Skip to content
Bug smoothies recipe

Bug smoothies recipe

16 ratings

Fun and creative Halloween smoothies to make with the kids! See method

  • makes 2 large smoothies or 4 small
  • 20mins to prepare
  • 220 calories / serving
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Dairy-free


  • 225g (71/2oz) frozen summer fruits, defrosted
  • 1 banana, peeled
  • 300ml (10fl oz) cranberry and raspberry juice or semi skimmed milk for milkshake

For the Apricot Cockroach

  • dried apricot for the body
  • pumpkin seeds for the legs, pushed into the sides of the apricot
  • currants or dried blueberries for eyes

For the Kiwi Caterpillars

  • kiwi fruit, peeled - use an apple corer, scoop out a bug body
  • sunflower or pumpkin seeds for the legs
  • currants or dried blueberries for eyes


  1. Place the frozen summer fruits, banana and juice into a tall jug and whiz until smooth with a hand blender or use a food processor (you may need to sieve the smoothie afterwards if there are too many seeds).
  2. Simply assemble and create. Use a wooden skewer to make holes in the bug first as the seeds will go in easier! Great game for the kids to create their perfect scary bug. Pour the smoothie into glasses and serve with 'bugs'.

Cook's tip: If you're wanting to turn this recipe into a milk shake, simply replace the fruit juice with semi-skimmed milk.

See all Halloween recipes

You may also like

Be the first to comment

Before you comment please read our community guidelines.