I have a little one who has trouble keeping weight on. She just never really has much of an appetite. I was the same way as a kid, and still struggle with eating enough as an adult. My grandmother was the same, and was only 78 pounds when she passed.
I want to make sure that my sweetheart is growing and getting the nutrients she needs.
I have to get creative about getting good food in my kiddo, in small doses throughout the day. Smoothies are a great way to get her some vitamins and healthy calories. This super smoothie is packed with vitamins, antioxidants, and tastes amazing!
I’ve shared the recipe using almond milk, but if you have allergies or prefer a different type, it can be changed. I like to switch it up, and sometimes add in whole milk to get some fat into her diet.
All the kids like this one. Are you ready to try it out?
Ingredients – 2 Servings
- 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
- 1/2 cup frozen mango chunks
- 3/4 cup frozen whole strawberries
- 1/2 small banana
- 1 small handful of baby kale
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 6oz. container of vanilla yogurt
I find that my kids prefer smoothies if the color is pretty. If you have ever made a smoothie, you know that as soon as you mix greens with blueberries it can take on a rather unpleasant color.
So for this smoothie, I blend and pour each flavor separately. It doesn’t take that much longer and the kids love it!
Each layer will take 1/4 cup of the milk and 1/4 container of yogurt.
Blend the strawberries, milk, and yogurt together. Pour it in the glass. Then, continue with the other fruits, in your order of choice. Simply give the blender cup a quick rinse between flavors to preserve the colors.
Of course, if this is too time-consuming, you can always just blend it all together. It’s just so much more fun this way.
Do your kiddos like smoothies? What are their favorite fruit combinations?
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