These Healthy Halloween Smoothies can be enjoyed all year round. Simply draw a face on your smoothie jars to make them perfect for Halloween.
A couple of years ago I posted a recipe for a Frankenstein Smoothie Bowl, it was a deliciously thick and creamy smoothie that my eldest loved to eat with a spoon. This year I have decided to create a few other Healthy Halloween Smoothies and make them a little less thick, perfect for drinking through a straw.
To be honest, we aren’t a massive Halloween family but the kids enjoy it and so I try to make a little effort. I love simple and healthy ideas and you really can’t get much easier than this – transforming a simple smoothie into a Halloween treat by drawing a face on the jar! If you love quick and simple ideas just like this then check out some of these easy but fantastic healthy Halloween ideas from Eats Amazing and My Fussy Eater.
When I make smoothies I generally just throw ingredients in and add more liquid etc if needed, and this is exactly what I did for these Healthy Halloween Smoothies. I have given rough guidelines in the recipe cards, below, and you can also check out the video above. The main goal of each smoothie was for it to be the desired colour – A deep green for Frankenstine, a bright orange for the Jack O’Lantern, white for the Ghost and a deep blood red for the Blood Shot Eye.
I added a veggie to each smoothie because I always like to do this. However, if your kids aren’t used to vegetables in their smoothies you may wish to change the fruit to veggie ratio or perhaps add a little more sweetness. The spinach is needed to get the green colour for Frankenstein and the beetroot for the red in the blood shot eye but you can miss out the cauliflower in the ghost smoothie and the carrot in the Jack O’Lantern if you wish.
Jack O'Lantern Orange Smoothie
A delicious smoothie with hidden carrot.
- 1 small handful Frozen Mango Chunks
- 2 Orange
- 1/2 Carrot steamed
- 1/2 tsp ginger puree
- 1/4 cup water (if needed)
Blend all ingredients in a high speed blender until smooth.
A creamy white smoothie with hidden cauliflower
- 2 Bananas (frozen in pieces)
- 1 small handful of steamed cauliflower (optional -start with a very small amount first)
- 1 small handful soaked cashews (optional)
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract (optional)
- 1/2 cup milk (add more / less as needed)
- (optional) honey / maple syrup
Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
A delicious green smoothie
- 2 Bananas (frozen in pieces)
- 1 Handful of frozen mango pieces
- 1 Handful of spinach (add more / less to suit taste)
- 1 Small handful of blueberries
- 1/4 cup water (add more / less as needed)
- Blueberries to top
Add all ingredient to a high speed blender and blend until smooth. Top with reserved blueberries
Blood Shot Eye Smoothie
A delicious red smoothie with hidden beetroot.
- 1/2 Beetroot (cooked and peeled)
- 1 Orange (peeled)
- 1 Handful Frozen Raspberries
- 1 Handful Frozen Mango
- 1 Apple (cored and sliced)
- 1 Small handful Spinach
- 3 Slices of Banana
- 3 Blueberries
Add all ingredients (apart from the banana and blueberries) to a blender and blend until smooth
Using a knife, scrap a tiny amount of the banana away in the centre. Add some of the smoothie and place the blueberry in the hole. Spread the smoothie out to represent blood shot eyes (see pic / video)