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10 Easy Green Smoothie Recipes Kids Of All Ages Will Love


Robyn Openshaw, MSW - Jan 08, 2019 - This Post May Contain Affiliate Links


10 Easy Green Smoothies Kids Will Love -- Green Smoothie Girl

Healthy green smoothies are a quick and easy way to add fresh fruits and vegetables to your diet, but getting your kids (or reluctant smoothie skeptics of any age) to drink them can feel like an uphill battle.

To help, we’ve compiled video demos of 10 easy green smoothie recipes anyone will love –along with some creative tips and tricks to make each one more interesting and appealing to your little ones.

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Feel free to adjust the recipes to include some of your child’s favorite ingredients, and don’t forget that “presentation counts!” To that end, serve up these easy smoothies in kid-friendly glasses or freeze them into popsicle molds for a healthy treat, and your kids will never complain about having fruits and vegetables again!

[Related: 9 Ways To Get Your Kids To Drink Healthy Green Smoothies]

As you’re looking through these recipes, remember that you can click on the pictures to take you to a full recipe page and video tutorials for each smoothie.

EASY GREEN PINK SMOOTHIE RECIPES KIDS WILL LOVE #1: HOT PINK BREAKFAST SMOOTHIE

Photograph of the Hot Pink Breakfast Smoothie from Green Smoothie Girl

Hot Pink Breakfast Smoothie, from 12 Steps To Whole Foods

Watch your kids’ sleepy eyes burst open in wide surprise when you serve up this Hot Pink Breakfast Smoothie!

Ok, ok, so this one is PINK, but still full of veggies if not leafy greens. I had to include it because this is the smoothie I drink every morning and the most popular smoothie recipe ever at GreenSmoothieGirl. It looks as good as it tastes, and it’s loaded with fiber, vitamins and minerals that will help your kids stay full and stay focused all morning long.

Make this delicious smoothie for breakfast for your kids every day, and you may find your whole family suddenly looks forward to brighter mornings! Check out the video tutorial on the recipe for Hot Pink Smoothie.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 carrot cut into thirds
  • ¼ cup chopped dates
  • ¼ of a medium beet
  • 2 C Coconut water
  • ¼ C Raw unsalted cashews
  • 2 T Vanilla extract
  • 12 Frozen strawberries

DIRECTIONS

Combine all the ingredients in a blender, and blend until smooth. Serve cold.

EASY GREEN SMOOTHIE RECIPE #2:
TURNING GREEN SMOOTHIE

Photograph of a green smoothie surrounded by kale, from "10 Easy Green Smoothies Kids Will Love" at Green Smoothie Girl

Turning Green Smoothie, from The Big Book of Green Smoothies

Taste and texture are often deal breakers for kids, but this green smoothie overcomes both with a triple fruit punch of grapes, pineapple, and banana. The sweetness of the fruit will make this smoothie appealing to many kids, and the banana and pineapple help to give it a thicker texture, more along the lines of a milkshake rather than a basic green juice. Video tutorial for this recipe is here.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 ½ cups water and ice
  • 3 handfuls spinach
  • 2 large kale leaves
  • 1 cup green grapes
  • 1 cup pineapple chunks
  • 1 banana
  • 1 scoop vanilla or unflavored protein powder (optional)

DIRECTIONS

Combine the ice, spinach, and kale in a blender, and blend until smooth. Add the remaining ingredients and blend again. Serve cold.

EASY GREEN SMOOTHIE RECIPE #3:
BERRY NUTTY GREEN SMOOTHIE

Photograph of a bright pink smoothie in a glass jar, from "10 Easy Green Smoothies Kids Will Love" at Green Smoothie Girl

Berry Nutty Green Smoothie, from 31 Superfood Smoothies

The addition of almonds to this berry green smoothie is sure to make your kids go nuts! If your kids get a kick out of crunchiness, add the almonds after you’ve blended the other ingredients and pulse them just until they’re broken into small pieces.

Then, demonstrate how this Berry Nutty Green Smoothie is just as “chewable” as it is sip-able. It’s a creative way to get your family to “eat” their greens! Watch the video tutorial for this recipe here.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 3 handfuls spinach
  • ½ cup frozen blueberries
  • ½ cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 banana
  • ¼ cup almonds
  • 1 scoop vanilla or unflavored protein powder (optional)
  • 1 Tbsp sprouted flax powder (optional)

DIRECTIONS

Combine the almond milk and spinach in a blender, and blend until smooth. Add the remaining ingredients and blend again. Serve cold.

