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11-15-2006, 01:32 PM
Just wondering if anyone has any smoothie recipes for kids. My kids are not 100% RAW but I would like to add more RAW into their diet. I love smoothies and was thinking thi would be a great way to help add to their diet. Thanks..
11-15-2006, 01:56 PM
My kids love Fresh orange juice blended with equal amounts of banana and plenty of ice....
11-15-2006, 02:45 PM
My daughter drinks a morning smoothie about 2-3X a week. She hated them at first but now she loves them! We usually have one that consists of banana, coconut oil, hemp fruit blend (from Nutiva), and a bunch of greens. Ginger and mint are good additions too. Just expiriment!
11-15-2006, 02:53 PM
My visiting grandbaby from TX just gulped down 2 bananas and frozen blueberry smoothie, no water or anything else made in blender and wanted more. She is 20 months old. Hoping to have her try some flax crackers before she heads home. Yes, she eats animal products as her parents do.
My little one is 3 and loves all smoothies even the green ones. Just tell them its a Christmas smoothie!! Mine loves banana-strawberry, banana-carob, banana-almond milk (sometimes I add a little almond butter too), blueberry-peach, strawberry-peach, banana-peach-baby spinach and a little water and ice. There are so many varieties to choose from but these are some of her favorites.
11-16-2006, 02:43 PM
Thank you for the great ideas.. I know the kids could really benefit from all the vitamins and with everyone getting sick because of that time of year I really wanted to boost their immune systems. I really enjoy a strawberry smoothie I was making for myself and the kids would always ask for a drink. So I thought I would ask for some ideas.. Thanks for all your help..
11-16-2006, 02:59 PM
Emma's favorite (and hence the photo) is juice made from
She LOVES this!
Hiathan, my 2 year old grandson, always asks for a "foozie" (smoothie) and he likes:
1 slice pineapple
2 soaked dates
a handful of frozen blueberries or strawberries
I often put greens in the smoothie. A GREAT way to get their greens into them!
02-19-2007, 11:53 PM
My 18 month old loves her banana, coconut water, (red leaf lettuce or boston lettuce or romaine lettuce) smoothie. I sometimes add a little pineapple too. Look up "coconut water". It has some amazing beneficial nutrients in there, including calcium!
03-11-2007, 10:19 PM
My mom runs a before-and-after school childcare and supervises many kindergarten through 6th graders. Last week, she brought some of one of my green smoothies (a mix of kale, carrot, banana and orange) to her school and asked the kids "Who wants to try some of this smoothie my daughter made?" About 15 of them ran up to her, excited to try it. Mom told me that the majority of the kids really liked it, only a few of the 15 disliked it!
03-11-2007, 11:54 PM
I'm always surprise at what my kids will enjoy in their smoothies. I made one recently that my son just went to town with! Loves the stuff - we named it the Sonic Smoothie and I put it in the magazine this issue. There's a really sweet pictures of him drinking it too!
This is what we put in it (and he helps!)
juice of carrots
juice of celery
juice of cucumber
fresh baby spinach
1 tsp honey (optional if you kiwi and pineapple aren't that sweet)
If you use frozen mango, then you don't need to add ice to make it cool, otherwise I would. It's better cold.
03-18-2007, 03:42 PM
I have 6 children- ages 10 mo., 3 yrs, 6.5, 8.5, 12 and 14. I make a huge batch of green smoothies every morning- it is the only way I can get some of them to eat any greens.. I fill a whole blender full of spinach, some flax seeds and a tbsp coconut oil. I blend this with a little water, then I add bananas- some frozen some not and frozen strawberries. They all love it.. this is their breakfast if they get hungry again mid morning they have another banana or some nuts.
03-18-2007, 08:26 PM
You have received some great ideas!! yumm.
How about green applesauce? Do they like applesauce? check this out, I just whipped it together today and it tasted quite good. (plus its a good way to get some greens in their diets! while making it seem like they are actually getting that crap food dye stuff in the colored applesauce you can buy in the store. ;) )
Here's the link http://rawfoodtalk.com/showthread.php?p=244499#post244499
03-18-2007, 11:13 PM
My children love: Ages 17, 14, 6, and 4
these are just juices
smoothies they love any type of berry, bananna, orange, and sometimes with yogurt or nut milk, they are not 100% raw sometimes I will even add soy ice-cream
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