Sneaky Smoothies for Toddlers

Does anyone have a toddler that loves vegetables? If so, what is your secret?!? My little guy is not a fan at all.

Green beans – no way.

Carrots – yeah right.

Sweet potatoes – okay, maybe…but probably not.

What I’ve been doing lately to get his veggies in him is sneaking them into a smoothie.  Hehehe. 😉

Just like when I made his baby food, I pureed some veggies and froze them in ice cube trays (about 1 oz. each). is a great resource for how to prepare all the different types of veggies, fruits, grains, and proteins for babes/kids.

I had these cubes of butternut squash in the freezer, so I used a few of them.  I’ve used pureed cubes of broccoli or green beans before too…Little B never knew! 🙂


Next, I stuck all the frozen items (squash cubes, blueberries, a banana) in our Magic Bullet container and microwaved them for about 30 second to soften them up a bit.  I didn’t want everything too frozen for the sake of our little blender…it’s not the most powerful blender on the block, that’s for sure!

Then, I added some yogurt, stuck the cap on, and blended her up.


This is the result.  You’d never guess there were veggies in there!



Then, give it to your toddler to enjoy! The semi-frozen state of the smoothie is great for teething toddlers!  Little B got a little too excited and dropped the cup on the floor.

“Uh-oh,” he says.


So we put it into a bowl and gave him a spoon. Apparently, he likes it!  🙂 {As I reread this, I’m realizing it sounds like we gave him smoothie off the floor. haha! Don’t worry, we only gave him what was left in the cup…I feel like I should clarify that. 🙂 }


As you can see, we’re not afraid of messes at this house.


Sneaky Smoothie Recipe

  • 3 ice cubes (about 3 oz. or 1/3 cup) of pureed veggies (we used butternut squash)
  • 1/2 cup frozen blueberries (we get the big bag from Costco)
  • 1 small frozen ripe banana
  • 1/2 cup yogurt (we used Stonyfield Banilla flavor)

Microwave frozen ingredients for about 30 seconds to soften up a bit.  Add the frozen ingredients and yogurt to a blender.  Blend. Serve. Enjoy!


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