Sunday, 15 January 2012
Roman and I have been getting right into smoothies lately and have been enjoying them for breakfast. We change it up everyday, depending what fruit is in the fridge.
Smoothies are great for babies. They can learn how to use a straw, or a spoon, or a cup and have lots of fun making a mess when it ends up all over the highchair tray! At first Roman loved sipping them with the straw, but then figured it was quicker to gulp from the cup. Smoothies are also good for getting lots of calcium into your baby. Roman seems to drink a lot more smoothie than milk. I also love that they're another option for breakfast too!
I'm pretty sure everyone knows how to make a smoothie, so I'm not going to bore you with a recipe...just some pictures of my gorgeous baby instead! Totally unbiased and objective opinion of course ;)
I always use yogurt and milk in them and then add a couple of different fruits. Mango, watermelon, cantaloupe, banana, berries...whatever's going! I never measure anything, I just throw it all in the blender! The mango and banana make them super thick, and the watermelon thins them out. I think he's old enough to have honey now, but the fruit is sweet enough, so I've left it out.