*I have been compensated by PediaSure for this post; however, I am sharing my own thoughts. All opinions are my own.
We have daily smoothie time in our house. I’ve found it the best, well only, way to get Maddie Grace to eat certain vegetables, and get her the nutrients she needs as a growing toddler! Maddie Grace was the best eater anyone had ever seen as a baby, and even in early toddlerhood, but lately has stepped away from her good eating skills and started to develop pickiness. Thankfully we’ve found ways around it to make sure she’s getting the nutrition she needs to be a healthy and happy toddler!
Vegetables are easy to sneak into smoothies. I always throw a handful of spinach in every smoothie and I promise you can’t even tell. The smoothie has the same taste, texture, just extra goodness. Another trick I have to make our smoothies better for our picky toddler is to add PediaSure Sidekicks to them. I keep both chocolate and vanilla flavored ones on hand and add them for both flavor and the nutrition they provide, typically instead of the protein powder I add to my own smoothies.
And here is our smoothie of the week right now: Chocolate Strawberry Shortcake Smoothies. Oh man. These are so delicious. Creamy, smooth, sweet, the perfect summertime treat. And I feel good knowing that my kid is getting everything from the PediaSure Sidekick that I’ve included in the smoothie. All you do to make this delicious smoothie is blend 4-5 crushed graham crackers, a chocolate PediaSure Sidekick, 4-5 frozen strawberries strawberries, 1/2 cup spinach, and a splash of almond milk.
I include a whole PediaSure Sidekick in each smoothie which means each one has 7g protein, 3g Fiber, and 25 essential vitamins and minerals for growing kids! Right now you can save on Sidekicks with this Ibotta and Bundle deal at Walmart!
Need some other smoothie ideas? Here are the best toddler smoothie recipes – and each one would taste great with PediaSure Sidekicks in them!
Peanut Butter and Jelly Green Smoothie
What are your tricks to getting your toddler the nutrition they need? I’d love to hear more below!
Yum! I’d love to try these!
Ros Emely@stressfreemommies says
I also love adding veggies to my kids smoothie, specially spinach! They don’t even know! I also give my kids PediaSure but never added it to a smoothie before, great idea!
Great recipe! I was a bit skeptical at first but it turned out to be delicious. Great idea to add Pediasure in the mix, my son loved it.