Spinach has long been touted as one of the world’s healthiest foods—indeed, calorie for calorie, spinach and other dark leafy greens contain more nutrients than any other food.
A serving of spinach contains a good dose of Vitamin K, which is essential for maintaining bone health, and it’s also a great source of potassium and iron. Additionally, spinach boasts a host of anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits.
So of course I want my son to be eating the stuff!
But, as you can imagine, my 19-month-old isn’t exactly jumping up and down with excitement over my raw spinach salad.
How do I get my toddler to eat spinach? By having him drink it instead! Tweet this!
Yep, my little guy is a huge fan of spinach smoothies, also known as “green monsters.”
There are countless variations on the spinach smoothie, but for him I keep it pretty basic.
Toddler-Friendly Green Smoothie
Blend together the following:
2 large handfuls baby spinach
1 cup milk (cow’s, almond, soy, etc.)
1 frozen banana
1 tbsp nut butter (peanut, almond, etc. – optional)
Then sit back and watch your toddler slurp down a full serving of spinach in no time!
Need a new gadget for whipping up this kid-friendly recipe? Here’s the blender we use!
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Are you a fan of green smoothies? How do you encourage your kiddo to eat his/her green veggies?
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