Kids Calcium Booster Smoothie Recipes

Calcium, one of those things I have always thought about since becoming a mother. We aren’t cereal eaters so the boys would have two daily bottles of milk as toddlers – sometimes three when it was a bad day and a ‘bot bot would chill them out – was something I was glad they drank to help them get enough calcium for their growing bones. I was surprised though when I was recently introduced by Fonterra to the concept of calcium banking. I didn’t even realise – stupidly as it is so simple. In childhood and adolescence we need to deposit more calcium into our bones each day because this is when our bones are getting bigger and stronger. It is the biggest window of opportunity to build those bones up, so it’s something to concentrate on. Read on for some of the Nuggets favourite smoothie recipes. 

fullsizerenderI have written a few blogs (hyperlink) about the Nuggets bottle drinking, but of course just before we head away to America they decide to ditch a bot bot, meaning they were down to one a day or 200-400ml of milk. I instantly thought about how that was affecting their diet, as they had been heavy dairy consumers before. The boys had always enjoyed smoothies so I figured we would just up the dairy content in them and continue that habit in America at breakfast or snack time. I Snapchat our smoothies often and always get asked what’s in them. So here I pulled together our top 4 favourite dairy smoothies for the little ones.

TIP:  We often make double of these smoothies and freeze them for ice blocks – perfect on a hot day!

Almost Green Smoothie:

  •  2 cups loosely packed baby spinach
  •  2 cups frozen mixed berries
  •  1 cup plain Greek yoghurt
  •  1 cup milk
  •  1 tablespoon honey

Date and banana smoothie:

  •  1 frozen banana
  •   1 cup milk
  •  1/2 cup crushed ice
  •  ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  •   5 halved or pitted dates

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Avocado smoothie:

  •  1 fronzen banana
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1 cup milk
  •  1/2 cup yoghurt
  •  1 teaspoon honey 
  • 3 pitted dates
  • Vanilla extract for taste

Peanut Butter and Jelly Smoothie:

  •  2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • Vanilla extract for taste
  •  1 cup of frozen raspberries
  •  1 frozen banana
  •  2 tablespoons honey
  •  ½ cup of ice
  • Vanilla extract for taste

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To celebrate the start of a new year of health and wellness, I have a Prezzy card valued at $150 to giveaway! To be in the draw to win, simply comment and let me know how you get calcium into your kids.

Thanks to Fonterra for making this post possible

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53 thoughts on “Kids Calcium Booster Smoothie Recipes

  1. I have 2 boys. One is great at drinking milk, he will often help himself to a glass a day.
    The other not soo much & i worry about how im going to get calcium into him. He does drink smoothies and his favourite is a blueberry one, i add chia seeds, a small bit of spinach, a scoop of LSA with as much milk as needed. I also try to have natural yoghurt in the fridge for a snack if needed.
    I like the idea of making a double batch and freezing some as iceblocks!
    Thank you for this post i have pinned it for future use 🙂

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