I am all for creating healthy eating habits in our house. I usually offer my children veggies whenever or however I can. Morning time I put some type of green into their eggs, lunch I do a veggie and dip, and for dinner I always offer a vegetable as a side dish. But there are times when my children, and I am sure yours as well, tend to get picky about eating their greens. I’ve found smoothies are usually the best way to sneak in healthy greens into their diets. By whipping up a nutrient filled smoothie as an after-school snack, it usually keeps my children full until dinnertime and it avoids the non-stop snacking. Plus adding in an extra serving of fruit and veggies is always a plus for me.
To help blend all the goodness, I just started using Nuk’s Smoothie and Baby Food Blender. It’s powered by the strongest blender around town, Oster, and is the perfect accessory to get your child off to the right start eating healthy fresh food and delicious smoothies. The blender gives you two great ways to nourish your child. You can blend smoothies directly into the included sippy cup, which fits onto the top of the blender and has a lid with a wide straw designed specifically for chunky smoothies. You can also blend fresh, healthy baby food in seconds using the special Jar.
NUK Smoothie and Baby Food Maker was carefully designed with child nutrition expert Annabel Karmel. I adore all of her cookbooks and still make her lentil soup recipe that my kids enjoy. The Nuk Blender is super easy to use and mixes with just one touch, Ryder and Siella usually help blend their smoothies, which is always a fun treat for them. One of our favorite smoothies is a mix of strawberries, blueberries, pineapples, bananas, and kale. I add coconut water for the liquid part and I have found that by adding frozen fruit you can avoid the ice.
When we are on-to-go, I blend a smoothie right in the 12oz zippy, which is perfect for Gemma. It truly is the only sippy I’ve found to be spill-proof, and enables her to actually drink up the smoothie without the straw getting clogged.
Here’s to healthy snacking! Would love to hear what type of smoothies you make for your children a we are always looking to try new things.