We all love a good smoothie, right? Mixing fresh or frozen fruit with yogurt and other delicious superfoods, makes a smoothie taste delicious and jam packed with superfoods. What’s not to love? However, if you have kids you know all too well that they will come up with any excuse not to like something. This is where you have to incorporate their favourite flavours and get them in on the action.

Smoothies are a terrific source of Vitamin C and Calcium. Vitamin C reduces tiredness and contributes to maintenance of normal teeth. Calcium which is present in the yogurt or milk in smoothies, is needed for the normal growth and development of bones in children.

Here are our top tips for making smoothies with kids;

  1. Get them in on the action. Let them help you make the smoothie and make up their own recipes. They will have some fun including their own ingredients and will be more likely to drink them afterwards.
  2. Use ingredients they love. Use yogurt to get the creaminess that kids love along with plenty of delicious flavours like strawberries, mango, grapes and peaches. Kids love chocy flavours so why not add some raw cacao to make it choco-licious!
  3. Hide the ingredients they don’t like. Baby spinach, avocado and kale can be easily hidden in smoothies and juices by fruits. These veggies go well with oranges, raspberries and strawberries.
  4. Make it fun. Try making different types of smoothies such as smoothie bowls or smoothie popsicles. To make smoothie popsicles simply add all the ingredients to a blender and pour into popsicle molds. Place in freezer for about 5 hours. Remove and run under a tap to remove from molds and enjoy!
  5. Give them cool names. Allow the kids to come up with funny names for the smoothies such as The Green Hulk or Princess Peach.

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Easy to make Fruit smoothie recipe;

Strawberry Sunrise

105ml Milk

1/3 Banana

2 tablespoons strawberry yogurt normal or frozen

3 or 4 Strawberries

Choco crave

150ml Low Fat Milk

1/3 Banana

2 tablespoons natural yoghurt normal or frozen

½ teaspoon coco