30+ Deliciously Healthy Smoothies for Kids That Won't Make Them Cry

30 Deliciously Healthy Smoothies for Kids (Vegan, Gluten-Free, Keto, and Paleo Options)

Do your children cry at the sight of vegetables? It can be challenging to convince kiddos to eat more healthy foods, especially if they sob at the sight of anything green. This “kid-tested and approved” collection of nutritious and delicious smoothies (vegan, paleo, keto, and gluten-free options) is a great way to add more nutrients to your family's diet with minimal angst in the kitchen. Well- at least you can try!

Yes - every child’s palate is different, and some children joyously eat their veggies and fruits, asking for more! However, it IS common for children to not be super jazzed about eating healthy foods. If your kiddos happily crunch on greens with no complaints, I’m sending you a massive high five. Please - share your secrets! For the majority of parents who struggle to convince the family to eat more vegetables and fruits (without the massive meltdowns that inevitably ensue), delicious colorful smoothies may be a way to turn tears into cheers!

Sure - we all love the idea of children adoring healthy foods without parents having to “hide” fruits and veggies tricking the sweet little cherubs into eating/drinking something healthy. However, sometimes - we have to get creative in the kitchen, which may mean disguising healthy foods into delicious fun foods. Are the kiddos being bamboozled? Perhaps. But at least they are getting some vital nutrients, and that’s a win! Colorful healthy smoothies are packed full of vitamins and minerals, making sure that your family gets extra nutrition in a creatively scrumptious way.

Tips for Making Kid-Friendly Smoothies

COLOR: To create a successful kid-friendly smoothie, you may want to first try recipes that are vibrant pink or orange or look like a chocolate shake as these types of smoothies may be less alarming than green drinks that appear “healthy.” If your kiddos don’t care about colors of smoothies, then go for the vibrant green ones!

INGREDIENTS: For the most healthy version of smoothies, balance fruits with veggies; otherwise, smoothies become more fruit than vegetable-based, and the smoothies may be high in sugar (even though fruit has natural sugar), and smoothies are the perfect way to sneak in some extra vegetables. With the right combinations, you can include baby kale or baby spinach in almost every smoothie! Adding some protein powder is another great way to create a more balanced smoothie for your family.

TEXTURE: To make sure the smoothie’s texture is kid-friendly, you may want to avoid adding chunky(ish) ingredients like chia seeds, flax seeds, or oatmeal unless your children do not mind a thicker texture. Texture plays an important role in whether smoothies are enjoyed. Using a high-powered blender, such as a Vita-mix works best for smooth blending, but if you don’t have one, blend ingredients in stages to make sure all ingredients are blended smoothly.

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MAKE IT FUN: Invite your children to participate in the smoothie creating process. Making smoothies (safely) with the family is a wonderful way for kids to enjoy the process of creating and eating healthy recipes. Several of my nephews LOVE to make smoothies. They happily throw veggies and fruits into the blender, and when fresh kale is available in the yard, cutie pie 4-year-old Gideon eagerly grabs stalks of greens from the garden to add to the smoothie. He likes trying his creations too!

Most of these “30+ Deliciously Healthy Smoothies for Kids” recipes have been created by parents, so I want to give a huge THANK YOU to the awesome moms and dads for sharing their kid-friendly smoothie recipes with us. Parents, you are changing the world - one smoothie at a time.

Finding a smoothie that your children enjoy may be a trial and error process, but I hope that one or ALL (a gal can dream) of these smoothies bring(s) more joy to your household. Cheers!


30+ Deliciously Healthy Smoothies For Kids That Won’t Make Them Cry!

Strawberry Mango Smoothie  by  Know Your Produce   Boost your children's Vitamin C with this vitamin-rich smoothie. It's fruity and nutritious!

Strawberry Mango Smoothie by Know Your Produce

Boost your children's Vitamin C with this vitamin-rich smoothie. It's fruity and nutritious!

Beet, Blackberry and Cacao Smoothie (Vegan)  by  Just Beet It   This super chocolatey smoothie is filled with healthy and sneaky beets and antioxidant-rich berries. Your kids won't suspect that it’s healthy!

Beet, Blackberry and Cacao Smoothie (Vegan) by Just Beet It

This super chocolatey smoothie is filled with healthy and sneaky beets and antioxidant-rich berries. Your kids won't suspect that it’s healthy!

Vegan Blueberry Smoothie  by  Diabetes Strong   A gorgeous color filled with delicious nutrients, this smoothie is a real delight for kiddos.

Vegan Blueberry Smoothie by Diabetes Strong

A gorgeous color filled with delicious nutrients, this smoothie is a real delight for kiddos.

