The Holistic Mom: Toddler-Approved Smoothies

Recently my 2.5 year old daughter asked for a smoothie (or a “smoodeee”). I was in a bit of a rush and went to open a pre-made one I keep on hand and she admonished me, “No! MAKE it!” and pointed to the blender. Toddlers! But it was a nice vote of confidence that she prefers mine over store-bought. So I thought I would share what’s in it. It’s extremely easy and you can add to it depending on what you have on hand.

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1/2 c almond milk

1/2 c filtered water

Spinach (I don’t measure this, and I find spinach doesn’t have much taste in a smoothie only some thickness. Start with a small handful)

1/2 frozen banana

Unsweetened cocoa powder

Optional add ins: Full fat yogurt for a thicker treat, chia or ground flax for fiber, frozen berries, 1/2 scoop collagen powder, probiotic powder

Jessica Crystal is an RN, BSN with a degree from the University of Delaware, a holistic health coach certified from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, and a mom to a busy toddler, Emma. She enjoys yoga, reading, and shopping and eating on Washington Street. She has lived in Hoboken for over six years with her husband Adam. Jessica runs Little Hoboken Health and Wellness and you can see her on Instastories every Wednesday for Wellness Wednesdays (@littlehoboken).