I have never experienced a picky eater until I had my son Ryan. He refuses to eat veggies, broccoli being the exception. I would like him to have more variety so I have tried steaming other veggies and covering them with butter or cheese. I have even gone so far as to hide them in yogurt. Alas, he still refuses. The fact that he has a very strong personality makes me think that he will not be giving in any time soon.
Because I am a big believer in a healthy diet for my children, I decided that I would try green smoothies. I knew it was a long shot, but I thought I would try anyway. I whipped one up and Ryan not only drank a whole cup full, but had a second one too. I have been making them for awhile and he still loves them. My other kids and I drink them too and I think they taste great. Another bonus is that none of the produce is cooked so each fruit/veggie is loaded with ALL of its nutrients.
Here is my recipe–
|Frozen blueberries–1-2 handfuls||Frozen Strawberries– 4|
|flax seed- 2 spoonfuls||banana|
|milk–as much to get the desired consistency||honey–1-2 tbs|
Then I add spinach, kale, and collard greens. Sometimes I only add one kind and other times I mix them. Kale is bitter so I only put in 1 or 2 large leaves. I have also put carrots and apples in. To be honest some of my smoothies tasted kind of gross; they were drinkable but I didn’t really like it. I kept trying until I learned the best ratio for taste/veggies. If it doesn’t taste good I really don’t see the point in drinking it:) And now I have a smoothie that tastes amazing and is loaded with vitamins and antioxidants.