Smoothies for babies

Stay cool, Baby! 5 refreshing organic summer smoothies for your baby!

May 29, 2018

Who doesn't love summer? The days grow longer, it’s warm and cheerful outside. Time for BBQs and picnics in the park! Of course it is essential to protect your baby from the burning sun with sunscreen, but also to keep them hydrated and refreshed on those long summer days.

Whether you are planning a day at the park or a picnic on the beach, here are our favorite smoothies for your baby, to keep them nourished, hydrated and cool. Ready in less than 5 minutes.

In order to make the smoothie yummy but also nutrient-dense, we tried to add Fruits and healthy Fats to each recipe.

Before starting on these delicious smoothies, make sure to check out our food chart, to see what your baby can eat and when.

 

Apple Cinnamon

Apples can be consumed by babies starting at 4-6 months, but vegetables such as romaine lettuce featured in this recipe should not be served before 6-8 months old. If your baby is under 6 months, leave the lettuce out. This wonderfully refreshing smoothie is packed with vitamins, and the cinnamon adds an additional kick to it.

Ingredients:

  1. Cup of water ( always use sterilized water)
  2. 1 Organic Fuji Apple
  3. Half Avocado
  4. 4 Organic Lettuce Leaves
  5. Sprinkle with organic cinnamon

Mix all the ingredients with a mixer, until smooth. Keep refrigerated until consumption, make sure to shake well!

 

Blueberry Banana

This smoothie is packed with protein and vitamins. Though bananas can be consumed by babies at the age of 6 months, it is advised to not introduce blueberries or hemp hearts and chia seeds until 8 months old.

Ingredients:

  1. 1 cup of water ( always use destirelized water)
  2. 1 frozen organic banana
  3. 1 cup of organic blueberries
  4. 2 Tablespoons of hemp hearts
  5. Sprinkle with cinnamon

Avocado loves Oatmeal

This is a very creamy and rich smoothie, which will leave your baby satisfied and happy. Suitable for babies starting at 8 month.

Ingredients:

  1. ¼ of organic avocado
  2. ½ organic banana
  3. ¼ cup organic oatmeal (we use Holle Organic Oatmeal porridge)  link to product
  4. 1 cup of whole milk organic Yogurt (use Goat milk yogurt if your baby is intolerant to cow's milk)
  5. ¼ cup of water
  6. 2-3 ice cubes

Mix all the ingredients with a mixer, until smooth. Keep refrigerated until consumption, make sure to shake well!


Keep it fresh, watermelon smoothie

Due to containing honey, this smoothie is safe to feed to your baby at 12 months of age. You can skip the honey, and make it appropriate for babies after 8 month of age.

Ingredients

  1. 3 cups of organic watermelon (make sure to take the seeds out first)
  2. 1 cup of your favorite organic milk (Goat Milk, Cows Milk, Almond Milk, Coconut Milk or Rice Milk)
  3. ½ cup of organic yogurt
  4. 3 tablespoons honey (optional)

Make sure to cut the watermelon into small pieces, you can also freeze them 2 hours prior to preparation for an extra cool smoothie. Mix in the organic milk, yogurt and honey (optional) with a mixer.

 

Tutti fruity summer smoothie

This smoothie has a great flavour, it's thick, rich and filling. For babies starting their 8th month.

Ingredients:

  1. 1 Ripe organic banana
  2. 1 ½ cup of berries (choose your babies favorite ones, depending on its age)
  3. 1 cup of plain organic yogurt
  4. ½ a cup of apple juice

Mix all the ingredients with a mixer and keep cool until consumption.


Tips

  • If you want to make a lunch out of the smoothies, you can supplement the water with your formula
  • All smoothies shouldn't be out of the fridge longer than 1 hour, otherwise keep them cool until consumption.
  • Before feeding your child a smoothie, make sure they try all the ingredients individually beforehand to ensure it can tolerate them.

What is your favorite recipe to keep your baby cool this summer?



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