Smoothie season is here! With so many fruits and veggies in season, it’s the perfect time to dust off your blender. Below, we’ve rounded up our favorite healthy smoothie recipes that kids and adults alike will love. While you’re at it, get your little sous chefs involved in measuring out the fruit and learning how to make a smoothie. Grab some spinach, freeze a few bananas and read on to get started.
Strawberry Lemonade Smoothie
Brighten up your morning with this sweet-tart smoothie from Lemons + Zest. A little lemon zest gives it an extra pop of flavor, while a touch of flaxseed sneaks in some fiber. To get the recipe, click here.
Mango-Berry Swirled Smoothie
Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Split Smoothie
Your kiddos will love this "chocolate milkshake," which comes together with the help of Greek yogurt, bananas, peanut butter and hot chocolate mix. It's the perfect treat on a hot summer day. Hint: Serve icy cold!
2 tbsp peanut butter
1/2 frozen banana
1/2 cup non-fat Greek yogurt
1/2 cup 1% low-fat Darigold chocolate milk
3 tbsp hot chocolate powder
1. Throw all the ingredients in a blender, and blitz until smooth!
Mango is the perfect summer fruit—so why not mix it up into a slurpable concoction? With just a little orange juice and ice, you'll have a tasty treat in no time. Hop over to Mummyology for the recipe, plus lots of other kid-approved smoothie ideas.
Cake Batter Smoothie
There's no doubt your kids will go crazy for this cake batter smoothie from Kendra's Treats. With cake mix and rainbow sprinkles, not to mention a surprisingly light list of ingredients (no ice cream here), what's not to like?
Peach Flax Smoothie
Flaxseed is super popular among health food nuts, and for good reason—it's got omega-3 fatty acids, which support brain development in kiddos and help maintain a healthy digestive system. This peach smoothie from Super Healthy Kids is the perfect way to introduce flax into your little one's diet without them even noticing.
Summer Delight Smoothie
Make the most of that fresh farmer's market produce with this summery recipe using nectarines and raspberries from Tinned Tomatoes.
Honeydew Melon Smoothie
If your kiddo loves honeydew melon, this smoothie from Artsy Momma is bound to be a home run. Add a little whipped cream and sprinkles on top, and your kids will think they're having dessert for breakfast!
Monsters Green Smoothie
We couldn't resist throwing a truly green smoothie into the list—after all, the foodie world is crazy for spinach-laden smoothies right now. Luckily, there's a way to make green smoothies appealing to the younger set. Mom Endeavors' clever recipe makes use of lots of fruit, a bit of spinach, and a few fun decorations to make a kid-approved treat perfect for a monster-themed party.
Beet Strawberry Lemon Smoothie
Beets, strawberries and lemon juice come together to make the prettiest (and tastiest!) deep red smoothie. Check out the recipe at Raw on $10 a Day.
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