Do you have a ton of mandarin oranges (a.k.a. cuties) on hand? Whip up this tasty mandarin orange smoothie! Make sure you check out our full list of cooking recipes for kids, too.
I came up with this smoothie recipe when I wanted a change from our trusty standby, the strawberry banana green smoothie.
Kid-friendly mandarin orange smoothie recipe
This smoothie is great because it utilizes both fresh and frozen fruit. It brings a completely different flavor and hides the spinach taste nicely (just like these kid-friendly spinach muffins). The combination of mandarin orange and pineapple is perfect for closing your eyes and pretending you’re on a beach somewhere. At least, that’s what I like to do.
Making popsicles with this mandarin orange smoothie recipe
It also makes great popsicles. I made a big batch of this smoothie and froze the leftovers into fruit pops for my kids. They didn’t even notice we were missing the added sugar of traditional popsicles.
To make the mandarin orange smoothie, you will want to let it blend for a little longer than normal, to ensure the mandarin oranges are completely pureed.
- 2 cups fresh baby spinach
- 1 cup milk
- 4 mandarin oranges, peeled + sectioned
- 2 cups frozen pineapple
- In the cup of your blender, combine the baby spinach and milk. Puree until smooth.
- Add the mandarin oranges and pineapple and blend again until smooth.
- Enjoy immediately or freeze into popsicles.
Amount Per Serving Calories 385
We love making this mandarin orange smoothie recipe whenever we have extra cuties on hand!