We haven’t really been posting any more recipes of veggie smoothie for kids because I’ve largely been working on the fly. So far, the veggies we’ve managed to successfully incorporate are:
- baby spinach – fresh spinach works better than frozen spinach. For some reason, frozen spinach has a really “green” taste so you can’t sneak in as much without being discovered.
- broccoli stems
- tomatoes – yeah, yeah, this is a fruit, but this is also the only way my son will consume it so it’s included in the dreaded veggie list. It’s probably better to remove the seeds because a high powered blender like a Vitamix will grind up the seeds and you can end up with a very acidic smoothie with a bite.
- cucumber – also best to remove the seeds.
Another veggie you could try adding is beetroot. I reckon that would go in pretty well, too.
Here are the fruits we usually include in our smoothies:
The key to making a successful veggie smoothie that will pass the fussy kid’s tastebuds is to make sure you have certain key ingredients, like:
- grapes (sweet ones)
- frozen yoghurt or regular flavoured yoghurt
- honey can be a good additive if you want to sweeten the deal
Other than that, it’s really all down to figuring out the proportions and combinations that will work best with your child.