Sweet, nutritious and dirt cheap in autumn and winter, apples make a yummy and nutritious snack for your toddler. When you blend apples into a homemade smoothie, you get the cold, thirst-quenching goodness of apple juice without all that extra sugar -- and with the protein and calcium of milk to boot! With a blender and a little creativity, you can make your 2-year-old a fresh apple smoothie in your own kitchen.
Peel the apple if you like. While the skin holds most of the apple's nutrients, it may also hold pesticides if the apple isn't organic -- and the grainy red flecks of peel that will stay in the smoothie no matter how much you blend it may look yucky to your 2-year-old.
Core and dice the apple. Freeze it before blending if you want to give the smoothie an icy taste and texture.
Combine the apple, milk and spices in a blender and blend until smooth. Add the frozen yogurt or ice cream and blend until smooth again.
Pour the smoothie into a glass. If you'd like a prettier presentation, dust the top with a little extra cinnamon or apple-pie spice.