Sunday, 1 June 2014

Best ever carrot mango smoothie

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I don't think I've ever really complained about my child's eating habits on here. Sure, he won't eat leafy greens, but he generally eats whatever he's given and devours his veggies. He's always been a fantastic eater, and I've loved watching his 'food' journey. Well, now he's almost two and things are starting to change... 

For example, a much beloved favourite like carrots can can suddenly and without any warning turn into the absolute worst thing ever. The Toddler will simply turn his head away from his plate, as if scoffing at our feeble attempt to get him to eat something nutritious. 'Ha! Silly parents, I refuse to cooperate!' He thinks. 

I still won't go so far as to label him as a picky eater (I'm generally one to eschew labels anyway), but he is certainly developing his own preferences. It makes sense though, right? I don't always feel like eating a particular food, but I do know that I need to eat a balanced diet and get those veggies in! My kid doesn't know that so I like to get creative and make sure that I can at least hide them in something that he will love, like a few healthy smoothies!  

Healthy smoothies: best ever carrot mango smoothie by Welcome to Mommyhood


Carrot smoothie. I think I have an addiction to carrots lately. Seriously, carrot cake oatmeal, carrot popsicles, and now carrot smoothie. I still blame that carrot cake from April... 

Let's just get to the recipe!

Carrot mango smoothie recipe


Healthy smoothies: best ever carrot mango smoothie by Welcome to Mommyhood

Ingredients

  • 1 mango
  • 1 mandarin
  • 1 very ripe banana 
  • 1 cooked carrot 
  • 1 cup water (or coconut milk for a very thick consistency)
  • 1 cup ice 

Healthy smoothies: best ever carrot mango smoothie by Welcome to Mommyhood

Instructions

  • Make sure carrot is super soft (steam or boil it) 
  • Puree all of your ingredients 

Healthy smoothies: best ever carrot mango smoothie by Welcome to Mommyhood

Psst! Want to know something? If you use coconut milk instead of water, you can freeze these and they will make fantastic popsicles! If you don't have a popsicle mold, use a dixie cup and some popsicle sticks. 

I love that this smoothie is just so, so good, and I can use it as a summer treat without all of those extra sugars and calories! I can make a batch of popsicles for the Toddler (okay, let's be real, I definitely ate about half myself), and give him a (healthy) summer-y treat to cool down without a major sugar rush. 

Healthy smoothies: best ever carrot mango smoothie by Welcome to Mommyhood

For more healthy recipes, be sure to stop by my healthy recipes page! For more drinks and smoothies, visit my Pinterest Drinks board.

Today, I am linking up for Tasty Tuesdays with Lean Lena

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Yuliya