Healthy Shake Ideas and Green Smoothie Recipe for Toddlers
Want your toddler to eat more vegetables and not have to worry about them spitting out the green leafies? Have you considered blending the veggies into a healthy shake or green smoothie? A healthy shake or green smoothie is one of my favorite ways to ensure our daughter receives a variety of healthy vitamins and minerals. There are no real measurements, as long as they all fit in the blender. Here is the green recipe I made today:
-fresh spinach (about 2 cups, washed)
-1 whole orange
-5 carrots, washed, peeled and chopped into about 3 pieces so they are easy to blend
-1 can papaya and pineapple mix
-1 cup whole milk
-2 tbsp. liquid honey
Let me just say that this was delicious. If I will eat it, then I think it is fair for my daughter. I wouldn't serve her something that tasted funky. I blend until really smooth and serve in a sippy cup or fun cup with a lid and straw. I don't think you want green stains on your carpet :)
Other varieties of healthy shakes:
-spinach, apple (cored), carrots and strawberries
-mango, milk, banana and carrots
-brussel sprouts, orange, and pineapple
This may seem like strange combinations, but I have been making these shakes since she was just over a year old and she loves the taste and the texture.
If you have any ideas, please post in the comments!