Yes you read that correctly – chocolate pudding with hidden vegetables. For those days when you feel the dreaded mum-guilt that your little eaters haven’t had their 5 a day.
I have this thing where I cannot help but add extra portions of veg, specifically spinach, at every opportunity. I think I am obsessed with spinach. I don’t know if its Popeye’s influence or the long long list of nutrients it has, but I love it.
(Spinach is high in niacin and zinc, protein, fiber, vitamins A, C, E and K, thiamin, vitamin B6, folate, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, copper, and manganese – quite the list.)
You can trial different quantities of each ingredient to suit your taste and even add a little agave syrup if you really have a sweeter tooth.
There are mixed views on the concept of hiding vegetables – but for me, as long as you are offering a variety of vegetables in their usual form, then sneaking in extra portions can only be a good thing. Especially if you little eater is going through a fussy stage and won’t eat any of the beautiful vegetables you present to them. If they can sense your “hopeful-that-you’re-going-to-eat-your-veg” face from a mile off, then try this pudding aswell as naked veg. At least get in some veg until the fussy stage passes.
Just plonk it all in the nutribullet or blender. Here is my recipe:
- Frozen Banana
- Fresh Spinach
- Cocoa powder
- Coconut milk
- Medjool Dates
- You could also add chai seeds, almonds, peanut butter, even carrot etc
Puddings like this used to be a messy business but with the Matojo Suckerbib, my little eater can just get stuck in.
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