This is a blog dedicated to parents with little ones you want to nourish and keep them healthy. Keep reading for raw food smoothies especially suited to babies and little people. We will also provide a breakdown of the nutrients so you will know they are getting the goodness they need to grow up strong and healthy.
Babies will love to explore colour, texture and taste. Consider introducing a wide variety when starting on solid food. Green seems to be the main issue so think about bringing a positive vibe when preparing green foods. Green foods are vital for providing growing bodies with energy direct from mother nature. It is only TV and peers that prevent greens from being a loved food colour.
Using ice in these recipes will help break down the fibre. However all baby and toddler food is best served slightly warm as it will be comforting and reassuring to your child.
If you have a Thermomix you can also very easily warm the smoothie to 37 degrees, keeping it raw but warm and comforting for your little person to enjoy. If you don’t have a Thermomix all of these recipes can be slightly warmed on your stove top. Don’t overcook as you will lose all the enzymes and some of the dense nutrients.
Avoid any food additives
Any animal product high in vitamin A
White, refined sugar
Fructose (not fruit sugar as it is falsely called, it is made from corn starch by microbes)
Potato, deficient in nutrients and packed with starch which can cause tummy trouble
Corn, very often genetically manipulated and low in nutrients
Soy, even organic non GMO, mimics estragon (female hormone) in the body can cause a harmful hormone imbalance, so try rice milk
Nuts, mycotoxins and risk of inhaling
What if you make too much baby smoothies or food?
We believe fresh is always best, but for busy parents it is easy to run out of time to prepare fresh each day. A good idea is to make large batches and freeze small portions in tiny pots or ice cube trays. Then they are ready for trips out and about, defrosting and warming up. You can also make left overs into iced lollies or ice blocks for older siblings.
Here are a few recipes for you to try. We would love to get your feedback on what works, what your favourite baby food recipes are and what your children enjoy the most.
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What is The famous Passion 4 Juice Master recipe?
Passion 4 Juice designed and made this recipe in conjunction with Jason Vale – the Juice Master at the Fresh Festival.
He loves this recipe so much and loves what we do, so it now features in all of his best selling books.
Why this is good for you - direct from Jason Vale himself...
'This is a beautifully smooth and creamy smoothie because of the yogurt that goes into it. The bananas provide an incredible source of slow-release energy, as well as being rich in potassium. This helps promote muscle and nerve function as well as controlling blood pressure.Iron is one of the most common mineral deficiencies found in humans. This fantastic smoothie has an abundance of it, thanks to the spirulina. It is also rich in magnesium and trace minerals, as well as being one of the highest natural sources of B12'.
You can watch Jason Vale make this recipe here. Jason Vale
I have recently given up BOOZE and thought I would share with you some of my reasons. Perhaps you have some of these symptoms. Some symptoms are whispered to me when I first wake in the morning. Some are my body shouting at me! Do you have similar symptoms?
Here is my list:
Now none of these symptoms are debilitating, they are just lurking in the background. But I know that every single one of them go away when I do a 4 month cleanse or protocol that eliminates anything that causes inflammation – these are all symptoms of inflammation. Alcohol is a significant cause of inflammation.
What are your symptoms?
What are your reasons?