Make Ahead Kid-Friendly smoothies (2 ways)

Feeding kids can be hard!  Make your life a little bit easier with these Make Ahead Kid-Friendly smoothies for busy mornings.  Simply freeze the smoothie packs ahead of time for up to 3 months.  And next time your kid asks for a smoothie, you will have smoothies at the ready that can be made in less than 60 seconds! 

make-ahead kid friendly smoothies

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These kid-approved smoothies are a great way to incorporate a variety of healthy foods and veggies into your kids meals.  A handful of spinach goes a long way! Plus, when you add a scoop of SpoonfulONE Mix-ins to each smoothie, you’re providing gentle exposure to 16 different foods to help stop a food allergy before it starts.

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Ingredients You’ll Need: 

These easy kid-approved smoothies only take a few minutes to prepare and are made with real food ingredients. 

Strawberry Pomegranate (makes one toddler sized smoothie)

  • Pomegranate juice. Pomegranate juice is full of antioxidants and vitamin C and absolutely delicious.  
  • Clementine.  You could also use a navel or cara cara orange if you cannot find clementines. 
  • Banana.  
  • Strawberries. 
  • Fresh spinach.  You can also place a bag of fresh spinach in the freezer and have that on hand for smoothies.  The taste is much milder than a bag of pre-frozen spinach.  
  • Chia seeds. 
  • SpoonfulONE Mix-in powder.  

Chocolate Banana (Makes one toddler sized smoothie)

  • Banana.  
  • Almond Milk.  Or milk of choice, any works great.  
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder.  Cacao powder is also a great option and can be found at most grocery stores. 
  • Pitted Dates.  
  • Fresh Spinach.  
  • Creamy peanut butter.  I always check the ingredient list to make sure it only contains peanuts and salt.  
  • Chia seeds.  
  • SpoonfulONE Mix-in powder

I typically like to start giving my kids smoothies around 12 months old.  My oldest son (now 3 ½ years old) still requests them on the daily!  And now that my youngest son, Enzo, is 12 months old, I’ve started to incorporate smoothies into his diet as well.  It’s one of my favorite ways to add in things that they might not eat otherwise.   

I’ve been doing early allergen feeding with Enzo since he was 5 months old using SpoonfulONE products and they make it so easy and convenient.   It’s truly one less thing I have to worry about! 

SpoonfulONE products are science-based nutrition that work in the tummy by helping to introduce common food allergens early during the immune system’s development. They have a variety of products including Mix-Ins, which can be added to oatmeal, any baby food puree, yogurt, smoothies, baked goods; Puffs; and Oat Crackers.  My 3 year old absolutely loves the Oat crackers! You can find their products at Target, Walgreens, or on SpoonfulONE.com.  Click here to locate a store near you.  

How to make Freezer Smoothie Packs:

Making smoothie packs ahead of time might be the greatest thing on earth.  They are SO easy and insanely convenient.  Add everything but the liquid to a ziplock or stasher bag, seal tightly, and transfer to the freezer for up to 3 months.  

As soon as your kids are begging for a smoothie, you will have one in no time. Simply transfer all of the contents of one freezer bag to your blender, add your liquid and blend! If you are adding in SpoonfulONE Mix in’s to the smoothie, wait to add at the time of blending or stir in before serving.  

TIPPS:

  • Try incorporating SpoonfulONE products into your childs diet early and often as a way to introduce 16 of the foods most commonly associated with 90% of food allergies and help stop a food allergy before it starts.  Always consult with your pediatrician especially if your child is at high risk for food allergies.  
  • Frozen riced cauliflower is a great option for smoothies because it adds thickness, is high in fiber, and mild in flavor.  
  • Avocado is also great for smoothies and is high in Vitamins C, E, K, and B6.  But beware a little goes a long way- it can get too creamy if you add too much. Try adding 1/8-1/4 of an avocado to these smoothies to start.  
  • You can use any freezer safe bags for these make-ahead smoothie packs, but, I prefer using a more sustainable, reusable option.  I love Stasher bags, however, there are many options these days.  

I hope you found this helpful and I especially hope your littles enjoy these smoothies! If you make them, a star rating and review below is so very appreciated.  It’s helpful to me but also other readers.  And thanks again to SpoonfulONE for sponsoring this post.  

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Make Ahead Kid-Friendly Smoothies (2 ways)

make-ahead kid friendly smoothies

These make ahead smoothie recipes are so incredibly flavorful and FULL of antioxidants and vitamin C.  Your toddler (and you) will love them!

  • Author: Lindsay Cola (Tippens)
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 smoothie each 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: no bake
  • Cuisine: Healthy

Ingredients

Strawberry Pomegranate (makes one toddler sized smoothie)

  • 2/3 cup pomegranate juice
  • 1 clementine, peeled
  • 1/2 banana (frozen if making right away)
  • 4 strawberries (frozen if making right away)
  • Small handful of fresh spinach
  • 1/2 tsp chia seeds
  • 1 SpoonfulONE Mix-in packet or scoop

Chocolate Banana (Makes one toddler sized smoothie)

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 3/4 cup milk of choice (I use almond milk)
  • 1 T unsweetened cocoa powder (or cacao powder)
  • 1 date
  • Small handful spinach
  • 1 T peanut butter
  • 1/2 tsp chia seeds
  • 1 SpoonfulONE Mix-in packet or scoop
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Instructions

Strawberry Pomegranate:

  1. If you are making the smoothie right away, add everything to your blender and blend til smooth.  If you are making a freezer pack, add clementine, banana, strawberries, spinach, and chia seeds to a ziplock or stasher bag and place in freezer.
  2. When you are ready to make a smoothie, add the freezer pack directly to your blender along with pomegranate juice and a scoop of spoonfulONE mix-in powder.  Blend until smooth, enjoy!

Chocolate Banana:

  1. If you are making right away, add everything to your blender and blend until smooth.  If you are making a freezer pack, add banana, cocoa powder, date, spinach, peanut butter, and chia seeds to a ziplock or stasher bag and place in the freezer.
  2. When you are ready to make a smoothie, add all contents of freezer bag to blender in addition to milk and spoonfulONE mix in powder. Enjoy!!

Notes:

Smoothie packs will last in the freezer for up to 3 months, so make as many as you’d like! It will make your mornings a breeze!

Keywords: baby smoothie recipes, toddler smoothies, make ahead smoothies

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