ADHD Smoothie for Kids: Three Healthy Recipe

by | Dec 26, 2017 | ADHD-Friendly Recipes

Kid friendly smoothies – you need them in your life.

Smoothies are simply the best. Enough said!!!

No seriously, there are so many reasons that you need to incorporate smoothies into your daily life for you and your kiddos.

Freshly made smoothies, incorporating fruits, veggies, and either dairy or non-dairy milk, serve as an excellent means for providing necessary vitamins and minerals. As stated by the American Academy of Pediatrics, youngsters aged 1-3 years need approximately one cup of fruit daily, and smoothies can play a significant role in reaching that target.

You can pack them full of whole foods such as fruit, veggies and nuts. They are a great vehicle to provide your kids with the nutritional elements they need to Thrive.

 

ADHD-Friendly Ingredients for Children

I always sneak some extra ingredients into my kid friendly smoothies and they are none the wiser.  Here are my fave hidden ingredients:

Great Lakes Gelatin Collagen

This provide an extra source of high quality protein. Protein is the second most plentiful substance in the body (after water) and is needed in the growth and repair of every cell in the body. So why not add a tablespoon of this goodness to your smoothie. Best thing about this brand is that it is completely flavorless so it won’t affect the taste of your smoothie. Find my fave brand here>>

California Olive Ranch Extra Virgin Olive Oil

I always add one teaspoon to one tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil to our smoothies. Yes, it totally sounds strange, doesn’t it!!?!?! Olive oil is made of awesome monosaturated fats which have been scientifically proven to benefit brain function and promote healthy blood flow. It also is proven to enhance cardiovascular health. Find my fave brand here>>

Brazil Nuts

Every smoothie I make, I place one brazil nut in the blender no matter what recipe I am choosing. They are one of the healthiest nuts available on the market, despite their high-fat content. The improve heart health, stimulate the digestive system, promote cell growth & repair, improve hormone function and boost the immune system (and these are only a few of the benefits!) Find my fave brand here>>

 

Best ADHD Smoothie Recipes for Kids

Now following are my family’s top 3 favorite kid friendly smoothie recipes:

Blueberries Chia Smoothie

1 cup blueberries
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 banana
1 cup of your favorite dairy free milk

Chia seeds are extremely high in fiber leaving you feeling full for hours (great for kids before school). They also contain tryptophan, an essential amino acid found primarily in sea veggies and some leafy greens.

Blueberries are extremely high in antioxidants and contain vitamin K, vitamin C, and manganese.

Blend until smooth. Chia seeds gel with the liquids so you need to drink the smoothie immediately.

Strawberry and Mango Smoothie (with hidden avocado!)

½ avocado

½ cup strawberry

½ cup mango

1 cup of coconut water

Avocados are light tasting and refreshing but they are also a very nutrient-dense fruit with great monounsaturated fats. They make any smoothie nice and creaming in texture.

Blend all ingredients until smooth and creamy. This is the top kid friendly smoothie recipe from my family

Peach Green Monster Smoothie (1)

1 cup almond milk, unsweetened

2 cup spinach

1 medium – banana

1 1/2 cup sliced frozen peaches

1 cup of plain So delicious coconut yoghurt (optional)

Spinach is high in niacin and zinc, protein, fiber, vitamins A, C, E and K, thiamin, vitamin B6, folate, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, copper, and manganese (2). In other words, it is awesome!

Place all ingredients into your blender and blend until smooth.

For more healthy, simple, tasty recipes and meal planning tips, check here


 

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And as always, I am not a medical doctor and the above post is based on my experience. No information on this site should be relied upon to make a medical diagnosis, treat, prevent or cure any disease or medical condition. 

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About the Author'

Hi, I’m Dana Kay, and I am a Board Certified Holistic Health and Nutrition Practitioner. My goal is to assist families who have children with ADHD, through nutrition and functional lab testing and to discover HIDDEN stresses and dysfunctions, as well as implementing a holistic and all-natural family approach to health and wellness.

Book your free call with one of my expert team members to help you take your next step toward a healthier, happier home. There is absolutely NO RISK. It’s free, and there are no obligations. All we will do is chat about how we can help you get to where you want to go!