Yep, that’s right. It’s a sneaky toddler smoothie. As Miss Mini says..”ANANA SMOOTHIE PEEAASS MAMA”. Translation into Enlish: Banana smoothie please mama. She’s working on it 😉
I have such a tough time getting Mini to eat. She eats when she wants, and while she isn’t really too picky, she has to be in the mood to eat..or nothing gets in there. I try to sneak fruits and veggies in any way I can. as do many moms.
Quite honestly, I can definitely up my intake of fruits and veggies as well. Sometimes an entire day will go by and I didn’t eat one vegetable. Not good. Especially now that I’m pregnant. I don’t care so much about me, ha ha, but Baby J needs his vitamins.
Which brings me to my banana smoothie creation. You may notice that it is green. That is because it is full of spinach. Mini has not yet questioned the color. In fact, the kid watches me throw a cup of spinach in the blender and dances around the kitchen like I dropped in gummy bears.
The ingredients can easily be interchanged depending on what fruits and veggies are in season. I always use spinach for my green, but feel free to get crazy. Drinking spinach is as crazy as I’ll get.
Here’s how I do it:
1 Banana (Mine always have a banana. It makes a nice creamy base)
1 cup of spinach
5oz greek yogurt (this can be changed for whatever yogurt you like, but again, it adds creaminess)
Frozen mango chunks (That is the fruit Mini picked for this particular smoothie. We also favor fresh berries and apples)
1/4 cup OJ (If I do not have juice, I use water..It just needs liquid to get the blender going..)
There are a billion different combinations you can create to make delicious smoothies. You can get crazy and add flax seed, chia pets(?)…whatever those health freaks are eating 😉 Me? I’m just grateful that I got myself and my toddler to eat spinach before 10 am.
But remember, no matter how you make it..the name doesn’t change. Say it with me…ANANA. Say it like a minion. A mini minion.