Charlie used to love eating veggies but has suddenly decided to boycott any and all known veggies from his life.
I have been making them different soups because that seems to be the only way I can get vegetables in these days. I have to smash or puree the vegetables so that he doesn’t see them whole.
Jason makes fruit smoothies (we call them “shakes” because Charlie thinks they are milkshakes like at Dairy Queen) with the kids almost every night after dinner. One day I had a bag of kale sitting around and had the idea to sneak some of it into their smoothie!
It was a success! The kids loved it and didn’t even know the difference!
What a great way to get some added and much needed vitamins into their diets.
Here are some pictures from a couple of weeks ago when the kids helped me make our daily smoothie. They love being involved and I love it too, they are the cutest little helpers!
If you are struggling to get veggies into your little one’s diets, here is our favorite smoothie recipe!
- 2 ripe bananas (the riper, the sweeter!)
- 2 large handfuls of kale leaves (washed and stems cut off)
- 2 cups of frozen pineapple
- 1 3.52 oz packet of Trader Joe's Unsweetened Organic Acai Puree
- 1 -2 cups of unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- Place everything in the blender until the desired consistency is reached.
- Serve and enjoy!
- My kids love it!
If you are looking for other ways to get in some extra fruits and veggie’s into their bellies, here are a few more great ideas!
Fruit and Veggie Popsicles! Ummmm, can you say yum!
“Secret” Spinach Chocolate Chip Muffins! Yes, this is a real recipe!
Carrot Pancakes. They never have to know……
Little Handfuls Mealtime Bites. Because not every meal can be a Pinterest meal, right mamas?
This is the blender that we use and love: Ninja Mega Kitchen System (Blender, Processor, Nutri Ninja Cups) BL770
Enjoy and happy December 1st!
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