Sneak fruit and veg into the kids’ diets: smoothie recipes the family will love

Need to sneak more fruit and veggies into picky kids? Then you're going to need these quick 'n' easy smoothie recipes for the family

If plonking a bowl of fruit in front of your child causes immediate shrieks of horror (theirs not yours), and a side order of veg induces a toddler meltdown, it’s time to bring out the big guns. Delicious, healthy, easy-to-make smoothies. Sneak all kinds of good stuff into younglings as part of a parenting battle we can totally win.


Photography: My Fussy Eater

Kickstart snack time with one of these four colourful and delish smoothies by My Fusser Eater. With curiously yummy flavours including quinoa, frozen and fresh fruits and a dash of Greek yoghurt. These fun and easy combos will keep the kiddos fuelled for hours.


Photography: Downshiftology

If ever there was a smoothie made for tropical living, it’s got to be this pretty coconut, mango and dragon fruit number by Downshiftology.



Photography: Watchfit

It doesn’t get much easier than a ‘Fill ‘er Up’ by Watchfit: Greek yoghurt, frozen bananas, orange juice and frozen strawberries all whizzed together is the name of the simple but tasty smoothie game.


Photography: Nutrirecipes

Ginger, maple syrup, carrot juice, almond milk and vanilla yoghurt shouldn’t work together, but it totally does. The little ones won’t have a clue just how many antioxidants and nutrients they’re devouring in this kid-friendly smoothie by Nutrirecipes.


Photography: Kids Eat by Shanai

This lovely number by Kids Eat by Shanai takes a little longer to make, but is oh-so-worth-it! To get those pretty lines you’ll need to freeze between each layer, but the resulting concoction of spinach, avocado, banana, mango, yoghurt and milk is pretty spesh.

Hot tips: serve your smoothies up in cute jam jars, pop in a colourful paper straw and you’re good to go. And any leftovers? Freeze them into ice pops!

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