Healthy Smoothies for Kids: A Very Berry Smoothie Recipe
What better way to get your kids to eat more fruit than with a very berry smoothie? And the best part about these smoothies that are full of antioxidant rich berries is they taste great! Once you have the kids hooked on these favorites, have them get involved and mix up their own combinations. The possible berry smoothie recipes you can come up with are endless.
Serve them up as a breakfast smoothie, a before soccer practice smoothie or a bed time snack smoothie. Making smoothies for kids is fun, especially when the kids get involved. Start with their favorite fruit, add milk or water, then add a little extra protein with greek yogurt or peanut butter. Different fruit, different colours. Try to add in even more goodness with kale or spinach if they will let you – most of the time you can’t even taste it!
To make your smoothies thick and ice cold, try freezing your yogurt or buying the fruit frozen. Having a stash of antioxidant rich blueberries, fiber full raspberries or vitamin packed mangos in the freezer makes for easy smoothies for kids!
A strawberry smoothie is as simple as combining strawberries (fresh or frozen), a cup of milk and some yogurt for the added dairy and protein.
A blueberry smoothie taste even better when you combine a cup of blueberries with a half a banana, a glass of milk and a little honey. It even looks delicious!
Verry Berry Smoothie
For a verry Berry Smoothie add lots of berries. Try combining raspberries, blueberries, strawberries and blackberries with a big scoop of yogurt, a handful of frozen chopped kale, 1/3 of a small zucchini, and a glass of milk. Blend well.
Don’t be afraid of adding too much kale, the berries rich dark colour masks any hint of kale and their flavours over power both the kale and zucchini in this one. Experiment with different amounts of each ingredient and if you still need a little something sweet, add some maple syrup or honey to sweeten the smoothie.
Breakfast Chocolate Monkey Smoothie
Want kids to start off the day with a full belly? Combine 3 of their favourites in a blender – a banana, scoop of natural peanut (or other nut) butter and chocolate with a big glass of milk. Breakfast of champions with its vitamins, protein and calcium!
Deb Lowther is a mother of 3 young daughters who, when not running after the kids, is running in the trails! She blogs on dozens of websites about Raising Healthy Kids and ensures her own have fun while eating healthy & staying active. To read more articles and see her favorite recipes starring squash and spinach that she promises even your kids will love, visit her websites www.iron-kids.com & www.adultgummies.com or visit her on Twitter @KidsGummyMum or Facebook at IronKids.Health and Adult Essentials.