Smoothies are an amazing food for kids. Not only are they delicious but they also come with a full serving of fruits, veggies, and many times dairy!
There are so many ways to do a smoothie that you can tailor them to any taste. We’ve decided to go with our top three must have recipes. They are great for breakfast, lunch, or dinner!
Razzle Dazzle Raspberry
Kids love berries. Moms should love berries too, though! They are full of antioxidants as well as vitamin C. They can be a great way to get the nutrients little ones need into their diet.
Rainbow Power Smoothie
When it comes to healthy smoothie recipes it doesn’t get much better than adding a little rainbow power into your diet.
This one comes packed with several fruits and spinach which is a great way to get a little more iron in their diet!
Clean & Green Smoothie
Just as the name suggests, the clean & green is a delicious blend of coconut water, apple juice, ginger, and a variety of fruits.
For added benefit a little Spirulina can be thrown in as well. However, a word of caution, some individuals are more sensitive to Spirulina and it can interact with some medications. Use caution and check with your doctor or pharmacist before using it as an additive.
Recommended Daily Vitamins & Minerals
When it comes to kids there is a certain amount of essential vitamins and minerals that are recommended daily. Below you can find a table of each item that is needed and the amount recommended.
The vitamins and minerals included are:
- Vitamin A – 300-600 micrograms
- Vitamin C – 15-45mg
- Vitamin D – 15 micrograms
- Vitamin E – 6-11mg
- Vitamin B1 ( thiamin) – 0.5-0.9mg
- Vitamin B2 ( riboflavin) – 0.5-0.9mg
- Vitamin B3 ( niacin) – 6-12mg
- Vitamin B5 ( pantothenic acid) – 2-4mg
- Vitamin B6 – 0.5-1mg
- Vitamin B7 ( biotin) – 8-20 micrograms
- Vitamin B12 – 0.9-1.8 micrograms
- Folate – 150-300 micrograms
- Choline – 200-375mg
Share Your Recipe
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