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Baby Smoothie

baby smoothies

I don’t normally drink my vegetables, since eating them tastes so good and fills me up more.  But lately I’ve been making fruit & veggie smoothies for Lucy – partly because it’s so easy, and partly because she loves anything that requires using a straw.  Today for lunch she had a spinach and avocado smoothie.  Sounds kind of gross, but Lucy couldn’t get enough, and both Tyler and I agreed it tasted like a rich, creamy treat.

baby smoothie

Aaaaand…forget the straw, let’s just get this smoothie down already!

baby smoothie

Baby Smoothie
 
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 cup baby spinach leaves
  • ½ cup plain lowfat yogurt
  • ½ small avocado
  • ½ banana
  • ¼ cup vanilla soymilk (or any milk of choice)
  • 1 cup frozen mango chunks
  • ½ cup frozen peach slices
Instructions
  1. Combine the first 5 ingredients in a blender until smooth. Add the frozen fruit, then pulse until well-blended. Serve with a spoon or straw. Makes 2 servings, or about 4 baby-sized servings.

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6 Comments

  • Reply
    Anna
    March 6, 2012 at 10:25 am

    Thanks for all the baby links! It’s very convenient to go to one site and find everything you need! Thanks again!

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    Amy
    March 9, 2012 at 10:27 am

    Hola from Costa Rica! We love green smoothies with spinach and kale. This variation with avacado is awesome! So creamy. Reid slurped it up in mere seconds. Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • Reply
      Amelia
      March 10, 2012 at 9:38 am

      I bet you have SO many tasty tropical fruit options in CR – enjoy the papaya and pineapple for me & Lucy – our favorites!!

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    What DO toddlers eat? | Twin Talk
    August 30, 2014 at 6:42 pm

    […] the babies. Those include sweet potato banana bites, quinoa breakfast bars, and my biggest hope, the toddler smoothie. So in my spare time this weekend (HA!) I am going to make these things and hope for the best. […]

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    Penny
    July 18, 2015 at 6:07 pm

    Soy milk is high in phytoestrogens. Not a good idea for children. I wrote an article on the topic and through my research learned that a study done in the U.S. in the 90’s showed babies fed exclusively soy formula resulted in high amounts of estrogen in their blood (equivalent to 3 birth control pills). I don’t recommend soy to anyone unless it’s fermented. Penny Ormsbee – Registered Nutritional Therapist.

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      Amelia Winslow
      July 21, 2015 at 9:57 am

      Hi Penny – Actually, phytoestrogens are more present in processed soy products – anything with large amounts of soy protein isolate (a soy protein derivative). Soy formula would have this but soybeans, tofu and organic soy milk would not. So your point in this case is moot. However, I agree that it’s important to avoid highly processed soy products like fake meat, various energy bars, etc.

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