Because smoothies taste great and look colourful, your child won’t even notice that they’re enjoying something packed with goodness and vitamins. Once your smoothie creation is topped off with a pretty paper straw and a colourful umbrella, your kids won’t be able to resist!
Top tip: Use a quality, high speed blender to make your smoothie smoother – and even more nutritious!
Ingredients (for 3 child-size portions):
- 80g raspberries
- 80g blueberries
- 80g strawberries or blackberries
- 1 pear
- 2l milk
Tip: Make this recipe vegan and allergy-friendly by using almond milk, coconut milk, or oat milk instead of dairy.
- If you’re using frozen berries, let them defrost for around 15 minutes.
- Wash and peel the pear and cut it into pieces.
- Blend together with the berries and milk.
If you find that your kids can’t get enough of yummy berries, check out our fruit and buttermilk smoothie recipe.
‘Frog Prince’ with kiwi and banana
Ingredients (for 2 child-size portions):
- 1 banana
- 1 kiwi
- 1 tbsp oats
- 170ml freshly squeezed orange juice or natural cloudy apple juice
- Peel the kiwi and banana.
- Cut into small pieces.
- Add all the ingredients to a blender and puree.
On hot summer days, make delicious smoothie ice cream as a healthy treat. Creamy smoothies with banana, milk or yogurt work best for this, as the water content is low and better for freezing. To make this for your kids, pour your freshly made smoothie into ice cream moulds before freezing for at least six hours.
So, there you go. In no time at all you’ll be whipping up healthy recipes for kids at home.
*Cook and blend in one step, compared to soup made on a hob in a saucepan using a spoon and hand blender.