Wednesday, January 9, 2013

a smoothie full of veggies for the babe

Minnie has been impossibly picky lately and it has been killing me.
She'll eat crackers and bananas all the live long day, but trying to get her to eat any sort of vegetable has kind of been a struggle since baby food went out the door.
One morning I decided to concoct a smoothie full of TONS of spinach and lots of good fruit too, and Minnie loved it!
Seriously, she'll drink a big cup of it within an hour or two, meaning she gets nearly a cup of spinach in her little belly and I am happy.

So I pretty much make the same kind of smoothie each time I make it, only with slight variations depending on what I have.
Here is typically what I throw in there:

  • Two big handfuls of fresh spinach (almost double what you see in the picture above)
  • The juice of one orange
  • A half cup of frozen berries (Trader Joe's has these at a great price)
  • A banana
  • A whole strawberry yogurt. Lately I've been using Greek yogurt because it has less sugar.
  • About 1/4 cup of milk just to get things flowing
You really have to pack the spinach in there so the rest of the ingredients can fit. It's amazing how much you can put in there and you don't taste it a bit. I have been bad at getting all of the fruits and veggies I need every day too, so this has been a great morning start for me as well. I pretty much just split this recipe with Minnie and we both get lots and we love it.


  1. We had the same thing for breakfast this morning. Liam's diet has seriously been lacking in the veggies department lately. But last night he had green beans and carrots and today a spinach smoothie! Thank heavens for smoothies!
    P.s. I need to get down to Trader Joes, I've never been before!

  2. Ethan loves veggies -- I have the opposite problem, trying to get him to eat FRUIT. He'll only sometimes tolerate apples and the occasional banana or blueberry, but I try to get him to develop a taste for fruit. I've been buying overpriced Whole Foods smoothies for him for that purpose, but I really need to start making my own. I'm going to steal this recipe! Thanks for posting!

  3. Yum! This recipe looks delicious! I'm excited to try it! Sorry your sweet baby is being picky!

    loving your blog and am excited to be following along now! Would love if you stopped by mine :)

  4. yum! the best way to get all your fruits and veggies in :)