Quick & Easy Breakfast Smoothies for Kids

Quick & Easy Breakfast Smoothies for Kids

What better way to get your kids to take a cool drink enriched with fruits, vegetables, calcium, and vitamins, than to make them a healthy smoothie they will enjoy? 

Knowing what comprises a healthy smoothie is essential because you can experiment with new ideas and combinations in your kitchen. With that said, here is what constitutes a healthy smoothie:

1. Protein, Fats, and Carbohydrates

Adding proteins, fats, and carbohydrates to your kids' smoothies can make them more filling and balanced.

2. Vegetables

SAMBAZON supergreen superfruit packs are good sources of vitamins from vegetables. Finding creative ways to add vegetables to your smoothies can be easier said than done! Once they see that you're adding vegetables to their favorite smoothie and it still tastes good, your children might gradually develop a liking for those veggies.

Here are our favorite veggies you can add to your smoothies:

  • Zucchini
  • Cauliflower
  • Kale
  • Spinach
  • Carrots

3. Whole Milk

While you can use any milk you like, whole milk is an excellent source of calcium, protein, fat, and vitamin D.

Easy Breakfast Smoothies Your Kids Will Love

The best thing about making smoothies is you are not restricted to doing things a certain way. You can be creative and find a new favorite combination every other day. The other great advantage of smoothies is that they are not just a breakfast option. There are loads of smoothie recipes for kids that they can enjoy any time of the day.

Ingredients like Açaí are great for making healthy smoothies. You can use SAMBAZON's frozen fruit smoothie packs and mix them with other ingredients to make a perfect healthy blend for your kids to quickly fuel them before heading out. We offer a variety of options to choose from; original, unsweetened, protein, or supergreen. Read on to learn about quick and easy smoothie recipes for kids.

1. Banana Smoothie

The SAMBAZON Original Blend Superfruit Pack is excellent for kids, given its rich sweet taste. Follow these steps to make a smoothie your kids will love:

Ingredients

  • 1 SAMBAZON Original  Blend superfruit pack
  • ¾ cup coconut water
  • ½ fresh or frozen banana
  • 1 tbs Almond butter or your preferred nut butter

Instructions

  • Give the superfruit pack some time to defrost
  • Mix the superfruit pack with banana, coconut water, and nut butter until the mixture becomes smooth
  • Serve the drink and enjoy!

2. Blueberry Smoothie Recipe

For the best blueberry smoothie, use frozen blueberries. Frozen blueberries will make your smoothie extra creamy. However, if you are in a hurry and do not have frozen blueberries, you can always use fresh ones.

What You Will Need

  • 1 SAMBAZON Pure Unsweetened Açaí Puree Superfruit Pack
  • ¼ cup blueberries
  • ½ frozen banana
  • 1 tbsp Greek or natural yogurt
  • 100 ml of apple juice
  • Two mint leaves (optional)

Method

  • Give the superfruit pack time to defrost
  • Mix the superfruit pack, banana, apple juice, yogurt, and mint in a blender
  • Blend the ingredients until you attain a smooth mixture
  • You can add water to achieve your desired thickness
  • Pour the mixture into a glass to serve
  • Enjoy!

3. Pineapple Green Smoothie

You only need four main ingredients to make this tasty and healthy pineapple smoothie that your kids will enjoy. And do not worry, it tastes nothing like leafy, green vegetables.

What you will need

  • 1 S supergreen superfruit pack
  • ¾ cup of almond milk
  • ½ cup frozen pineapple chunks
  • 1 tbsp vanilla protein powder

Instructions

  • Let the superfruit pack defrost
  • Mix everything in a blender and mix to attain a smooth consistency
  • Serve and enjoy!

4. Quick & Simple Breakfast Smoothie

If you want to make a simple smoothie with only three ingredients for your kids to kick start their day, you can try this breakfast smoothie.

What You Will Need

Instructions

  • Put all the ingredients into a blender (the liquid ingredients go first)
  • Blend on high until you achieve a smooth mixture
  • Serve and enjoy!

5. Strawberry-Chocolate Smoothie

This strawberry-chocolate recipe is perfect for kids as it resembles the taste of a chocolate-covered strawberry! Using only a few ingredients, you can assemble this yummy smoothie in minutes.

