Getting children excited about cooking is not always easy, so making their experience as engaging and fun as possible is key. Creating something together, like a fruit smoothie, it a great way to reward creativity and get your children thinking about healthy alternatives to unhealthy options.
Here are 3 delicious smoothie recipes that I often prepare with my girls. Simply blend all the ingredients together until smooth. Freeze the leftovers in ice lolly moulds, as they are great to have on hand when the sun comes out.
For a younger baby, spoon-feed the smoothie. For an older baby, try using a straw.
No cooking requiredMakes:
1 portion for each smoothie
This smoothie is full of bright citrus flavours. Your child will love the sweetness of the mango.
230ml orange juice
3 tbsp natural full fat yoghurt
If your children love chocolate, this smoothie is perfect.
2 frozen bananas
120ml full fat milk
2 tbsp cocoa powder
2 tbsp honey (omit for baby)
Jessica loves choosing her own ingredients. This ensures that she will enjoy her smoothie.
1 apple, peeled and chopped
Handful of frozen mixed berries
Handful of pineapple chunks
Handful of fresh strawberries
Small glass of orange juice
Weaning and Storage6 months+
- Pour smoothie into a cup for your baby to enjoy.