||Don't forget to plug those ears when you turn the blender on *winks*||
I'll spare you the goopy green mess that results from all those gorgeously colored fresh fruits & veggies, but this smoothie seriously amazing. It's gotten my absurdly picky toddler to eat things that she would never ever eat on her own. She's a typical toddler and refuses to consume anything but hot dogs, chicken nuggets and PB&Js and that gives her no where near her requirements of 3+ servings of fruits & veggies per day. It was really stressing me out, until I realized that I could simply just puree everything together and she'd actually be excited to eat something that is chalk full of nutrients! Mommy wins!
Another thing that amazes me, is that since we started doing these smoothies at least once a day everyday, she's eaten better at dinner time. Not that I'm starving her or anything, but she typically gets a smoothie mid-morning or around lunch time and sips on it for a while and then isn't overly hungry in the afternoon. She doesn't seem to snack as much near dinner time and does so well on her dinner now, which used to be a fight almost every night. She thinks that this is a "magic" smoothie because the spinach "magically" disappears, but I think this smoothie is "magic" because it gets my little girl all the vitamins and nutrients she needs + more AND has been helping her eat better!
What are your favorite smoothie recipes? Do you have a daily smoothie regimen?