Healthy Smoothie Recipe Ideas + Giveaway with Love Child Organics

Healthy Smoothie Recipe Ideas

Hands up whose kids pick and choose what they like to eat on the daily? One day they’ll happily snack on apple slices and the next they push them away with a ‘really Mom?’ kind of look. Kids, amiright?! I totally admit I was a picky eater as a kid (sorry Mum and Dad!) and now with my kids I’ve gone from one end of the extreme to the other: I’ve had phases where they’ll try anything I serve them (yessss!!!) to days when everything I put in front of them is pushed away/ spat out/ thrown on the floor, etc.- and everything in between as part of the crazy yo-yo that is feeding children. Ughhhhhh. Somedays I just throw my hands up and ask for a little more patience and ideas for foods they’ll eat.

I find that my kids take turns being the pickier eater, so I at least (hopefully) have one at any one time who’s easier going. In general there are certain foods that are guaranteed to be a hit, and one of those things are smoothies. They’re win-win because I can pack them full of good stuff like kale and spinach, toss in some fruit and favourite berries so they’re getting a nutrition- packed snack and the kids love them (fun twist: pour the smoothie mix into popsicle moulds to make healthy popsicles in Summer). As both kids get older and we’ve grown out of our favourite baby/ toddler snacks, I’ve been looking for other ideas and have teamed up with one of my favourite baby/ kid’s food brands, Love Child Organics, on this recipe post (plus check out the giveaway after the recipe!). Their food puree pouches were a hit with both of my kids, and if I let them they’d still eat them everyday, but luckily LCO offers healthy snack options past the baby years and we’ve recently been trying out their Lil Shakes (another hit with my kids).

I wanted to find a way to combine some favourites the kids are familiar with along with some nutrient- packed foods for some new snack ideas, and I thought smoothies were a great place to start. I created this smoothie with Moms in mind who have young kids transitioning into ‘big kid’ foods like my youngest recently has done, while also incorporating familiar favourites to ease the transition, without compromising on nutrition. Also, when it comes to babies who are eating solids/ toddlers, items like puree food pouches are a quick and simple addition to a smoothie loaded with healthy ingredients. You can sneak in some of the veggie- packed ones and mask the flavour with things like berries and bananas to help get those healthy greens into your child’s diet (and hey mama, it doesn’t hurt us to snack on a smoothie loaded with good stuff does it?). Even if you want to skip adding the puree pouches in yours, the flavour combinations are a good jumping- off point for smoothie blend ideas.

See below for the smoothie recipe I created in partnership with Love Child Organics and head to the end of the post to enter to win a variety of Love Child Organics products to create these smoothies yourself- perfect for Spring Break snacking!

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1 bottle Love Child Organics Lil Shake (235mL)

1 puree food pouch of your choice (or skip the pouches and use their combinations to inspire smoothie blends)

1 cup fresh or frozen organic berries

1 apple, cored and sliced

1 banana

Optional: large handful of fresh kale and/ or spinach

Tip: if you find the mixture is too thick, add water 1/4 cup at a time to help everything blend together


Combine all of the ingredients in a blender and mix until combined/ smooth. If you want to make popsicles, pour the smoothie mix into moulds and freeze.

Both of my kids loved this smoothie recipe and I love the added nutrients the Lil Shakes add (learn more about them here). I’m looking forward to making healthy popsicles for them once the weather warms up!

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Disclosure: As a Love Child Organics Brand Ambassador I received the products needed for this recipe in exchange for this blog post. LCO is a brand our family loves and I happily recommend their products. All opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links.

Yummy Mummy Monday: 3 Tips for Delicious Smoothies + Recipes

I’m excited to have my friend Jena back with this yummy post all about smoothies! They’re a great meal on- the- go for busy Moms & families and a perfect chance to get in some valuable nutrients (I love her idea for using frozen kale pucks!). I’m going to keep my intro simple & hand it over to Jena… 🙂
I want to start by sharing 3 tips I’ve learned that take smoothies from good to great. And two involve the freezer:
1. Ice.
may seem obvious to smoothie veterans out there, but in my household we only
recently made the life-changing discovery. Seriously. You know the days when
you try a different smoothie combo and you end up choking down a barely
palatable, somewhat warm (from blending) concoction? If you had added ice, it
would have been 100% easier to swallow that green awfulness.
2. Dates. 
What could possibly have made
the afore-mentioned awful smoothie more digestible? Dates. They are a great,
non-processed, natural sweetener to take the edge off less palatable flavours.
Freeze your greens! 
We are lucky enough to have a garden that produces more
kale than we know what to do with. This summer I started freezing it for
smoothies, and I haven’t purchased fresh kale all winter! If you don’t have a
garden, buy it when it is in season, cheaper and local, and freeze in batches. To
do so you simply blanch it, and then freeze in little pucks. Simply grab a puck & add it into your smoothie every morning. *High five*, I just saved you enough money to
go to the movies and buy a huge bag of non- GMO popcorn! 😉
4. (Bonus!) Invest in a good blender.
When it comes to making smoothies I
can’t emphasize the importance of a good blender enough!!!
We used to use a Magic Bullet and now that we have a Blendtech, we can’t afford shoes for our
youngest child, but our smoothies are amazing. It’s the difference between
choking down an unblended strawberry or a smooth ride.
Mr. Nico enjoying some yummy healthy smoothie goodness!
See below for  two of my favourite smoothie recipes. Simply toss all of the ingredients into a blender until smooth & enjoy!
Each recipe makes one large cup of deliciousness

 Banana Butter Smoothie 
1 banana
1 heaping spoonful of peanut or almond butter
1 pitted date
1.5 cups of almond milk
1 scoop of hemp protein powder
1 puck of frozen kale (or a small handful of fresh)
4 ice cubes
½ tbsp of chia seeds


Ginger, & Green Apple Smoothie 

( Great for digestive problems!!)
 ¼ cup of cucumber

½ a Granny smith apple
2 thin slices of fresh ginger
1 date
1 puck of frozen kale or spinach (or a small handful of fresh)
1.5 cups of coconut water
5 ice cubes
Protein powder optional

PS- These are great for pouring into reusable pouches as mobile snacks for your little ones (like these ones from Little Green Pouch).

Looking for more great snack ideas? Check out the blog’s Yummy Mummy Recipes page! I can’t wait to share more posts from Jena soon- stay tuned!

February posts sponsored by Little Dreamers Consulting