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The Best Healthy Smoothie Recipes for Kids

Emily Hurd | Jul 8 2021 | Tags: Recipes, Health & Wellness

Kid-friendly smoothies should have plenty of proteins, dietary fiber, vitamins, and essential nutrients to nourish a child's growing body. 

These are the best healthy smoothie recipes for kids that you can easily try out at home. Make these smoothie recipes even easier by adding a SmoothieBox smoothie mix of your choice! 

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Recipe 1: Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie

This smoothie packs a powerful combo of pumpkin-cinnamon flavor with a creamy texture full of crunchy seeds. It’s a filling breakfast treat for your little ones. This is one of our favorite easy healthy smoothie recipes for kids.

Prep time: 5 minutes
Serving: 2 glasses
Calories: 197kcal per serving

Ingredients

  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp peanut butter or almond butter
  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup sweetener
  • 1/2 cup ice cubes
  • 1 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1 tbsp granola or sesame seeds

Prep instructions

Blend all the ingredients for 2-3 minutes to a smooth and creamy consistency. Serve immediately and garnish with fresh mixed berries and sesame seeds.

Recipe 2: Strawberry Banana Smoothie

This thick and healthy berry smoothie has hints of fresh strawberry flavors, light pink color, and a sweet and fruity taste that your kids will love. 

Prep time: 5 minutes
Serving: 2 glasses
Calories: 179 kcal per serving

Ingredients

  • 1 banana
  • 2 cups sliced frozen strawberries
  • 1/2 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup vanilla almond milk
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1/4 cup ice cubes

Prep instructions

Blend all the recipe ingredients at high speed for 2 minutes and then serve. Garnish with fresh strawberries.

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Recipe 3: Kiwi Strawberry Smoothie

The kids can have as many as three kiwi strawberry smoothies in a day as it has plenty of natural sugars and nutrients. This smoothie is a healthy alternative to drinking processed sodas and juices that contain chemical preservatives.

Prep time: 5 minutes
Serving: 2 glasses
Calories: 204kcal per serving

Ingredients

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 kiwi fruit
  • 3/4 cup pineapple chunks
  • 1/4 cup fresh orange juice

Prep Instructions

Place the fruits, yogurt, and orange squeeze in a food processor and blend until the smoothie is thick and creamy. Serve and garnish with fresh berries. 

Recipe 4: Orange Carrot Smoothie

This vibrant-looking smoothie can be a healthy and delicious snack for your kids’ breakfast. It’s rich in nutrients that improve sight, boost the immune system, increase the uptake of other minerals like iron, and promote faster healing and repair of body tissues.

Prep time: 5 minutes
Serving: 2 glasses
Calories: 75 kcal per serving

Ingredients

  • 2 oranges, juiced
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 cup finely grated carrots
  • 2 tbsp rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup ice
  • 2 cups cubed papaya
  • 1/2 cup cranberry juice

Prep Instructions

Blend all the smoothie ingredients for 2 minutes, then serve. Garnish with grated coconut and sesame seeds.

Recipe 5: Pineapple Cream Smoothie

The kids will love this tangy pineapple smoothie. Prepare this healthy smoothie recipe for kids for breakfast as an extra energy boost.

Prep time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2 glasses
Calories: 140kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 juiced lime
  • 1/2 cup chopped frozen pineapple
  • 1 banana
  • 1/4 cup of ice cubes
  • 1/2 cup vanilla Greek yogurt

Prep Instructions

Blend your ingredients on high for 2-3 minutes until all the frozen pineapple chunks break down and then serve with fresh berries. Enjoy!

Add a protein boost to your smoothie

Our whey and vegan proteins are the perfect nutrient-rich addition to your smoothie to provide you with fuel for the day, and support post-workout recovery.

By adding just one scoop of protein to your smoothie you can adapt this recipe to create an even more well-balanced and hunger-satisfying meal.

Find out more about our vanilla and chocolate protein smoothie powders:

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Emily is the Director of Member Experience at SmoothieBox and loves creating new recipes to share with our smoothie community. She gets help and ideas from her two toddlers, especially if it involves our Green Super Smoothie. In her spare time she can be found outside with family.

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