Kid-approved superfood smoothie
Kid Approved Superfood Smoothie (Vegan Friendly!)

Kid Approved Superfood Smoothie

(Mom approved too!)

 

Hello, Loves! Here in Italy, things are finally starting to open back up, and we are transitioning into our new normal. Just because it seems COVID-19 is beginning to settle down a bit with the warmer weather, I am still gung-ho on finding new (and delicious) ways to boost my family’s own immunity. I have been making this fantastic kid-approved superfood smoothie for the past few weeks to up my nutrient intake, and it’s so good that even my boys have approved!

Another huge plus for this smoothie? It is so packed with goodies that you can have this as breakfast, a post workout smoothie (I love to down one of these after one of our long family cycle sessions), or a delicious snack!

Kid Approved Superfood Smoothie

I love using frozen fruit in my smoothies to give it a much thicker texture. This is a kid-approved superfood smoothie because I secretly added in some spirulina, flaxseed, and coconut underneath refreshing pineapple and mango flavors. Spirulina is power-packed with so many nutrients and antioxidants that benefit not only your body but also your brain, I have been trying to sneak it in as much as possible lately. To see more about the health benefits by adding these three ingredients into your powerful greens smoothie, scroll down to the bottom of the page!
I absolutely love eating this kid-approved superfood smoothie for breakfast because the flavor is super summery and quite refreshing with the mangoes, pineapple, and coconut hints. I know I’m getting all the necessary nutrients for an energized day of chasing my boys around. If not for breakfast, this powerful greens smoothie would be a perfect pick-me-up midday snack, as well. The addition of the nut butter (can sub for seed butter as well) makes this super satisfying and will keep you full for hours.
Don’t forget to snap a picture of your kid-approved superfood smoothie and share it with me on Instagram by tagging @veganwondermamas. I can’t wait to see your beautiful (and healthy) creations.

 

What you will need for this Superfood Smoothie…

 

Ingredients Required:

Non-dairy milk

Frozen pineapple 

Frozen mango

Frozen spinach

Banana

Desiccated coconut

Spirulina 

Flax meal 

Cashew butter (any seed/nut butter will do!)

Lime 

Vanilla extract

Kid-approved superfood smoothie

Kid Approved Superfood Smoothie (Vegan Friendly!)

A great option for a healthy vegan breakfast or mid-afternoon snack!
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Breakfast, smoothie, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: beginner friendly, easy breakfast
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 3 people
Calories: 584kcal

Ingredients

  • cup Non dairy milk I love to use a vanilla fortified soy milk but any non-dairy will work here. For the added vanilla taste, just add a splash of vanilla extract!
  • 1 cup Water Less or more, as needed
  • 1 cup diced pineapple frozen
  • 1 cup diced mango frozen
  • 2 blocks Frozen spinach or two handfuls spinach (or favorite greens)
  • 1 large Banana Ripe (can be frozen or not)
  • 2 tbsp Desiccated coconut Can sub for coconut shreds
  • tsp Spirulina
  • 1 tbsp Flax meal
  • ¼ cup Cashew butter Can use any nut/seed butter. Can also opt for soaked cashews or soaked sunflower seeds.
  • 1 Lime squeezed

Optional

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients to a high speed blender and blend until smooth.

Notes

**Omitting the nut/seed butter will lower the calories greatly in this smoothie if need be but always remember: A satisfying smoothie really does work wonders! 

Nutrition

Calories: 584kcal | Carbohydrates: 97g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 88mg | Potassium: 681mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 60g | Vitamin A: 9002IU | Vitamin C: 81mg | Calcium: 283mg | Iron: 7mg

Benefits of…

Spirulina 

  • Spirulina is power-packed with nutrients! A single tablespoon contains protein, Vitamins B1, B2, and B3, Copper, and Iron. 
  • Spirulina is also a fantastic source of antioxidants. Antioxidants help reverse oxidation in your DNA and cells, which is essential because oxidation can be a considerable contributor to chronic inflammation. 
  • Shown to lower ‘bad’ LDL levels! Too much ‘bad’ LDL can lead to an increased risk of heart disease. 

Flaxseed

  • Flaxseed is one of the oldest crops in history books. Both brown and golden are equally nutritious. Flaxseed is loaded with protein, fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals. 
  • Has is a significant source of Omega-3 fatty acids, which are essential for lowering cholesterol. Fish is usually the leading food that people get these essential fatty acids from, but as a vegan, I make sure to sneak in flaxseed as much as possible, so I am not missing out on the health benefits! 
  • Flaxseed is rich in dietary fiber. Just 1 tablespoon contains 3 grams and two different types of necessary fiber you need every day. Regulating your digestion is vital for keeping your immunity high.

