Tropical Smoothie

We were at the farmers market and there was a plethora of fresh pineapple and papaya to be had. When my kids were young and skeptical about new foods (and even now as they’re 4 and 6 years old), I make sure to include them in the cooking process. Getting involved helps them feel accomplished and gets them more excited to try new things. Smoothies are one of the tastiest and easiest ways to get kids to enjoy a new flavor.

Papayas and pineapples are both high in Vitamin C as well as  containing enzymes that help break down protein in the body, thereby aiding digestion. Just one taste of this luscious smoothie and the kids were hooked. I filled up there glasses and moments later they came back for seconds.

tropical smoothie

Tropical Smoothie

Makes about 1 cup

Good for ages 4 months and up


  • 1/2 cup chopped pineapple
  • 1/2 cup chopped papaya
  • 2 tablespoons whole milk yogurt


1. Place all the ingredients in the baby Bullet and pulse until smooth.



About Catherine McCord

A native of Louisville, KY, Catherine modeled around the world in her teens, spending every spare second learning about and experiencing local cuisines. Craving more, she saved up her money and enrolled at The Institute for Culinary Education in Manhattan. When her beautiful baby boy Kenya was born, she spent hours on the internet researching feeding tips and fresh, healthy recipe ideas, but came up short. She found herself having conversations with friends who struggled with the same issues and quickly became their go-to girl for baby and child-friendly recipes. Now, Catherine shares her extensive research and experimentation in her own family kitchen on and with her growing international audience on Facebook and Twitter. With a new recipe or tip debuting daily and how-to cooking videos posted every Friday, Weelicious is a wealth of information for parents, and a visual delight for foodies of any age.

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