Thursday, November 12, 2009


Got a picky eater?

Try this trick I learned from my good friend, Jennifer, a long time ago when we didn't live on opposite sides of the country. :( It's a great way to get tons of vitamins in your little one in one sitting.

The trick is to simply add a generous handful
of this to your smoothie ingredients.

This particular smoothie is just orange juice, frozen strawberries, banana and spinach. We go through phases of favorites but one we ALWAYS love is orange juice, pineapple, mango, kiwi and of course, spinach. Sometimes I add a little bit of Splenda if it needs a little sweetening, but usually the juice is sweet enough.
Another favorite lately is apple juice, blueberries and a few strawberries.

Blend it all up and they'll never know.
The taste doesn't change, just the color
(not a pretty color).

I usually just eyeball it but the ratio is probably about 12 ounces of juice to 1 1/2 to 2 cups of fruit. A good tip is to use all frozen fruits then you usually don't have to add ice, so it's truly a SMOOTHie. I buy almost all of my fruit frozen, but I peel and cut kiwis and bananas and freeze them.

Not exactly a winter drink for most people, but here in Florida we drink them all year round. And you don't have to feel guilty for feeding your kid pretzels and a "smoody" for dinner. ☺


TARA, RYAN and JACK said...

I make a smoothie just like this one for myself all the time. I love them. :) great way to get a little spinach.

Miss Megan said...

Hey I just found your blog! Love it! Although I need to remember not to read a Chocolate blog before brakfast! Oh am I hungry! lol

Ms. Bake-it said...

I have been doing the same thing to my smoothies for years. My kids are now 18 and 22 and still do not know my secret! It is sneaky but it works for me! Oh yeah, I also add liquid vitamins because neither of them liked taking pills when they were younger. Amazing how well the fruit covers the "secret" ingredients!

Hill said...

I will have to try this for myself since I'm a picky eater.

Jacquelyn Biersach said...

YUM! I will have to try this out! Although I probably eat enough spinach anyway. I would have to close my eyes! :)