3 Super Ingredients to Add to Your Smoothie


3 Super Ingredients to Add to Your Smoothie

Want to know an easy way to deliver healthy nutrients to your kids? Try our smoothie recipe! We love smoothies, especially in the summer! Here are 3 super ingredients to add to your smoothie that will add IRON, non-dairy CALCIUM, POTASSIUM, OMEGA-3s, and more. Enjoy this easy recipe! (Skip to the bottom for the written recipe.)

3 Super Ingredients to Add to Your Smoothie

Age: 12 months + (Family Friendly)
Serving options: smoothie, smoothie bowl

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup frozen spinach
  • 1 cup frozen mango
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1 banana
  • 3 cups water
  • 3 tbsp. blackstrap molasses
  • 2 tbsp. soaked chia seed (soaked for approx. 5 minutes)
  • 1 heaping tbsp. of nut butter

First, add all the ingredients to the blender. Blend for 30 seconds. Next, add the molasses, chia seed, and nut butter, and blend again for 10 seconds. Taste and check for consistency. If too thick, add a little more water and puree. If more sweetness is desired, add a bit of honey or a shake of cinnamon. Serve in a fun cup or in a bowl with a spoon for a “smoothie bowl”. Enjoy!

Check out the What a Good Eater! cookbook for fantastic ideas on family friendly meals, more sample food schedules by age, healthy snack ideas by age, and meals ready in about 30 minutes or less for busy parents.

About Alessandra Macaluso

Alessandra Macaluso is author of What a Good Eater! and The Real-Deal Bridal Bible, host of the Real-Deal Brides Podcast, and blogger at AlessandraMacaluso.com. Alessandra’s work is featured in several anthologies, most recently But Did You Die? which is the fifth installment in a New York Times bestselling series. She has contributed to The Huffington Post, Scary Mommy, and many other online publications. Her original screenplay “Polar Suburbia” placed as a semi-finalist in the Moondance Film Festival. Alessandra is mom to two toddlers and a twenty-five pound Maine coon cat who believes he is a dog. She spends her time driving her OCD husband completely nuts with her constant rearrangement of scenery in their home. Learn more at AlessandraMacaluso.com and follow her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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