Back To School: Smoothies for Kids

Smoothies are such a great snack for kids and a sneaky way to slip in some healthy ingredients they may not normally want to eat!  I found some fun ones that are perfect for the kids for an afternoon snack after school or a quick on the go breakfast!

Peach and Banana Smoothie  the flax seeds are a great source of Omega-3 which supports brain development.  Flax is also a great source of fiber helping aid digestion to keep your little one regular.

via Super Healthy Kids

Berry Brainy Blizzard Smoothie, the ingredients of this smoothie include blueberries, avocado, wheat germ and almonds.  Blueberries are said to improve learning capacity and motor skills; the healthy fats in avocado are to improve blood flow to the brain and the oleic acid in avocados supposedly help our brains process information faster; wheat germ is a source of choline, a neurotransmitter that boosts memory and contains vitamin E and some omega 3s; Almonds are to help boost alertness and improve memory.

 via Super Healthy Kids

Strawberry Oatmeal Breakfast Smoothie  is a great for breakfast.  Oatmeal is a great source of fiber and protein and also fills you up!  This is a vegan recipe but is delicious for anyone!  In the recipe it includes white sugar –I’d substitute agave or honey or even maple syrup.  Check it out!

 Via Allrecipes.com

Orange Creamsicle Smoothie   is  not only delicious and has a good amount of protein in it which is great for picky eaters.  Tastes just like a creamsicle!

Via Kidscooking.about.com

Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie  this is a quick and simple smoothie to make, full of protein.  I’d add a little avocado to it as well which will make it even creamier and give it all the nutrients an avocado has to offer!

via Recipe.com

What are your favorite smoothies for kids?

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