces and nephews.

Today’s recipe has been a huge hit, and I cannot wait for your little ones to try it! 

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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

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  • 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

Why This Smoothie Recipe Works For Kids

Kid-Approved Smoothie

The smoothie has been tested numerous times on several kids. 

I have to admit, some kids liked it, others didn’t. I couldn’t win them all, but the most important thing is that MOST kids loved it!

The feedback from the kids who liked it was:

  • “I like how cold it is! It tastes like ice cream.”
  • “Blue is my favorite color, I love this smoothie!”
  • “It’s sweet and creamy.”
  • “Can I have Some More?”

These were some of the things the kids said when they tried this smoothie.

The Smoothie Benefits

kid blueberry smoothie being poured into a glass cup

From a top-level perspective, the smoothie offers the following benefits: 

  1. Rich in Essential Nutrients: The smoothie provides essential vitamins and minerals like Vitamin C, Calcium, and Vitamin K. Vitamin C is crucial for the immune system, Calcium supports bone growth and development.
  2. Promotes Healthy Digestion: With 3.8 grams of fiber from the blueberries, this smoothie can help promote healthy digestion and prevent constipation, a common issue in children. Fiber is vital for maintaining a healthy digestive tract.
  3. Energy Boosting: The natural sugars from the fruit and honey provide a quick source of energy, making it an excellent snack for active kids who need to replenish their energy stores for play and physical activities.
  4. Supports Brain Health: Blueberries are often referred to as a “superfood” because they’re packed with antioxidants and phytochemicals that have been linked to improved brain function and cognitive health, which is essential for growing children.
  5. Builds Healthy Eating Habits: Introducing kids to smoothies that incorporate fruits and healthy ingredients can help develop positive eating habits. It teaches them to enjoy the taste of natural, unprocessed foods from a young age.
  6. Hydration: The high water content in the smoothie ingredients, especially from the apple juice and the fruits, helps keep kids well-hydrated, which is vital for their overall health and well-being.

If your kids enjoy this smoothie, I recommend that they also try my green smoothie for kids and my rainbow smoothie!

My Tip Tips For Making Smoothies For Kids

  1. Use Frozen Fruit: Frozen fruit gives the smoothie a creamy texture and cold temperature without the need for ice, making it more appealing to kids.
  2. Blend Well: Ensure you blend the smoothie long enough to avoid bits and pieces, creating a smooth texture that’s easier and more enjoyable for kids to drink.
  3. Involve The Kids in the Process: Let them choose some of the ingredients and help with the blending. Involvement increases their interest in trying the smoothie.
  4. Serve in Fun Ways: Use colorful straws, fun cups, or sprinkle a tiny bit of toppings to make the smoothie visually appealing.
  5. Start with Small Servings: Begin with smaller portions to avoid overwhelming them, especially if they’re new to smoothies.

Ella Waterworth
Ella Waterworth

Founder & Recipe Developer at Smoothies N Cookies

Ella Waterworth is the founder of Smoothies N Cookies and she is a professional smoothie recipe creator. She gained extensive knowledge of creating smoothies by working for Smoothie King for several years.

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