I often serve this delicious smoothie as breakfast for me and my son. It is perfect for kids because it tastes very sweet, it’s creamy and it has hidden veggies. This smoothie is also very easy and quick to make.
If you want your child to eat more fruits and veggies, smoothies are your best ally. The great thing about smoothies is that you can add many veggies without your little one noticing them. In my smoothies I often add spinach, cucumber, romaine lettuce, courgettes, broccoli, avocados and so on. I believe it is best to introduce children at a very young age to fruits and vegetables. As I said, smoothies are a very good way to offer them to your kids because of their flavour and texture.
Baby spinach is one of my favourites because it is a good source of calcium, proteins and folic acid (excellent for mums to be), in addition to many other vitamins.
Plus, spinach does not change the flavour of your smoothies as it has rather a neutral flavour which makes it very versatile to use.
For this smoothie I used pears which are very sweet, although pears are actually 85% water and the rest is fructose which is easy for your body to process. Another fruit I added to this smoothie was an apple. Apples are very rich in nutrients and they aren’t high in fructose. Finally, I added bananas. Bananas are a very nutrient rich fruit, high in potassium, magnesium, vitamin B6 and other nutrients.
I hope you and your little one enjoy it!
A large handful of baby spinach
1½ cup of oat milk (feel free to use any plant based milk)
2 medium pears
Blend all ingredients on high speed for a few seconds.