So getting kids to eat veggies can be like trying to nail Jello to the wall.
I know this because I try everything in my power including bribes, threats, and trickery to get my seven year old grandboy to eat things that grow in nature, but it usually ends in tears and sobbing.
(My tears. My sobbing. He is a brick wall.)
(The youngest one, FYI, is tiny human garbage disposal, slurping down even my hardcore spirulina green smoothies without coming up for breath.)
I have had success when I make smoothies for him the most part, except for lately. Lately he is going through an even pickier stage, and what I think is a perfectly delicious smoothie with non-controversial ingredients (“No spinach leaves, Lolli!”), he turns his nose up at.
But I did have a great idea when I came across this smoothie book on Amazon, and decided it would be great fun for him to be a part of the smoothie making process. And it’s working! He’s getting excited about having some choice and control over what he eats. I know it’s because he can look at the beautiful pictures, read the ingredient list himself and help make them, and that makes him feel important.
I mean, I can respect that. I really can.
So this recipe from the book caught my eye because of the simple ingredients list (actually all of her recipes are simple and have few ingredients), and because it uses cauliflower of all things, a fantastic cruciferous veggie and one of my all time favorites.
Cauliflower forever. That’s what I always say.
No notes today. This is ridiculously easy. The original recipe called for cinnamon, but I used vanilla.
- ½ cup almond milk
- ¼ cup fresh cauliflower florets
- 1 frozen banana, cut into bite size pieces
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla
- Ice, if desired
- Process all ingredients in a blender until smooth, adding ice if desired, to thicken it..