That’s me! I’m a cheaty little chef. Well, I’m still a little bigger than I’d like to be this long after BIRTHING Rascal. But, in good time. In good time. In any case, I’m definitely a cheaty chef. I sneak as much as I can into my children’s food without them knowing it — because they are truly picky eaters, and I am truly obsessive compulsive when it comes to their diets. I am MISERABLE knowing my children aren’t getting EVERYTHING they need EVERY DAY. And, I do whatever I can to avoid the misery by being CHEATY.

Today, I share with you my easiest, yummiest, cheatiest method of getting SPINACH and other good stuff into my children’s diets…. And, hey! This is not limited to children, of course. Husbands, boyfriends, girlfriends, CATS, grandmas — name a loved one — and YOU will love it, too!


Looks good, right? You’d never KNOW there was spinach in there! Now, really, anything goes here. But, the ingredients that follow worked really well. And, the combination of spinach and blueberries is ideal (iron and vitamin C should be ingested together for optimal absorption). The ground nuts provide much-coveted omega 3 fatty acids, an itty-bitty crunch, and a tasty nuttiness — because I’m nutty like that…. Check it:

(Serves 4)

Oh gosh. The amounts of everything really vary…. You have to use your intuition. I’ll try to gage it here….

1 cup yogurt (soy, if you’re vegan like me)
1/2 cup frozen spinach
1 cup frozen blueberries
1 oz (2 tbsp) ground almonds/walnuts (if you don’t have a coffee grinder for grinding nuts and seeds, get one! I use mine all the time. They’re small and inexpensive.)


Place all of the ingredients in the blender or food processor and BLEND! If it won’t blend, just add more yogurt. The monkey’s loved it.

My little monkeys ate spinach, Gorgeouses. They actually ate spinach! AND, Rascal’s constipation has been MUCH better thanks to the blueberries, spinach, AND nuts! Sweet.

ENJOY! And, let us know what you think!