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Smoothies for kids - 8 easy and healthy recipes

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Are you looking for the best smoothies for kids that will be easy and healthy at the same time?

At Candelinas we know that sometimes it is difficult to ensure that your children eat healthy while enjoying it at the same time.

That's why, in this article, we decided to dive into the world of delicious, nutritious smoothies for kids .

It's an easy and creative way to make sure your little ones get the vitamins and nutrients they need, while also loving what you've lovingly prepared for them.

So let's see what we need to know about smoothies for kids , offering you 8 absolutely delicious recipes to try.

What is a smoothie?

A smoothie is a thick and creamy drink made from pureed raw fruits, vegetables and sometimes dairy products such as milk, yogurt or cottage cheese.

Smoothies may also contain other ingredients such as water, crushed ice, fruit juice, sweeteners (honey or sugar), whey powder, plant milk, nuts, nut butters, seeds, tea, chocolate, herbal supplements or supplements diet.

One of the things that makes a smoothie particularly special is its consistency.

Thanks to the blending process, smoothies often have a thick, almost milkshake-like consistency, even though they contain no ice cream.

They are thicker than fruit juices because they retain all the fiber from whole fruits and vegetables.

Making healthy smoothies for kids

Creating healthy smoothies for kids isn't as complicated as it sounds.

The key is to focus on whole fruits, include a source of protein and limit added sugars.

That means plenty of fresh or frozen fruit and maybe even some "hidden" vegetables.

For protein, you can try yogurt, almond milk, or even a scoop of protein powder.

Instead of sweetening with sugar, we suggest honey, agave nectar or even letting the natural sweetness of the fruit do its job. In this way, it is certain that you will create unbeatable smoothies for children .

Now, let's get to the recipes we promised you!

The 8 best smoothie recipes for kids

So it's time to see together 8 smoothie recipes for kids , which are inspired by our flavored snap bars .

Let's start!


#1 Banana Smoothie

The first recipe to create your own smoothies for children is the banana smoothie.

This particular smoothie is inspired by the unique Banana Milkshake snap bar . Its scent makes you relive your childhood memories! So what's better than a banana smoothie for your child!


Components:

  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 cup milk (dairy or non-dairy)
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions:

Peel and slice the banana. Place the banana slices, milk, honey and vanilla extract in a blender. Beat the mixture until smooth. Pour into a glass and serve immediately.

#2 Strawberry Smoothie

The strawberry smoothie is another very tasty and healthy option. This particular recipe is actually inspired by the Strawberry Shortcake snap bar .

So if your child loves strawberries then this smoothie will definitely win them over! Besides, the strawberry flavor is one of the most popular among smoothies for children .


Components:

  • 1 cup fresh strawberries
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon of honey

Instructions:

Wash the strawberries and remove the stems. Add the strawberries, Greek yogurt, orange juice and honey to the blender. Whisk the mixture until smooth and serve in a chilled glass.


#3 Marshmallow Smoothies

If your child loves marshmallows then an option worth trying, and you can certainly balance with a few more ingredients, is the Marshmallow flavored smoothie.

We inspired this particular smoothie from the Cotton Candy & Marshmallow snap bar , which creates a delightful combination of sweet and playful aromas.


Components:

  • 1 cup vanilla yogurt
  • 1/2 cup milk (dairy or non-dairy)
  • 1/2 cup mini candy bars
  • 1 banana

Instructions:

Add all the ingredients to your blender. Blend until smooth. The result; A creamy, dreamy treat that tastes like dessert!

#4 Vanilla Smoothie

If you are looking for a simpler but at the same time super enjoyable taste, then look no further. We have the right smoothie for you, the vanilla smoothie!

The idea for this particular recipe came from our snap bar Just Vanilla and the special aroma it leaves in the space. Just Vanilla really has a scent you'll love, just like your little one will love their smoothie!

So let's see the recipe.


Components:

  • 1 cup milk (dairy or non-dairy)
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • Ice cubes

Instructions:

Mix all the ingredients in your blender, whipping them until they are completely melted. The perfect smoothie for vanilla lovers!


Although simple, one would say that the vanilla flavor is a strong choice among smoothies for children !

#5 Smoothie Patisserie

Among the smoothies for children , this recipe is definitely special and inspired by the Patisserie snap bar of the same name that you can find on our website.

This snap bar contains a rich and delicious blend with strong notes of chocolate, caramel, wild berries, honey, coconut and mocha!

This recipe is a bit more demanding so pay attention!

Components:

  • 1/2 cup coconut cream
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons caramel syrup (choose sugar-free caramel syrup for a healthier option)
  • The pulp of 2 ripe passion fruits
  • 1/2 cup almond milk (unsweetened)
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds (optional, for added nutrition)
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Optional: dark chocolate shavings or coconut flakes for garnish

Instructions:

Add the coconut cream, cocoa powder, caramel syrup and passion fruit pulp to a blender. Beat the mixture until smooth.

