Smoonie

Smoonie

Oct 15

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That’s what my 2-year old calls our morning smoothies. I don’t know if any of the littler people in your life are like mine, but he will not, under ANY circumstances eat a vegetable. In fact this is the face he makes when he sees them on his plate next to his chicken nuggets…

He won’t even eat a french fry…. its like underneath all that greasy goodness, he knows that a flyspeck of what was once grew in the earth remains in there somewhere. I don’t know if its a texture thing or what, but I know I’ve got to get some rawness into him somehow. I experimented with giving him part of my smoothie one morning and he loved it. Then I gradually started juicing some vegetables and adding frozen greens to it– dandelion, kale and other leafy greens….. handfuls of it! When mixed with sweet berries and apple juice, some low fat vanilla yogurt and a little nut butter, the sweetness of the fruits mask the bitterness of the greens and voila! He actually drank the whole thing AND askedĀ  for more!!! I don’t care if he eats goldfish crackers for every meal as long as he gets his fruits and vegetables in him… well, I do, but you know what I mean.

Salem’s morning “smoonie”

2 carrots, 1 celery stalk, 2 apples juiced (if you don’t have a juicer, I’m sure you can find a vegetable juice blend that doesn’t have too much sugar. Oh, and avoid Granny Smith apples… too sour)– this makes about 8-10 oz of juice

1 banana

1 cup of frozen mixed berries

1 cup (usually I just grab a heaping handful) of frozen leafy greens

1/2 cu. vanilla yogurt

1 TBL nut butter (or a 1/4 cup of granola)

Blend all of these ingredients in a blender and you and your little one can both enjoy getting your raw goodness this way every day!

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