Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Toddler Smoothies

My poor little buster has been trying to get these darn molars for a few months now :( Some days are worse than others, especially for eating! Some days I'm lucky if I can get him to eat a handful of blueberries (his FAVORITE food!) So on those days, in order to get nutrition in him, I make him a smoothie! They are really basic and SUPER cheap to make!
I start with a base...
1 cup vitamin d milk
1/2 cup vanilla yogurt
a handful of spinach leaves

then I add a grain...
either 1/4 cup wheat germ, or 1/4 cup of oatmeal/rice/multigrain baby cereal

then a fruit... or 2... or 3.
hand full of strawberries/blueberries/banana/peaches/whatever

then I will usually add a baby food to it. I keep these on hand just for this reason.
these are some of my favorites to use...
and if it's hot out, add a few use cubes to make it a true smoothie!
then all you do it toss it all in a blender and whir it up until it will easily pass through a sippy cup! If it's too thick, add more milk.
It's a great way for me to get nutrients into my little one when he wont eat anything!

Oh, and I don't in anyways claim to be a professional, nutritionist, or a doctor. This is just something I use in my family!


April & Michael said...

What a great idea! Thanks for sharing this. We are still working on tooth #7 at 18 months....ugh....feels like it will take forever!

bRaCkEnS said...

Love this!! Rydge hasnt been eating to well latelly eithet so this is just what I need to get all the nutrition he needs!! Thanks

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