8 healthy and creamy recipe of smoothies and milkshakes

Are you worried that your children are not getting enough nutrients every day? Smoothies and milkshakes are a tasty and nutritious solution! They are simple, quick, delicious and ideal for breakfast, snacking, or a quick lunch on the run! These 8 recipe of smoothies and milkshakes can help your child consume more fruits, veggies, and add nutrients into their tiny belly.

Smoothies vs milkshakes: What’s the difference?

Almost everyone enjoys smoothies and milkshakes. These two delicious treats are frequently confused. However, they are extremely different in terms of preparation as well as consistency. Milkshakes are dairy-based drinks that are typically made with fruits, ice cream, and flavouring syrups. Smoothies, on the other hand, are often made with fruits and other ingredients such as milk, yogurt, or seeds. Milkshakes cannot be used as a meal, but smoothies may be consumed as a meal replacement because of their high mineral and vitamin content. (2 ways to add nutrition to your kid’s food while travelling)

Tips for making healthy recipe of smoothies and milkshakes at home

Kids may be picky when it comes to eating. But, who can say no to smoothie or milkshake? This miraculous beverage is the answer to ensuring that your child receives all of the necessary nutrients. Here are some ideas for making the recipe of smoothies and milkshakes healthier and more flavorful.

  1. Make sure to include all of your children’s favourite ingredients, such as chocolate or ice cream, when introducing smoothies and milkshakes. A few fruits and nuts can be sneaked in.
  2. Instead of adding sweeteners like sugar, allow the combination of fruits to be the natural sweeteners like a ripe banana, which is quite sweet. (Healthy alternatives of sugar for kids)
  3. Seasonal fruits, such as mangoes, watermelons, and strawberries, should be included because they are not available all year.
  4. Try adding a new ingredient to your smoothies or milkshake every time. It gives the beverage a fresh flavour.
  5. Here’s what you can do if your youngster refuses to eat vegetables. Spinach and broccoli, for example, have a moderate flavour. Strawberries, bananas, and oranges are examples of sweet and tart fruits that can be added. They will never suspect there are veggies in there.

Smoothies:

Smoothies are finely blended juices prepared from fresh vegetables, fruits, and dairy products such as milk or yogurt. They can also be made entirely of fruit or vegetables, or a combination of the two, and without the use of dairy ingredients. It’s called a smoothie because of its smooth, creamy texture and consistency, which appeal to kids. They are also high in carbohydrates and low in fat since they are created from real fruits and vegetables.

1. Banana almond smoothie

The banana smoothie is one of the easiest fruit recipe of smoothies you can make for your child and is high in potassium and vitamin C. It is full of nutritious goodness like fibre from the banana and almonds (with natural sweetness), as well as calcium and healthy fats from the almonds. This smoothie also helps in gaining weight and maintaining a healthy gut. (5 foods being the reason of weight gain and growth in children)

Banana almond smoothie

Ingredients

  • Ripe banana – 2
  • Almond – ½ cup
  • Cinnamon – a pinch
  • Milk- 1 cup
  • Iyurved’s daily nutrition chocolate spread – 1 tbsp

Preparation

  • First, transfer the almonds to the blender and blend until it is powdered completely. 
  • Then add banana, milk and Iyurved’s daily nutrition chocolate spread and blend until the mixture turn into a smooth, thick liquid.
  • Pour into a glass and serve fresh!!
1 cup – 154 calories
Additional nutrition benefits 
( 1 tbsp of Iyurved’s daily nutrition chocolate spread gives 122 calories with 3.17g of protein).
2. Avocado smoothie

The flavour of completely ripe avocados is creamy, nutty, and sweet, making this recipe of smoothies a favourite among children. Vitamins K, B, and C are abundant in this fruit, which is beneficial to bone and eye health. (7 Essential nutrients for eye care of kids)

Avocado smoothie

Ingredients

  • Ripe avocado – 2
  • Milk or yoghurt – ½ cup
  • Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread – 1 tbsp

Preparation

  • Peel the avocado and dice it.
  • In a blender, add the avocados, milk or yogurt, and Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread. 
  • Blend them until they turn creamy.
  • Serve fresh!!

1 cup –  220 calories
Additional nutrition benefits 
( 1 tbsp of Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread gives 126 calories with 5.36g of protein).

3. Orange carrot smoothie

Vitamin C is abundant in oranges, whereas Vitamin A is abundant in carrots. This delicious combo may help to boost the immune system while also acting as antioxidants to protect your skin and eye. The soluble and insoluble fibre in carrots aids in digestion and prevents constipation. It is one of the healthiest and simple recipe of smoothies. (7 healthy benefits of carrot for kids)

Orange carrot smoothie

Ingredients

  • Peeled oranges – 3
  • Diced carrot – ¼ cup
  • Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread – 1 tbsp

Preparation

  • Blend the oranges, carrot and Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread for 3-5 minutes until desired consistency.
  • And serve fresh!!

