Magic Drink for Kids

Getting kids to eat their "five a day" can be a bit tricky. As soon as some children hear any mention of veggies (or fruit), they run out the door. A friend of mine (and now herself mother of three children) used to refuse absolutely any fruit when she was younger. She hasn't touched fruit apart from the occasional banana for at least 25 years. She even spit out mashed banana and pears when she was a baby (a combination all baby like). I have a degree in psychology and one of the things I learnt during my studies was that some toddlers are overly sensitive to some tastes. Actually, newborns have several thousand more taste buds than when we are older (we kill the taste buds slowly with strong spices and hot drinks). That could explain why some children genuinely hate Brussel sprouts or broccoli with a vengeance. They can detect a taste we can't. So, often it is a good idea to mix fruits and vegs into something else and of course always offer fresh fruits as an alternative to sweets. My little nephews have always eaten raw vegs because their mum often sliced carrots and other vegs to enjoy, instead of unhealthy treats. I still remember one of the little rascals, Steinn, 3 years old running towards the table in my house and shouting "yummy celery" before swiping the plate clean. He still loves it (10 years old) and is not much of a sweet tooth.

This drink is packed with calcium and antioxidants as well as potassium and fibre. It also looks very appealing and almost magical when poured carefully (just follow the instructions).

You will need a blender to make this drink.

A very magical drink and healthy as well

This recipe is:

  • Egg free
  • Gluten free
  • Nut free

This recipe is easy to make:

  • Lactose (dairy) free
  • Vegan

Magic Drink for Kids

Serves 2-3 kids


  • 100 grams (3½ oz) blueberries, fresh or frozen
  • 150 millilitres (5 fluid oz) semi-skimmed milk
  • 1 banana, very ripe
  • 1 pear, very ripe
  • A couple of ice cubes


  1. Place the ice cubes in a blender or food processor.
  2. Pour 100 millilitres of the milk on top of the ice cubes. Blend for 5 seconds (leave in the blender).
  3. Peel and core the pear, remove the seeds and stalk and chop coarsely.
  4. Peel the banana.
  5. Transfer the banana and pear into a blender or food processor and blend for 15 seconds or until smooth. Pour into a measuring jug or bowl.
  6. Rinse the blender.
  7. Place the blueberries in the blender along with the remaining 50 millilitres milk. The mixture should be very thick but add more milk if needed to blend the blueberries.
  8. Now divide the banana mixture between two large glasses. Fill slightly more than half of each glass.
  9. Next divide the blueberry mixture in two equal halves. For each glass pour the blueberry mixture carefully on to the back of a tablespoon. The blueberry mixture should lie on top of the banana mixture so you have to be careful not to mix the two ingredients too much. Also be careful not to pour too quickly but in a steady and narrow stream.
  10. Allow the drinks to "rest" for 5 minutes.
  11. Finally stir each drink with a narrow spoon or a drinking straw, it will create a beautiful effect...almost magical!


  • You can use a honey dew instead of the pear.
  • You can use any berries instead of the blueberries. Try strawberries, blackberries, raspberries and more.
  • You can use soy milk, oat milk or rice milk instead of the semi-skimmed milk.