What you will need:

  • 1 SAMBAZON Original Blend Superfruit Pack
  • ½ cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp almond butter or peanut butter
  • ¾ cup almond milk 

Directions

  • Let the superfruit pack defrost for a few minutes
  • Mix the superfruit pack, almond milk, almond or peanut butter, strawberries, and honey in a blender
  • Blend until you achieve the desired consistency
  • Serve immediately
  • Enjoy!

6. Nutritious Açaí Smoothie

You just need four simple ingredients for this smoothie:

  • 1 SAMBAZON Pure Unsweetened Superfruit Pack
  • ½ cup frozen berries
  • ½ cup frozen banana
  • ¾ cup Dairy-free milk (you can use soy milk, almond milk, oat milk, etc.)

Instructions

  • Place the unsweetened Açaí puree, frozen banana, frozen berries, and dairy-free milk in a blender.
  • Blend until you achieve a smooth mixture
  • Pure the blended mixture into a serving glass
  • Serve and enjoy!

7. Blueberry-Mango-Banana Smoothie

Making fresh fruit smoothies at home for your little ones will save you time and money. This easy-to-make smoothie combines SAMBAZONs Original Blend Superfruit pack with mango, blueberries, and banana.

What you will need

Directions

  • Mix the coconut milk, original superfruit pack, mango, frozen blueberries, and banana in a blender
  • Blend until you achieve the consistency you need
  • Serve immediately and enjoy!

Smoothie Making Tips

Here are helpful tips when preparing breakfast smoothies for your kids:

  • Use frozen fruit. Using frozen fruit to make your smoothie is better than adding ice cubes.
  • When filling up your blender, put the ingredients from the softest to the hardest. This means that the frozen ingredients should go in last.
  • If you have extra smoothie leftovers, you can store it in the fridge for later. Ensure your smoothie is always sealed to prevent contamination from other items in your freezer and only store your frozen smoothies for up to 7 days to ensure optimal nutrient absorption. Be sure to check out our blog on How to Store Smoothies to learn more.

Additional tips for success when preparing breakfast smoothies:

  1. Bananas are an excellent choice of fruit because they sweeten the smoothie and give it the desired rich, creamy consistency when frozen.
  2. If you are making green smoothies, add more fruits than vegetables until your child gets used to it (especially if they are a picky eater!), and then slowly increase the vegetable quantity.
  3. Serving smoothies with colorful straws will make it more fun for your little ones.
  4. If you want to add any vegetables to your kids' smoothies, freeze the greens ahead of time if you can and ensure you freeze the greens in a zip-top freezer bag.
  5. If you are making your smoothie using a fruit with a lot of liquid, such as orange, you can use yogurt instead of milk to achieve a great consistency.
  6. Sprinkle your kids' favorite cereal onto the smoothie and serve as a smoothie bowl for a fun variation.

Smoothie Mistakes You Can Avoid

 

The following are common avoidable mistakes during smoothie preparation:

  • Go slow on the sweeteners. Sweeteners like coconut sugar, honey, and maple syrup should be used sparingly. If you use ingredients such as the Açaí superfruit packs, you do not have to add more sweeteners.
  • Aim to make a filling smoothie for your kids to keep them full through the morning.

Benefits of Making Breakfast Smoothies for Your Children

The following are the top benefits of adding healthy smoothies to your kids' daily meal prep:

  • Simple preparation. Smoothies are very easy to prepare. You need to get the correct measurements, dump, and blend.
  • Menu flexibility. Smoothies can be served at any time of the day. You can make breakfast, lunch, or after-school smoothies for your children.
  • Convenient for the mornings. During the school days, kids are always in a hurry to catch the bus to school. Smoothies offer a convenient grab-and-go option.

Serve a Healthier Breakfast Smoothie for Your Kids with SAMBAZON

Make a healthier breakfast smoothie recipe for your young ones with SAMBAZON. Shop our SAMBAZON superfruit packs for nutritious, delicious, filling smoothies and more! Your kids will appreciate you for this!

 Sources:

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide/are-smoothies-good-you 

https://www.webmd.com/diet/smoothies-good-for-you 

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