So I decided to change up David’s smoothie recipe…mostly cuz his pediatrician said I need to both fatten him up a little *and* give him some healthy calories so he can grow properly.
(Her concern is that David is so underweight, that he may not grow to his proper height if he doesn’t get enough calories.)
David really wanted to go to Ralph’s grocery store, which isn’t nearly as good as Trader Joe’s, and I knew he wanted to go there so he could buy a lot of ‘bad’ food, so the deal we made is if I let him go to Ralph’s, and get hot dogs and macroni and cheese and frozen pizzas, and whatever else he thinks he can stuff down his mouth to put on some calories,
I could add a little spinach into his smoothie. And he would drink it.
The new smoothie looks like shit, but tastes pretty good. I added some extra raw honey, so you can’t really taste the spinach at all.
It just looks gross.
* frozen strawberries
* frozen blueberries
* frozen pineapple pieces
* banana (the more ripe the better)
* strawberry Greek yogurt
* Grape Seed Oil (oil is important–helps the body digest certain vitamins) * lots of raw honey
* coconut water (or regular water is ok too).
* and of course — the spinach!
The secret with the bananas, is to let them go super ripe — until they’re almost bad — then cut them up into pieces, and put each one in a zip lock bag into the freezer.
Contrary to how it looks, I’m surprised how much it takes like a berry smoothie…and I probably put in a 1/2 cup of frozen chopped spinach.
It looks bad though. Really yucky. But tastes good.
“You know Mommy,” as David stirred his smoothie, “if I saw this on a shelf in a store, I’d be like, ‘yuck’, and I wouldn’t buy it, but you know what?”
And he takes another sip, making sure his assessment is correct,
“It tastes good.”