Smoothies have been a breakfast staple for our kids for… well, it’s over 20 years now. We usually whizz then up in the trusty old Thermomix, it really has been a workhorse in our family.
Here are recipes for the five best thermomix smoothies for kids – these have certainly stood the test of time in our family.
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Five Thermomix Smoothies That Kids Love
Ah berries… so good for you, and so delicious. This has got to be one of the best healthy smoothies for kids due to the high levels of antioxidants in the berries.
I try to have some frozen berries in the freezer always, and then buy fresh ones when the price is right (which is rare for raspberries, I have to say.)
Simple Mixed Berry Thermomix Smoothie
- 100g raspberries, blueberries and strawberries (frozen or fresh if you have them)
- 1 huge tbs natural yoghurt
- 250 ml milk of your choice
- I also add a walnut half or two when I make this for the kids
Weigh everything into the Thermomix.
Blend at speed 8 for 30 seconds.
Scrape down and blend for another 10 – 20 seconds.
Pour and drink quickly!
This makes 500ml of smoothie. That is enough for two kids-size glasses or one hungry teenager or adult breakfast on the go.
It’s a very simple recipe, which is handy as I’m often feeling quite simple myself in the mornings. Life is complicated enough without complicating breakfast.
Top tip: always have some chunks of banana in the freezer in case you run out of fresh bananas.
Banana and Cinnamon Thermomix Smoothie
- 2 small bananas
- 250 ml milk (one cup)
- 1 tbs thick plain yoghurt
- ¼ tsp cinnamon
- a couple of walnuts if you fancy
- one Medjool date if you fancy
Blend in the Thermomix for 40 seconds at speed 7
This makes about 500ml which is enough for two children or one hungry adult.
We love how foamy the Thermomix makes our smoothies. It makes a much lighter smoothie than one made using a stick blender.
Orange and Banana Thermomix Smoothie
- 2 small bananas
- 1 orange
- 200ml milk of your choice
- 2 tbs plain yoghurt
- Other possible ingredients: a date, couple of walnut halves, blueberries
- Simply peel the bananas and orange (I cut the peel off with a sharp knife.)
- Pop them into the Thermomix with a handful of ice cubes.
- Blend on 9 for one minute.
- Check and blend more if needed.
- Add the milk and yoghurt and any other ingedients you have chosen.
- Blend 20 seconds at speed 8.
- Have a taste, if you think it needs to be thinner, just add more milk.
- Pour out for the people who fancy that one.
- Add half a cup of frozen blueberries into what’s left and whizz that up and add water/ice as desired.
This recipe makes enough for two children or one starving adult.
This came into its own when the kids became teenagers, especially when they started getting interested in lifting weights and going to the gym. This smoothie makes a great teenagers’ breakfast.
Pear, Spinach + Avocado Protein Smoothie
- 1 soft pear
- 1 tbsp avocado
- 1 scoop protein powder or a spoonful of yoghurt
- 250ml milk, water, whatever (I used half water, half soy milk)
- 2 big handfuls of spinach
Throw everything into the Thermomix and blend of speed 7 for one minute.
Put it in a nice glass for a nice change.
Chuck in some ice cubes.
When I first read this recipe, I snorted aloud with laughter. It seemed such a daft idea that I just had to try it. Beetroot in a smoothie – such nonsense But then we love our chocolate and beetroot cake, so why not?
Beetroot, Pineapple and Banana Smoothie
- 225g can of whole beetroot in juice, drained
- 250ml apple juice
- 225g can of pineapple rings in juice
- 2 bananas, peeled & broken into pieces
- 200ml natural greek-style yoghurt
- ½ cup crushed ice
1. Place ingredients together in a blender, I use the Thermomix on speed 8 for 1 minute.
2. Pour and drink!
How fab to have a smoothie with veggies in it.
Whilst not suitable for little kids, this is a zinger of a smoothie which works a treat for teenagers and adults. It is SO tasty, and full of antioxidants.
Bonus: Coffee and Cacao Smoothie
200ml milk of your choice (I used Aldi organic soy milk)
50g (I tbs) plain yoghurt
15g (1 tbs) cacao
1 Nespresso lungo coffee (or your favourite coffee
Prepare the coffee in your Nespresso.
Put all the ingredients into the Thermomix. Blend for 30 seconds at speed 6 or a bit longer.
This makes a lovely frothy morning smoothie for one person.
I hope that you have enjoyed these kid-friendly Thermomix smoothie recipes.
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