When it comes to a healthy breakfast, kid-friendly options can feel a little bit limited. Eggs often aren’t an option, and how many days in a row can you really serve yogurt parfait before somebody throws a fit? Luckily, it’s summertime, and a great way to mix up the breakfast routine is with a kid-approved smoothie packed with summer berries and other fruits.
The recipes below call for at least one type of berry — strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries are the focus, since they’re the ones you’ll likely have in abundance during the summer — plus other ingredients like bananas, yogurt, milk, chocolate, and peanut butter. None taste overly healthy, and some even taste like creamy milkshakes. The recipes are easy to customize based on what you have on-hand since all you need to do is throw everything in a blender and whiz it all up.
The next time you’re at a loss for what to serve for breakfast and realize you have plenty of just-picked (or just bought) berries laying around, whip up a batch of one these smoothies. Your kids will approve, I promise.
A hint of lemon makes this strawberry smoothie taste extra fresh. And, feel free to swap out the stevia for honey.
Strawberry-raspberry almond butter smoothie
No kid would ever guess that this smoothie is made with nutrient-packed ingredients like almond butter, dates, and a little bit of (invisible!) spinach.
Thanks to creamy blended banana, this fruity smoothie tastes like a milkshake.
If your kids need a little extra sweetness, try this blueberry smoothie, which is made with banana and sweetened with apple juice.
Strawberry oatmeal smoothie
The best way to sell this strawberry-oatmeal smoothie is to let your kids know it tastes like muffin batter.
Every parent knows that the way to sell something to (most) kids is to add chocolate. This berry smoothie is no exception.
Blueberry cheesecake smoothie
A little bit of cream cheese goes a long way in making this blueberry smoothie taste like a decadent slice of cheesecake.
Chocolate-dipped strawberry smoothie
No matter how old you are, you can’t go wrong with the chocolate-strawberry combination.
Strawberry-pineapple breakfast smoothie
Garnish this berry-pineapple smoothie with your favorite granola, or even some crushed up cereal.
Peanut butter and jelly smoothie
Turns out, peanut butter and jelly doesn’t always need to be sandwiched between slices of bread.
Don’t usually stock mango? Buy it pre-cut in the freezer section, and use it to sweeten and thicken smoothies like this one.
Blueberry muffin smoothie
If you have time to bake blueberry muffins, great! If not, whip up a blueberry muffin smoothie instead.
Put two kid-favorite fruits to work in this raspberry-peach smoothie.