Kids Food Safety: Raw Eggs in Smoothies
You should never put raw eggs in smoothies, especially those made for children. Raw eggs are potentially hazardous because they can serve as sources of harmful bacteria, including salmonella, which can cause diarrhea, fever, abdominal cramps and headaches. For certain individuals, infection with the salmonella bacteria may even become life threatening.
Fortunately, there are safe, easy-to-use substitutes available to replace raw eggs in smoothies in the interest of kids food safety. You can use pasteurized eggs or pasteurized liquid egg products, which can be found in grocery stores. A variety of dehydrated egg products and protein powders also are available.