How to Make a Green Smoothie Your Toddler Will Drink (& Can Help Make)! by Ashlee Smith
Getting vegetables into your toddler can seem impossible sometimes. At least that’s how I felt when trying to feed my 3-year-old anything somewhat healthy. I tried everything – from roasting to pureeing. I almost gave up! That’s when I decided to try out a green smoothie on him.
I figured if I just handed him a cup of green “slime” that he would turn it down before even trying it. So I got him in the kitchen and had him help me make it and, behold … HE LOVED IT! He had such a blast making it that he didn’t even second guess it when I poured him some in his favorite Star Wars cup. Now he asks to “cook a green smoothie” every single day!
You can add anything you like to them, but here’s our favorite concoction:
- spinach (or kale)
- frozen banana
- frozen pineapple
- frozen mango
- chia seeds (or flax seeds)
- water (or any all natural juice, orange juice is a good option)
- vanilla plant-based protein powder (I use Vega protein – it even has a serving of veggies in it, too!)
You can add any fruit you want, and even make it greener by adding celery, cucumber, parsley, avocado, etc. The possibilities are endless! It’s such a great way to get loads of vitamins and nutrients into yourself and your child, and it ended up being a bonding experience for me and my son!