This kid friendly smoothie is perfect for the picky eaters in your family. It packs in lots of fruit, veggies and protein all in one drink. And it’s super easy! As mom’s, we are super busy, so I love a good recipe that is fast and healthy at the same time.
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Recently, I think my two year old daughter unknowingly decided she was vegetarian. She went from eating almost everything we gave her, including chicken and salmon, to no longer wanting anything to do with meat or fish. In fact, it seems like she doesn’t want anything to do with protein at all.
She seems to be going through an extremely picky phase and I’m left trying to figure out ways to get some nutrition in her. I try really hard to feed her as healthy as possible with very little processed foods. She’s great with fruit but getting her to eat anything else is a challenge.
One thing she absolutely loves is frozen yogurt (I mean, who doesn’t right?)
Then, I realized I should try making her a smoothie. I love them for myself and it’s such an awesome way to sneak in some veggies and protein. I could also sell it to my daughter by telling her it “tastes like ice cream.” (That usually seems to do the trick). 😊
I tried to think of what ingredients would taste good together but also provide some much needed protein for this little girl. I ended up throwing in some frozen strawberries, bananas, peanut butter, soy milk and spinach.
And… it was a success! She drank the whole thing!
To make all my smoothies, I use my Ninja blender. I am in love with it! It took me a long time to invest in a good blender but now that I have, I only wish I did it sooner. I love this one because it can blend whole foods and ice in a matter of seconds, it’s super easy to clean and it came with two individual size cups so you can make an individual smoothie really quick and just take the cup with you.
Here is my super simple, kid friendly smoothie recipe:
High Protein Kid Approved Smoothie
This delicious smoothie is a great way to sneak in some protein and veggies! *Picky eater approved*
- 1/2 banana
- 8-10 frozen strawberries
- 1 cup soy milk
- 1/2 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
- 2 tbsp peanut butter
- 1 cup spinach
Throw everything in the blender and mix well. Serve immediately and enjoy!