Getting kids to eat a healthy breakfast with fruit, protein and fiber is no easy task, but these healthy smoothies for kids might transform your morning routine.
What better way to get your kids to eat more fruit than with a very berry smoothie? The best part about these smoothies is that they are full of antioxidant rich berries, vitamins, protein, fiber, they taste great AND they are super fast to make. Perfect for busy kids on the go and an easy way to start their day off full of energy.
Serve them up as a healthy breakfast smoothie to fill them up, a before soccer practice smoothie to give them energy or a bed time snack smoothie to replace a boring bowl of ice cream.
Start with their favorite fruit, add milk or water, then add a little extra protein with a scoop of protein powder, greek yogurt, hemp seeds or peanut butter. Slowly add in fruit they may not know they like yet – try frozen peaches, pineapples, grapes, apples, watermelon or mango.
Different fruit, different colours, different flavours. 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!
Once you have the kids hooked on these favorites, get them involved to mix up their own combinations and teach hem how to use a small blender or Bullet. The combination of possible berry smoothies for kids you can come up with are endless.
Healthy Smoothies for Kids
To make your smoothies thick and ice cold, try freezing your yogurt and buying frozen fruit. Having a stash of antioxidant rich blueberries, fiber full raspberries and vitamin packed mangos in the freezer makes for easy morning smoothies for kids!
Strawberry Slushie Smoothie
A Strawberry Slushie Smoothie is as simple as combining strawberries (fresh or frozen), a cup of water and a scoop (or half a scoop for only 10 gr of protein) of vanilla protein powder. Use a scoop of chocolate protein powder for a Strawberry Chocolate Slushie Smoothie or add a half a banana for a Strawberry Banana Slushie Smoothie.
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! Blueberries are considered a super food for their antioxidant content so don’t be shy about adding them to all your smoothies for kids. For added protein include a tbsp of hemp seeds or protein powder.
Very Berry Smoothie
For a Very Berry Smoothie add lots of berries. Try combining raspberries (high in fiber), blueberries, strawberries and blackberries with a big scoop of greek yogurt, a handful of frozen chopped kale or spinach and a glass of milk. Blend well.
Don’t be afraid of adding too much greens, the berries rich dark colour and flavour masks any hint of kale or spinach 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 1 tbsp of cocoa powder or scoop of chocolate protein powder with a big glass of milk. Breakfast of champions with its vitamins, protein and calcium content!
Tropical Wave Smoothie
Go for the tropics by combing frozen mango, pineapple and half of a fresh orange mixed with milk or water and a scoop of vanilla protein powder and greek yogurt. It will taste like a creamsicle popsicle and fill the kids with vitamin C and energy for the day.
Smoothies for Big Kids
The kids don’t have to have all the fun when it comes to making smoothies. Check out our Smoothie Recipes on our Boomer Nutrition website. Combinations that include mint, lime, avocado and even one made with green tea. Get creative and enjoy your protein filled smoothies to have a healthy day.