Easy to prepare and healthy smoothies for kids

Smoothies are easy to prepare and a great way to add fresh fruits and vegetables to your kids’ diet without them knowing it. Smoothies can be the best summer treats for kids as well as for adults. Here nutritionists of Montessori Rancho Palos Verdes CA have brought together 4 kids-friendly summer smoothies to give you a bit of inspiration as you look at all the fresh fruits and vegetables which come to your house this summer season.

Easy to make and healthy smoothie recipes for kids:


Kale Banana Smoothie:
This smoothie recipe can be a healthy snack for your kids. Kale and banana get topped by good fats from flax seeds and soya milk.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of properly chopped kale

  • 1 banana

  • One tablespoon flax seed

  • ½ cup soya milk (unsweetened)

  • One tablespoon maple syrup

Preparation:

  • First using blender ground the flax seeds properly.

  • Add banana, chopped kale, maple syrup and soya milk in the blender and blend everything for 2 minutes.

  • Add some ice cubes (if you want) and serve fresh.

Spinach Apple Smoothie:

In Child Care Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, it has observed that many kids don't like the taste/flavor of spinach, so to disguise its flavor you can use apple and banana to prepare this smoothie. To prepare this smoothie add yogurt, which is a source of probiotics.

Ingredients:

  • One cup of freshly cut spinach leaves
  • 1 ripe banana
  • ½ peeled and chopped Apple
  • 1 cup grapes
  • Vanilla yogurt

Preparation:

  • Remove the seeds from the grapes, if any and Slice the banana.
  • Put banana slices, chopped spinach leaves, grapes, yogurt, and apple in a blender and plane for 2 minutes to achieve a smooth mixture.
  • Add some ice cubes (if you want) and serve fresh.

Honeydew Melon Cucumber Smoothie:

If you want to give your children a fresh and cool feel, then this smoothie is a perfect option for you. Parents of toddlers who go to Montessori Rancho Palos Verdes, CA are encouraged to give their children this smoothie as this recipe helps rehydrate with a boost ofmultivitamins and minerals.

Ingredients:

  • 1 honeydew melon
  • 1 cup seedless green grapes
  • 1 peeled and sliced cucumber
  • ¼ th cup of mint leaves

Preparation:

  • Peel the melon, remove seeds and dice it.
  • Add melon cubes, green grapes, cucumber pieces, and mint leaves to a blender and blend to get a smooth mixture.
  • Add ice cubes (if you want) and serve fresh.

Creamy Dates Smoothie:

This smoothie is very good for children’s healthy development as they are sweet, low in sodium and rich in dietary fiber. They also contain minerals like potassium, magnesium, and zinc along with vitamins A, K, riboflavin, folate, thiamine, and niacin.
  • 1/3 cups of halved dates
  • ¾ th cup of milk
  • ½ cup crushed milk

Preparation:

  • Blend the dates and milk for a minute.
  • Add ice and blend for few more seconds
  • Serve fresh.
If your child is a fussy eater, then smoothies can be a great way of including more fruits and vegetables in your children's diet.