Peanut Butter Cup Protein Smoothie (Gluten-Free / Vegan)  by  Strength and Sunshine   This is an easy and healthy smoothie recipe that tastes like a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup. Your kids will think they are drinking a dessert!

Peanut Butter Cup Protein Smoothie (Gluten-Free / Vegan) by Strength and Sunshine

This is an easy and healthy smoothie recipe that tastes like a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup. Your kids will think they are drinking a dessert!

Apple Pie Smoothie  by  Little Sunny Kitchen   Boost your children's fiber intake with a smoothie that tastes like apple pie! No tears with this tasty smoothie!

Apple Pie Smoothie by Little Sunny Kitchen

Boost your children's fiber intake with a smoothie that tastes like apple pie! No tears with this tasty smoothie!

Dairy-Free Strawberry Banana Smoothie (Vegan)  by  Make It Dairy Free   This plant-based protein smoothie is both delicious and nutritious; one that everyone in your family will love!

Dairy-Free Strawberry Banana Smoothie (Vegan) by Make It Dairy Free

This plant-based protein smoothie is both delicious and nutritious; one that everyone in your family will love!

Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Low Carb Smoothie  by  Wholesome Yum   This keto smoothie will be your favorite (and your kiddos’ favorite) healthy smoothie! Plus - it’s only 5 ingredients!

Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Low Carb Smoothie by Wholesome Yum

This keto smoothie will be your favorite (and your kiddos’ favorite) healthy smoothie! Plus - it’s only 5 ingredients!

Smoothie with Fruits and Veggies  by  Beyond the Chicken Coop   Need to sneak some spinach into your children's diets? This smoothie is packed with fruits and veggies!

Smoothie with Fruits and Veggies by Beyond the Chicken Coop

Need to sneak some spinach into your children's diets? This smoothie is packed with fruits and veggies!

Vegan Beet Blueberry Smoothie  by  Just Beet It   The combination of sweet slightly tart berries and earthy sweet red beet is so delightful that your kiddos (and other beet-resistant family members) may even get on board with beets after drinking this smoothie. Well- you can try!

Vegan Beet Blueberry Smoothie by Just Beet It

The combination of sweet slightly tart berries and earthy sweet red beet is so delightful that your kiddos (and other beet-resistant family members) may even get on board with beets after drinking this smoothie. Well- you can try!

Copycat Shamrock Shake (Dairy-Free)  by  Delicious Obsessions   This shamrock shake is creamy, rich, sweet, minty, and dairy-free - a smoothie that you can feel good about making for your little ones.

Copycat Shamrock Shake (Dairy-Free) by Delicious Obsessions

This shamrock shake is creamy, rich, sweet, minty, and dairy-free - a smoothie that you can feel good about making for your little ones.

Blueberry Banana Protein Smoothie  by  Hairs Out of Place   A healthy breakfast smoothie that is packed with protein is a great start to your kiddo’s day!

Blueberry Banana Protein Smoothie by Hairs Out of Place

A healthy breakfast smoothie that is packed with protein is a great start to your kiddo’s day!

Welcome Spring Vegan Smoothie  by  Seven Roses   This smoothie is packed with vitamins & nutrients that will fill you (and your kiddos) up and is as yummy as a dessert.

Welcome Spring Vegan Smoothie by Seven Roses

This smoothie is packed with vitamins & nutrients that will fill you (and your kiddos) up and is as yummy as a dessert.

Dragon Fruit Smoothie (Vegan)  by  Mom Foodie   This smoothie has both vibrant flavor and color! With only 3 ingredients, this smoothie is easy-to-make and absolutely delicious!

Dragon Fruit Smoothie (Vegan) by Mom Foodie

This smoothie has both vibrant flavor and color! With only 3 ingredients, this smoothie is easy-to-make and absolutely delicious!

Cherry Berry Coconut Limeade Smoothie  by  Delightful Adventures   Your children will love this refreshingly healthy and tasty smoothie that’s perfect for Summer.

Cherry Berry Coconut Limeade Smoothie by Delightful Adventures

Your children will love this refreshingly healthy and tasty smoothie that’s perfect for Summer.

Orange Julius Copycat Strawberry Banana Smoothie  by  Money Savvy Living   Who doesn’t love an Orange Julius? This copycat smoothie keeps the classic delicious taste of an Orange Julius but with add healthy ingredients like protein powder. Your kiddos will love this treat, AND they are getting a huge serving of vitamins.

