Even the pickiest eaters won't turn their noses up at these kid-friendly smoothie recipes. Chock full of healthy fruits, veggies and other nutritious foods, they are the perfect breakfast or after-school snack. Just gulp and go!

Smoothie power

Smoothies are all the rage because they are a simple (and delicious!) way to bump up your daily intake of powerhouse fruits and veggies. Full of antioxidants, essential vitamins and minerals, they are the perfect way to sneak a whole lot of goodness into your family diet. You can use our recipes to make some yummy kid-friendly smoothies, or concoct your own tasty delights with what you have on hand at home.

Sweeten up

The taste of a smoothie can vary greatly from one day to the next depending on how ripe and sweet your fruit is. If you need to sweeten a recipe, try adding natural sweeteners like raw honey, agave nectar or birch sugar. You can also feel free to experiment with different types of milk, in the case that you are on a dairy-free diet. Almond, coconut and soy milk make a great addition to any wholesome smoothie.

Fun for all ages

Have a bunch of eager little helpers hanging around? Kids of all ages will love to get involved in the smoothie madness by cutting up fruits and veggies, pouring ingredients into the blender and pressing the buttons to make everything whiz around.

Pimp your smoothie

Add a little bling to your favorite smoothie before it's served. You can make it fancy by serving it in wine, Champagne or even martini glasses. Garnish with sprigs of mint or cilantro, fresh berries, kiwi slices, orange wedges, strips of cucumber, grated coconut, a swirl of honey, a dollop of whipped cream or wooden skewers of fresh fruit. Booyah! Smoothie magic.

Kid-friendly smoothie recipes

Tropical Sensation

  • 1 cup ripe pineapple
  • 1 cup papaya
  • 1 mango
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 3 ice cubes

Green Goddess

  • 2 avocados
  • 1 handful spinach
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup fresh pineapple
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 ice cubes

Raspberry Blitz

  • 1-1/2 cup frozen raspberries
  • 1/2 cup yogurt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 ice cubes

Peanut butter Kiss

  • 1/2 cup natural peanut butter
  • 2 cups chocolate ice cream
  • 1 cup chocolate milk
  • 3 ice cubes

Mango Madness

  • 2 mangos
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 ice cubes

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Geoffrey Hewitt January 25, 2014
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The raspberry blitz recipe was rather disappointing in that both the texture (thick) and flavour (there was none) were both not up to scratch. I would definitely not recommend that recipe to any potential smoothie maker.
Laura Willard May 22, 2012
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My kids love smoothies, too! And so do I... :)
Anonymous May 22, 2012
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My kids love smoothies. I try to sneak in a little spinach -- my daughters love it, but my son doesn't go for it.
Lisa Steinke May 22, 2012
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I agree with you Kristin! Fun for summer!
Kristin Bustamante May 22, 2012
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What a fun way to celebrate summer!