Have you been searching for the perfect toddler smoothie recipe? Here’s one that’s tried and true that your toddler is sure to love!
Smoothies have been my favorite ever since I was a kid. Toddlers can be picky eaters, and getting them to consume their recommended daily intake of fruits and vegetables can be such a challenge. When I started having babies, I realized the secret that every mom learns at some point. Smoothies are a great way to incorporate fruits and veggies into your toddler’s diet. They pack a variety of nutrients into a single serving. Toddlers love them because they’re tasty and easy to drink.
Moms love them because they’re easy to make, you can take them on the go, and make ahead and freeze them.
An Easy Toddler Smoothie Recipe
This toddler smoothie is one of our favorites to make and packed with nutrients that are essential for your child’s growth and development.
- 1 Stonyfield baby yogurt
- 1/4 cup frozen blueberries
- 1/4 cup frozen strawberries
- 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1/2 cup frozen pineapple
- 1/2 cup frozen spinach
- Add all ingredients to blender and blend until smooth.
- Add more almond milk if the consistency isn’t what you’d like.
Great Toddler Smoothie Recipe Ingredients
The best toddler smoothie recipe ingredients are definitely fruits and veggies. I love to use fresh ones when I have them on hand. If not, frozen works just as well. I love that I can keep all of the ingredients on hand in the freezer or pantry. Here’s a few ingredients that you can keep on hand for making smoothies:
- Whole milk yogurt
- Chia seeds
- Flax seeds
- Peanut or nut butter
- Coconut oil
- Almond milk
- Coconut water
Tips for making toddler smoothies
- Use frozen fruits to make the smoothie cold and refreshing. This is especially important if your child is teething as the cold can help to soothe sore gums.
- Add a variety of fruits and vegetables to the smoothie to ensure that your child is getting a range of nutrients. We love using frozen pineapple, strawberries and blueberries.
- Use a high-powered blender to ensure that the smoothie is smooth and creamy. This Ninja blender is my favorite to use. It’s perfect for portioning out personal smoothies.
- Use plain Greek yogurt instead of flavored yogurt to reduce the amount of added sugar in the smoothie. If we don’t have Greek yogurt on hand, I opt for the flavored Stoneyfield baby yogurt.
- Use a small amount of honey to sweeten the smoothie if needed unless you baby is under 1 year of age. If you’re using flavored yogurt, skipping the honey is probably best.
This toddler smoothie recipe is perfect for kids. It’s filling, loaded with nutrients and tasty. One of the best ways to get those fruits and veggies that our kids dread so much is to pack them into smoothies. The fruits and veggies are easy to blend. You can make a large batch ahead of time and serve them as snacks or as a side with their meals.