1 cup –  96 calories
Additional nutrition benefits 
( 1 tbsp of Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread gives 126 calories with 5.36g of protein).

4. Pumpkin banana smoothie

Pumpkin is a high-protein, fibre, vitamin A and antioxidant-rich food which can help boost immunity. It is a vegetable that many children may dislike. Giving this recipe of smoothie to children makes it more appealing to them.  (7 foods to boost immunity in kids)

Pumpkin banana smoothie

Ingredients

  • Pumpkin puree  – 1 cup
  • Sliced banana – 2
  • Milk – ¼ cup
  • Cinnamon powder – a pinch
  • Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread – 1 tbsp

Preparation

  • Transfer the pumpkin puree, sliced banana, milk and Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread into the blender.
  • Blend them until it is creamy.
  • Add cinnamon powder and serve fresh!!

1 cup –  260 calories
Additional nutrition benefits 
( 1 tbsp of Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread gives 126 calories with 5.36g of protein).

Milkshakes:

Milkshakes are typically made with milk, ice cream and may include a variety of fruits and flavours. They are typically sweetened with chocolate or strawberry syrups, malt syrup, sugar syrup, and other ingredients. It is a sweet beverage with a higher dairy content than smoothies.

1. Mango milkshake

When mangoes are at their peak of the season, a sweet and refreshing mango shake is the perfect drink to enjoy. Mango is low in calories but abundant in nutrients, including vitamin C, which helps with immunity, iron absorption, growth and repair.

Mango milkshake

Ingredients

  • Mango (ripe) – 1
  • Milk – ¼ cup
  • Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread – 1 tbsp

Preparation

  • Slice the mangoes.
  • Transfer the mangoes, milk and Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread into the blender.
  • Blend them until it is smooth.
  • Serve fresh!!

1 cup – 170 calories
Additional nutrition benefits 
( 1 tbsp of Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread gives 126 calories with 5.36g of protein).

2. Strawberry milkshake

Strawberries are a rich source of dietary fibre and an excellent source of vitamin C. Also, rich in antioxidants. They boost immunity in kids by protecting cells from damage

Strawberry milkshake

Ingredients

  • Chopped strawberries – 1 cup
  • Milk – ¼ cup
  • Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread – 1 tbsp

Preparation

  • Add chopped strawberries, milk and Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread into the blender and blend until it is smooth.
  • Serve fresh!!

1 cup – 235 calories
Additional nutrition benefits 
( 1 tbsp of Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread gives 126 calories with 5.36g of protein).

3. Pomegranate milkshake

It is a simple Pomegranate milkshake recipe that is tasty and healthy. When compared to other fruits, pomegranates have more antioxidant potential. Fibre, vitamins A, C, E, and iron are also abundant in them.  It also reduces the inflammation in the gut and improves digestion. (6 best foods for digestion and constipation in kids)

Pomegranate milkshake

Ingredients

  • Pomegranate – 1 cup
  • Milk – ¼ cup
  • Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread – 1 tbsp

Preparation

  • Add pomegranate, milk and Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread into the blender and blend until it is smooth.
  • Serve fresh!!

1 cup – 154 calories
Additional nutrition benefits 
( 1 tbsp of Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread gives 126 calories with 5.36g of protein).

4. Apple cinnamon milkshake

Apples are one of the first solid meals that newborns are introduced to. The fruit is high in antioxidants, vitamins, and a range of other minerals, making it an excellent fruit for babies over the age of one. You may also make an apple milkshake to supplement your baby’s diet with the benefits of milk. Cinnamon is a unique spice since it aids in the prevention of bacterial and fungal infections.

 Apple cinnamon milkshake
Apple cinnamon milkshake

Ingredients

  • Chopped apple  – 1 cup
  • Milk – ¼ cup
  • Cinnamon – ¼ tsp
  • Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread – 1 tbsp

Preparation

  • Add chopped apple, milk and Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread into the blender and blend until it is smooth and liquid.
  • Finally, sprinkle cinnamon powder and serve fresh!!

1 cup – 175 calories
Additional nutrition benefits 
( 1 tbsp of Iyurved’s daily nutrition savoury spread gives 126 calories with 5.36g of protein).

Making delicious, thick, and tasty recipe of smoothies and milkshakes is the greatest way to get youngsters back to the dining and ensuring they get the nutrition they require. Since it is so fulfilling, this may be served as breakfast, a mid-day snack, dessert, or even a full dinner.

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