Picky Eaters Smoothie With Fruits and Veggies

  • My two oldest children are going through a picky eating phase. One is a carnivore at the moment, and the other eats mostly pasta, crackers and yogurt. I’m sure some of you can relate. They both have a couple fruits and vegetables that they are willing to eat on occasion, but even that depends on their mood.
  • This means mama has to get sneaky! When I say sneaky, I mean actually sneaky! When I first made this smoothie, my oldest saw the sweet potato and cauliflower on the counter, no where near her actual cup, and got suspicious. I told her it was going to be for the baby, which wasn’t a lie, the baby did have some too!

    This recipe is easily adjustable, and you don’t need exact quantities. The keys are the cocoa, which makes the drink look like delicious chocolate, and the sweet potato, which sweetens everything without needing any added sugar.

    Picky Eater Smoothie

    • 1-2 bananas (frozen is ideal, but I’ve made with fresh)
    • 1/2 sweet potato
    • 1/2 cup cauliflower
    • Handful of frozen peas
    • 2 tbsp cocoa
    • 1/2 cup milk, chocolate milk, or dairy alternative
    • 2 tsp chia seeds
    • 1 rounded tbsp sunflower seeds

    Clean, cut and steam your sweet potato, cauliflower and peas until tender.

    Purée the veggies together in a blender until smooth.

    Allow to cool for a few minutes.

    Use approximately 1/2 cup of the purée in the smoothie. Add the remaining ingredients, and blend until smooth. You can adjust the quantities of everything to fit your taste.

    The remaining purée can be refrigerated for a few days.

    Pro tip, add your milk and cocoa immediately after adding the purée and mix. That way if a kid walks in during the building process, they won’t be put off!

    I personally quite enjoy this smoothie as well, so do yourself a favour if you just can’t fight your kids on veggies today, and make this smoothie!

    Let me know your thoughts, and thanks for stopping by!

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