Two weeks ago, I was faced with the same old question from the pediatrician.
"What does he eat?"
Jake has never been a bad eater. Just a picky one.
By picky I mean he only wants to eat:
fruit, bread, and cheese (or dairy in general)
Like father like son. That's a whole other story.
Well, apparently that's not a balanced diet.
Who would've known?
So after fessing up to the doctor that I offer Jake all sorts of food
but end up giving into his request for strawberries, bananas, watermelon, cantaloupe, tomatoes, etc.
I walked out of the ped's office feeling a little bit like a school girl who failed a test.
Ever since I've been trying to figure out how to get some protein and iron into my boy's body
and I'm not opposed to deceit when it comes to his nutrition.
I remembered my friend posted something on Facebook about a green shake she makes for her kids
so I did a little research (meaning I typed it into Pinterest)
and put together a recipe for a
Green Chocolate Shake
I'm refusing to call it a spinach chocolate shake because that sounds gross to me.
Green chocolate sounds fun and interesting.
Humor me, will you?
Also, please don't tell my kid.
Anyway. I had a taste and I have to say it's not bad.
It's chocolatey and creamy.
Jake drank the whole thing
...and I was happy one happy mama
because with a whole cup of spinach, almond milk, and peanut butter
a serving of this shake is giving him what he some of needs to have a more balanced nutrition.
Here's the recipe. It makes about 4 servings.
1 ½ c milk
½ c almond milk
1 c chopped spinach
1 tbsp peanut butter
2 tsp cocoa powder, unsweetened
1 frozen chopped banana
Throw it all together into a blender and liquefy until smooth.