Alright, so lately we’ve been all about that smoothie life.
Reed is still as picky as ever. I’ve accepted. I’ve faced the facts. And I’m cool with it. Why? Well, because I was a picky eater as a kid, even into early adulthood. It took time, but I grew out of it and I figure eventually, he will too. In the meantime, we’ll be making smoothies so I feel better that Reed is consuming some protein. Because that’s one thing I’ve always worried about with Reed- the lack of protein in his diet. The only meat he enjoys eating is bacon and we can’t eat that every day, can we?
Around Reed’s first birthday, I remember our pediatrician recommending the “smoothie trick” to try to incorporate fruits and veggies into Reed’s diet, but it never worked. It wasn’t until we tried Healthy Height protein that I was able to persuade him to actually drinking a smoothie. FYI, there’s a dinosaur on the bag which 100% helped my case. Brontosaurus riding a skateboard to be exact.
I suggested we make a “green monster smoothie” and he was totally game. I don’t know what did it. The fact that I said monster or mentioned it would be green, but he was so into it. Whatever works, am I right? Sometimes we call it the Shrek smoothie or dinosaur smoothie. I don’t really care what we call it as long as he drinks it. #truestory
Green Monster Smoothie
- 1 scoop of Healthy Height vanilla protein powder
- 1 handful of baby spinach
- half cup of green or white cauliflower
- half a frozen banana
- half cup of unsweetened almond milk
- 1 tablespoon of peanut butter powder or almond butter
- Optional – I add a teaspoon of hempseed, flaxseeds, chia seeds or bee pollen.
- Add all the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Depending on the consistency you’re looking for, you may need more or less milk.
Honestly, this is the easiest smoothie EVER.
Not only is it delicious, I’m able to sneak in spinach and cauliflower!! Every time and I mean every time he drinks this smoothie, it’s such a relief. For the people out there with severe picky eaters, you know what I mean. Knowing your kid is eating a vegetable never felt so good. And if you’re thinking the cauliflower is weird, don’t. You don’t taste it and it adds a creamy texture.
But the best part about this smoothie is definitely the protein mix. There’s no crap in the ingredient deck which is sure fire win. Healthy Height protein powder has no artificial colors or flavors, no preservatives, no GMOs, and it’s gluten-free. And I always double up on the recipe so I can have some too. Makes for a fast breakfast or lunch which makes life easier instead of offering every food in your house.
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