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I haven’t met a toddler yet who doesn’t love a good smoothie pouch…and who can blame them?! As adults, we love a sweet, cold, and nutritious smoothie too.
But pouches go quickly and, while you can usually find them at the store for about $1 – $2 apiece, that adds up quickly.
Never fear…I have a simple DIY option for you to add your own nutritious fruit, veggies, and dairy and save money in the process!
How to Make Your Own Toddler Smoothie Pouches
Considering making your own smoothie pouches? You’ll be glad you did, and here’s why.
Benefits of DIY Smoothie Pouches
- Add what you want: you’ll have total control over what fresh foods are in the pouch and add a little more or less of whatever your toddler needs (this is a great place to add some veggies!).
- Get little helping hands: making smoothies is something you can do with your toddler! Have them help peel bananas or push the button to blend the smoothie and help you pour!
- Make smoothies in bulk: I normally make a week or two of pouches in about 10 minutes.
- Save money: making your own smoothie pouches will add up to only a fraction of the cost of buying them.
Follow these super easy steps for creating your own smoothie pouches.
Blend whatever fruits, veggies, and dairy products you’d like! I use whatever we have on hand, but here are some of our favorites:
- Almond milk
- Frozen blueberries (and any other mixed fruit)
One of my favorite parts of this process is that I freeze them! That way, I know the smoothies will still be fresh when it’s time for my son to eat them.
We’ll pour some of the smoothie mix into a container for the fridge for the next day or two, but I’ll pour the majority into this silicone freezer tray.
Bonus: I used to use this tray to freeze blended baby food!
All that took just a few minutes and made at least a week’s worth of smoothies!
Now it’s time to serve up the delicious smoothie pouches! I use these awesome dishwasher safe reusable smoothie pouches and pour thawed smoothie mix from the fridge in. Or, more often, I’ll pop in one of the frozen cubes from the freezer tray and thaw by sitting out or sitting in some warm water.
Bonus: if needed, I’ll mix in medicine or vitamins right in the smoothie mix!
Roman can’t get these in his hands soon enough!