Getting your little ones to eat superfoods can sometimes be challenging, particularly if you’ve got a picky eater on your hands. Toddlers need the proper nutrients to grow and stay healthy, but they’re not always willing to chow down on healthy foods such as berries, spinach, kale, and seeds. That’s where smoothies come in. By preparing a tasty and super healthy beverage, you can make sure your children are getting a powerful dose of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Here are 8 smoothie recipes that will serve your toddler up a healthy dose of superfoods.
1. Veggie Smoothie
This Hello Bee recipe calls for plenty of antioxidant-packed dark, leafy greens, which are disguised by the sweet fruits blended into this thick, creamy beverage. If you find that the smoothie needs a little more sweetness, add mango or an additional half of a very ripe banana.
- ¾ cup frozen green beans
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- 3-4 big leaves bunches of fresh kale, or two plus servings of frozen kale
- 6-8 baby carrots
- 1 YoBaby yogurt
- 1 ripe banana
Directions: In a microwave safe bowl, defrost the frozen green beans and berries for a minute or two until they’re thawed, but not hot. Put all of the ingredients in a food processor, blend for a few minutes until super smooth, scraping down the sides once or twice. Pour into a lidded straw cup.