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Innocent smoothies

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Echocave Wed 29-May-13 18:18:55

Ok this is hardly a major issue but could I just ask if you think it's ok to give a 19 month old innocent smoothies?
She has yoghurt etc a few times a week for lunch or tea but so far only drinks water and milk. I'm trying to avoid major sugar all the time as my eating habits are dodgy to say the least.
Thank you!

ilovepowerhoop Wed 29-May-13 20:29:05

I dont give them to my children as I dont really like smoothies myself. I wouldnt go out of my way to buy them either as they are expensive and full of sugar (even if it is natural sugar).

Chislemum Fri 31-May-13 11:16:26

I love them (yum, yum) but to be honest, I treat them as sweeties for myself as I fear they might not be too healthy, really.

Once my little one (almost 10 m) is older, he can have a bit as a treat, but I do think it is a drink but more of a meal....

notso Fri 31-May-13 11:31:36

I give them to all my DC (12, 8, 2 and 13 months) but treat them as a snack.
I don't like them because they all taste like banana but DH and DC love them.

CajaDeLaMemoria Fri 31-May-13 11:35:37

The sugar amount is big. It's being slowly increased now that they are owned by coke, too. That's why the original founders have stepped away.

leedy Fri 31-May-13 22:58:43

I don't see how the sugar amount could be increased - I mean, they're chock full of sugar (like any juice), but it's fructose from the fruit, they don't add anything.

TheSkiingGardener Fri 31-May-13 23:03:31

It's just fruit. My DS has them as a dink with a meal and loves them.

Yes, they are high in sugar, because they are pure fruit!

Kelbells Mon 03-Jun-13 19:59:23

Have you tried making your own? I blend frozen fruit with a bit of banana and milk/yoghurt... Dead easy and cheaper too! smile

specialsubject Mon 03-Jun-13 21:20:51

they are anything but innocent, you might as well give coca cola. Over 10% sugar and gives 29% of an ADULT daily sugar intake.

fruit is good but too much means too much sugar. No wonder kids like them.

smoothies are rather a waste of good fruit.

woopsidaisy Sun 09-Jun-13 23:24:07

DSs have them sometimes with breakfast. If DS3 (9mo) spots them he is straight over begging. The big boys leave some in the carton for him- and he sucks on the straw happy as Larry!
As an occasional thing I think fine. DS 1 loves all fruit, I figure it is ok? DS3 seems very keen in fruit too.

Cupcakemummy85 Fri 14-Jun-13 19:28:08

I let my dd1 have them for a while (she is now 23 months old). It's no different from giving your child a load of fruit to eat and smoothies are better than juices because it keeps all the fibre from the fruit and the vitamins. I wouldn't worry about smoothies. Perhaps the only reason my dd now doesn't have innocent ones is because they r so expensive and she likes to pick out which fruit she wants in our smoothies. It's a great accompaniment with toast etc for breakfast smile

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