This is a simple, quick, and delicious way to boost nutrients and calories. It also makes a pretty good ice-creamish option.
Drinking is often easier than drinking for fussy eaters so branching out may not be quite as challenging too.
Recipe – chocolate smoothie
1 ripe banana
¼ cup of cream (optional but does make it more ice-cream-like – also boosts calories)
1 cup plain yoghurt (I used full fat Greek)
1 heaped dessert spoon of cocoa powder
1 heaped tsp molasses (optional but gives a caramel flavour and nutrient boost)
Put all the ingredients in a food processor or blender and whiz until smooth (I use my stick blender)
Serve as is or freeze for 2-4 hours to create more of an ice-cream type option
Judith, MA Cantab (Cambridge University), Post Grad Dip Psychology (Massey University), is an AOTA accredited picky eating advisor and internationally certified nutritional therapist. She works with 100+ families every year resolving fussy eating and returning pleasure and joy to the meal table.
She is also mum to two boys and the author of Creating Confident Eaters and Winner Winner I Eat Dinner. Her dream is that every child is able to approach food from a place of safety and joy, not fear.
Learn more about Judith here: https://theconfidenteater.com/about/