I have a super easy smoothie recipe for kids to share with you today! Most mornings I make a big smoothie to share with my 2 year old since she’s not a big veggie eater despite my efforts in that area. She has no idea that I stuff it full of green leaves and random veggies. Mwaahahaha.
The great things about smoothies is that you really don’t have to follow a certain recipe. Don’t have apples? Substitute pears or oranges… just use whatever you have in your fridge. As long as you have some green leafys, some fruit , maybe a veggie and then some liquid (water or milk) you are good to go.
Here is the general recipe that I follow most mornings because I have found this is the flavor that Emma likes best. Also it is worth mentioning that I use a Nutri Bullet. We bought it as a gift to ourselves last Christmas and use it for everything, even making baby food. But you certainly don’t have to own one to make smoothies. Any old blender will work.
2 handfuls of baby spinach
2 frozen banana halves
3 frozen apple slices
2 Frozen Carrot cubes
2 handfuls of frozen blueberries
Fill the blender with all the ingredients, then fill with enough water. I usually fill mine to just below the MAX line on my Nutri Bullet.
Blend Away for a about a minute.
Pour + Enjoy watching your toddler drink their fruits and veggies. Cup for toddlers found here
A few tips worth mentioning if you want to make smoothies regularly.
-Freeze all of the fruit that you use normally in your smoothies.
– Buy discounted bananas at your grocery store that are browning and then, peel, break in halves and freeze in gallon sized bags.
– Slice and peel apples and freeze in gallon bags.
-Wash and trim strawberries and freeze.
– For veggies that are harder to blend like carrots, I blend them before hand and freeze them in ice cube trays so they are easier to blend with your smoothie. Then I store the cubes like I would baby food.
– You could even do the same as above with Spinach or Kale
-Our favorite smoothie cups for toddlers. No spill and easy to clean. Here
-Interested in trying the Nutri- Bullet? Go here.
What are your go to recipes for smoothies?