Simple Smoothie Recipes To Make At Home

by | September 13, 2017

Simple Smoothie Recipes

Smoothies are a fast and easy way to provide your body with vital nutrients and are an ideal method of making food appealing to young children. These seven simple recipes are packed full of goodness and with just a few ingredients, easy to make.

Although they are much tastier when enjoyed fresh, all seven can be prepared a few hours ahead of time and kept chilled, then shaken up before consuming. The banana based smoothies will change color but still taste delicious!
Want some extras in any of the smoothies?
Add 1 TBSp of hemp seeds to any of these recipes for an instant protein boost!
Mix in 1 TBSp of raw cacao powder to the milk based smoothies for a delicious iron boost.
Throw a handful of spinach leaves to any of these smoothies (although this will affect the taste of some more than others) to boost it’s iron and folate levels, among many other vitamins and minerals.

Lactation Helper: For those parents breastfeeding, this is a great help and easy way to bump up much needed calories in between those endless hours of feeding. 

 

 

1 banana

½ cup of oats

1 TBSp of ground flaxseed

1 TBSp of tahini

2 cups of hemp, oat, or almond milk

 

Berry Island: We love this one! It’s refreshing to say the least, and an awesome companion for those hot summer days. 

 

1 ½ cups of mixed fresh or frozen berries

½ cup of coconut flakes

1 ½ cups of coconut milk

Banana-Nut Butter: For the nut butter loves, this will satisfy any sweet tooth craving you may have. Especially if you’re trying to watch the sugar intake, this one hits the spot! 

 

1 banana

½ cup of oats

1 TBSp of almond meal

2 TBSp of your choice of nut butter

2 cups of almond milk

 

Tropicana: An amazing morning smoothie, skip the bagel and pick up the orange juice! 

 

 

One ½ cup of pineapple chunks

A ½ cup of diced mango

½ cup of coconut flakes

1 ½ cups of fresh orange juice

*Freeze this smoothie in popsicle molds for a refreshing treat!*

PB and J: Another nut butter lover smoothie. This peanut butter one is for the sluggish mid afternoon lull, when you would otherwise hit up the candy machine. Keep this buttery goodness in the work fridge for emergencies. 

 

 

1 cup of fresh or frozen raspberries

2 TBSp of peanut butter

½ cup of oats

1 ½ cups of oat or almond milk (sweetened or unsweetened, only difference is how sweet you like it)

 

Banana-Berry, this one is always a hit with the kids. The hemp milk makes it creamy, while the berries give it that sweet taste that they will love. 

 

 

1 banana – the riper the better!

½ cup of mixed fresh or frozen berries – We usually use the mixed frozen bags.

½ cup of oats

1 ½ cups of rice or hemp milk (Hemp will give it a more creamier taste)

 

Mango Yogurt: One of the more classic smoothies out there. Yogurt always gives it the creamy and rich taste that fruit and milks alone don’t offer. Throw in some mango and you’re rocking that day! 

 

 

1 cup of diced mango, we love fresh, but you can always use dried mango, so it’s always on hard in the pantry.

1 cup of coconut yogurt, plain yogurt usually works the best

½ cup of coconut milk – sweetened or unsweetened, the only difference is your taste buds!

 

 

 

 

Don’t forget to check out the Facebook Group Vegan Eats For Smaller Feet, for some great ideas on easy peasy meal ideas for that amazing plant based family! If you’re looking for other like minded parents, we have the main group, Vegan Pregnancy and Parenting, and Raise Vegan over thirty thousand parents, all Raising Vegan! From homeschooling, to food and everything in between.

We have you covered for every over asked question that may come your way. Raising children vegan is sometime wrought with worries about nutrition, and doubts from outside influences. You are doing an amazing thing for your kids, the planet, and most importantly, the animals. We thank you, we are grateful to you, and we admire you! Keep on rocking vegan parents, we are changing the world together!

Don’t forget to tell us in the comments which smoothie you loved!

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