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.
Toddler-Approved Blueberry/Spinach Smoothie
- 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
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!
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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.
17 Comments on “Toddler-Approved Blueberry/Spinach Smoothie Recipe”
amazing. thanks for the awesome recipe. definitely trying this with my girl 🙂
having a bit of difficulty imagining what this would taste like with the mixture of the spinach – banana – blueberries
Spinach is great for juicing or making smoothies!
Good for toddlers and not so bad for adults that do not eat enough greens either!!!
Ill have to try this, my daughter ius super picky. Hopefully she liked it!
not only toddlers but for picky eaters too!
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!
Looks like a great recipe to try out one day!
What a great way to add so much good stuff to wee ones diets. Thank you for sharing.
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
What a great way to sneak spinach in! I am going to give this a try with my little guy!
I would like to try this myself
Looks to good for just the little ones
Thanks for the awesome recipe… looking forward to trying this
Yum! I’d love this smoothie as well! Thanks for the recipe!
I gae this recipe to my neice and she said her little one loved it