High Protein Kid Friendly Smoothie Recipe

This high protein smoothie is perfect for the picky eaters in your family. It packs in lots of fruit, veggies and protein all in one drink. And the best part – it’s super easy and the protein is all natural, no protein powder used here.

As a busy mom, I love a good recipe that’s fast and healthy at the same time. My oldest is extremely picky and sensitive to trying new foods. I’m always concerned about the amount of protein she’s taking in, which is how the thought for this smoothie began.

I’ve had to get creative with different ways to get some nutrition in her. I try really hard to feed her as healthy as possible, with very little processed foods. She’s great with fruit, but getting her to eat anything else right now is a challenge.

One thing she absolutely LOVES is frozen yogurt. (I mean, who doesn’t right?)

Then, I realized I should try making her a smoothie! I love them for myself and it’s such an awesome way to sneak in some veggies and protein for a picky kid, like my daughter. I ended up throwing in some frozen strawberries, bananas, peanut butter, soy milk and spinach. And… it was a success! She drank the whole thing!

We’ve made it multiple times now and both of us enjoy it. I love the hint of peanut butter in it. Keep reading to learn how to make a couple natural, high protein smoothies at home!


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Banana – About half of a ripe banana.

Strawberries – You can use either fresh or frozen. I like using frozen because it helps make the smoothie cold. However, you can use fresh strawberries and just add 1-2 ice cubes to the blender.

Milk – I used regular 2% low-fat milk, but you can use whatever your preference is. Almond, oat and soy milk also work well in this recipe.

Greek yogurt – I love the Chobani brand, so I always use one of their vanilla Greek yogurt cups. However, any brand works, but make sure it’s Greek yogurt. It has higher levels of protein than regular yogurt.

Peanut butter – creamy, natural, unsweetened peanut butter is best, but it’s really your preference on the brand and type.

Spinach – You can’t even taste it once it’s mixed with everything else, and it’s such a great way to work in some fresh greens.


To make all my smoothies, I use this Ninja blender. I’m in love with it! It took me a long time to invest in a good blender but now that I have, my only wish is that I did it sooner.

I love this one because it can blend almost anything, it’s super easy to clean and it came with two individual size cups. You can make an individual smoothie really quick and just take the cup with you!

Here is my simple, kid friendly, high protein smoothie recipe:

High Protein Smoothie for Kids

This delicious smoothie is a great way to sneak in some protein and veggies! *Picky eater approved*

Course Breakfast, Drinks, Snack
Cuisine Protein, Smoothie
Servings 2


  • 1/2 banana
  • 8-10 frozen strawberries
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 5.3oz cup Chobani Greek Yogurt - Vanilla
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 cup spinach


  1. Throw everything in the blender and mix well. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Approx. Calories 275 | Protein 15g per serving

For a fun recipe to try with your kids, check out my Unicorn Popcorn. It’s a fun treat to have on movie night!

And if you give this one a try, I would love to hear if you or your kids enjoyed it. Let me know in the comments!

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