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These easy smoothie recipes are perfect for kids and parents on the go. Give your kids a nutritional boost before soccer practice, while waiting in line, or on the way to school in the morning.

Get a few tips for making your kid-friendly smoothies perfect, and then test our fun recipes, all of which are easy to make and clean up.

How to Get it Right

If you need to sub out one ingredient for another or don’t know how to perfect the consistency when adding veggies into the mix, keep these tips in mind.  

  • Always include protein powder, preferably Healthy Height, which was developed and tested by pediatricians. Check out our protein powder guide if you’re not sure about giving protein powder to your young ones.
  • You always need a fat, which helps the nutrients absorb properly within the body. A few alternative fats to try include: avocado, coconut oil, nuts, nut butter, and yogurt.
  • Shred your veggies, suggests Kelli Foster, TheKitchn contributor: “Taking a couple minute to shred firm produce before tossing it in the blender will not only improve your smoothie's texture, but also helps to avoid dulling your blender blade.”

The Easy Smoothie Recipes

Give these kid-friendly smoothie recipes a try, which include a mix of our fun ideas and those from some of our favorite food bloggers. Swap out ingredients for your kids’ favorites, while sneaking in veggies they won’t even taste. As you mix and match, just remember, the ideal smoothie recipe is: Protein + fruit + veggie + fat + liquid + natural sweetener (optional)

Chocolate Blueberry Smoothie

From: @Healthy Height 

2 scoops Chocolate Healthy Height Protein Powder

1/2 cup frozen blueberries

1/2 cup frozen chopped spinach

1/2 cup milk or milk substitute

2 tsp. cocoa powder


Delicious Peanut Butter, Chocolate and Banana Smoothie

From: @Healthy Height

1/4 cup vanilla yogurt

2 scoops of Healthy Height Chocolate

1/2 banana

1/3 cup milk

1 Tablespoons peanut butter (can use any nut-butter)

1/4 cup Ice

Note: Remember to add veggies to this one!

Cotton Candy Smoothie

From: @weelicious - original recipe

2 cups frozen strawberries

1/2 cup frozen cauliflower

1 1/3 cups milk of choice

1/2 cup plain or vanilla yogurt

2 tablespoons honey

Protein-Powered Strawberry Banana Smoothie

From: @Healthy Height

1/2 of a banana

3/4 cup strawberries

1/2 cup low-fat milk

2 scoops vanilla Healthy Height powder

1/3 cup ice

Note: Remember to add veggies to this one!

Paleo Pina Colada Smoothie

From: @TheSoccer_Mom - original recipe

2 cups pineapple chunks fresh or frozen

2 cup coconut milk canned

2 tablespoon maple syrup

1/2 large lime juice and zest

1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut

1/2 cup ice if using fresh pineapple

2 scoops vanilla protein powder optional

Note: Remember to add veggies to this one!

Peach Quinoa Smoothie Ingredients

From: @ToneTiki - original recipe

1/4 cup cooked and cooled quinoa

1 cup frozen peaches

1 cup peach or vanilla yogurt

1 cup milk

Note: Remember to add veggies to this one!

Healthy Green Smoothie for Kids

From: @RMNutrition - original recipe

1/2 cup cold water

1 medium banana

1 cup pineapple canned*

1/4 cup pineapple juice use the juice from the canned pineapple

1 cup packed fresh baby spinach

Note: *If using fresh pineapple, omit pineapple juice, increase water to 3/4 cup, and add a teaspoon of honey. And don’t forget to add protein to this one. Try Healthy Height Vanilla!

Orange Creamsicle Smoothie

From: @Healthy Height 

2 scoops Vanilla Healthy Height Protein Powder

1 orange, peeled

1/2 cup milk or milk substitute

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1/2 cup roasted squash

4 ice cubes

Chocolate Spinach Smoothie

From: @MomNutrition - original recipe

1 cup fat-free milk

1/2 cup vanilla yogurt

1-1/2 tablespoons dark chocolate cocoa powder

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/2 cup frozen blueberries

1 medium banana, peeled

1-1/2 cups fresh spinach

Ice to taste

Note: This recipe makes two servings.

Oatmeal Breakfast Smoothie

From: @kristinekitchen - original recipe

1/4 cup old-fashioned oats (raw)

1/2 medium banana

1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt

3/4 cup frozen mango

3/4 cup frozen strawberries or ½ cup frozen blueberries

3/4 cup milk of choice (dairy, almond, etc.)

Note: Remember to add veggies to this one!