A Pinkalicious Way to Get Your Kids to Eat Fruit and Vegetables

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We all know how hard it is sometimes to get our kids to eat their fruits and vegetables.

Sometimes I actually don’t blame them! I wouldn’t want to eat overcooked green beans that look like wilty dead worms either!

Kids today are not eating the recommended daily amounts of fruits and veggies…..

Sometimes they don’t even eat a single fruit or veggie unless you count french fries and ketchup, which I don’t consider to be a serving of veggies unless I make the fries homemade with sliced potatoes and bake them myself….only then might I consider it.

Regardless, it’s hard to get 5-9 servings of fruits and veggies into our kids diets EVERYDAY.

UNLESS~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

You make them smoothies.

Smoothies are a great way to pack in lots of servings of fruits and sometimes sneak in some greens or veggies too.

Sometimes though even that doesn’t work…….so you may have to get really creative.

How about making THEMED smoothies and turning it into a fun activity?
PINKALICIOUS SMOOTHIE

1 cup almond or coconut milk

1 cup strawberries, cherries, or raspberries (or a combo of all)

1-2 bananas

if needed even add some natural sweetener like agave, stevia, or maple syrup

Blend and serve with a pink straw!!  Read the story Pinkalicious while drinking!!!

My 2 kids and my niece LOVED these yummy smoothies!!!

or try  a

GOLDILICIOUS SMOOTHIE

 

1 cup almond or coconut milk

1 mango

1-2 bananas

optional: frozen peaches or nectarines (I threw a few slices into this smoothie to add a more golden color to it)

if needed even add some natural sweetener like agave, stevia, or maple syrup

Blend and serve with a yellow straw. Read the story Goldilicious while drinking.

 

Maybe try a

PURPILICIOUS SMOOTHIE

1 cup almond or coconut milk

1 cup blueberries

(frozen are best~if you use fresh then the smoothie will thicken quite fast and turn into a pudding like consistency)

1-2 bananas

1 cup of strawberries, raspberries or cherries (or a combo)

if needed even add some natural sweetener like agave, stevia, or maple syrup

Blend and serve with a purple straw!!  Read the story Purplicious while drinking!!!

 

 

I love the idea of themed smoothies…..

BUT

these are quite GIRLY~~~~~so if you need an idea for a more BOY THEMED smoothie~~~~~~

How about:

Dinosaur Dinner Smoothie

1 cup almond or coconut milk

1-2 bananas

1 mango

1/2 cup – 1 cup baby spinach

if needed even add some natural sweetener like agave, stevia, or maple syrup

Blend and serve with a green straw. Read the story How Do Dinosaurs Eat their Food while drinking.

Maybe …….just maybe…..

you can talk your kids into thinking that dinosaurs would LOVE these smoothies…….

and that they should love these smoothies too…….

Do you have any fun smoothie & story ideas to share?

 

 

 

3 thoughts on “A Pinkalicious Way to Get Your Kids to Eat Fruit and Vegetables

  1. YUM! Since I got that hand blender I have made a ton of smoothies!I love how you can make them different colors, pink, purple, green yellow!You could have a different color each day when teaching little ones colors.

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  3. Pinkalicious just came into my house…Now I need ot think how to use that love affair to help with healthy food/snacks and allergy-free foods for my kids.

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