You know what I never knew existed? Vegetable smoothies.
You know what I'm amazed by? The fact that they taste good.
And you know what's even more awesome than the taste? My child drinks them too.
After all, this was the reason behind my most recent google search term: force vegetables down my child's throat any way possible.
Okay, maybe that wasn't my search term. But it was "vegetable fruit smoothie." It was the "talk" all over the social media. And we all know that the social media is full of brilliant ideas, right?
Well this one was just that. Brilliant.
Problem is... I didn't own a blender. Problem solved: I went out and purchased a blender.
Now. Being the cheap-o that I am when it comes to stuff that I don't know anything about, I purchase the not the cheapest but definitely close to it blender. The one the husband definitely insisted on me not buying. Oh husbands, what do they know anyway?
Well friends, food for thought... spend the extra money.
Anyway, it does its job. I follow the recipe to a T. Ha. Lies. I twirk it a little bit, as I do with just about every recipe I run across. Grapes. Banana. Apple. Spinach. Carrots. Vanilla Yogurt.
Then I have Andrew mess around with it [since it wasn't working for me by pressing the blend button]. Turns out, he had to shake it to make it work. Again, reminder, spend the extra money.
And then we taste out the product. Yum. Yum. Yum. Lick those lips, yum.
And then we give it to the little person standing next to us, wondering... moment of truth... will this work?
She scarfed down that smoothie quicker than speed.
I'm pretty sure she licked her lips afterwards. Yes. Pretty sure.
So? Moral of the story?
1. Spend money on a quality smoothie. 2. Look up some great recipes. 3. And pour that stuff down your child's throat.
Or your throat.
Or the dogs.
We all could use some nasty vegetables hidden by the delicious taste of fruit in our lives.