Winter Smoothies for Children
Super healthy, super delicious and super easy to make, a smoothie-maker/blender will pay dividends when it comes to serving up delicious and healthy drinks for children.
There’s some great smoothie makers on the market starting from around £18, which are an essential item for weaning and beyond. Think of all the purees, homemade ice-lollies and soups you can make too.
Whether you own a blender, looking to invest in one, or simply searching for smoothie recipes for picky eaters, here's three delicious smoothies - ideal for the winter months.
Pumpkin Crush Smoothie
Pumpkin and cinnamon rustle up thoughts of winter months, and this is a great choice for those snuggy nights in from October through to March. However, with its pumpkin tones, it will have you yearning for Halloween once again...
For this smoothie recipe, you will need:
- a cup of cashew milk
- half a cup of Greek yoghurt
- half a banana
- 2/3 cup of pumpkin puree
- a pinch of ground cinnamon
- half a cup of crushed ice
Pineapple and Kale Delight
If you struggle with a fussy eater, this smoothie is a great way to sneak in some green veg into their diet.
Winter is a great time of year to enjoy veggies, since frosty weather can take away some of its bitterness. These veggies are also loaded with vitamins A, C and K – important in those bleak winter months.
For this smoothie, you will need:
- a handful of kale
- half a cup of frozen pineapple and strawberry
- half a cup of unsweetened apple sauce
- half a cup of water
- A kiwi slice to garnish (and disguise!)
Although pears and blackberries are in season between September and November, they are always easy to find in the aisles of most supermarkets. Better still, buy them frozen, and you can ensure the freshness is locked in.
Here's what you need:
- frozen blackberries,
- blueberries (1.5 cups in total)
- 2 x fresh pears
- tablespoon of raw honey (note - children under 1 should not have honey)
- a cup of Greek yoghurt
- 2 cups of vanilla almond milk
- Ice/drop of water
Blitz all the ingredients together, and serve immediately. It works as a healthy mornning treat or with a side of fruit served in their favourite kid’s bowl.
*Please note: some recipes include nuts or nut based products, along with honey – please ensure your child is old enought to consume all ingredients before serving.
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