It’s no secret that kids don’t like fruits and vegetables as much as they like candy and chips. But if you want your children to stay healthy, it’s important that you encourage them to eat their fruits and veggies. You can do this by introducing them to smoothies.
Children would normally cringe and turn their noses up at the sight of raw or even cooked vegetables and fruits on their plate. But if you put these foods in a food processor and transform them into smoothies, you have a better chance of convincing your children to eat healthier and more nutritious food. Since smoothies are colorful, they are more visually attractive to the eyes of children and, therefore, your kids will be more inclined to give them a try.
Introducing Your Kids to Smoothies
1. Start with the familiar
To make your kids more open to the idea of favorite fruits, like banana and strawberry. If you start with something green and more vegetable-like, it is very likely that they won’t try it.
2. Add some new items
Once your kids start enjoying their smoothies, you can add more items, like throwing in a handful of spinach with other fruits. They would probably notice the change in color, but it’s likely they won’t care, considering how much they’ve enjoyed their other smoothies.
Smoothies provide a great way to get your kids used to eating both fruits and vegetables, so try different combinations of the two until you’re able to create recipes with a 50/50 fruit to vegetable ratio.
4. Put your kids in charge
Keep your kids interested in smoothies by letting them make their own from time to time. Encourage them to try new flavor combinations, because a child who feels invested in what he or she eats is likely to love his or her smoothies more.