Butternut squash is such a versatile veggie! And one of our favorite ways to enjoy it, is in this Cinnamon Butternut Squash Smoothie.
OK guys, I have a confession to make.
My toddler has been SO PICKY lately! What happened to my kid that would try anything that was offered to her? Or would happily enjoy my green monster fritters? Or would eat every last bite of my veggie packed soups?
Today she likes pasta. Tomorrow hates it. Today she is anti eggs. Tomorrow she is anti cheese. The next day she is totally into chicken, and of course the next, chicken is gross.
From what I read this is really normal. But SO frustrating! Especially after all the effort of making her different foods from scratch.
But instead of getting sad about my current picky selective eater, I’ve chosen to keep getting creative and trying to feed her veggies in different ways.
Luckily my picky tot will still drink her morning smoothies and currently loves this one!
The reason she loves this smoothie in particular is because it tastes like a creamy milkshake! I love it because it’s an easy way to get my kid to eat butternut squash and cauliflower. Win win!
Since this smoothie calls for butternut squash puree, I normally roast a whole squash in the oven and then separate it out into ½ cup portions in freezer baggies and freeze them. This speeds up the smoothie making process every morning. All I do is throw the ingredients into the blender and ask my toddler to press the button.
When I make this smoothie, I make a big batch for the 3 of us, because we all love it. Personally I feel like it’s an awesome seasonal addition to breakfast.
For the time being, I will keep breathing through the every changing food likes and dislikes of my toddler. But at least I feel good knowing she is getting lots of good squash and cauliflower in her breakfast drink.