This is My Toddler’s Favorite Pink Smoothie and it is filled with strawberries, raspberries, beets, a banana, hemp seeds, kefir and a drizzle of honey. It’s a power-house smoothie loaded with protein, fiber, vitamin C, iron, probiotics, antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids. Perfect for any toddler, especially those picky eaters out there!
My youngest daughter, Parker, calls this herrrrr Princess Pinkie Pie Smoothie, and wakes up each morning demanding I make it for her – every.single.morning!
You would think that after a year of making this smoothie all the friggin time, that she would get bored with it. Nope!
It’s beyond healthy (even though she doesn’t know this)
It’s pink (did I mention that;)
I think that because it is pink, and Parker is into anything pink and sparkly these days, she is more open to this smoothie as oppose to the other green smoothies I make her.
Green smoothies are amazing and I make and serve them all the time. But Parker doesn’t wake up demanding a green smoothie, let’s get real, she’s 3! Most of the time, I don’t even wake up craving a green smoothie.
So I used this passion for pink and turned her favorite pink smoothie in the ultimate healthy pink smoothie, without her even knowing it! #momwin
I loaded up this smoothie with strawberries, raspberries, a banana, beets, hemp seeds, kefir and just a squeeze of honey. Combined, these whole ingredients create a power-house meal for your little one that they will gladly drink down.
Why this Pink Smoothie Rocks
When you combine all of these ingredients you get a delicious meal that is loaded with the following vitamins and minerals:
- Protein (7 grams)
- Fiber (3 grams)
- vitamin C (110%) and D (25%)
- Iron (15%)
- Calcium (30%)
- Phosphorus and Magnesium (50%)
- Probiotics (3 strands)
- Healthy Fats
- Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Healthy Pink Smoothie Ingredients
Let’s look at each ingredient’s main benefits:
- Strawberries – high in antioxidants, helps with brain health and full of amino acids
- Raspberries – are loaded with antioxidants and help with heart health
- Beets – loaded with fiber, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids
- Banana – full of potassium for healthy digestion
- Kefir – loaded with probiotics for a healthy gut, boosts immunity and builds bone strength
- Hemp Seeds – great source of protein
- Honey – used to sweeten the smoothie but local honey is also great to combat allergies
Additional Add-Ins for More Nutrition
Want to add in some more nutrients, then these are our favorite additions. I don’t add them all in at once (but I suppose you could), I just add in one or two different items to mix it up every morning.
- 1/2 cup frozen cauliflower (usually added in place of the banana)
- 1/2 teaspoon chia seeds (good amount of omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants)
- 1/2 teaspoon bee polen (great for boosting immunity and aids in digestion)
- 1/2 teaspoon coconut oil (healthy fat that keeps kiddos full for longer)
- 1/4 cup old fashioned oats (great for adding in extra fiber if they have a busy day planned)
- 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt (instead of the kefir)
- 1/4 cup mangos (usually instead of the raspberries)
How To Freeze Beets for a Pink Smoothie
You can totally use pre-cooked or raw beets (shredded or finely chopped) in any smoothies.
But since I don’t always have beets on-hand in my fridge, I came up with this easy way to freeze pre-cooked beets so I can toss a couple chunks into my toddler’s daily smoothie.
- Take pre-cooked beets and pat dry with a paper towel. You can cook the beets yourself or use the packaged pre-cook beets you can find in almost any super market. I got this package from Trader Joes.
- Cut beets into quarters or eights depending on the size of your beet.
- Toss cut beets into a small zip-lock baggie.
- Place baggie into freezer and then use when needed.
MORE KID FRIENDLY SMOOTHIE RECIPES
Our favorite smoothie recipes are below. To make them safe for baby, just omit the honey in the recipe.
- Blueberry Pie Smoothie for Baby + Toddler
- Cherry Beet Smoothie
- Strawberry Oatmeal Smoothie for Baby + Toddler
- Green Mint Chocolate Smoothie
- Strawberry Oatmeal Smoothie
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My Toddler's Favorite Pink Smoothie
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- 1/4 cup frozen raspberries
- ½ - 1 small beet frozen
- 1 ripe banana
- 1/2 cup kefir
- 1/2 cup milk cow, nut, coconut, hemp, etc.
- 2-3 tbsp honey
- 1 tbsp hemp seeds
- 1/2 cup ice
- Place all ingredients into a high speed blender. Run on the smoothie setting or on high for 1-2 minutes or until completely smooth.
- Serve and enjoy!