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Green Supreme Smoothie

Although I will be including this recipe on the next toddler menu, it really would be appropriate for any child who is picky about what they eat.  I don’t know what happened to my son, but he used to be a great eater.  He would anything and everything and not put up a fuss.  As a baby he would eat nearly any puree that I made for him.  However when he turned about 2 and a half, my good eater turned into an incredibly picky eater!  It was frustrating to watch him turn down a meal that he used to gobble right up.  Given his current food likes and dislikes I was quite surprised when he drank this smoothie right up!  Little did he know that it is packed with spinach, oranges, apples, papaya, and bananas.  Maybe your picky eater will like this one too.

Green Supreme Smoothie

Author/Source:

Melissa @ onceamonthmeals.com adapted from vanillapumpkin.wordpress.com

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 1 cup orange, peeled, seeded and sectioned
  • 1 cup apple, peeled, cored and chopped
  • 1 cup papaya, peeled, seeded and chopped
  • 1/2 medium banana
  • 6 ounces plain yogurt
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 6 ice cubes

Directions:

Place all ingredients except ice cubes into blender and blend until combined. Add ice cubes and pulse until ice is crushed.

Freezing Directions:

Portion smoothie mixture between smoothie containers and freeze.  To serve: Partially thaw in refrigerator, or submerge smoothie container in hot water for a few minutes.

Servings: 4 8-ounce smoothies

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7 Responses to “Green Supreme Smoothie”

  1. This is a GREAT idea! My 2yo will drink anything in smoothie form! I usually make smoothies using the fruit + veggie pouches you can buy from some of the organic brands, but this would be a great cost cutter!

  2. Ashley says:

    Thanks for this. My daughter also used to be a wonderful eater. In the last few months I can hardly get anything down her. She seems to really enjoy smoothies. I love that this is full off veggies.

  3. [...] been trying to find ways to get him to eat more veggies.  One very successful attempt were these green smoothies, which he calls “smoodies.”  He LOVES these.  And there is no way I could get him to [...]

  4. Jessy says:

    Well my son’s new favorite word is yuck- so I know the feeling. He does however like smoothies and it never crossed my mind to freeze smoothies! Sometime I just don’t feel like chop chop chopping in the morning. My only question is about the smoothie containers – where can I find them and are they ready for drinking straight out of the container?
    thanks for the many great ideas and recipes

    • Tricia says:

      Any containers or bags will work. Typically we freeze in pint or quart freezer bags, thaw and eat. You could freeze in 8 oz containers as well.

  5. Crystal says:

    You can put just about any fruit in as long as you include something strong tasting (like oranges) to mask the spinach. We make these frequently with whatever fruit we have lying around and my kids love them! My 3-year-old calls them “monster smoovies”. :o)

  6. Sandra says:

    For Dairy free and good energy, you can make smoothies with coconut water instead of yogurt too. My daughter drinks them every morning.

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