Toddler-Friendly Green Smoothie

by admin on May 19, 2016

Toddler-Friendly Green Smoothie from She Let Them Eat Cake.com

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Smoothies are on a regular rotation at our house so it’s no surprise that our third babe would also be a smoothie lover. Eva’s been drinking smoothies since she was about 8 or 9 months old and she loves them. She asks for them every day, especially if her big sis and bros are slurping up smoothies.

“Moothie Mama, moothie.”

This toddler-friendly recipe can easily be changed around, depending on what your toddler is eating and not eating. Eva doesn’t really like cooked veggies so I make sure to put veggies in all of her smoothies.  Sneaking veggies into your kiddies starts at an early age.

Banana adds so much sweetness to smoothies so they’re perfect for green smoothies with no added sugar and a few veggies.

This recipe makes enough smoothie for two days. And sometimes we use the leftovers to make Zoku pops! What kid doesn’t love a popsicle?

By the way, Callum has been my most smoothie-resistant child and just this morning he said his smoothie tasted like Skittles! A green smoothie win for me – I will try to share the Skittles Smoothie recipe later. Don’t worry, there’s no actual Skittles in the ingredient list.

I make my own coconut milk. It’s super easy – I just add 1 ½ cups shredded, unsweetened coconut to my Blendtec, along with 4 cups of water. Blend, strain, and drink.  Homemade coconut milk is dreamy in your morning cup of coffee.

Toddler-Friendly Green Smoothie from She Let Them Eat Cake.com

Toddler-Friendly Green (Yellow) Smoothie

¾ cup unsweetened coconut milk
¾ cup frozen mango
1 frozen banana
½ tablespoon ground flax seed
handful of organic spinach
½ organic celery stalk, sliced (carrot and broccoli are good additions too)
sprinkle of organic cinnamon

  1. Combine all the ingredients in your blender and blend until smooth.
    Yield: approximately 1 ½ cups

P.S. Feed your babe a little bit of chewable food while he/she is drinking a smoothie.  Chewing is important to get the digestive juices flowing, even while drinking a smoothie.

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Chocolate Banana Protein Popsicles

by admin on May 9, 2016

Chocolate Banana Protein Popsicles

As soon as the warm weather hits, my kids start begging for popsicles. Their number one choice is popsicles from the convenience store (being kids who have tasted refined sugar). You know the ones; they’re brightly coloured and full of crappy sugar. Obviously not their nutritionist mama’s first choice of popsicle.

A couple of years ago my family bought me a Zoku Pop Maker. They truly are one of the best inventions. Popsicles in 7 minutes, yup. I have yet to play around with layering ingredients and adding funky fillings – the Zoku world is a big one, full of imagination for your popsicles.

Making popsicles at home allows me to combine flavor and nutrition to make a popsicle that makes both mama and kiddies happy.

Being a busy mama, I usually just whip up a smoothie and pour it into the popsicle maker. I try to get as many veggies as possible in to my kiddies and smoothies are a good place to do that. They don’t need to know that there’s spinach in their popsicles.

My middle babe needs a lot of protein in order to stay balanced and happy, thankfully she likes Genuine Health Fermented Proteins+ Vanilla Powder. I put it in their smoothies every morning, and now in this popsicle recipe too. Yay for summer treats that are both tasty and nutritious.

Oh, this is adult-friendly too.

Chocolate Banana Protein Popsicles 2

Chocolate Banana Protein Popsicles

1 cup dairy-free chocolate milk (we use almond milk)
1 scoop Genuine Health’s Fermented Protein Powder, Vanilla
Handful of organic spinach
1 frozen banana

1. Combine all ingredients in a blender.
2. Pour in to popsicle moulds or into Zoku.

Yield 5 popsicles

This is not a sponsored post; all the opinions are my own.

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