Strawberry Smoothie Recipes for Kids

Smoothie Recipes for Kids

Strawberry Smoothie Recipes for Kids

A lot of kids like smoothies. Especially certain kinds of smoothies.

Kids are sometimes picky, and each has their own preferences. But here are some smoothie ideas that usually go over well.

Anything that is thick and sweet, like a milkshake, is popular. To make a smoothie more like a milkshake, just add a couple of frozen bananas. Frozen strawberries help, too. You can also add a half cup or ice, or more.

Bananas are enough to make a smoothie really sweet, especially if you use really ripe bananas. But if you need the smoothie more sweet, you can try stevia powder. Honey is the next best thing. It has pretty concentrated sugar content, but it also has some health benefits. And the flavor it offers is wonderful.

Anything with peanut butter is popular with kids, too. There are many peanut butter smoothie recipes available. Usually they include just one or two tablespoons of peanut butter. Some people add more, but I like to go easy on the peanut butter. It sometimes contains certain toxins.

If you do use peanut butter, make sure it is the natural kind. Avoid the sugary kinds, and the ones with low-quality oils added. Peanut butter with just straight peanuts, and a bit of salt, are the healthiest option. As a kid, I liked the unhealthy kind of peanut butter best, of course. But when my family switched to the more natural kind, I gradually got used to it.

It makes it even more fun if it is something familiar, like ‘peanut butter and jelly’, with the jelly being the strawberries or a teaspoon of jam.

If your child is hooked on sugar or desserts, try substituting a regular dessert with a dessert smoothie. At least, then, your child will be getting their sugars from a more natural source like bananas, apples and carrots. There are some smoothies with added goodies, like Oreo cookie smoothies, that kids will go crazy over. And some dessert smoothies have interesting holiday flavors, like eggnog smoothies or gingerbread smoothies.

If your child doesn’t like greens or salad, one thing you can do is hide a certain amount of greens in a smoothie. Baby spinach is the easiest to hide, because it has the least flavor. A carrot is easy to add and will often go unnoticed too. If you add enough banana, strawberry and peanut butter, you can hide anything. Strawberries and blueberrie add enough color to hide the green and orange color of the healthy stuff.

Here are a few kid-friendly smoothie recipes for you to try. Feel free to add more banana, or to use a different kind of non-dairy milk, if that is your preference. These recipes will make 2 servings of smoothie.

Easy Strawberry Milkshake Smoothie

  • 1 cup almond milk or coconut milk
  • 2 frozen bananas
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • a handful of ice (optional)

Strawberry Peanut Butter Smoothie

  • 2 cups almond milk
  • 2 bananas
  • half cup strawberries
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • The Strawberry Oreo Smoothie
  • 2 cups almond milk
  • 2 frozen bananas
  • half cup strawberries
  • 5 Oreo cookies

To add more variety and fun, try adding other berries like raspberries and blueberries. They make a good low-sugar smoothie option. Also try tropical smoothie flavors like pineapple and mango, if you kids are in to that.

Smoothies are great for kids, because it is a healthier way for them to have a quick snack without resorting to junk food or refined sugar. Get your kids going on smoothies from a young age, and it will hopefully stay a natural part of their diet.

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