EASY GREEN SMOOTHIE RECIPE #4:
ULTIMATE GREEN SMOOTHIE

Photograph of a green smoothie in a small glass, next to a plate of salad and bananas, from "10 Easy Green Smoothies Kids Will Love"

Ultimate Green Smoothie, from The Green Smoothies Diet

This is the green smoothie recipe I nearly always use! Have some fun with it by experimenting with different kinds of berries to create different flavors and colors.

I always  adjust it based on what’s in my fridge or what’s in season, adding blueberries and strawberries in the summer or raspberries and blackberries late into the fall. You can even take your kids on a farmer’s market scavenger hunt to find more obscure berries – like loganberries, marionberries, or vibrant pink salmonberries!

Of course, frozen berries will also work in this recipe, making the Ultimate Green Smoothie truly live up to its name. The video tutorial is on the Ultimate Green Smoothie recipe page.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 ½ cups water and ice
  • 3 handfuls spinach
  • 2 large kale leaves
  • 2 cups mixed berries
  • 1 banana
  • 1 scoop protein powder (optional)
  • 2 Tbsp sprouted flax powder (optional)

DIRECTIONS

Combine the water, ice, spinach, and kale in a blender, and blend until smooth. Add the remaining ingredients and blend again. Serve cold.

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EASY GREEN SMOOTHIE RECIPE #5:
TART BERRY BLAST GREEN SMOOTHIE

Photograph of a smoothie next to a glass of whole berries, from "10 Easy Green Smoothies Kids Will Love" at Green Smoothie Girl

Tart Berry Blast Green Smoothie, from GSG Readers’ Favorite Healthy Recipes, Vol. 1

This may be called the Tart Berry Blast Green Smoothie, but the cranberry juice and pomegranate in this smoothie lay the base for a vibrant red hue. You can intensify that by adding raspberries and strawberries to make “blood” for your little vampire – or you can go with blueberries for a more purple shade you can serve as “brains” for your little zombie. For even more fun, make an extra batch to freeze in fun-shaped ice cubes molds (like eyeballs or hearts), add them to the smoothie before serving, and watch your kids squeal with delight. Preview how easy it is to make in this video tutorial.

INGREDIENTS

  • ½ cup cranberry juice
  • ½ cup ice
  • 5 large kale leaves
  • 2 cups mixed berries
  • 1 orange
  • 1 apple
  • ¼ cup pomegranate

DIRECTIONS

Combine the cranberry juice, ice, and kale in a blender, and blend until smooth. Add the remaining ingredients and blend again. Serve cold.

EASY GREEN SMOOTHIE RECIPE #6:
OATMEAL BREAKFAST SMOOTHIE

Photograph of a green smoothie in a glass mug topped with oatmeal, from "10 Easy Green Smoothies Kids Will Love" at Green Smoothie Girl

Oatmeal Breakfast Smoothie, from GSG Readers’ Favorite Healthy Recipes, Vol. 2

Whether your family is always rushed in the mornings or your children simply don’t like to eat the most important meal of the day, this Oatmeal Breakfast Smoothie is an easy solution that’s as nutritious as it is delicious. Not only will your kids get a solid start toward their daily requirement of fruits and vegetables, they’ll also get plenty of fiber and fuel from the oats – along with a healthy amount of protein from the almond milk, protein powder, and sprouted flax. Best of all, it’s portable – so your child always has an easy breakfast-on-the-go. The video tutorial for this recipe is here.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup almond milk
  • ½ cup ice
  • 3 handfuls spinach
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 banana
  • ¼ cup oats
  • 1 scoop protein powder (optional)
  • 2 Tbsp sprouted flax powder (optional)

DIRECTIONS

Combine the almond milk, ice, and spinach in a blender, and blend until smooth. Add the remaining ingredients and blend again. Serve cold.

EASY GREEN SMOOTHIE RECIPE #7:
VELVETY CHOCOLATE GREEN SMOOTHIE

Photograph of a chocolate smoothie in a tall glass, from "10 Easy Green Smoothies Kids Will Love" at Green Smoothie Girl

Velvety Chocolate Green Smoothie recipe from The Big Book of Green Smoothies

Just say the word “chocolate” and you’ll get most kids’ attention – and that’s exactly the idea behind this Velvety Chocolate Green Smoothie. Beets and raspberries help to give this a rich, decadent color, while the added chocolate protein powder turns your regular healthy green smoothie into a tantalizing sweet treat. Getting your kids to eat their beets has never been easier – or more delicious! Watch the video tutorial on the Velvety Chocolate Green Smoothie recipe page.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup almond milk
  • ½ cup ice
  • 3 large chard leaves
  • 1 beet
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup frozen raspberries
  • 4 pitted dates
  • 1 scoop chocolate protein powder

DIRECTIONS

Combine the almond milk, ice, and chard in a blender, and blend until smooth. Add the remaining ingredients and blend again. Serve cold.

