3 Green Smoothie Freezer Packs for Toddler

3 green smoothie combinations that your toddler will love! Promise!
With flavors like Tropical Green Smoothie, Peanut Butter Spinach Smoothie and Peachy Kale Smoothie, it will be hard to decide which one to make first. Good thing I am going to show you how to make them either on-the-spot or with amazing make-ahead freezer packs, so you will be able to whip one up anytime your toddler (or you) is hungry!


Your toddler will love these three green smoothie recipe combinations! Packed with fruits and vegetables, this freezer packs will please even your picky eaters! Toss 'em in the freezer and whip one up anytime your toddler (or you) is hungry! #smoothie #kidfriendly

Getting your toddler to eat spinach or kale (or anything green) can be a serious challenge for most parents. 

Both of my girls would happily eat any green puree when they were babies, but when they turned one all green foods were off the table (literally). It was as if their beloved apple + green bean + broccoli puree was suddenly poison. 

The good thing was that my girls, as well as most kids, love smoothies. 

I started adding in handfuls of spinach and kale into their favorite smoothies to see what their reaction would be. And funny enough, they had no reaction at all. They just kept sucking away on their straws like always. 

On the other hand, I was all like πŸ™ŒπŸΌπŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸ’šπŸ˜»πŸ‘ŠπŸΌ

Over the years, these are the 3 smoothies that I turn to over and over again because I know that the girls will slurp them down within a matter of minutes. These smoothies also don't hide the fact that they are green. Which I like because I want to show them that green food doesn't equal poison. If your little one is going through a picky phase and needs a little help with eating or drinking something green, I find that by pouring the green smoothies into different colored sippy cups (this one is our favorite) helps disguise the fact that the smoothie is actually green. 

While you can make these delicious smoothies right on-the-spot for instant gratification, you can also prep a couple servings in baggies and have frozen freezer smoothie packs that will be ready for you when you are in a rush. 

Whether you blend one up now or later, these green smoothies are going to be a winner with your little ones!

Tropical Green Smoothie

A fresh green smoothie that almost makes you feel like you are on a sandy beach reading a good book without the kiddos around, almost! Packed with protein, zinc, potassium, calcium and a ton of omega-3 fatty acids, this smoothie is loaded with both taste and nutrients and will be a guaranteed winner with the little ones!

For Freezer Pack
1 cup fresh spinach, roughly chopped
1 cup fresh or frozen pineapple chunks
1/2 banana, roughly chopped
1 tablespoon shredded coconut
1 teaspoon chia seeds
1 cup almond milk (or milk of choice)
1-2 teaspoons honey (or maple syrup for babies under 1 year of age)

Make-Ahead Freezer Pack Instructions
1. To make freezer packs - place the spinach, pineapple chunks, banana, shredded coconut and chia seeds into a ziplock baggie. Press out all of the air and seal. On the outside of the ziplock baggie make sure to label the smoothie flavor and what you need to add into the blender along with the smoothie contents. Freeze overnight or for up to 6 months. 
2. To make smoothie - take out the freezer pack and let sit on counter for 5-10 minutes. Then add all the contents of baggie to a blender as well as the almond milk and honey. Depending on how thin your little one likes their smoothies you may need to add a couple more tablespoons of milk to the smoothie while blending. Blend for 1-2 minutes on high speed until completely smooth. 

On-The-Spot Smoothie Instructions
1. If you want the smoothie right now, add the spinach, pineapple chunks, banana, shredded coconut, chia seeds, almond milk, honey and 1/2 cup ice cubes to a blender and blend until smooth. Serve immediately for best results. 

Chia Seeds - you can usually find chia seeds in the bulk or nut aisle of your grocery store, or you can get my favorite brand here

This is my favorite blender for making toddler smoothies (it even has a smoothie setting that makes the creamiest smoothies ever!)

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Blend Time: 2 minutes
Yield: 1 large adult or 2 small toddler size smoothies

Peanut Butter Spinach Smoothie

I am not even kidding when I say this smoothie tastes just like a peanut butter milkshake! If you have a kiddo that is adverse to anything and everything green, then pour this smoothie into a colored sippy cup and let them drink away at it. It's up to you whether or not you let them on to your secret that they just polished off a serving of something green;)
If your have a peanut allergy, you can sub in almond or seed butter into this recipe for similar results. 

