These 5 Easy Smoothies for Baby are filled with essential nutrients for growing baby while still tasting delicious! Made with 5-ingredients or less – in 5-minutes or less – these smoothies are the perfect breakfast, snack or lunch for baby or toddler. Great for 8 months and up!

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Easy Smoothies For Baby

Thinking about making baby their first smoothie 🤔?

Feeling a little overwhelmed with all of the add-in options? Or even scared of adding ingredients in fear that baby may not like them?

Then these 5 smoothies have got you covered 🙌!

First off – these smoothies are all super delicious! Since we are not adding any sweeteners to these smoothies they might not seem quite as sweet as an adult smoothie – but the natural sweetness of the smoothies will be just right for baby 👶. 

These smoothies are also filled with essential nutrients for a growing baby – protein, fiber, potassium, antioxidants, healthy fats, iron as well as vitamins galore!

They are also made with 5-ingredients or less and can be made in 5 minutes or less – making them a perfect addition for a quick breakfast, snack or lunch.

PLUS: there are 5 tips below on how to make the perfect smoothie for baby!

Reasons to Love these Smoothies

  • no added sugar
  • 5-ingredients or less
  • made in less than 5 minutes
  • great for 8 months and up
  • extras can be frozen
  • easy to make
  • allergy-friendly
  • great addition for breakfast, lunch or snack
  • made with easy-to-find ingredients
  • loaded with nutrients from the added fruits, vegetables or purees
  • a different smoothie for every day of the week
  • full of healthy fats, protein, iron and essential vitamins for growing baby and toddler
5 colorful smoothies lined up with the baby food pouches that I used to make them.

REASONS TO USE PUREE POUCHES

Using pre-made puree pouches in smoothies is a super-easy way to add a wide variety of fruits and veggies into your baby’s smoothie without all the extra work.

Of course, you can always use your own homemade baby food purees instead of the pouches. I have also added easy substitutions or alternatives for each pouch in all of the recipe cards below.

5 Reasons I love using pouches in baby’s smoothie:

  • saves time – fruits and veggies are already cooked and ready to blend
  • saves money – you don’t have to purchase a ton of small quantities of a wide variety of foods, you just need 1 pouch
  • easy way to add in a wide variety of fruits and veggies
  • makes for a creamy smoothy base
  • easy way to add in more veggies to baby’s diet
5 very colorful pouches lined up for baby and toddler.

How to Make smoothies for baby

  • Place all of the ingredients of the smoothie into a blender and blend for 1-2 minutes or until smooth.
  • Pour into a baby-friendly sippy cup or smoothie cup and serve.

Tips

  • Blend for 1-2 Minutes: In order to get a super creamy smoothie, you will have to let the blender do its thing. Letting the machine run for 1-2 minutes will give it enough time to break down any and all pieces of fruit and veggies.
  • Don’t Add Too Many Ingredients: your instinct may be to add all of the ingredients into the smoothie at the same time – flax seeds, fruits, veggies, , kale, oats, avocado, etc. Not only can that overwhelm baby’s digestive system, but it can also make for some not-so-tasty smoothies. Trust me, I’ve tried😉. All of the smoothies below have 5-ingredients or less. Yes, technically the baby food pouches have more than one ingredient in them, but since they were created with multiple purees that complement each other in flavor, we are counting that as a single ingredient.
  • Thin Out with Milk: for babies that are just learning how to drink smoothies, it’s important to note that thinner is usually better for them. Sucking through a straw takes some practice and when the smoothie is thinned out this makes it just a little bit easier for baby to be able to get some through the straw.
  • Spoon Feed Smoothies: If your baby is getting frustrated using the straw and sippy cup, then you can easily take the lid off and spoon feed the smoothie to baby. This will let them get used to the flavor and texture of a smoothie, without all the frustration. You can always try the smoothie in a sippy cup or baby cup another day.
  • Use Ripe Bananas: because we are not using any added sweetener in these smoothie recipes, using a very ripe banana with lots of brown spots will help naturally sweeten up these recipes.
5 colorful smoothies lined up for baby to drink.

Servings and Storage

These recipes make roughly 14 ounces of smoothie, which can be a lot for little ones. I recommend dividing each recipe into 3-4 servings of 3-6 ounce each for baby or younger toddler.

If you have any leftovers, you can simply place the smoothie into an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 24 hours or in a freezer-safe container for up to one month. To defrost, you simply take the smoothie out of the freezer and place it in the fridge the night before you want to serve it. As the contents will settle, make sure to shake the smoothie before serving.

