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A simple way to give your child’s daily meal plan a super nutrition boost is to introduce daily green smoothies.  The earlier you do this the better because a child’s taste buds start developing before birth!  Pregnant and nursing women should eat a wide variety of flavors including bitter greens, fermented sour foods and yes, spicy foods too.  This helps a developing baby get both the nutrients he needs AND form taste preferences for a wide variety of foods.

The smoothie I am going to share with you today is one I gave both my children as toddlers.  It’s easy to make, mild in flavor, and full of raw enzymes.  My little one (2) often requests her “Geeen Moothy” at lunch time.  I hope your children like it as much as mine.

Toddler-friendly Green Smoothie

Toddler-Friendly Green Smoothie
Serves: makes about 2 cups of smoothie
  • 1 peeled medium-sized cucumber
  • 1 peeled apple (I like tart green apples but my toddler prefers red apples--we use both)
  • 1 lime, peeled
  • ½ inch piece of peeled, raw ginger (optional, if your child is sensitive to spicy foods omit and start with a smaller amount once he/she is used to this smoothie)
  • 1 cup filtered water
  • 5-8 cubes of ice, depending on size
  1. Combine all ingredients in a high powered blender and blend on high for one minute until ice is completely blended.  Divide into cups and drink immediately for optimal nutrient absorption.
  2. Optional SUPER nutrition booster:  Add ¼ cup raw greens (spinach, beet greens, chard leaves, kale)

Toddler Friendly Green Smoothie by www.kulamama.com

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