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.
- 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.