Recipe: Colourful Smoothies For Kids

colourful smoothies

Kids love colourful smoothies, and they’re a great way to get them to enjoy an extra helping of fruit. They’re really adaptable and are an amazing way to use up leftover fruit and vegetables to reduce your household’s food waste. All you need is a blender (we have a very hardworking Nutribullet) and you can start experimenting! It’s great getting kids involved in picking and preparing the ingredients, and it makes it more of an event too – smoothies are best saved for special occasions and treats rather than a daily dose of fruit because of the natural sugars and fruit acids that aren’t great for little teeth (so they’re best served alongside a snack or meal). Here are four great-tasting smoothie combinations that you can try out, but you can add or take-away any suitable fruit or veg that you have in your fruit bowl or fridge!

making a purple blueberry smoothie

Green Smoothie

  • 2 kiwi fruit, peeled and chopped
  • ½ mango, peeled, stoned and chopped
  • 1 banana peeled and sliced
  • 500ml pineapple juice


Pink Smoothie

  • 10 strawberries, hulled and chopped
  • 1 banana peeled and sliced
  • 100ml orange juice


Orange Smoothie

  • ½ mango, peeled, stoned and chopped
  • 1 banana peeled and sliced
  • 3 tbsp natural yoghurt or dairy free alternative
  • 300ml milk or plant-based alternative


Purple Smoothie

  • Large handful blueberries
  • 1 banana peeled and sliced
  • 500ml apple juice
  • 3 tbsp natural yoghurt or dairy free alternative
  • Spoonful of honey


How To Make Smoothies

  1. Prepare your ingredients
  2. Tip into a nutria-bullet or blender
  3. Whizz until smooth.
  4. Pour out and enjoy!