For Freezer Pack
1 cup fresh spinach, roughly chopped
1 banana, roughly chopped
1 tablespoon peanut butter (can sub in almond or seed butter)
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon flax seeds
1 cup almond milk (or milk of choice)
1-2 teaspoons honey (or maple syrup for babies under 1 year of age)

Make-Ahead Freezer Pack Instructions
1. To make freezer packs - place the spinach, banana, peanut butter, vanilla extract and flax seeds into a ziplock baggie. Press out all of the air and seal. On the outside of the ziplock baggie make sure to label the smoothie flavor and what you need to add into the blender along with the smoothie contents. Freeze overnight or for up to 6 months. 
2. To make smoothie - take out the freezer pack and let sit on counter for 5-10 minutes. Then add all the contents of baggie to a blender as well as the almond milk and honey. Depending on how thin your little one likes their smoothies you may need to add a couple more tablespoons of milk to the smoothie while blending. Blend for 1-2 minutes on high speed until completely smooth.

On-The-Spot Smoothie Instruction
1. If you want the smoothie right now, add the spinach, banana, peanut butter, vanilla extract, flax seeds, almond milk, honey and 1/2 cup ice cubes to a blender and blend until smooth. Serve immediately for best results. 

Flax Seeds - you can usually find flax seeds in the bulk or nut aisle in your local grocery store, or you can get my favorite brand here

This is my favorite blender for making toddler smoothies (it even has a smoothie setting that makes the creamiest smoothies ever!)

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Blend Time: 2 minutes
Yield: 1 large adult or 2 small toddler size smoothies

Peachy Kale Smoothie

Because of it's more dense flavor, kale can be even trickier to get your toddlers to eat or drink. When paired with peaches for sweetness, a banana for creaminess and cinnamon for a dash of flavor, this smoothie will be sure to be a winner for any age. It's also filled with protein, iron, vitamin K, potassium and omega-3 fatty acids and will keep your little one full all morning. 

For Freezer Pack
1 cup kale, roughy chopped
1 cup frozen peach slices
1/2 banana, roughly chopped
1 teaspoon hemp heart seeds
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

For Smoothie
1 cup almond milk (or milk of choice)
1-2 teaspoons honey (or maple syrup for babies under 1 year of age)

Make-Ahead Freezer Pack Instructions
1. To make freezer packs - place the kale, peach slices, banana, hemp hearts and cinnamon into a ziplock baggie. Press out all of the air and seal. On the outside of the ziplock baggie make sure to label the smoothie flavor and what you need to add into the blender along with the smoothie contents. Freeze overnight or for up to 6 months. 
2. To make smoothie - take out the freezer pack and let sit on counter for 5-10 minutes. Then add all the contents of baggie to a blender as well as the almond milk and honey. Depending on how thin your little one likes their smoothies you may need to add a couple more tablespoons of milk to the smoothie while blending. Blend for 1-2 minutes on high speed until completely smooth.

On-The-Spot Smoothie Instruction
1. If you want the smoothie right now, add the kale, peach slices, banana, hemp hearts, cinnamon, almond milk, honey and 1/2 cup ice cubes to a blender and blend until smooth. Serve immediately for best results. 

Hemp Heart Seeds - you can usually find hemp seeds in the bulk section or nut aisle at your local grocery store, or you can pick up my favorite brand here

This is my favorite blender for making toddler smoothies (it even has a smoothie setting that makes the creamiest smoothies ever!)

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Blend Time: 2 minutes
Yield: 1 large adult or 2 small toddler size smoothies

Your toddler will love these three green smoothie recipe combinations! Packed with fruits and vegetables, this freezer packs will please even your picky eaters! Toss 'em in the freezer and whip one up anytime your toddler (or you) is hungry! #smoothie #kidfriendly
 
Your toddler will love these three green smoothie recipe combinations! Packed with fruits and vegetables, this freezer packs will please even your picky eaters! Toss 'em in the freezer and whip one up anytime your toddler (or you) is hungry! #smoothie #kidfriendly