Friday, February 7, 2014

Smoothie Monsterrrrr

It used to be I had the hardest time getting the dude to eat meat.  I don't know if it was because he doesn't have a full set of chompers yet or he just didn't like the taste/texture.  Fast forward to this week and he devours the meat and wont touch his veggies. Bla.  I am definitely one of those moms who isn't going to force my kid to eat when he doesn't want to and I am also one of those moms who if you don't eat your dinner then I guess you go to bed hungry.  Only problem- I can't put my one year old to bed hungry!  What's a poor momma to do?!  For now it's a fruit smoothie with veggies for lunch or a snack (which he LOVES)and a big pile meat with some pushed around and played with veggies for dinner. Ha!  Hope this phase (and his attachment to Ben phase)will pass soon!

 I know that there are a bazillion + 1 smoothie recipes out there and I don't want to bore you with all our favs but there is one I thought I'd share.  It's my own recipe I call the Smoothie Monster:)

I'm bad at measuring- I just throw hand fulls of shit in it until it looks or tastes the way I want.  I also make it in different variations but here is my best guess at measurements that make about 2 servings (one for baby, one for momma!)

1 1/4 cups organic orange juice (or organic no sugar added cranberry juice)
1/2 avocado
3/4 cup blueberries
1/2 cup raspberries (or strawberries)
1 banana
1/2 cup of spinach (or broccoli, carrots, brussel sprouts...whatever really)
1/2 cup ice

Blend. Suck it down.

I have also been trying to get creative and festive with my presentation.  Like his bear toast that obviously tastes better than regular toast.  Anything to put a smile on his face:)