Sometimes my little ones are not the best eaters. They both have some texture issues and difficulty chewing, so smoothies are a great option. It's also a great way to get some nutrition in them when they are sick and refuse just about everything. Plus, gluten is not an issue! Many days they will have a smoothie for lunch or as a snack after nap time. Here's two of their favorites:
Berry Smoothie (Enough for 2 small children)
1 cup of milk
1 - 6 oz Chobonit blueberry yogurt
1 cup of frozen mixed berries (I use the Kirkland Signature Nature's Three Berries blend from Costco)
1-2 Tbsp. Honey
Chocolate Banana Smoothie (Enough for 2 small children)
1 cup milk
1 cup of ice
1-2 Tbsp Chocolate Syrup
Mix ingredients in blender and enjoy. I recently replaced my old blender with a Ninja QB900B Master Prep Revolutionary Food and Drink Maker, Gray
. So far, I love it. It takes up less space in the cabinet and crushes ice much better for smoothies.
Smoothies are also a great gluten free snack or meal alternative when out and about. It's about the only thing that my daughter can eat from McDonald's, but she loves their Berry Smoothies.