Toddler-Approved Blueberry/Spinach Smoothie Recipe

Blueberry/Spinach Smoothie Recipe

By Contributor Allison Baltzersen

TRUTH: Toddlers avoid dark leafy greens like my mother avoids night clubs. But there’s a work around – SMOOTHIES! Smoothies are the magically delicious way to slide all sorts of nutritious foods past your toddler. If you haven’t added veggies to fruit smoothies before, give this recipe a try.

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Toddler-Approved Blueberry/Spinach Smoothie

Yield: 3 cups of smoothie

Ingredients:

Base Ingredients:
-2 cups milk (cow, almond, soy, whatevs)
-1 cup packed fresh baby spinach
-1 banana (spotty is best)
-¾ cup frozen blueberries

Additional Ingredients:
-1 scoop nutritional supplement (Raw Meal, Vega, etc)
-1 tsp carob or raw cocoa powder (the organic healthy stuff)
-1 tsp chia seeds

Directions:

In a blender, mix the base ingredients together until smooth. You can stop there if you want. I promise you won’t be able to taste any spinach with the fruit in there. If you feel frisky and want to pack in extra nutrition, throw in any or all of the additional ingredients. Enjoy!

Allison Baltzersen Contributor for OneSmileyMonkey.com

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Allison Baltzersen is a mother of two baby girls and blogs about her bumblings through green parenting over at Funny Shade of Green.

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11 Responses to “Toddler-Approved Blueberry/Spinach Smoothie Recipe”

  1. kristen visser — December 18, 2013 @ 8:28 am (#
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    amazing. thanks for the awesome recipe. definitely trying this with my girl :)

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  2. Amanda C — December 20, 2013 @ 8:22 am (#
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    Yummy!!!

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  3. Vesper — January 3, 2014 @ 9:56 pm (#
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    having a bit of difficulty imagining what this would taste like with the mixture of the spinach – banana – blueberries

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  4. Jenn — January 7, 2014 @ 12:26 pm (#
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    Spinach is great for juicing or making smoothies!

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  5. JENNIFER HART — January 26, 2014 @ 7:00 pm (#
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    Good for toddlers and not so bad for adults that do not eat enough greens either!!!

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  6. amy lovell — January 28, 2014 @ 7:36 am (#
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    Ill have to try this, my daughter ius super picky. Hopefully she liked it!

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  7. MrDisco — February 5, 2014 @ 5:46 pm (#
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    not only toddlers but for picky eaters too!

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  8. Jean — February 13, 2014 @ 12:36 pm (#
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    This sounds delicious. I don’t know if my girls would drink it – my little one probably would. My oldest is finicky to the extreme. I’ll have to try it on her!

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  9. James Brown — February 15, 2014 @ 5:41 pm (#
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    Looks like a great recipe to try out one day!

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  10. loriag — February 18, 2014 @ 4:50 am (#
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    What a great way to add so much good stuff to wee ones diets. Thank you for sharing.

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  11. Lynda Cook — February 27, 2014 @ 12:50 am (#
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    yumm, that’s one thing about smoothies you can add whatever you want without telling your kids and they’ll drink it right up, gotta love smoothies

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