This article details some healthy smoothie recipes for kids that they’ll actually enjoy and will want again and again. Let’s face it, kids today are more interested in eating junk food than they are eating healthy foods. The rate of childhood obesity is growing year on year at an alarming rate and if this issue is not tackled soon it is only going to get worse.
Showing kids how to eat healthy, highly nutritious foods does not have to be boring or a chore as I’ll show you with these healthy smoothie recipes for kids. Now although these healthy smoothie recipes are for kids you can also enjoy them too. All of these recipes are nutritionally balanced and your kids will absolutely love them.
The first recipe is for a green smoothie that is loaded with vitamins and nutrients and includes vegetables and ingredients you might normally struggle to convince your kids to eat. In this healthy smoothie recipe for kids, the flavors that shine through is the coconut (depending on how much you use) and the cashew nut butter. You could substitute the cashew butter for regular peanut butter or almond butter. Remember to stick with a no added sugar variety.
• 2 celery sticks
• c cucumber
• 1 tbsp cashew nut butter
• 1 tsp coconut oil
• Handful of spinach & watercress
• Half an avocado
• Splash of coconut milk, depending on how thick you like it
• Ice cubes
1. Place all ingredients in blender and blend
2. Drink immediately
The second healthy smoothie recipe for kids is a delicious and very beneficial banana and the cinnamon smoothie. It is very simple to make and the flavors combine together wonderfully giving it a nice creamy yet healthy texture and taste.
Banana and Cinnamon Smoothie
• 4 ice cubes
• 1 large banana
• 1 teaspoon cinnamon
• 250ml coconut milk
1. Place ice cubes, banana and coconut milk into a processor.
2. Blend on high until smooth.
3. Pour into a large glass and enjoy.
The great thing about healthy smoothie recipes for kids is the flexibility they offer you. If there are ingredients in the recipes above that you either do not have or your kids cannot have (for example if they have nut allergies) then you can easily substitute one ingredient for another. Use your imagination when making healthy smoothie recipes for kids and even include your kids in the process. As long as you stick to using natural, whole food ingredients you’ll be teaching and showing your kids that healthy eating can be fun and delicious.