Add the almond milk, frozen banana and vanilla extract. Beat again until all ingredients are well incorporated.

If using, add chia seeds and beat for a few seconds more.

Pour the smoothie into a chilled glass or add ice cubes if you like.

If you like, accompany with some dark chocolate shavings or coconut flakes on top for an extra sweet touch.

And ready!


#6 Vanilla Pistachio Smoothie

Another fairly safe but very tasty option to make smoothies for children is the vanilla pistachio, inspired by the Pistachio & Vanilla snap bar .


Components:

  • 1/2 cup unshelled peanuts
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions:

First, grind the peanuts into a fine powder. Next, add the banana, almond milk and vanilla extract. Blend the mixture until smooth.


#7 Smoothie with vanilla cookies

Another special option for a smoothie that will make your little one crazy is the smoothie with vanilla cookies.

At Candelinas we have even created the unforgettable Sugared Vanilla Cookies snap bar which you can enjoy while your child enjoys this delicious smoothie.

So let's see the recipe.


Components:

  • 1/2 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup milk (dairy or non-dairy)
  • 2 vanilla sandwich cookies
  • White chocolate chips

Instructions:

Stir all ingredients together until melted and serve. You can add ice cubes if you want!


#8 Almond Smoothie

An extremely healthy, delicious and very easy recipe is the Almond Smoothie.

In fact, this particular smoothie is inspired by the Almond Blossoms snap bar , the aroma of which reminds you of the blossoming almonds of Spring.

Let's see what recipe!


Components:

1 cup almond milk

1 banana

2 tablespoons of almond butter

1 tablespoon of honey


Instructions:

Whisk all ingredients together until melted and ready. You can also serve with ice cubes!

This particular smoothie is simple and at the same time delicious!

With these simple yet delicious recipes, you'll have a wide variety of nutritious smoothie options for kids that your little ones will love!

Why we love smoothies for kids

Kids smoothies are loved by all our little friends around the world for their taste, texture and nutrients!

It's a great way to make sure your child gets a healthy portion of fruit and vegetables, in a form they like and that tastes good.

You can also customize the smoothie to your child's tastes, making smoothies for kids a unique treat!

You can enjoy a smoothie at any time of the day - as part of breakfast, as an in-between snack or even as a dessert.

And the best; They are super easy to make at home! All you need is a blender, the ingredients of your choice and a little creativity, as we have seen in detail before!


Why smoothies for children are the ideal choice

Smoothies aren't just a trendy drink - they're a secret weapon for busy moms!

When it comes to feeding children, it can be a challenge to find a balance between healthy and tasty.

This is where smoothies for kids stand out. It's a great way to sneak in some fruits and vegetables that your child might otherwise try to avoid.

Plus, they're quick and easy to prepare, perfect for busy school mornings or an afternoon stroll.


Finding your child's favorite Smoothie

Remember these are just starting points. You can experiment with these recipes, adjusting the ingredients according to your child's taste or to cover any food allergies or sensitivities.

So you will be able to make your own perfect smoothies for children .

The beauty of smoothies for children is their variety of flavors.

Once you've mastered the basics, you can start creating your own unique recipes. Who knows, your little one might "stumble" into his new favorite breakfast or snack!

Smoothies for children - How to get your child involved

One of the greatest aspects of smoothies for kids is the opportunity they give you to involve your child in their creation.

Making smoothies is a fun, easy and safe way to get kids to help in the kitchen.

It is an opportunity for them to learn about different fruits and vegetables, their benefits and the importance of a balanced diet.

Plus, kids are more likely to eat (or for that matter drink) something they've had a hand in making.

Additionally, you can use the smoothie making process to talk about color combinations and flavor profiles.

This can help children develop an understanding of how the different ingredients work together and contribute to the final result.

The delightful colors that result from mixing different fruits and vegetables can be a great visual tool to create a sense of excitement and curiosity about healthy foods.

In addition, you can also experiment with adding various superfoods and supplements to your smoothies , depending on your child's nutritional needs.

For example, chia seeds, flaxseed, protein powders or even a scoop of multivitamin powder can be great additions to a kid's smoothie , offering an extra boost of nutrients.

However, it is always necessary to consult a health care provider or nutritionist about which supplements are appropriate for your child's age and health status before adding them.

All of these elements combined can make " smoothie time " a fun, educational and healthy habit in your home.


In a few words

So there you have it, a complete guide to smoothies for kids , full of tips, tricks and recipes. We can't wait to hear which smoothie will become your child's favorite!

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