Strawberry Smoothie for Kids
How to make a strawberry smoothie for kids? This delicious and healthy strawberry smoothie for kids is a great way to get your little ones to eat their fruits!
With a few simple but healthy ingredients it will have them licking their fingers with joy. Here is what you will need.
1 cup fresh strawberries, hulled
1/2 cup plain yogurt
1/4 cup milk
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup ice cubes
What we like to do for our girls is to also call it a Pink Unicorn Smoothie. My five years old daughter asked for a few sprinkles on top the other day so I was more than happy to put it together for her. We also like to top it with Coconut Whipping Cream. I buy mine at Trader Joe’s. It comes in a can so it’s already ready to use. Most stores also offer plenty of non dairy alternatives nowadays. They are usually by the heavy whipping cream section at the store. They do require adding some sugar and to whip it and make it fresh from home.
In the past as a non dairy alternative for the whipping cream, I have also used straight cold coconut cream from the can.
The whipping cream effect is achieved by using the coconut fat only from the coconut can. It’s then whipped with a healthy sugar alternative such as monk fruit sweetener. It’s a simple alternative that will come out extremely creamy, not necessarily fluffy like a dairy whipping cream.
This super easy Strawberry Smoothie it’s also very fast to make. I use fresh strawberries during the summer, and frozen strawberries during the winter months. Frozen fruit it’s often more nutritious than the fresh kind bought from the store because it’s picked ripe and immediately frozen.
Rather than most fresh fruit that travels far and is picked while still not fully ripened. This combination can cause fresh fruit to not be fully nutritious. Another great way to make sure I select the best fruits and vegetables is to buy them fresh from local farmers.
In a blender, combine the strawberries, yogurt, milk, honey, and vanilla extract.
Blend until smooth.
Add the ice cubes and blend until desired consistency is reached.
I like that this smoothies also calls for honey and yogurt.
At our home I have some kids that suffer from allergies. Buying local honey from local bees is a great way to help them combat seasonal and environmental allergies. Some people have even bought pollen kernels to help combat their allergies. But local honey is a great way to start. By exposing a person who is allergic to a little bit of their environmental organic nature in a sort of way, they become more accustomed to it and their allergies can improve.
The yogurt instead is a great way to have adults and kids eat probiotics. Probiotics are extremely important for digestive health. Especially when struggling with gut irregularities or after recovering from any food poisoning or digestive issues, it’s important to make sure to replenish the stomach bacteria.
More and more studies are now proving that a healthy gut equals a heathy brain.
Regularly eating fermented foods it’s a great way to constantly keep the gut replenished with the type of bacteria that it needs.
Because our kids do not like to take pills, and tend to like the sugary kind of yogurts only, I love to use our plain or greek yogurt in smoothies.
I buy our greek yogurt in larger tubs. We then like to use it as a substitute for any recipe that calls for sour cream. The difference in taste is imperceptible. By using greek yogurt we also get all the benefits of probiotics even on taco night or chili soup night. Those are just some of the recipes where we like to add a dollop of cream to top our meals with some fresh and creamy flavor.
Another great thing to keep in mind when making this smoothie, if I use frozen strawberries, I can omit the ice cubes. They are great to use regardless because they make the smoothie creamer similar to ice cream consistency. But the frozen strawberries already allow the smoothie to come out creamier. It also depends on what we are in the mood for. When we prefer a warmer smoothie that we can drink with a straw, we omit the ice and make it more like a thicker juice type of drink.
For the presentation:
We love to serve it in a clear cup with a giant tower of whipping cream. We then top it with the sprinkles and a straw. I also give my kids a spoon so they can reach for some cream and smoothie at the same time. Red and white straws are a great way to present it. A nice strawberry on top of the glass, or even one slice of strawberry makes it more fresh and mouth watering.
For other great alternatives don’t forget to check out my Recipe for Strawberry Smoothie with Banana coming soon.
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How to Make a Strawberry Smoothie for Kids:
Strawberry Smoothie Recipe
- 1 cup of frozen strawberries
- 1/2 cup of plain yogurt
- 1/2 cup of orange juice
- 1 tablespoon of honey
- 1/4 cup of ice cubes
- Place the frozen strawberries, yogurt, orange juice, honey, and ice cubes into a blender.
- Blend the ingredients until they are completely smooth.
- Pour the smoothie into glasses and enjoy!
We also call it a pink unicorn smoothie when we make it for our girls