Coconut 

  • Coconuts are power-packed with so many vital nutrients- water, fiber, vitamins, and minerals! Coconuts are slowly becoming a superfood as we keep uncovering countless new benefits from it. 
  • Contain medium-chain fatty acids, which help boost metabolism and increase fat loss. It also helps in detoxifying and balancing your gut health right alongside mangoes. 
  • Coconut is mighty for anti-aging! It keeps hair and skin healthy and wrinkle-free, while also providing sun protection for those hot summer days.

Kid-approved superfood smoothie

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Nourishing Pear Smoothie

Vegan Mango Coconut Smoothie Bowl

Vegan Carrot Cake Bites

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Coconut Mango Smoothie Bowl
Vegan Mango Coconut Smoothie Bowl

Mango Coconut Smoothie Bowl

I feel like I blinked and it went from snow days to pool days in seconds.
I love playing outside with my boys, so I am not complaining. As those May flowers appear and the June sun is almost among us, I have been in the mood for super fresh fruit to snack on. I picked up some beautiful mangos at the farmers market this week and instantly I also knew a smoothie bowl would definitely be in my future. What is better than a refreshing mango coconut smoothie bowl on a hot summer’s day?
This mango coconut smoothie bowl combines these delicious mangoes with the light taste of coconut to provide a nutritious treat. I crave this coconut mango smoothie bowl for breakfast, but I think it would make a perfect snack or dessert after spending a long day outside. My boys love having it as a midday snack because it tastes like a sweet treat – but much healthier. 
Both mango and coconut are known for packing a punch when it comes to nutrients, so combining them in a delicious coconut mango smoothie bowl is a no brainer. Some benefits of combining coconut and mango are a balanced digestive system, vitamin C, and healthy, clear skin. 
And the best part of the mango coconut smoothie bowl? It is a piece of (vegan) cake to make using minimal ingredients!

Mango Coco Smoothie Bowl

Don’t forget to tag us on Instagram with a pic of your coconut mango smoothie bowl! I can’t wait to see how it turns out for you. 

 

What you will need for this smoothie bowl recipe…

Ingredients Required:

Coconut water

Frozen mango

Coconut milk

Frozen banana

Chia seeds

Berries

Coconut Mango Smoothie Bowl

Coconut Mango Smoothie Bowl

This is such a refreshing smoothie bowl for late spring and summer!
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Breakfast, Dessert, smoothie, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: smoothie bowl
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 299kcal

Equipment

  • High Speed Blender

Ingredients

  • 1 cup frozen mango packed
  • 2 medium-large bananas frozen
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk canned and chilled
  • 1/4 cup coconut water
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds 1 tbsp for the bowl and 1 tbsp to top
  • 1 handful blueberries to top
  • 1 handful coconut flakes to top

Instructions

  • Be sure that the mango and bananas are frozen before blending. Also ensure that the coconut milk has been placed in the refrigerator for a good hour before.
  • Open the can of chilled coconut milk and scoop out 1/4 cup (4 tbsp) of the top creamy (semi-hardened) portion. Add this to the blender with 1/4 cup (4 tbsp) of coconut water, 1 heaping cup of frozen mango, 2 large frozen bananas and 1 tbsp chia seeds. Blend until smooth.
  • Pour into 1-2 serving bowls and top with blueberries, coconut flakes and chia seeds. Enjoy!

Notes

**Feel free to toss in pineapple or even desiccated coconut straight into the blender for an even more tropical taste!
**For an extra boost of protein, a handful of cashews or a scoop of nut butter pairs well. 

Nutrition

Calories: 299kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Sodium: 40mg | Potassium: 776mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 968IU | Vitamin C: 45mg | Calcium: 103mg | Iron: 2mg

Find more smoothie recipes below:

3 Delicious Low Sugar Smoothies

Vegan Cinnamon Roll Smoothie

Vegan Raspberry Chocolate Smoothie Bowl

Benefits of…

Mango

  • The most significant role mangoes play in our health is promoting a balanced digestive system. Mangos contain a digestive enzyme that helps break down protein and fiber, so everything keeps operating smoothly. 
  • Mangoes are also packed with vitamin C and vitamin A, which is vital during this time of year. An average mango can contain up to 2/3rds of the recommended dose of vitamin C, which promotes immunity. It’s sidekick, vitamin A, promotes eye health!
  • Another hidden benefit of mangoes is clear skin! Mangoes have been shown to exfoliate the skin while cleansing your gut of toxins.

Coconut

  • Coconuts are power-packed with so many vital nutrients- water, fiber, vitamins, and minerals! Coconuts are slowly becoming a superfood as we keep uncovering countless new benefits. 
  • It contain medium-chain fatty acids, which help boost metabolism and increase fat loss. It also helps in detoxifying and balancing your gut health right alongside mangoes. 
  • Coconut is mighty for anti-ageing! It keeps hair and skin healthy and wrinkle-free, while also providing sun protection for those hazy crazy hot days of summer.

