Before you think your picky eater will turn their nose up to spinach in a smoothie please listen to my story first! My 8-year-old daughter had a friend over the other night – a friend whose mother has told me she is incredibly “selective” when it comes to food – and I offered her some of this breakfast smoothie in one of the little pouches pictured below. She was a little apprehensive, but after her first sip she quickly figured out it actually tasted good and went on to tell me it was “the best smoothie she’d ever had!”
After she finished her second helping (thank you very much!) I asked her if she’d ever had spinach before. She said she’d never tried it (by choice, of course!) and as it turns out she’d never tried lettuce or any leafy greens before. So I informed her that spinach was the secret ingredient in the smoothie I just gave her …and so now she can say she’s tried it and likes it! She continued to have a rather surprised look on her face LOL. I’m only okay with “hiding” secret ingredients as long as you tell your picky eaters about it afterward so they know that particular vegetable (or whatever it is they supposedly don’t like) isn’t so bad after all! I hope this trick works on your little ones as well.
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Raspberry Delight Breakfast Smoothie
- 2 bananas the riper the better
- 1 cup spinach fresh
- 1 cup coconut water or regular water
- 1 cup frozen raspberries
- 1/2 cup plain yogurt
- Blend ingredients together until smooth. Serve cold.