10 Easy And Yummy Mocktail And Smoothie Recipes For Your Kids

Get ready to beat the heat this summer or cause a stir at your child's next birthday party, with these colourful and yummy fruity blends. Kids are bound to fall in love with these delightful recipes!

By Chef Harish Rao

10 Easy And Yummy Mocktail And Smoothie Recipes For Your Kids
A mango bliss smoothie makes for a delicious summer

Are you worried about your kids guzzling down unhealthy cola drinks and packaged juices during summer? Can't blame them! The searing heat of summer calls for refreshing cool drinks, to quench their thirst and rejuvenate their spirit.

But, why not try some homemade mocktails and smoothies instead? Yes, these icy blends can pep up your kids, while the delicious taste of smoothies are bound to bring a smile on their faces. Also these can pack in quite a healthy punch, if the right ingredients are used and prepared thoughtfully! 

And wishing to spruce up your kid's next birthday party? Well, what better way than adding these delightful beverages to your spectacular spread. Kids will love the colourful recipes and fun presentation!

So, from a sparkling green apple mojito drink to a delicious blue almond smoothie, here are 10 tasty mocktail and smoothie recipes for your little one. And these irresistible concoctions can be easily blended to perfection in a jiffy. Find out how!

1. Chocolate shake smoothie

10 Easy And Yummy Mocktail And Smoothie Recipes For Your Kids
Chocolate Shake Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • 1 cup ice

Directions

Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.

2. Blueberry shake smoothie

10 Easy And Yummy Mocktail And Smoothie Recipes For Your Kids
Blueberry Shake Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 2 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 2 cups frozen blueberries
  • 4 tbsp vanilla ice cream
  • 1 cup ice

Directions

Add all the ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.

3. Cinnamon almond smoothie

10 Easy And Yummy Mocktail And Smoothie Recipes For Your Kids
Cinnamon Almond Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp maca powder or (cocoa powder)
  • 2 tbsp almond butter
  • 1 cup ice

Directions

Add all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

4. Chocolate peanut butter delight smoothie

10 Easy And Yummy Mocktail And Smoothie Recipes For Your Kids
Chocolate peanut butter delight smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/2 bartlett pear or the Indian pear
  • 2 tbsp natural peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup ice

Directions

Add all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

5. Green apple mojito

10 Easy And Yummy Mocktail And Smoothie Recipes For Your Kids
Green Apple Mojito

Ingredients

  • 10ml wild mint syrup
  • 20ml green apple syrup
  • 4 wedges of lime
  • 6 pieces of mint leaves
  • Soda water

Directions

  1. Combine the ingredients in a tall glass.
  2. Muddle. Add ice and stir.
  3. Top up with soda water.

6. Iced tiramisu latte

10 Easy And Yummy Mocktail And Smoothie Recipes For Your Kids
Iced Tiramisu Latte

Ingredients

  • 20ml tiramisu syrup
  • 90ml milk
  • 1 shot of espresso

Directions

  1. Pour tiramisu syrup in a glass.
  2. Combine ice and milk in shaker.
  3. Shake and slow pour the mixture in a glass.
  4. Top up with espresso.
  5. Dust with chocolate powder.

7. Vanilla zen smoothie

10 Easy And Yummy Mocktail And Smoothie Recipes For Your Kids
Vanilla Zen Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/2 pear
  • 1 tsp organic vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup Greek or coconut yogurt
  • 1 1/2 cups ice

Directions

Add all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

8. Blue almond smoothie

10 Easy And Yummy Mocktail And Smoothie Recipes For Your Kids
Blue Almond Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 2 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 cups frozen blueberries
  • 3 tbsp almond butter
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds

Directions

Add all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

9. Frosty mocktail

10 Easy And Yummy Mocktail And Smoothie Recipes For Your Kids
Frosty Mocktail

Ingredients

  • 2 tsp caramel sauce
  • 1 oz. chocolate milk
  • 1/2 oz. chilled coffee

Directions

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Add caramel sauce, chocolate milk and chilled coffee.
  3. Shake and strain into tall glass with ice.
  4. Decorate with caramel sauce.

10. Mango bliss smoothie

10 Easy And Yummy Mocktail And Smoothie Recipes For Your Kids
Mango Bliss Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 cup coconut water
  • 2 cups fresh mangoes (Alphonso)
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 lemon zest

Directions

Add all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

So, as you can tell, most of these vibrantly-coloured and delightful recipes do not require much time to make, and consist of little and simple ingredients. So, try these out this summer holidays or for a special celebration. Enjoy!

Chef Harish Rao is corporate chef, Big Berry Foods, Chennai.

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