It’s hard enough getting them to sit at the table for an entire meal, much less making sure your picky eater eats all their fruit and veg!
That’s where smoothies come in … throw whatever you want in them and they still taste good!
We all know smoothies are packed with vitamins and antioxidants … but did you know they’re also a great way to supplement macro-nutrients that may be missing from your kiddo’s diet?
Check out these 3 toddler-tested and parent-approved smoothie recipes that make a balanced diet more doable (and don’t be afraid to toss in any fruit and veg you have lying around) …
Healthy Fats Smoothie -
- ¼ avocado
- ¼ cup blueberries
- ½ banana
- ¼ cup baby oatmeal or regular oats (iron fortified)
- ¼ cup whole milk yogurt
- 1 teaspoon flax seed
- ¼ cup water
- A few ice cubes
High Protein Smoothie -
- 1 cup whole milk kefir (or nondairy milk)
- 2 tbsp almond, peanut, or sunflower seed butter
- 2 tbsp hemp seeds
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- ½ cup frozen raw cauliflower
Fiber-Filled Smoothie -
- 1 banana
- 1 cup strawberries
- ¼ cup blackberries or blueberries
- ¼ cup spinach
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup milk (or non-dairy milk)
- 1 tbsp ground flax or chia seeds
P.S. - Want to serve your toddler smoothies but worried they’ll make a mess? Check out these glass cups with lids and straws … they’re designed so your little can’t pull the straw out and the lids cut back on spills.
You can also pour your smoothie into pouches like these and toss them in the freezer for an on-the-go snack whenever you need one.
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Let us know below if you tried any of these recipes!