This smoothie is loaded with iron rich foods and iron activating foods…and it’s simply yummy!!!
It’s good for your baby +6M/toddler/kid….and for yourself!
Iron is such an essential element for our body, at any age. It is even more important for babies and kids, most of all when they are going through growth sprouts due to its role in the oxygen transport in our blood, DNA synthesis and electron transport. In simple words: without iron our body doesn’t work at all and with a low iron quantity our baby/toddler/kid body doesn’t grow properly.
That’s why I like this smoothie…it’s not only yummy but also super healthy 🙂
and look at the color!!!
I made this smoothie with the help of my little Alex, 4yrs old. Basically I prepared all the ingredients and he had fun adding them into the blender and…most exciting part…watching the blender working!!! He never had this particular smoothie before and I knew that the beet flavor might have been a bit tricky for him, but, thanks to the simply fact that HE was making the smoothie, he tried it and he liked it! (no cut outs of his reaction in the editing phase, I swear!!!) He even asked me to prepare more smoothies together this week. That’s the power of involving the kids in the kitchen!!! They get excited and they loose the fear of trying new things.
Place all the ingredients in a powerful blender and blend up until smooth. Add more or less milk pending the desired consistency.
You can store the leftovers in the refrigerator for one day or, even better, freeze it. When you want to enjoy it again simply place the frozen smoothie in the blender and blend again to obtain a smooth consistency.
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- 1 small beet, cooked
- 1/2 cup raspberries
- 2 dried apricots, soaked in water to soften
- 1 tsp blackstrap molasses
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 avocado
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 cup milk of your choice
Blend all the ingredients together to obtain a smooth creamy consistency