I’m excited to be back again on Less Than Perfect Parents sharing my tips for sneaking in some extra veg into your children’s diet. Last month I posted a recipe about hiding cauliflower in mashed potato but today it’s all about how you can add an extra portion of greens to a simple smoothie.
Smoothies on their own make a pretty fantastic breakfast or snack for kids. It’s an easy way to get them to eat fruit that they might otherwise not be very keen on. The milk also provides much needed calcium and you can even add a couple of tablespoons of greek yogurt for a protein boost.
Spinach isn’t usually the easiest vegetable to hide. Its dark colour and strong taste means kids can often spot it a mile away! But adding it to a blueberry smoothie completely masks the colour. The addition of a portion of red berries (I used mixed berries such as strawberries, raspberries and blackberries) helps to mask the taste.
I didn’t add any sugar or sweetener to my smoothie but a splash of honey or maple syrup might make it even more appealing to your little ones if they have a very sweet tooth.
Frozen or fresh berries work equally as well in this recipe depending on what you have locally and what is in season too.[easyrecipe n="0"]