Hide the Veggies!

My kids used to eat everything. They used to not be picky eaters. They used to be the best eaters in the whole wide world. Their grandparents would brag about how they would eat whatever was put in front of them.

Until last month. *cue tears*

Birdie now refuses to eat vegetables. Any of them. All of them. I don’t know why. They used to be her favorite thing to eat. Now I have to bribe her in some way, just to eat two peas. It makes me so sad. Tot isn’t quite there yet, but he’s starting to throw green items because Birdie causes such a stink.


We are huge on smoothies though. We frequent our local Smoothie King and their latest and greatest are smoothies with VEGETABLES. I know that’s not exactly new, but, get this… The kids LOVE them.

They have:

  • Veggie Avocado Pineapple
  • Apple Kiwi Kale
  • Berry Carrot Dream
  • Carrot Kale Dream

They sound delicious, don’t they? We frequent enough to be a part of their loyalty club/app — you should check it out. You’ll get your first smoothie for $2.99 – which is a great deal.

They also have an Earth Day (4/22) sweepstakes going on. Tag your Earth Day service photos on Twitter or Instagram (@smoothieking) to be entered to win one of four $25 Smoothie King gift cards. It starts on 4/19 and they will announce winners on the 25th. Join in! We are.

  • I love this idea! They sound tasty too!

  • Dana Brillante-Peller

    Smoothies are a great way to get fruits and veggies eaten – I agree!

  • Excellent combination for vegetable smoothies. I would also like it 🙂

  • Nothing wrong with sneaking in some veggies. Those smoothies sound great!

  • Jessie

    Great idea! Smoothies are awesome. 🙂

  • Ruthie Ridley

    Sneaking in veggies is the best! These smoothies sound great!

  • Jenn @ HomebyJenn

    I think all kids go through that stage. They do make their way back. We sure do love our smoothies. I don’t have a Smoothie King near us but, we do make them at home ever morning! Thanks for sharing and I hope your kids start liking veggies again soon 🙂

  • I love sneaking veggies into my smoothies! You can’t taste them at all and you get to enjoy a delicious smoothie at the same time.

  • Kari Jonard

    I feel like sometimes as adults we need the veggies to be hidden too 😉

  • Anita

    I’m having a hard time with getting my daughter to eat her veggies too -these smoothies are a great idea!

  • I love this concept and have been following it for years. For myself. Whether it comes to soups, stews or sauces, there are more veggies packed into the recipe than appears!