So first I need to give a little background on why I chose to make a chocolate smoothie yesterday.
First of all. My son is the most amazing kid ever. But he is an incredibly picky eater. He will not eat vegetables (I can get him to eat a few salad ‘leaves’ with a gallon of Ranch. So I’m not sure how much good that really does..) He doesn’t do fruit either, with the exception of bananas. And you can’t put bananas in, say, bread. He won’t touch it. So meals are a STRUGGLE at our house. So, I thought I would be genius. Really. I was so proud of myself. Smoothies! And I would sneak in fruit and veggies. But I know my child. And I know that he would never voluntarily eat a smoothie. So we needed to start small.
He loves chocolate milkshakes (no whip cream and no cherry of course!) So I thought to myself…a chocolate smoothie! And I would add some fruit. And he would never know. See? Genius.
Or not. (And yes, my son loves his Tru-Moo!)
But it was really good! I promise! I’ve made it a few times!
There are only a few ingredients which makes it super easy. It’s great for a sweet treat.
I also have to introduce you to my blender. Her name is Betty. Betty Blendtec.
Seriously. This thing is amazing! Blendtec makes an awesome blender! I love that it is touch screen (how high tech!) and even more so how this thing is a beast! Seriously, you can make anything with it!! Highly recommend it!
- 6 oz. Milk (I did 3 oz each of white milk and 3 oz of chocolate. Tru-Moo is our favorite!)
- 1 Kiwi
- 1/2 Of A Large Banana
- 1 Tbsp Chocolate Syrup
- Prior to making smoothies, I prep my fruit by cutting it and freezing it. This way I don't need to add ice to my smoothies. If you do not freeze your fruit prior, you may need to add a few ice cubes.
- In your blender, add all of your ingredients.
- With my Blendtec, I used the smoothie setting. Once was enough to get the job done. If your blender does not have a smoothie setting, blend until smooth or the consistency you prefer.
- Pour and serve! You are done! How easy!
So while I didn’t trick my son into drinking some fruit with his chocolate, I am pretty sure that most any other child (and adult!) will love this smoothie! :)
Any tips, tricks or recipes for getting your children to eat fruit and veggies? Send them my way!!