EASY GREEN SMOOTHIE RECIPE #8:
SUPER HULK GREEN SMOOTHIE

Photograph of a green smoothie in a glass, next to banana and avocado, from "10 Easy Green Smoothies Kids Will Love" at Green Smoothie Girl

Super Hulk Green Smoothie, from the 9-Day Green Smoothie Challenge

Appeal to your kid’s love of Marvel characters with this Super Hulk Green Smoothie that gives them all the power they need to avenge evil or guard the galaxy.  The avocado, banana, and almond butter help give this healthy green smoothie a thicker texture that’s more filling, making it the perfect pre-practice pick-me-up or an after-soccer snack. It also has enough protein to give your kids the energy they’ll need to tackle whatever the day happens to throw their way. Watch the video tutorial together!

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup almond milk
  • ½ cup ice
  • 3 handfuls spinach
  • ½ cup mixed berries
  • 1 banana
  • ½ avocado
  • 1 Tbsp almond butter
  • 1 scoop protein powder
  • 1 Tbsp sprouted flax powder (optional)

DIRECTIONS

Combine the almond milk, ice, and spinach in a blender, and blend until smooth. Add the remaining ingredients and blend again. Serve cold.

EASY GREEN SMOOTHIE RECIPE #9:
GREEN PUMPKIN SMOOTHIE

Photograph of a smoothie in a glass jar sitting on a dishcloth, from "10 Easy Green Smoothies Kids Will Love" at Green Smoothie Girl

Green Pumpkin Smoothie from 31 Superfood Smoothies

Selling your kids on the idea of a green pumpkin smoothie might seem like a long shot – until they realize that this tasty green smoothie is just like a slice of pumpkin pie in a glass! The dash of cinnamon combines with the oats, pumpkin seeds, and pumpkin puree to create a fall festival of flavors – while the other ingredients add enough nutrition that you won’t feel guilty serving it to your kids again and again! Video tutorial is here.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup almond milk
  • ½ cup ice
  • 3 handfuls spinach
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 carrot
  • ½ avocado
  • 1 banana
  • ¼ cup oats
  • 4 pitted dates
  • ¼ cup pumpkin seeds
  • A dash of cinnamon
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder

DIRECTIONS

Combine the almond milk, ice, and spinach in a blender, and blend until smooth. Add the remaining ingredients and blend again. Serve cold.

EASY GREEN SMOOTHIE RECIPE #10:
LUCKY GREEN SMOOTHIE

Photograph of a green smoothie in a glass, surrounded by green grapes, from "10 Easy Green Smoothies Kids Will Love" at Green Smoothie Girl

Lucky Green Smoothie recipe from 31 Superfood Smoothies

One of the best ways to get your kids excited about drinking green smoothies is to let them get in on the fun of making them. That’s easy with this recipe thanks to the addition of green grapes. Bring your child into the kitchen and let them drop each grape – one-by-one – through the hole in the lid of your blender, watching it disappear into the swirling vortex of blades below. Amp up the excitement by creating a fun scenario, like dropping lizard eggs into slime or plopping emeralds into princess potion. By the time it’s done, your kids will be clamoring for this healthy green smoothie they helped you make! Watch the video tutorial together first, for a preview of the fun to come!

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 ½ cups water and ice
  • 3 handfuls spinach
  • 3 cups green grapes
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 2 Tbsp sprouted flax powder (optional)

DIRECTIONS

Combine the ice and spinach in a blender, and blend until smooth. Add the remaining ingredients and blend again. Serve cold.

NEXT: Find more green smoothie recipe tutorial videos in the recipe playlist on our YouTube channel!

Robyn Openshaw, the Green Smoothie Girl

 

Robyn Openshaw, MSW, is the bestselling author of The Green Smoothies Diet, 12 Steps to Whole Foods, and 2017’s #1 Amazon Bestseller and USA Today Bestseller, Vibe. Learn more about how to make the journey painless, from the nutrient-scarce Standard American Diet, to a whole-foods diet, in her free video masterclass 12 Steps to Whole Foods.

 

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4 thoughts on “10 Easy Green Smoothie Recipes Kids Of All Ages Will Love”

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  1. Kathryn Wood says:

    I love all the different ingredients used here! Is there any way to help the texture when using kale, raw carrots, or seeds? The grittiness puts my kids off.

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