With summer fast approaching and the spring months bringing us warm days, what better way to spend a Sunday afternoon than mixing up a storm with your kids? Smoothies are a great way to keep cool as the temperature climbs, while also providing a refreshing treat.
If you’re interested in whipping up a few delicious, healthy drinks for your kids, check out our favourites!
Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie (90 calories)
First up is a classic! The peanut butter banana smoothie is delicious, easy to make and very filling. You’ll only need four ingredients to create this wonderful treat. Blend them all together to give your kids a nice, healthy refreshment.
- 1 banana
- ½ cup of low fat milk
- 2 tablespoons of powdered peanut butter
- 4 ice cubes
Green Smoothie (60 calories)
When you think healthy you naturally think green, so why not give your kids a taste of this trusty old-faithful. You’ll only need five ingredients to create this easy-to-make smoothie.
- ½ cup of cold water
- 1 medium sized banana (frozen and cut into pieces)
- 1 cup of canned pineapple
- ¼ cup of pineapple juice (you can use the juice from the canned pineapple)
- 1 cup of baby spinach
Oatmeal Breakfast Smoothie (30 calories)
This delicious oatmeal smoothie is not only a great beverage to treat yourself to in the middle of the day but can also be the perfect start to your day. You’ll only need six ingredients to create this lovely oatmeal breakfast smoothie.
- ½ cup of oats
- ½ of a medium-sized banana
- ½ cup of plain Greek yogurt
- ¾ cup of frozen mango
- ¾ cup of frozen strawberries (or alternatively ½ cup of frozen blueberries)
- ¾ cup of milk (dairy, almond, etc.)
Berry Yogurt Smoothie (180 calories)
Though by no means unhealthy, this berry yogurt smoothie takes the top spot on the calorie count in our list. If you are a berry lover, this one’s for you. This lovely berry yogurt smoothie combines all of your favourites to give you a delightful drink. You’ll only need five ingredients but feel free to add as many types of berries as you like.
- ¾ cup of blackberries (preferably fresh)
- ¾ cup of blueberries (preferably fresh)
- 150g of plain Greek yogurt
- 1 cup of vanilla soy milk
- 1 whole banana
Chocolate Banana Smoothie (100 calories)
What kid says no to chocolate? This delicious chocolate banana smoothie has been highly regarded, one taster saying, “It was almost like a milkshake.” Try it out for yourself and enjoy this chocolate goodness with your kids—I doubt you’ll be disappointed! You’ll only need four ingredients to create this yummy drink, so get cracking.
- 200mL of soy milk, milk or coconut milk (your choice)
- 1 tbsp of honey
- 2 frozen bananas
- 1 tbsp of cocoa powder
And there you have it—five fabulous drinks to make for your kids that are not only delicious but healthy too! Add additional ingredients to make it your own and enjoy creating!