Orange Julius Copycat Strawberry Banana Smoothie by Money Savvy Living

Who doesn’t love an Orange Julius? This copycat smoothie keeps the classic delicious taste of an Orange Julius but with add healthy ingredients like protein powder. Your kiddos will love this treat, AND they are getting a huge serving of vitamins.

Vegan Blueberry Cookie Butter Smoothie  by  Food Meanderings   This smoothie is the perfect busy morning food! This recipe also makes a great dessert too (kid tested and approved).

Vegan Blueberry Cookie Butter Smoothie by Food Meanderings

This smoothie is the perfect busy morning food! This recipe also makes a great dessert too (kid tested and approved).

Tropical Pineapple Mango Smoothie  by  Delightful Plate   This Tropical Pineapple Mango Smoothie is a tasty and healthy drink with a pleasant sweet fruity scent. It is also dairy-free with no added sugar.

Tropical Pineapple Mango Smoothie by Delightful Plate

This Tropical Pineapple Mango Smoothie is a tasty and healthy drink with a pleasant sweet fruity scent. It is also dairy-free with no added sugar.

Super Kid Friendly Banana Green Smoothie  by  Blender Babes   Yes this smoothie screams "healthy” with its vibrant green color, but it’s a green smoothie recipe that you AND your children will love!

Super Kid Friendly Banana Green Smoothie by Blender Babes

Yes this smoothie screams "healthy” with its vibrant green color, but it’s a green smoothie recipe that you AND your children will love!

Banana, Peanut-Butter, and Almond-Milk Shake  by  My Poppet   This scrumptious kid-friendly smoothie is packed with protein and calcium.

Banana, Peanut-Butter, and Almond-Milk Shake by My Poppet

This scrumptious kid-friendly smoothie is packed with protein and calcium.

Tropical Mango Kale Smoothie  by  Peas and Crayons   If your children shy from anything "green" this smoothie may change their minds with its delicious tropical can't-taste-the-kale flavor.

Tropical Mango Kale Smoothie by Peas and Crayons

If your children shy from anything "green" this smoothie may change their minds with its delicious tropical can't-taste-the-kale flavor.

Orange Cream Smoothie (Vegan / Gluten-Free)  by  Flavor the Moments   This vegan smoothie is refreshing, healthy, and reminiscent of an orange creamsicle.

Orange Cream Smoothie (Vegan / Gluten-Free) by Flavor the Moments

This vegan smoothie is refreshing, healthy, and reminiscent of an orange creamsicle.

Unicorn Frappuccino Smoothie (Paleo / Keto)  by  Pink Fortitude   This magical smoothie is super crazy healthy and has minimal added sugar. It's also dairy-free! Kids adore this beautiful and tasty smoothie.

Unicorn Frappuccino Smoothie (Paleo / Keto) by Pink Fortitude

This magical smoothie is super crazy healthy and has minimal added sugar. It's also dairy-free! Kids adore this beautiful and tasty smoothie.

Pineapple Green Smoothie  by  Laura Fuentes   Created by a mom on a mission to convince her kiddos to eat more vegetables, this smoothie is a true crowd pleaser!

Pineapple Green Smoothie by Laura Fuentes

Created by a mom on a mission to convince her kiddos to eat more vegetables, this smoothie is a true crowd pleaser!

Sweetheart Surprise Fruit Smoothie - Cooking with Kids  by  The Gifted Gabber   This recipe is great for getting kids to help in the kitchen, and of course, for drinking!

Sweetheart Surprise Fruit Smoothie - Cooking with Kids by The Gifted Gabber

This recipe is great for getting kids to help in the kitchen, and of course, for drinking!

Banana Mango Raspberry “Sunrise” Oats Smoothie  by  Orchids and Sweet Tea   Full of fruity flavor, this smoothie is super creamy, enjoyably thick, and super easy to make. It’s a great addition to breakfast!

Banana Mango Raspberry “Sunrise” Oats Smoothie by Orchids and Sweet Tea

Full of fruity flavor, this smoothie is super creamy, enjoyably thick, and super easy to make. It’s a great addition to breakfast!

Triple Berry Smoothie  by  Momables   Fresh berries and hidden spinach make this smoothie a powerhouse of nutrition for your children. Plus - the flavor is berrylicious!

Triple Berry Smoothie by Momables

Fresh berries and hidden spinach make this smoothie a powerhouse of nutrition for your children. Plus - the flavor is berrylicious!

The Best Dairy-Free Tahini Banana Smoothie  by  Foodal   With wholesome ingredients like frozen bananas, dates, hemp seeds, and cashew milk, this drink is an all-natural treat that’s packed with nutrients and flavor.

