Sometimes getting kids to have a full serving of fruits isn’t easy. Luckily this Toddler Raspberry smoothie makes getting a fruit serving in a lot easier!
My little one really enjoyed this recipe. Raspberries are a bit tart, but with the honey ( use maple syrup for babies under 1) added in to it, this smoothie was the perfect balance of flavors.
Smoothies are a great way to not only get in fruit servings but also a chance to add in additional nutrients all in one! They are great for little ones that have a sweet tooth without giving them processed sugars.
Looking for more toddler and baby friendly smoothies? Try these:
What’s in this Simple Raspberry Smoothie?
This raspberry smoothie is packed with fruit, yogurt and chia seeds.
Raspberries: raspberries are a great source of fiber and vitamin c!
Mangoes: are a naturally sweeter fruit and are a good source of fiber and antioxidants, including vitamin C, which means they helps support a healthy immune system
Greek yogurt: greek yogurt is a perfect source of protein and also a great way to add protein to smoothies. Greek yogurt is also packed with healthy probiotics!
Milk: of course helps the consistency of the smoothie, but also has an added benefit of the calcium and vitamin D
Chia Seeds: Chia seeds contain large amounts of fiber and omega-3 fatty acids, plenty of high quality protein, and several essential minerals and antioxidants
Honey: helps sweeten the smoothie naturally and also contains antioxidant properties. Skip honey if you are making this for babies under 12 months old. You can replace this with maple syrup instead.
How to make Raspberry Smoothie
This recipe makes 24oz total which means it can serve 2 to 3 easily! So you can make some and save it for the next day or if you have two or three little ones this recipe is perfect to make one for each of them.
Take your frozen fruits out of the freezer about 10-15 minutes prior to making the smoothie to allow them to thaw just a little bit.
Then add your ingredients all together in either a bullet-type blender or a regular blender and blend until smooth.
You can also add ice if needed to make it thin.
Other add ins
Oats: this is another great way to add in fiber to your smoothie
Flaxseed meal: a great source of omega-3 fatty acids which support brain health.
Hemp seeds: which also are another source of omega-3 fatty acids as well as omega-6 fatty acids and fiber.
Cacao powder: chocolate is a great pair to raspberry! This is a great way to add in some extra flavor and it’s loaded with antioxidants
Any other frozen fruits: if you are out of mango or just want to try another fruit, other great options that go with raspberry are banana, peach, or other berries.
Milk – you can always opt for whatever milk of choice like coconut milk, oat milk or almond milk.
Greek yogurt – coconut or non-milk based yogurt are a great option to sub in for the Greek yogurt
Honey – honey shouldn’t be used for little ones less than 12 months old. Maple syrup is always my go to for a honey substitute
Toddler Friendly Raspberry Smoothie Recipe:
- 1 cup milk of choice
- 6 Oz frozen Raspberries
- 3 Oz frozen mango
- 2 tbsp Chia seeds or hemp seeds
- 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
- 1/4 cup Honey
- Take your frozen raspberries and mango out of the freezer 10-15 minutes prior to making the smoothie to allow to thaw a little.
- Using a bullet type blender or regular blender, add in all your ingredients together and blend until smooth.
- Serve immediately.
- Chia seeds are high in fiber. It might take some time for kids to get used to eating chia seeds. If you have not introduced chia seeds to your baby yet, I recommend adding 1/4th of the quantity to start with. You can add more chia seeds as your little one gets used to it. Also remember to give them lots of water as Chia seeds absorb water.
Prep time: 10-15 min
Make time: less than 5 min