Do your kids like to drink smoothies? Ours do and we love encouraging them to try “better for you” recipes like this Banana Spinach Smoothie Kids Love!
In our home, we drink smoothies almost every single day. Not only are smoothies a healthy alternative to cereals or waffles, but they can be made in a jiffy. Plus, you can easily make new recipes by simply switching out a few ingredients. No matter what your taste buds are seeking each morning, you can always make a smoothie recipe to satisfy them.
My kids get really excited about making their own yogurt smoothies and they love combining their favorite flavors together. My daughter is a huge fan of her PBJ smoothie using peanut butter, vanilla yogurt, and frozen strawberries. Whereas my son loves his very own Chocolate Monkey Smoothie using peanut butter, yogurt, bananas, and chocolate almond milk.
My husband and I love getting the kids involved in making healthy breakfast choices for themselves and making homemade smoothies is a great way to do this. We also find that our kids are much more adventurous when they’re in charge of what they’re eating. So if we want them to try a new spice, fruit or vegetable, we often ask them to test it out in one of their smoothies first.
I can honestly say that as a parent of picky eaters, baby spinach was first greeted with much disgust until we whirled and swirled it up into tiny pieces in the blender. Now, instead of being a feared vegetable, it became something really cool to toss into their morning smoothies to turn them green! This is actually how our Banana Spinach Smoothie Kids Love came to be. (Hey, I don’t come up with the names – I just write down the recipes!)
Their Banana Spinach Smoothie Kids Love recipe combines all of their favorite ingredients into one good-for-you smoothie that fills their bellies and keeps them satisfied until lunchtime. I love that they are making better choices for their morning meals and that they’re getting confident enough in the kitchen to explore new ingredients like nutmeg!
They’ve also learned that as long as they pair some of their old tried-and-true favorites like peanut butter and yogurt, they really can’t go wrong!
Banana Spinach Smoothie Kids Love
- 1 large, frozen, banana
- 1/3 cup Vanilla Yogurt
- 1 tablespoon Honey
- 1/3 cup Coconut Water
- 2 tablespoons Peanut Butter
- 1/3 cup Vanilla Almond Milk
- 1/2 cup Baby Spinach
- 1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/2 cup ice cubes
Step 1: Place all of the ingredients in order into the blender and blend until completely smooth.
So how about your family? Do you guys love making smoothies? Do your kids drink them? What do you think about this Banana Spinach Smoothie Kids Love? Share some of your favorite ingredients with us in the comments section below!
Enjoy your smoothie!