Veggie Smoothie

I have enormous respect for moms who refuse to give in to the picky eater syndrome and continue to offer their kids vegetables in different forms until they find something that works. Juicing is a good option, but most moms I know don’t own a juicer. I love making vegetable smoothies because they’re packed with tons of vitamins and minerals, you get all the fiber, and you still have the great taste of juice. And because you steam the veggies in this smoothie recipe before putting them in your Baby Bullet, the end result is smooth, thick and delicious!

Veggie Smoothie

Makes 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 medium carrot, peeled ¬†and cut into 1-inch pieces (about 1/3 cup)
  • 1 small beet, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1 apple, peeled, cored, and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 cup apple or orange juice

Instructions

  1. Place the carrot and beet in a steamer pot over boiling water and cook for 8 minutes.
  2. Add the cubed apple and cook for 2 minutes more.
  3. Allow the vegetables and apple to cook, then place them in your Baby Bullet with the juice.
  4. Puree until smooth and serve.

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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 Weelicious.com 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.

Comments

  1. We are training our little son ( 8 months old) to eat really healthy food. He has had nothing but the most nutritious food (vegetables, fruits, lentils, whole grains ) plus breast milk so far. I will certainly try this smoothie next month when he gets an ‘ok’ for beets. I wish I could give him eggs too, but we found out he is allergic to eggs. Hopefully the allergy will wear out as he grows older.

  2. Don’t want the babies to be picky eaters, so we want to introduce all the fruits and veggies at an early age.

  3. My daughter isn’t a picky eater (thank goodness!) but I like this idea a lot if my other children will be picky!

  4. My daughter is a little young for this as a smoothie, but I could make it a puree. And I am kinda tempted to try it for myself. We are constantly trying to find new ways to eat veggies in our house.

  5. My baby refuses to drink anything but breast and soy milk. She will not even drink water, not even when I sweeten it up and juice? Forget about it!! When she eventually starts to drink other things I will definitely try this out on her! Looks yummy

  6. Nicole Moore says:

    gonna try this with my babies!!!

  7. peggy fedison says:

    My grandkids could use this. they are the pickiest kids ive ever seen. my grandaughter doesnt eat ANY fruit or veggies at all! how horrible is that?????

  8. I love how mixing the vegetables with the fruit still gives them a source of the veggies that they don’t know they are drinking