This post was sponsored by PediaCare in celebration of Spring. The experiences are my own.
My two-year old is suspicious of every food. Really. It took us three times offering ice cream for him to try it (ICE CREAM!) and forget about vegetables. If it doesn’t look like a cracker, he won’t put it in his mouth. Last week, I tried to get him to take a No Thank You Lick of a grape because the No Thank You Bite was so adamantly refused.
Therefore, it is with great delight that I brag to you about his willingness to drink immunity-boosting smoothies with seasonal ingredients. I can put any amount of spinach or kale into my heavy duty blender and he will slurp it up. Sawyer loves it when they’re green; he also loves the brown smoothies with blueberries (I try to call them purple).
3 tasty immunity-boosting smoothies (via SimpleGreenSmoothies):
These basic recipes combine fresh seasonal ingredients with staples from our freezer. I know if my picky toddler eats one of these for breakfast, he can survive on crackers for the rest of the day!
- Kiwi berry punch: Whitney loves to get green out of kiwis for an extra vitamin C boost.
- Strawberry banana blueberry green: this is my go-to everyday brownish purple smoothie and Sawyer loves it. Most of my ingredients are in the freezer to make it COLD.
- Free radical-fighting super smoothie: this nutrient-rich brown smoothie with melon is a new creation in my house.
I can’t get too cocky about my ability to sneak in nutrition into his diet with a straw. I tried to pass off a Valentine’s Day love potion once — in a delightful shade of pink — only to have him pass it back untried (“C’mon, kid. All berries, no salad!”). Maybe he knew that pink is less nutrient-dense?
[Photos by Whitney Moss]
This post was sponsored by PediaCare, who provide excellent tips for treating a child’s fever on their blog. If your kiddo has a cold but no fever, check out the Gentle Vapors plug-in unit fills the bedroom with a fragrant combination of menthol, eucalyptus, camphor, lavender and chamomile. My family used this often over the recent bout of cough and cold this winter.