5 Healthy Smoothies for Kids

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Smoothies For Kids

Smoothies are the ideal snack for kids of all ages.

As we all know, kids don’t always want to eat their recommended 2-4 servings of fruit and 3-5 servings of vegetables a day. In fact, most kids are horrified at the sight of any food that is green and has stems and/or leaves.

So, what is a health conscious mom to do? She is to find ways to sneak them into her kids’ food of course. Smoothies are the ideal healthy treat for kids because they offer health conscious moms a platform through which to sneak fruit, vegetables and other healthy ingredients into their kids’ diets.

The following smoothie recipes are perfect examples of how you can use smoothies to trick your kids into eating such healthy foods as spinach, sweet peas, celery juice, Wheatgrass juice, flax seed, yogurt and tofu.

Chocolate Peanut Butter & Banana Smoothie

This smoothie recipe is guaranteed to become one of  your kid’s all time favorite smoothies.

In fact, after just one sip of this delectable smoothie your kids will be convinced that you’ve finally given in to their requests and begun serving  them dessert for breakfast. But, of course, you’ll know that is far from the truth as they happily sip on a nutritious smoothie designed to fuel their little bodies all morning long.

  • 1 cup Silk chocolate soy milk (17g sugar) or chocolate skim milk (around 22g of sugar)
  • 1/2 cup Dannon Fit & Light vanilla yogurt
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 banana
  • 2 inches of firm tofu (optional for added protein)
  • 1 pack of banana bread Quaker instant oatmeal
  • 1 tbsp flaxseed

Peanut Butter & Strawberry Banana Smoothie

This recipe is one of my family’s favorite breakfast smoothies. If your kids like peanut butter, banana and jelly sandwiches they’ll love this smoothie.

  • 1 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 packet of strawberries and cream Quaker instant oatmeal
  • 1 banana
  • 2 inches of firm tofu (optional, for more protein)
  • 1 cup frozen or fresh strawberries
  • 1/2 cup Dannon Fit & Light vanilla yogurt
  • 1 cup skim milk or unsweetened soy milk

Strawberry Banana Smoothie

This smoothie recipe is a lower calorie version of my peanut butter & strawberry banana smoothie because it doesn’t contain peanut butter.

  • 1/2 cup frozen or fresh strawberries
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1 cup Naked Juice strawberry banana smoothie mix (ingredients)
  • 1/2 cup plain Quaker oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup Dannon Fit & Light vanilla yogurt
  • 2 inches of firm tofu (optional, for more protein)

Green Yogurt Smoothie

This is one of the most creative smoothies I’ve ever put together. It took a great deal of experimentation but I finally managed to put together a vegetable/yogurt smoothie that is kid-approved.

Now, I know that the name sounds a little weird but it’s worth a try! Besides, how else are you going to get your kids to drink celery juice and Wheatgrass juice?

  • 1/4 cup celery juice
  • 1/4 cup Wheatgrass juice
  • 1 Mediterranean cucumber, peeled
  • 1 cup sugar snap peas
  • 1/2 cup seedless grapes (any kind)
  • 1 cup frozen honeydew or 6-inch slice fresh honeydew
  • 1/2 cup Dannon Fit & Light vanilla yogurt
  • 1 cup Naked Juice Green Machine (ingredients)

Peaches & Cream Smoothie

This is one of my favorite summertime smoothies. Of course, you can make this smoothie in the winter too but it tastes better with fresh peaches and nectarines.

  • 1 cup frozen peaches or 1 large peach, sliced
  • 1 large nectarine, sliced
  • 1 packet of peaches and cream Quaker instant oatmeal
  • 2 inches of firm tofu (optional, for more protein)
  • 1/4 cup fat-free Half & Half
  • 1/4 cup Voskos honey yogurt
  • 1 cup skim milk or unsweetened soy milk

photo courtesy of: USDAgov

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Paulin Soleyman
Paulin Soleyman is the founder and editor of The Underground Bootcamp. Her goal is to help everyday people live healthier, happier, more fulfilling lives by sharing all that she knows about healthy living, nutrition, and fitness.
Paulin Soleyman

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