Smoothies Ideas for Kids and Grown Ups: The Smoothie Corner

Summer or spring, autumn or winter, smoothie are one of the easiest and healthiest things you can prepare for your kids especially when they are not too keen on trying new fruits or new veggies that you put on the plate or in a glass.

I speak for experience since my growing kids have never been too fond of any type of fruit that they don’t know or don’t seem to recollect having seen in any store. It did not help that when I first become Vegan I started to come home with all sorts of different fruits unseen to them, from the Caribbean, from Asia…it did not matter I was buying everything on the market because I wanted to try everything and wanted them to do the same. That’s when the Smoothie Idea for kids came from; it originated from my desperate need to convince my children that fruits and vegetables could be a really good option to chose from when they are hungry.

So would like to dedicate this page to invite all the mums out there to share with me their experience with kids and fruits and veggies and also to share ideas of what your best smoothie has been so far.

Like they have the Book Swap Corner I would like to start the Smoothie Ideas Swap Corner and hopefully our kids and their kids will really learn to love Nature gifts.

The AvoApple Resultado de imagen de avocado and pineapple smoothie

This is one of the easiest smoothies I have ever made and despite the fact that my kids do NOT LIKE Avocado and are not particularly fond of Pineapple they love this one.

I obviously created the name and told them they were having an AvoApple Smoothie which they agree to try not really knowing what was inside. Big Success.

Ingredients: (for two big smoothies)

1 full Avocado fresh or frozen if they are not in season

1/2 of fresh pineapple or if not in season you can use again the frozen ones as long as there is no sugar added

500 ml of Coconut Milk

1 spoon of Agave Syrup if you want to make it sweeter (it all depends on how sweet is the pineapple)

Every ingredient straight in the blender for a minute or so and you will not believe the texture of the smoothie…. I mean…seriously smooth.

The ChocoBerry Smoothie

Another popular one with the kids is still a very simple type of smoothie: like you might have myResultado de imagen de chocolate raspberry smoothie now I love to make the names up to make it look a bit more unique…at least I am trying!

Ingredients: (2 people smoothie)

1 banana peeled

1 handful of raspberries

1/2 of an Avocado

1 tablespoon of Cacao Powder

500 ml of Coconut Milk ( you can use Almond Milk as well if you prefer)

All the ingredients in the blender and if you have used frozen fruits you don’t need to add anything else if you want it colder just add 1 cup of Ice to the Blender and enjoy the Smoothie

The KPK Smoothie

Now with this one, we are venturing a bit further in the vegetable and fruit world and this was my way of introducing the kids to the lovely and so good for you KALE.Imagen relacionada

I could not call it the Kale Smoothie there is no way they would have drank it so I came up with the KPK name.

Ingredients:

K: stand for Kiwi – 1 kiwi peeled

P: stand for Pears – 1 pear peeled and cut in pieces

K: stand for kale ( the super nutritious ingredient) 1 and 1/1 Oz of kale should be enough.

500 ml of Coconut Water

on a little note, Kale and even Pears are full of Vitamin A, C, and K which are all really good for you and the kids will not even thou they are drinking a veggie!!!

I will keep posting here and add a Smoothie Ideas every day, I would really encourage all the mums and dads out there if you have any suggestions or smoothie ideas please add them here in the comment area: let this page what it was always meant to be the Smoothie Swap Corner!

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7 Responses

  1. ecpags74 says:

    Barbara,

    I love smoothies.  I’ve never tried avocado smoothies because the avocado just doesn’t make it that far!

    My favorite smoothie is kale-blueberry-mango.  I put ice, a banana, some kale, blueberries, mango, and some cashew milk and blend.  Although I prefer fresh kale, it’s easier to blend frozen.

    I will keep stopping by to get some new smoothie ideas.

    Ellen

  2. Norman says:

    Great article, and perfect timing! I’m gearing up for a “Health Surge” – I’ve got the HIIT routine down pat, and I’m now thinking about nutrition. And voila! I’ve come across your site and post. To be frank with you, Barbara, if I could, I’d eat a T-bone steak and eggs with fries everyday. But, as the saying goes, you cannot outrun the cheeseburger. 🙂 So, I eat vegetables and fruit, but I don’t really enjoy them. Your smoothie ideas are just what I was looking for. The AvoApple sounds delicious! I actually do like avocados and pineapple. I’ll give it a try.

    Thanks so much and all the best,

    Norman

    • Barbara S. says:

      I hope you will enjoy the smoothies, they are a great ideas if you don’t particulary like to eat vegetables or fruits on their own

  3. Nancy says:

    Thanks for the article. All of those smoothies sound amazing. I usually end up making a “kitchen sink” smoothie. I throw in the blender a mixture of things that are left in the kitchen. One time I used kale, strawberries, banana, grapes and almond milk. Sometimes they are hits, sometimes they are misses.

    I will be bookmarking this page so I can visit this when I’m ready to make some smoothies.

  4. Darren says:

    My sister in law is a vegan and makes some delicious dinners. 

    Your right about kids not liking avacodos, I try every week and they just won’t it however by combining it with pineapple is a brilliant idea and I will be trying this recipe tomorrow! 

    It’s amazing what we can get the kids to eat when the foods they dislike are blending with other foods, it’s sneaky but at least they are getting their nutrients.

  5. Strahinja says:

    Hey there. Thank you for sharing this lovely recipes with us. I have a daughter that is not so found on fruits in general. So I am forced to invent some new ways in order to get her to eat it. I’ve tried giving her smoothies and juices but it was the recipes I personally invented, so they were not that good and she could not taste my juices.

    That is why I am willing to give your avocado recipe a try. Hopefully, it will make a result.

    Thank you.

    Strahinja.

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