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Starter Green Smoothie


 The recipe is from the "Let's Try New Foods" cookbook by Sally from  I have found that toddlers have a hard time chewing greens.  Blending them up in a smoothie makes them easier to swallow.  If you haven't tried a green smoothie before, this is a good place to start.  Toddlers who are introduced to green smoothies won't know that smoothies could be any other color!

Makes: 2 smoothies

Takes: 5 minutes


1/2 cup cold water

1 medium banana

1 cup pineapple, canned

1/4 cup pineapple juice (use the juice from the canned pineapple)

1 cup packed fresh baby spinach


1.  Put all ingredients in a blender and blend on high until everything is pureed. 


High speed blenders work best for this.  If you do not have a high speed blender (like a ninja or vitamix) you might want to blend the spinach, water and juice first until the spinach is pureed.  Before I had a high speed blender, I found that blending the greens in liquid before adding the banana and pineapple worked best.

2.  Serve this right away.  If you wait, the smoothie will separate.

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