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10 Healthy Smoothies for Toddlers Packed with Nutrients

Fruit and veggie smoothies perfect for babies and toddlers

Nothing beats a refreshing, cool smoothie on a hot summer day!

But smoothies aren’t only for hot days. They’re actually perfect for every day of the year since you can add any flavor you want, to make it suit your mood.

The best part is that you can make smoothies for toddlers, babies, older kids, and adults.

I started making smoothies for Haylee when she was around 7 or 8 months old. I’m still making them for her and she’s 18 months old now.

You see – they’re an excellent option for babies and toddlers.

In this article, I will explore smoothies for toddlers and babies. You’ll get 10 different smoothie recipes that will add important nutrients to your little one’s diet.

Benefits of smoothies for toddlers

Let’s talk about the benefits of smoothies.

I hear many frustrated moms say that their toddlers hate veggies and they don’t know what to do.

Quite a valid concern here!

Vegetables contain so many nutrients that are vital for a child’s development such as iron, calcium, and potassium.

One excellent way of incorporating veggies into your little one’s diet is by adding them to smoothies.

You can balance the veggie flavor by adding fruits too. This is what I love to do and it’s what I’ll be showing you in just a minute.

veggie smoothies for toddlers

Another benefit is that it helps babies and toddlers with oral development when they drink the smoothie out of a straw.

It works on lip seal, tongue retraction, cheek strength, correct jaw position, suck-swallow-breathe coordination, consecutive swallows, and more.

Debra C. Lowsky, MS, CCC-SLP

One important thing to be careful of is not serving your toddler too many smoothies a day.

Why is that?

Each fruit contains sugar. Naturally, in its entire form, your toddler will usually be able to eat one or two fruits a day.

When you make a smoothie with a few fruits and vegetables, the sugar concentration is higher in the entire smoothie.

So if you serve your toddler the whole smoothie, that’s a lot of sugar right there which he normally won’t eat if the fruits were whole.

That’s why it’s best to limit his smoothie intake per day to what seems reasonable.

Now let’s get started with the 10 combinations of smoothies for toddlers and babies!

10 smoothie combinations

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All these recipes of smoothies for toddlers include the same basic recipe and you can simply swap the fruits and vegetables.

Add all the ingredients to a high-speed blender, such as the Ninja blender which is my favorite, until everything is combined!

Strawberry Spinach Smoothie

  • 1 cup soy milk
  • 1/2 cup strawberries
  • 1/2 cup frozen spinach
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 tablespoon oats
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds

Apple Carrot Smoothie

  • 1 cup soy milk
  • 1/2 cup diced apples
  • 1/2 cup diced carrots
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 tablespoon oats
  • 1 teaspoon flax seeds

Blueberry Beet Smoothie

  • 1 cup soy milk
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1/2 cup cooked, diced beets
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 tablespoon oats
  • 1 teaspoon hemp seeds

Cherry Cauliflower Smoothie

  • 1 cup soy milk
  • 1/2 cup pitted cherries
  • 1/2 cup frozen cauliflower
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 tablespoon oats
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds

Pear Kale Smoothie

  • 1 cup soy milk
  • 1/2 cup diced pears
  • 1/2 cup kale
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 tablespoon oats
  • 1 teaspoon flax seeds

Pineapple Carrot Smoothie

  • 1 cup soy milk
  • 1/2 cup diced pineapple
  • 1/2 cup diced carrots
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 tablespoon oats
  • 1 teaspoon hemp seeds

Mango Pumpkin Smoothie

  • 1 cup soy milk
  • 1/2 cup mango
  • 1/2 cup cooked, diced pumpkin
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 tablespoon oats
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds

Blueberry Cauliflower Smoothie

  • 1 cup soy milk
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1/2 cup frozen cauliflower
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 tablespoon oats
  • 1 teaspoon flax seeds

Pineapple Spinach Smoothie

  • 1 cup soy milk
  • 1/2 cup diced pineapple
  • 1/2 cup frozen spinach
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 tablespoon oats
  • 1 teaspoon hemp seeds

Strawberry Squash Smoothie

  • 1 cup soy milk
  • 1/2 cup strawberries
  • 1/2 cup cooked, diced squash
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 tablespoon oats
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds

What to add to smoothies

Aside from the ingredients mentioned above, I like to add another vital nutrient to Haylee’s smoothies.

As vegans, we don’t get omega 3 from fish. Therefore, the only way to ensure that Haylee gets enough of this brain power nutrient is by supplementing it.

I buy Garden of Life Baby Omega 3 for her and I simply add it to her smoothie every day.

It’s a perfect way to ensure she gets omega 3 daily!

smoothies for toddlers with omega 3

You can also add in any other vitamins you give to your toddler.

Also, if you ever need to give medicine to your toddler and she hates the flavor, you can add it to her smoothie and it will mask the taste.

How to serve smoothies

These breakfast smoothies for toddlers can be served in a few different ways.

The first thing I always do once I finish making a batch is pour it into a silicone ice cube tray and freeze it.

Just to give you a tip – always use silicone since it makes it so easy to remove once it’s frozen!

Then, each day I serve Haylee 2 ice cubes of the smoothie.

I have 2 ways of serving it to her – frozen pops or smoothie pouches.

Frozen pops are perfect for teething or for a hot day.

I put one ice cube in the microwave for 15 second just to defrost it a drop so I can break it a bit.

Then, I put it into these silicone food feeders. They’re super easy to wash and they don’t stain, which makes them a great buy!

Another way I serve these smoothies to my little one is by putting 2 ice cubes in a container in the fridge the night before.

Then, the next morning, I pour it into these reusable food pouches and serve it to her like that.

She loves it both ways!

Related: 10 Quick and Easy Breakfast Ideas for Babies and Toddlers

To wrap up

These 10 recipes of smoothies for toddlers and babies provide an excellent way to add more nutrients to your little one’s diet.

You can add in any vitamins or medicine that you need to serve your toddler straight to the smoothie and he won’t even know the difference!

Try out the different smoothie combinations and let me know in the comments how your little one enjoyed them.

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  1. Love this! My toddlers have gotten into the routine of eating (same things every day) which is fine because we eat pretty well but this is great for adding in more nutrients! Thank you for sharing.