· By Nudie Rudie Lunch Box Boase
The Perfect Toddler Smoothie
If you're the parent of a toddler you'll already know that they have little appetites. Toddlers don't need huge smoothies laden with fruit, juices or added sweeteners. In fact the recommended number of servings of fruit for toddlers (1-2 yrs of age) is just 1/2 serve per day.
If you keep the portion size right, and avoid adding extras like honey or sweetened yoghurt, smoothies can be a great between meal option. If your toddler is already becoming fussy and rejecting previously accepted foods like vegetables, a smoothie can be a great way to add in some extra fibre and nutrients into their diet. If dairy based, then it's a great source of protein and calcium too.
Toddler Smoothie - Makes 2 serves
1/2 cup cut up strawberries, frozen
1/2 frozen or fresh banana
2 TBS unsweetened greek yoghurt
250ml full fats cows milk
1 tsp chia seeds
Blitz and serve.