This Healthy Tropical Smoothie for Toddler is a creamy and delish snack or meal for your little one! It’s made with pineapple, an orange, banana, coconut and flax seeds with a drizzle of nut butter for some added protein.
A couple of weeks ago I started going to pre-natal yoga classes to try to relieve some of the morning sickness I am still experiencing but I also thought it was time for me to get off my butt and workout for a change. This winter I had became very stationary and that needed to change. In the several classes that I have attended, I have been the only one there that already had a kid, the rest is going to be first-time moms.
It was remarkable the difference between us.
The moms-to-be are glowing, with a surge of energy, freshly polished toes and wearing cute clothes that were clean. They look like the perfect picture pregnant women that I only wish I could me. Then I come in the studio barely making it before they lock the front door, heaving a huge sigh of relief as a flop down on my mat in my grungy toddler food painted cloths with a look of confusion on my face when the other ladies actually want to practice yoga and not just take a nap.
The difference was there. It was real. I was the only one that could tell them all they needed to know about what lay ahead but I know they wouldn’t listen. I sure didn’t.
I made this refreshing smoothie after my yoga session and was not planning on giving any to my little one because I was being selfish and wanted to stand and stare out the window and dream about life before being a mother and enjoy something all to myself. But you know, she gave me that cute look of hers so I gave her half, ok fine, you are right it was a little less than half. As we sat there sipping away, sharing a little moment I realized that with me in my dirty yoga pants and her in a tutu was just about as perfect as life could get.
Toddler Tropical Smoothie
- 1 banana
- 1 cup pineapple, fresh, frozen or canned
- 1 orange, peeled
- 1/4 cup plain Greek Yogurt
- 1 tbsp nut butter, (peanut, almond, seed butter, etc)
- 1 tbsp shredded coconut, unsweetened
- 1/2 tsp flax seeds
- 1/4 cup milk of choice (regular, almond, soy, hemp, etc)
- 1/2 cup ice
- Place all of the ingredients into a blender in the order listed. Start off on the lowest speed and continue to the highest speed for 2 minutes.