The Best Dairy-Free Tahini Banana Smoothie by Foodal

With wholesome ingredients like frozen bananas, dates, hemp seeds, and cashew milk, this drink is an all-natural treat that’s packed with nutrients and flavor.

Kiwi, Mango, and Pineapple Smoothie (Vegan / Gluten-Free)  by  Recipes From a Pantry   Try a deliciously tropical smoothie that’s filled with flavor and nutrients! Your children will love it.

Kiwi, Mango, and Pineapple Smoothie (Vegan / Gluten-Free) by Recipes From a Pantry

Try a deliciously tropical smoothie that’s filled with flavor and nutrients! Your children will love it.

High Protein Strawberry Banana Smoothie  by  A Clean Bake   Delicious, healthy, and high protein strawberry banana smoothie that kids and adults love!

High Protein Strawberry Banana Smoothie by A Clean Bake

Delicious, healthy, and high protein strawberry banana smoothie that kids and adults love!

Coconut Green Lime Smoothie  by  Simple Yummy Keto   With refreshing tropical flavors, this nutrient-rich Coconut Lime Green Smoothie is a delicious way to start the day.

Coconut Green Lime Smoothie by Simple Yummy Keto

With refreshing tropical flavors, this nutrient-rich Coconut Lime Green Smoothie is a delicious way to start the day.

Easy Berry Green Smoothie  by  Dancing Through the Rain   “This easy Berry Green Smoothie is the one that has worked best for my family. My daughter likes it just as it is and my son prefers it with no blueberries, but what is most important is that no one notices the kale.” - Dancing Through the Rain

Easy Berry Green Smoothie by Dancing Through the Rain

“This easy Berry Green Smoothie is the one that has worked best for my family. My daughter likes it just as it is and my son prefers it with no blueberries, but what is most important is that no one notices the kale.” - Dancing Through the Rain

Dairy-Free Raspberry Avocado Smoothie  by  Low Carb Yum   Try a dairy free low-carb raspberry avocado smoothie that’s sure to be loved by all. This smoothie is so tasty that the kids will never know it has healthy avocado in it.

Dairy-Free Raspberry Avocado Smoothie by Low Carb Yum

Try a dairy free low-carb raspberry avocado smoothie that’s sure to be loved by all. This smoothie is so tasty that the kids will never know it has healthy avocado in it.

Creamy Banana Smoothie (Vegan)  by  A Virtual Vegan   This Banana Smoothie is easy to make, healthy, and packed with protein and fiber! Plus - it tasted like banana bread, so that’s a win!

Creamy Banana Smoothie (Vegan) by A Virtual Vegan

This Banana Smoothie is easy to make, healthy, and packed with protein and fiber! Plus - it tasted like banana bread, so that’s a win!

Energizing “HULK Energy” Green Smoothie  by  Healthy Christian Home   “This energizing green smoothie recipe – affectionately dubbed “Hulk smoothie” by my boys – is packed with the raw materials your body needs for any busy day.” - Healthy Christian Home

Energizing “HULK Energy” Green Smoothie by Healthy Christian Home

“This energizing green smoothie recipe – affectionately dubbed “Hulk smoothie” by my boys – is packed with the raw materials your body needs for any busy day.” - Healthy Christian Home

30+ Deliciously Healthy Smoothies for Kids (Vegan, Paleo, Keto, and Gluten-Free Options)

MORE DELICIOUSLY HEALTHY SMOOTHIES FOR KIDS

If your children are already on the smoothie train, here are a few more deliciously healthy smoothie recipes to try with your family.

30 Deliciously Healthy Smoothies for Kids

Apple Cinnamon Protein Smoothie by Zesty Olive

Healthy Green Smoothie by Cooking Journey Blog

Coconut Autoimmune Paleo Smoothie by Bliss Health Coaching

Vegan Tropical Smoothie by Lathi’s Kitchen

Tropical Mango Smoothie by Confessions of an Over-Worked Mom

5 Ingredient Brownie Batter Smoothie (Gluten-Free / Vegan) by Healthy Helper

Wholesome Banana Almond Milk Smoothie by Nourish and Fete

Pineapple Cilantro Protein Smoothie by Simply Scrumptious by Sarah

Vegan Pistachio Protein Smoothie by Our Wandering Kitchen

Morning Glory Smoothie (Paleo) by Paleo Gluten-Free Guy

Vegan Blueberry Oat Smoothie by Daisies and Pie

Strawberry Pineapple Smoothie (Vegan) by Stress Less Be Healthy

What are your favorite family-friendly smoothie recipes? Comment below!

We love discovering new creatively healthy smoothies!


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