I am always looking for ideas to help my lovies eat better. It is sometimes hard to find things that do not have scary ingredients in them. As my older lovie grows I am trying to get her to give new foods a chance. There are some foods I am not sad she has no interest in, like hot dogs and the like. However, I would like her to branch out to healthy sources of lean protein a bit. I do not mean to complain too much because she is a really great eater as is my little mister. However, I still always add in extra healthy ingredients whenever I can.
I am also trying to work on finding a balance with starting to allow her to have occasional treats like other kids her age. I try to keep it within healthier options like frozen yogurt and chocolate frozen bananas or homemade baked goods. I really cringe at the thought of candy but I try and allow her to enjoy a little on special occasions like parties or holidays. I admittedly struggle with wanting to keep her within a protective natural food bubble but I know I must slowly relent within reason and empower her to make healthy choices as she grows. *Fingers crossed*
I will also continue to get away with all the extra nutrients I can for as long as I can. Now to the smoothie. Don’t let the Beets deter you from this delicious smoothie. I have it on Toddler (2 and 4 yr old) authority that this smoothie ROCKS. My little mister actually cried once when his smoothie was done. I came up with this while messing around with combinations in the kitchen. Give it a try and you will be happy you did.
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- 2 TBS Roasted Beets*
- 1 Frozen Banana*
- 1 Cup Frozen Strawberries*
- 3 cups Milk (I used Vanilla Soy)
- Add all ingredients to blender
- Blend until smooth