The best smoothie recipe for picky toddlers

January 6, 2016

Getting my two-year-olds to eat veggies is a breeze. Said no one. Ever. Now that they think they are in control, they like to express their independence, which sometimes includes refusing the food I have prepared for them. Luckily, I can get them to eat almost anything if I blend it into a smoothie.


Here’s my go-to smoothie recipe which is sure to be a crowd-pleaser for even the pickiest of kids.

Green Smoothie

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk (or coconut milk)
  • 1 frozen banana
  • ½ avocado
  • 2 handfuls of spinach (fresh)
  • ½ tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp nut butter
  • 1-3 ice cubes


Blend until smooth. If there is any leftover, I will freeze it into popsicle molds to give to the girls later.


Note: I give my kids a probiotic and liquid vitamin D every morning and I will often mix these into their drinks.




  1. Alyssa- I love your posts. I find them great to add into our routine- My boys love these but like a little more tang so, I do the exact above but squeeze 1/2 a lime in it. I also keep frozen berries in the fridge too and will add them in too because sometimes my boys get suspicious of the green color. Just really depends.

    Have you ever tried the PB2 stuff instead of a nut butter? I’ve liked it a lot.

    1. Thanks Betsy! What a great idea to add lime. I’ll have to try that next time. I have tried PB2 but not in a smoothie. I didn’t like it as a spread but maybe I’ll try it in a smoothie next time. Thanks!

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