Smoothies are a great way to kick start the day, and the perfect opportunity to get lots of fruit (and veg…shhh!) into kids. They are also ideal if you are pressed for time in the mornings. Here are 10 quick & easy breakfast smoothies for kids that will have them shouting for more!
In my experience kids love smoothies, and they love helping to make them too. They are a great way of getting extra fruit and veg into them, so try these smoothie ideas for morning inspiration.
Delicious Breakfast Smoothies
#1. Kiwi, Banana & Strawberry Smoothie
This kiwi, banana & strawberry smoothie is perfect for busy mornings. The addition of lime juice helps cuts through the sweetness.
#2. Raspberry & Quinoa Smoothie
Super Healthy Kids recipe for raspberry & quinoa smoothie is a great way to increase protein in your child’s diet and fill them up from the get go! Just have some cooked quinoa ready to go from the night before.
#3. Banana & Oat Smoothies
Oats are full of energy and a great way to start your day. This banana & oat smoothie recipe from safefood is ideal for those mornings you’re pressed for time, or perfect for those fussy eaters who refuse a bowl of porridge.
#4. Carrot & Orange Smoothie
Getting vegetables into kids can be a challenge, but sneaking some into delicious smoothies usually works for even the fussiest eater! This orange & carrot smoothie recipe from Jen’s Favourite Cookies is a winner.
If your kids don’t mind the taste of ginger, include a small chunk when blending, for some additional goodness.
#5. Peach & Blueberry Smoothie
Whizz up your favourite fresh or frozen fruit or berries, with yoghurt, milk and some ice to create a tasty peach and blueberry smoothie that your kids will love at any time of the day.
#6. Peanut Butter & Oats Smoothie
The combination of creamy peanut butter and oats will ensure this Chef Savvy peanut butter & oats smoothie is a hit with the kids.
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#7. Sunshine Smoothie
This sunshine smoothie from SheKnows is another great sneaky way to get some veggies into your kid’s smoothie as well as fruit. The sweetness of the carrots works well with the pineapple and mango chunks.
#8. Raspberry & Banana Smoothies
What’s not to love about a perfectly pink and deliciously nutritious fresh smoothie? This recipe for raspberry and banana smoothies from My Lovely Little Lunchbox is a hit with big kids and small!
#9. Deliciously Ella’s Green Glow Smoothie
This Green Glow Smoothie from Deliciously Ella is perfect for sneaking those greens in. Keep some banana chunks frozen for this and apple juice helps sweeten it naturally.
#10. Almond Banana Smoothie
Setting for Four has a tasty almond banana smoothie recipe using just bananas and almond milk, and topping with shaved coconut for added texture.