Getting your little ones to eat superfoods can sometimes be challenging, particularly if you’ve got a picky eater on your hands. Toddlers need the proper nutrients to grow and stay healthy, but they’re not always willing to chow down on healthy foods such as berries, spinach, kale, and seeds. That’s where smoothies come in. By preparing a tasty and super healthy beverage, you can make sure your children are getting a powerful dose of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Here are 8 superfood smoothies that will serve your toddler up a healthy dose of nutrients.
1. Veggie Smoothie
This Hello Bee recipe calls for plenty of antioxidant-packed dark, leafy greens, which are disguised by the sweet fruits blended into this thick, creamy beverage. If you find that the smoothie needs a little more sweetness, add mango or an additional half of a very ripe banana.
- ¾ cup frozen green beans
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- 3 to 4 big leaves bunches of fresh kale, or two plus servings of frozen kale
- 6 to 8 baby carrots
- 1 YoBaby yogurt
- 1 ripe banana
Directions: In a microwave safe bowl, defrost the frozen green beans and berries for a minute or two until they’re thawed, but not hot. Put all of the ingredients in a food processor, blend for a few minutes until super smooth, scraping down the sides once or twice. Pour into a lidded straw cup.
2. Toddler Carrot Smoothie
Delicious Paleo’s toddler-friendly superfood smoothie is bursting with nutrients. This recipe calls for carrots, bananas, peaches, strawberries, honey, and milk, creating a delicious drink your child will love.
- 3 baby carrots
- 1 banana
- 1 peach
- 4 strawberries
- 1 tablespoon honey
- Fill with your choice of milk
Directions: Put all of the ingredients in a blender, combining until well-blended and smooth.
3. Toddler Raspberry Banana Smoothie
This easy, 3-minute smoothie provides your toddler with a hearty dose of fruit and calcium. Suburban Epicurean‘s recipe can also be personalized to meet your child’s tastes. If they’d prefer a different berry, feel free to use it instead of the raspberries.
- 2 to 3 ice cubes
- 6 organic raspberries (fresh or frozen)
- ½ banana
- ⅓ cup organic whole milk
- 2 tablespoons vanilla yogurt
Directions: In a blender, mix all the ingredients until smooth. Pour into your toddler’s cup for their smoothie enjoyment.
4. Kale and Berry Smoothie
Kale and berries create an immune-boosting smoothie for your little ones to enjoy. Sweet Potato Chronicles’ recipe will ensure your child is getting plenty of fruits, veggies, and calcium.
- 1½ cups milk
- 2 tablespoons 2 percent Greek yogurt
- ¼ cup fresh strawberries
- 1 banana
- 1 cup frozen, chopped kale leaves
- ½ cup fresh or frozen blueberries
Directions: Combine milk, strawberries, banana, kale, blueberries, and yogurt in a blender and pulse until smooth. Serve with a cut, fresh strawberry.
5. Superfood Smoothie
Summer Saldana’s recipe will appeal to even the pickiest of eaters. In addition to fruit, kale, coconut water, and seeds, this recipe also calls for Spirulina powder, a natural protein that is incredibly high in protein and nutrients.
- 1 cup pineapple chunks
- ½ cup mango chunks
- ½ cup orange peach mango juice
- ½ cup plain or coconut water
- 1 cup frozen kale
- 1 teaspoon Spirulina powder
- 1 tablespoons chia seeds or flaxseed
- 1 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
Directions: Combine ingredients in a blender and pulse until smooth.
6. Cher-Apple Superfood Smoothies
This Super Healthy Kids’ recipe serves up a glassful of antioxidants and vitamins. The cherries also contain more beta carotene, key for vision, immunity, and overall health than blueberries and strawberries, in addition to high levels of vitamin C and fiber. Your kids will love this easy-to-make, 2-ingredient smoothie delight.
- Frozen cherries (seedless)
- Apple juice
Directions: Combine ingredients in a blender, pulsing until it’s smooth.
7. Toddler Superfood Smoothie
Looking for a vitamin-packed breakfast smoothie? Foodie‘s recipe contains spinach, blueberries, flax seed, cinnamon, honey, milk, bananas, strawberries, and applesauce, ensuring your kids are getting all of the nutrients they need to be their healthiest, happiest selves.
- ¼ cup unsweetened applesauce
- ¼ cup frozen blueberries
- 7 frozen strawberries
- ½ cup fresh spinach
- ½ banana
- ⅛ cup whole milk
- 1 tablespoon ground flax seed
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon honey
Directions: Add all ingredients to the blender except 4 strawberries. Blend for a few minutes, adding strawberries periodically. Continue blending until smooth.
8. Toddler Green Smoothie
This 3-ingredient Sweet As Honey recipe creates a thick, smooth, and sweet-tasting toddler-friendly beverage. It only takes 10 minutes to prepare this super smoothie; don’t be surprised if your children request this delicious drink again and again!
- 1 kale leaf
- 1 orange
- 2 bananas
Directions: Peel the orange and cut it in chunky bites. Peel and sliced the bananas. Chop the kale leaf. Pour all ingredient into a blender. Blend until it smoothie and thick. Add a bit of water if it’s too thick.