our favorite healthy toddler smoothies

Friday, October 17, 2014

Everyday when G wakes up from her afternoon nap we make a smoothie.  She used to be afraid of the blender and the loud noise it made when it turned on, but now she loves pressing the button to start and stop it.  So smoothies are a fun thing at our house.  It's also a super easy, filling and healthy afternoon snack (sometimes we'll grab some cheddar bunnies with it!) and a great way for me to get Georgia to take her multivitamin and probiotic if she didn't take it in her morning yogurt.  So we have 2 go-to recipes.  I mix them up depending on what we have eaten early in the day and what is for dinner.  If there isn't much green on the menu for dinner, I'll go with The Green Smoothie, but if I feel she could use a bit more fruit then I'll go with Th Red Smoothie (how original are these names yall?!  I know I know... I'm so creative.  However, eventually I hope G can say these names so it's a teaching opportunity ya know?).  Oh and PS - I make enough of these smoothies to fill up one sippy cup, one big girl cup (for mama) and maybe a tiny refill for Georgia if she's extra hungry.  

Georgia's Green Smoothie
2 handfuls of organic kale
2 handfuls of organic spinach
4-5 large frozen strawberries
a spoonful of chia seeds (we get ours on amazon here)
a splash of apple juice
water to fill liquid up to 3/4 of where the solids stop

Georgia's Red Smoothie
6-8 large frozen strawberries
half a banana (or a whole, depending on taste preference)
spoonful of chia seeds
coconut or almond milk depending on what's in the fridge
fill liquid up to 3/4 of where the solids stop

**I add her multivitamin and probiotic to her sippy cup then pour smoothie over it

On another note, that picture above was Georgia right after she turned 1.  So, 2 1/2 months ago.  I mean I can't even deal.  She's already grown up so much since then.  OK life, slow down please and let me soak it in.

Have a great weekend!


Jessica said...

She's just the cutest! I cannot wait to start solids, even though that is so far off! Right now, I'm really just praying for some sleep. Mama needs sleep bad!

Katie said...

she is so cute!! and i need to make smoothies! and was just talking to a friend about chia seeds. i want to try them!

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