It’s official. My tiny, new-born baby girl has turned into toddler.

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Gone are the days of my six-month-old chub-monster who ate everything I set in front of her because she didn’t know any better.

She knows better now, and she’ll tell you about it. Alllll about it.

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Luckily, she’s still a great eater. She will take down a 16 oz tub of hummus in five minutes flat. She adores raw tomatoes. She likes sprouts, chickpeas, green beans, kale chips, and every fruit imaginable.

But there are days when she will only eat cheese and blueberries.

There are days when she toddles over to the pantry and says the word cracker more times than I can count.

There are days when she demands ground bison and will entertain no other foods. True story.

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That’s all good and fine. She can eat as much ground bison as she wants – it doesn’t bother me a bit. Except when it’s 7am and she won’t stop saying cracker (and she’s already eaten three) and I can see that look in her eye that she would flip for some ground meat, but the last thing on God’s green earth that I want to do is thaw and brown some bison for breakfast.

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So, we go for the smoothie. With a straw.

Straws for the win. Always.

Toddler Smoothie

  • 5-6 small strawberries
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 handful spinach
  • 3-4 mint leaves
  • 1/2 c oats
  • 1/2 c cherry juice
  • 1/2 c water
  • handful of ice cubes

Put all ingredients into a blender and mix on high until everything is incorporated. I realize the color is putrid, but I promise you, the taste is not. Adrienne says so.

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Now if only there was an easy solution this easy for teeth brushing. (No, seriously…I need some advice. Girl has 10 teeth and refuses to have anything to do with a toothbrush. Heeeelp!)

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