Holy deliciousness! I was at the health food store and there was a
plethora of fresh pineapple and papaya to be had. I knew Kenya would love the
flavor of both fruits, but I wasn't sure if he would jump at the chance to eat it in
pieces. One trick I've learned is that if I include Kenya in the
cooking process, whether it's just letting him push a button or asking him to stir whatever I'm mixing, he ultimately wants to try
whatever I make because he feels like he's making it, too. And smoothies are a great way to get kids to eat fruit
and yogurt without having to twist their arms.
Papayas and pineapples are both high in Vitamin C as well as containing enzymes that help break down protein in the body, thereby aiding digestion.
Just one taste of this luscious smoothie and Kenya was hooked. I filled up his sippy cup and moments later he was back for seconds.
We used these to make this recipe_
Tropical Smoothie (Makes 8 Baby or 4 Toddler Servings)
- 1 Cup Pineapple, chopped
- 1 Cup Papaya, chopped
- 1/4 Cup Whole Milk Yogurt
1. Place the ingredients in a food processor or blender and puree until smooth.
2. Serve in a glass, bowl or sippy cup