yummy smoothies for kidsThe summer months are the perfect time to make yummy, refreshing smoothies with your child. Smoothies are an easy way to incorporate healthy foods into his diet and get him excited about trying new fruits and vegetables. He’ll have a blast washing the produce, adding it to the blender and pressing the “on” button.

Preparing meals with your child isn’t just a fun activity. It’s also a great opportunity to reinforce important vocabulary and math concepts by talking about color, shape and measurement.

Below are three quick smoothie recipes you can make with your child at home, each yielding approximately two servings.

Tropical Delight Smoothie

  • 1 cup pineapple chunks
  • 1 cup mango chunks
  • 1/2 cup coconut water
  • 1 cup yogurt
  • Handful of ice

Blueberry Oatmeal Smoothie

  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 3/4 cup water
  • Handful of ice

Strawberry Peach Smoothie

  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1/2 cup peaches
  • 1/2 cup strawberries
  • 1 cup milk
  • Handful of ice