Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Drinking our Veggies

Despite his love of Bob the Tomato, Larry the Cucumber, and Mr. Potato Head, Keaton is not a veggie eater. I've tried to be creative with my display, the way I cut the veggies, dips - not to mention plenty of bribery and threatening, but nothing really seems to work.

Partly inspired by my friend Carolyn's post, and also the Jamba Juice across the street that we got addicted to while my mom was in town, I decided I would give it a try at home. Granted, we've done smoothies at home in the past, but always as just a treat if I happen to have some frozen berries and extra yogurt on hand. Now it's our new morning tradition!

Here's just a few of our creations:

The fun part for Keaton seeing what new fun color of "poodie" he gets every morning. It's a game for me to see how many kinds of goodies I can sneak in there without him noticing. So far, he's eaten raw spinach, pumpkin, wheat germ, corn, peas, green beans, carrots - and he's totally clueless!! It's amazing what you can cover up with some juice, yogurt, bananas, and other delicious fruits - pineapple, papaya, raspberries, blueberries, peaches are some of our favorites.

Smoothies are genius! Now, I don't have to so paranoid that he's not eating a salad with us every night, because he's drinking his veggies, and loving every last drop!

By the way, you don't have to have a fancy blender to make smoothies. I bought this one at Target for $16 on sale, and it can liquefy raw carrots with the best of them.


Mary Anderson said...

I hope this is not replacing his oosie lala in the morning!
It's that he has been so creative with his names for things that I love!
Especially Brumbra!

jud said...

Oh man, I need to try this! But having all that fresh fruit seems so hard!!! hope all is well:)

Katie Henry said...

Btw...its katie not jud:)