Naomi’s FAVORITE smoothie

We all enjoy getting our kids to eat healthily. With some kids it is easier said than done. Making smoothies is a great way to add a few servings of fruits and vegetables to their daily diet. Vegetables you say? YES! Here is the recipe for Naomi’s favorite smoothie, that she sometimes mistakenly calls a milkshake ;) Well, there is no real recipe, but this is what we add;

5 types of frozen fruit- peaches, pineapple, strawberries, blueberries, & melon (you might recognize this combo as a bag you can find at Costco)
A few mini carrots
a cup or two of spinach
apple juice

When I first started making these smoothies I would distract the kids while I put in the spinach and carrots. My girls are usually not a fan of either, in any form. Now the girls help me put them in the blender and only occasionally comment about the “salad”.

Now I don’t feel so bad about feeding them a steady diet of carbs and cheese.

What is your favorite smoothie recipe?

Comments

  1. Heather says

    Do you put that all in a blender? Even the whole carrots? And they chop okay? It sounds good and I want to try it. Another way to get more fiber ;)

  2. April says

    I don’t know if I could get by with something like that. My 3 year old is so picky, although loves spinach! We make smoothies (frozen strawberries and bananas, wheat germ, and milk) several times a week. Hmmm…maybe I’ll try veggies tomorrow. I’ve found that wheat germ adds some vitamins and doesn’t change the taste. You might want to try it if you’re looking for a little something else to make you feel better about those carbs and cheeses :)

  3. Sarah Lim says

    Ours is made in a mini-blender (kind of like the magic bullet you see in info-mercials)used for making baby food. I put in milk, banana, strawberries, blueberries, ground flaxseeds, wheat germ, and a tbsp. of strawberry-banana flavored flax seed oil(we’ve also used orange flavor). They love it and it makes me feel so good to have them get a good dose of omega3 oils! i should try to add a veggie-but what would be mild enough not to overpower the berry taste they like?