10 Smoothies So Easy Even Kids Can Make Them Slideshow

10 Smoothies So Easy Even Kids Can Make Them

Have you ever tried to prepare a meal with your children, only to find that the chopping, peeling, and dicing creates a huge mess? Or are you having trouble finding a healthy snack that your kids actually enjoy eating? We have the solution to both of these problems: a simple smoothie.[related]

Getting your children the nutrients and vitamins they need on a regular basis can be tough — although fruits and vegetables are quite tasty, they're not as appealing as chips or candy.

Some produce needs to be chopped or diced before it can be used in a smoothie, making it difficult to get your children involved. But foods like bananas, berries, and spinach require relatively no prep — they're perfect candidates for your next family-friendly batch of smoothies.

Add a spoonful of honey or a splash of almond milk to a combination of fruit and you have an easy smoothie the kids will love.

Looking to get inspired? Here's a roundup of smoothie recipes that kids can help prepare and enjoy.

Almond and Blueberry Smoothie

Throw in a handful of almonds, toss in some blueberries, and pour a few cups of milk. It's as easy as one, two, three! Thanks to the almond milk and almond butter, this smoothie will give children their daily dose of protein and sate their sweet tooth.

Click here for the Almond and Blueberry Smoothie recipe.

Banana Cream Smoothie

This sweet, creamy smoothie is rich in vitamin B and super simple to make. Instead of chopping the banana, let your child break it into little pieces. That's what's so great about this fruit — it's easy to prep, full of nutrients, and delicious.

Click here for the Banana Cream Smoothie recipe.

Berry Grape Smoothie

Frozen grapes and blueberries are so good, they might as well be candy. Icy berries are a simple alternative to sugar-filled sweet treats. Pour in some coconut water and mix these two berries, and presto! You have a refreshing drink the kids can prepare and enjoy.

Click here for the Berry Grape Smoothie recipe.

Berry Patch Smoothie

This smoothie is similar to the Berry Grape smoothie — the only addition is half a cup of spinach. Spinach is a kid-friendly ingredient because it requires no chopping; just rinse it off and drop it in. After tasting a smoothie like this, your children will be begging for their greens in no time.

Click here for the Berry Patch Smoothie recipe.

Cranberry-Clementine Smoothie

Are you having trouble with serving your children their daily dose of superfoods? Look no further than this easy-to-make smoothie with cranberries and clementines. These superfoods act as a delicious dynamic duo when blended into a drink.

Click here for the Cranberry-Clementine Smoothie recipe.

Creamsicle Smoothie

Say "so long" to store-bought ice pops — with this smoothie recipe, your family can create a delightful treat without all of the added sugars that Popsicles contain.

Click here for the Creamsicle Smoothie recipe.

Chocolate-Almond Smoothie

Forget about milkshakes: This smoothie belongs on the kids' dessert menu. Believe it or not, this tasty treat is full of protein and vitamin E, and it's easy to make.

Click here for the Chocolate-Almond Smoothie recipe.

Milk and Honey Banana Smoothie

With hardly any prep, this smoothie is ideal for a healthy and fun Sunday afternoon meal. What could be better than spending time with your children and creating a healthy snack?

Click here for the Milk and Honey Banana Smoothie Recipe.

Strawberry Smoothie

Kids love strawberry flavors, but it can be hard to find a strawberry snack without added sugars. Don't worry — this unique recipe will do the trick!

Click here for the Strawberry Smoothie recipe.

The PB&J Smoothie

Swap out your child's favorite lunchtime sandwich for this simple and yummy smoothie. In our opinion, it's even easier to make than the sandwich!

Click here for the PB&J Smoothie recipe.