When Cora first started eating actual food, she LOVED vegetables. She could eat an entire bowl of black olives, broccoli, or tomatoes. As she got older though & realized what other foods/flavors there were she stopped eating all the veggies. It seemed these days, I had to “trick” her to get more vegetables in her diet. So I started racking my brain to see what the best way to do this was. I noticed on one of her store-bought food pouches which she really liked, was a full serving of vegetables. Since she loved these smoothie pouches with veggies sneaked in, I figured this would be the perfect way to make sure she was getting a well-rounded diet. But do you know how much those pouches can cost over&over, every time you go to the store?!?! TOO MUCH! Let alone the fact that making it myself would be healthier with no added junk to make it have a shelf-life. I’m no chef, I’m not even a good cook lol, I can barely cook anything honestly but, a smoothie would be easy enough for me I figured. Especially if I had a great blender that would do everything for me, which is where my GOWISE BLENDER comes in! My new blender is a High Performance Heating Blender that can make soups, sauces, dips, smoothies and more. In my opinion, having an awesome do-it-all blender, whether you’re a pro in the kitchen or not, is very useful! So I decided my first recipe with my blender would be a Toddler Berry Smoothie. Instead of just searching a recipe online, I figured I’d go to the grocery store, pick what I wanted to have in the smoothie for Cora and create it myself. It actually turned out pretty darn good, and Cora LOVES them! I figured if Cora loves them, I’m sure other kiddos would to & I’d love to share this smoothie recipe with you. Disclaimer though, this is my first recipe creation so if I miss a step or forget something, do ask in the comments. Like I said above, I’m no pro!
TODDLER BERRY SMOOTHIE
- 2 cups blueberries or blackberries- fresh or frozen (I used both)
- 1 banana
- 1 avocado
- 1 cup spinach or kale (I used both)
- 1 cup whole milk or almond milk (I used whole)
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 15-20 ice cubes
- Rinse & Prepare all fruits/spinach/kale.
- Combine berries, avocado, banana, and ice in blender. I started out with 10 pieces of ice I believe, and then added more throughout the process. The amount of ice really depends on how you like your smoothies, thicker or thinner.
- Blend!! The best part of the GoWise Blender is that all you have to do is select the smoothie button. It has a set power & time to blend for a smoothie so SUPER EASY, literally just a push of a button.
- Next add in the spinach/kale, milk, & honey. I added just a little but of honey at a time too. Again, determine this by taste, but the honey is important because it adds a little sweetness to the smoothie.
- Blend (hopefully by just pressing a smoothie button lol 😉 )
- Add more ice if need be until reach the thickness you prefer
After you finish you have a delicious smoothie that is perfect for kids or adults! I can fill a glass for Cora to drink that moment, put some in reusable food pouches for later in the day or next morning, as well as save some in popsicle trays! I love the idea of making hidden veggie smoothie pops, especially since we’re in 90′ heat of spring/summer right now.
We found a fun & tasty way to make sure Cora gets the veggies she needs in her diet, or the veggies I could actually use in my diet too 😆 And it’s all super easy to do, especially with our GoWise Blender. Now I can’t wait to make a soup with this blender. If it turns out good, I’ll share it with ya’ll, but if not I’ll pretend it never happened haha!