Prune Smoothie 

This flavorful smoothie is amazing because not only because it tastes delicious but it may also help baby get things moving along down there.. if you catch my drift 💩😳. Filled with ingredients that may help baby or toddler take care of business – prunes, peaches, pears as well as a pinch of flaxseeds.

Made with: Happy Baby Organics Prune Puree, frozen peaches, frozen blueberries, chunks of pears, a pinch of flaxseeds (optional), milk of choice and ice.

Protein Boost Smoothie 

With just over 4 grams of protein per serving, this smoothie is a great way to get plant-based protein into your little one. We round out the bean and beets flavor with naturally sweetened strawberries and slices of bananas. If your little one likes really sweet smoothies, try adding in very ripe bananas with lots of brown spots as they will be naturally sweeter than just ripe bananas.

Made with: Happy Baby Organics Black Beans, Beets & Banana Baby Puree, ripe banana, frozen strawberries, hemp seeds, milk of choice and ice.

Hidden Veggie Smoothie

Shhhhh.. this smoothie is made with 3 different veggies, but baby will never be able to tell! This smoothie contains pumpkin, carrots and cauliflower, and is rounded out with naturally sweetened apples and banana. It’s the perfect smoothie for any baby or toddler that is being selective with their veggie intake. 

Made with: Happy Baby Organics Apples, Pumpkin & Carrots Baby Puree, ripe banana, frozen cauliflower, milk of choice and ice.

Tropical Green Smoothie 

This recipe is the perfect way to introduce green smoothies to baby! Filled with banana, pineapple, avocado, granola, spinach and mango, this smoothie is a super delicious and easy-to-drink smoothie for baby or toddler. If you have any leftovers, this smoothie will make amazing popsicles for baby.

Made with: Happy Baby Organics Banana, Pineapple, Avocado & Granola Baby Puree, spinach, banana, frozen mango, milk of choice and ice.

Super Smart Smoothie

This smoothie contains DHA and choline which are important nutrients for a little one’s brain health. . More importantly, it tastes like a peanut butter banana milkshake!

Made with: Happy Baby Organics Bananas, Mangos & Spinach Baby Puree, ripe banana, peanut butter, milk of choice and ice.

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Get the recipe: 5 Smoothies for Baby

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These 5 Easy Smoothies for Baby are filled with essential nutrients for growing baby while still tasting delicious!

Ingredients 

Prune Smoothie

  • 2 tbsp prune puree
  • 1 cup frozen peaches
  • 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1/4 pear, roughly chopped
  • 3/4 cup milk of choice (see notes below)
  • 1/4 tsp ground flaxseeds (optional)

Protein Smoothie

Hidden Veggie Smoothie

Tropical Green Smoothie

Super Smart Smoothie

Instructions 

  • Place all of the ingredients of the smoothie you are making into a blender and blend for 1-2 minutes or until smooth. You may need to add in additional milk, in 1/4 cup increments, if the smoothie is too thick. You will want it pretty thin for a baby just starting out with smoothies.
  • Pour into a baby smoothie cup and serve.

Notes

Age: 8 months and up
Yield: roughly 3-4 – 3-6 ounce servings
Pouch Substitutions: if you don’t have any store-bought pouches on hand, here are some great subsitutions you can use:
  • Prune Smoothie – instead of the pouch, you can use 2-3 tbsp fresh prune juice or 1 dried, pitted prune that was soaked in hot water for 10 minutes. 
  • Protein Smoothieinstead of the pouch, you can increase the banana to 1 banana. For more protein, you can add in 6-8 cooked black or white beans. 
  • Hidden Veggie Smoothie – instead of the pouch, you can add in 2-3 baby carrots and 1/4 of a sweet apple. 
  • Tropical Green Smoothie – instead of the pouch, you can add in 1/3 cup frozen pineapple and 1/8 of a ripe avocado. 
  • Super Smart Smoothie – instead of the pouch, you can add in 1/4 cup frozen mango and 10-12 baby spinach leaves. 
Storage: you can store any leftover smoothie in the fridge for 24 hours, or you can store in a freezer-safe container for up to a month. To defrost, simply take the smoothie out of the freezer the night before you want to serve it and place it in the fridge. To serve, simply shake the smoothie until all ingredients are incorporated. If it’s too thick, add in a little milk and shake again. If it’s too thin, place all ingredients into a blender and blend with a couple of ice cubes. 
Notes on Milk: you can use any milk you prefer in these smoothies – regular, prepared formula, breastmilk, almond, soy, or oat milk. If using plant-based milk, make sure to use a plain version with no added sugars. 

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