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I didn’t realize until recently through an Instagram survey that so many of you mamas were on the hunt for some killer smoothies for toddlers and moms.
They have become such a norm in my house, that I just assume everyone takes advantage of the blender to get their toddlers to eat those dreaded veggies. But after countless questions, I’ve decided to share my top ten smoothie recipes perfect for both your toddler and yourself!
All ten of these smoothies for toddlers and moms are created the same kind of way, and all include nutrient dense yogurt!
I love including yogurt in our smoothies because 1. It adds great texture to the final smoothie & 2. adds a lot of health benefits!
Fred Meyer and QFC are on a mission to keep us and our littles strong and healthy. Gut health is super important, and consuming yogurt is a great way to keep our guts in check! Stop into your local Fred Meyer or QFC to shop their amazing selection of health conscious foods such as their great varieties of yogurts!
Aside from keeping our digestive system healthy, offering yogurt to our toddlers is ideal for their growth and development.
Yogurt is known as a “grow food” and according to Dannon*:
“Yogurt contains nutrients that are essential for the growth and development of your chid between 1-2 years.”
Smoothies are the only way I can guarantee that my twins will eat the nutrient dense food.
They are also how I pack in the rest of their “hard to eat” foods like veggies!
I tried hard with baby led weaning to get my twins used to eating veggies. And it worked for a while.
But anymore, smoothies are the only way I can guarantee they’re getting the benefits on veggies into their tiny bodies!
It doesn’t have to be just spinach either. You can really put any kind of vegetable, it just has to be prepared the right way!
I’ll tell you how inside of each recipe.
I have ten different recipes for smoothies for toddlers and moms to share with you, and they’re all created with some fruit, a vegetable, scoop of yogurt, and some liquid whether it be water or orange juice.
Water might sound a little odd, but it’s a great way to keep artificial sugars down but keep the smoothie nice, thin and perfect for sippy cups.
Before we dive in, here is a little tip to trick your green-ophobe toddlers.
Pour the smoothies into colored sippy cups! A pink or red cup really hides the green factor.
10 Favorite Smoothies for Toddlers and Moms
All recipes make two servings!
1/2 cup frozen mixed berries, 2 handfuls of baby spinach, 1/2 cup plain yogurt & 3/4 cup orange juice
Blend up and enjoy!
PB Banana Spinach
1 whole banana, 2 handfuls baby spinach, 2 tbs creamy peanut butter, 1/2 cup plain yogurt & 3/4 cup water.
Blend up and enjoy!
Blueberry Oat with Greens
1/4 cup quick oats, 1/2 cup frozen blueberries, 1 whole banana, 2 handfuls baby spinach, 1/2 cup yogurt & 3/4 cup water.
Start by grinding the oats in your blender, then add remaining ingredients, blend and enjoy!
Triple Berry Smoothie with Peas
1/2 frozen mixed berries, 1/2 cup frozen green peas, 1/2 cup plain yogurt, 2 tbs honey & 1/2 cup+ water.
Blend everything up, add a bit more honey or water to desired sweetness and thickness. Peas do have a bit more of a taste than spinach, so adding the honey helps cover the “pea” taste!
*honey is not safe for children under one year of age.
Peanut Butter Chocolate with Greens
1 whole banana, 1/2 cup frozen peas, 2 tbs creamy peanut butter, 1 tbs cocoa powder, 1 tbs honey, 1/2 cup plain yogurt & 3/4 cup water.
Blend everything up, and remember to taste before serving. If you need a little more sweetness due to the peas, add a little more honey!
Pineapple Banana w/ Greens
1/2 cup frozen pineapple, 1 whole banana, 2 handfuls baby spinach, 1/2 cup plain yogurt & 3/4 cup water.
Blend up and enjoy!
Orange Pineapple w/ Greens
Same as above, but add orange juice instead of water! Super simple substitutions like this help keep smoothies interesting for your toddlers and yourself.
Strawberry Banana Carrot
1/2 cup steamed carrots, 1/2 cup frozen strawberries, 1 whole banana, 1/2 cup plain yogurt and 1/2 cup + orange juice.
Start by steaming the carrots. Let cool a few minutes, but not completely and add to blender with a splash of orange juice. Then add remaining ingredients and blend until smooth. Carrots make for a super yummy and great textured smoothie!
Pineapple Strawberry Carrot
1/2 cup steamed carrots, 1/2 cup frozen pineapple, 1/2 cup frozen strawberries, 1/2 cup plain yogurt and 1/2 cup+ orange juice.
Prepare the carrots, then blend everything together and enjoy!
Orange Banana with Carrots
1/2 cup steamed carrots, 2 whole bananas, 1/2 cup plain yogurt and 1/2 cup+ orange juice.
Prepare carrots, then blend everything together and enjoy!
Which recipe do you think you’ll try first? My favorite is the strawberry banana carrot smoothie!
Make sure to pin this post for later and grab the best ingredients for these favorite smoothies for toddlers and moms from your local Fred Meyer or QFC! They never let me down with their high quality produce and grocery finds.
*Source: Dannon.Com, 2019, http://www.dannon.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Participants-Children-1-2.pdf.