Today’s recipe is by my friend Vanessa whose son Finn is only days apart from Hannah. This is a super-toddler-friendly idea, and I can’t wait to try it out!
Today I invented the Fruicchini Smoothie (husband Joel came up with the name). In order to get a bit more than just fruit sugars, I decided to go to my handy-dandy grated zucchini.
This is your basic fruit smoothie, and I throw in whatever fruit we have in the house. Today’s selection was the following:
- 2 clementines
- 1/2 bag of frozen smoothie fruit: strawberries, pineapple, mango
- 1/2 cup orange juice (or enough to make the smoothie thin without being too thin – I don’t actually measure anything when I make smoothies).
To this I added:
- 1/4 of zucchini grated
Blend until smooth.
This is quite delicious. Finn actually stole Joel’s glass, so Joel didn’t get any. He didn’t seem too heartbroken over that, though. I think you could do this with any fruit combination really – would probably go really well with berries. Well, darn, now Finn has stolen mine, too. Sigh. But at least he’s getting veggies!
I changed it up recently and instead of grating, I just chopped some zucchini and yellow squash and added it. This change made it a bit smoother, so that would be the one improvement to this recipe :)