Simple Blueberry Smoothie
I know that everyone always has the urge to pile leafy greens into smoothies, but when it comes to kids, that can sometimes be off-putting. (Why are they so suspicious of green? ) This simple blueberry smoothie is smooth and creamy and still has a dose of veggies, but it’s a color that blends into the berries. This is a lovely way to vary your smoothie game, especially if your toddler has been refusing them lately.
Best Veggies for Smoothies
Lately, as we’ve had piles of zucchini and summer squash, I’ve been adding those to our smoothies instead of greens. It’s a nice dose of veggies and it’s virtually undetectable! You can even chop and freeze it and add it to smoothies frozen, so it’s easy to keep it on hand and use it when needed. Actually, freezing veggies before adding them to smoothies is a great habit since it tends to knock out any vegetable flavor…while maintaining the nutrition. (Try it with cauliflower!)
Perfect Toddler Smoothie
In order to make a simple blueberry smoothie that’s thin enough to drink through a straw, but that is still thick and creamy, I use some frozen produce and some fresh produce. In this case, I use a fresh banana and frozen blueberries and it’s a great consistency.
Best Cup for Toddler Smoothies
We like to have smoothies in the combination shown here of a silicone cup cover, silicone straw and an unbreakable 4-ounce glass. Or, we serve them in a reusable Squeasy Gear pouch, which is virtually impossible to spill (as long as you don’t forget to put the little red insert in the cap!)Print
Here’s a simple smoothie with a surprising (and undetectable!) dose of veggies.
- 1 cup milk
- 1 cup chopped summer squash
- 1 small banana
- 1 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen
- 2 tablespoons nut butter
- 1 teaspoon hemp or chia seeds
- Blend on high for at least 30 seconds, if not longer, to ensure that everything is super smooth. Serve immediately.