Coconut Mango Smoothie Bowl

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Vegan Raspberry morning smoothie
Vegan Raspberry Morning Smoothie

Nothing like stealing some raspberries off of Mommy’s epic vegan raspberry morning smoothie! 

 
There are days where I am just not in the mood to cook breakfast even if it is only 5 minutes of work. I just want to fill up on beautiful and delicious fruits until my heart and belly are content.
 

Turn a “regular smoothie” into an “epic smoothie”

Vegan Raspberry Morning Smoothie

A regular smoothie will never fill me up the way a cooked breakfast will, but there is a trick to turn a “regular smoothie” into an “epic smoothie”. 

 

It’s all about the add-ins. When I know that the smoothie is my main source of energy for the morning, I load that beauty up with pretty much all the goodies that I can think of.

 

Here are a few examples that you can use:

  • Almond butter (about 1 tbsp)
  • Hemp seeds/chia seeds/flax meal (anywhere between 1 tsp to 1 tbsp)
  • Spirulina / Moringa / Ginger
  • Various lovely greens like cucumbers, kale, spinach, romaine lettuce, etc.

 

Vegan Raspberry morning smoothie

Vegan Raspberry Morning Smoothie

Simple, Nutritious and Delicious!
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy, quick, smoothie bowl, vegan
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1
Calories: 731kcal

Equipment

  • High Speed Blender

Ingredients

  • 1 cup non-dairy milk
  • 1/2 cup spring water
  • 1 ripe banana
  • A large handful of pineapple chunks
  • 1 heaping cup frozen raspberries
  • 1 tsp each chia seeds hemp seeds, and flax meal
  • 1 tbsp almond butter

Instructions

  • Add to a high speed blender and blend until smooth! This will have an ice cream consistency. Pour into serving bowls and top with extra berries, coconut shreds or even cacao nibs.

Notes

Every Sunday I decide on which smoothie our family will be enjoying for the week and create 7 smoothie bags filled with the fruits and veggies that will be blended. For this week I simply had 1 banana, 1 handful of pineapple and 1 handful of raspberries in each bag.
You can easily throw in a handful of greens as well but we were really feeling some bright colors this week due to the gloomy weather we have been having. ?
Once the morning arrives, simply toss the frozen fruits/veggies into the blender with your plant milk and add-ins and blend! This saves a ton of time and avoids extra dishes.
p.s. if you like this, you may want to check out our full smoothie page packed with delicious smoothie recipes!

Nutrition

Calories: 731kcal | Carbohydrates: 142g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 128mg | Potassium: 1758mg | Fiber: 22g | Sugar: 107g | Vitamin A: 1286IU | Vitamin C: 112mg | Calcium: 532mg | Iron: 5mg

 

 

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Our Current Blender: The Vitamix Explorian Blender
  • It took me 3 years to choose this blender haha. I’m not even joking. I was so afraid of the price. So, instead, I purchased two other blenders in those 3 years that, low and behold, BROKE. The plant based lifestyle will wreak havoc on most blenders so you must choose a high quality one with a WARRANTY. The Explorian is one of the most inexpensive vitamix options but it still works great. I use it multiple times a day, every single day, and all of the recipes are from this beauty! Check out deals around Black Friday – you can usually snag one of these for under 200USD. For my European followers: Get ready to pay MORE than North America. I’m not sure why, but vitamix in Europe is double the price (which is actually more than double because we pay in euros/pounds/etc).

Vitamix Blender
 

Blendtec Classic Fit Blender
  • I have never owned a Blendtec, but I did live with someone who had one and it was pretty amazing. Never understood why it didn’t come with a tamper (?) but it does work beautifully. I am pretty biased with my years of experience with the vitamix over the Blendtec, but the price point is fantastic and there are TONS of videos out there comparing the two.

Blendtec
 

Nutri Ninja
  • I had a Ninja blender for years and years before I found the plant based lifestyle (or it found me). Prior to going plant based, I loved to make smoothies on a daily basis (still do today!). However, my smoothies were much *kinder* to the blender than today. While having owned both, I could just (and never would) compare a Ninja to a Vitamix – the difference is staggering. However, if you are just looking to blend up some oats, make light smoothies, or create epic dressings? Then go ahead and choose this one!

Ninja Bullet

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Our Favourite Vegan Smoothies

One of our favorite ways to ensure proper nutrition and optimal energy is by having one of these amazing vegan smoothies a day. We love to try all different kinds of vegan smoothies and I am so thrilled to share a few of our favorites with you all on the blog today! Read more

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