"Eat your vegetables, they're good for you" ~Mom
No matter how healthy veggies may be for you and your family, unlike my dog Sandy, there are just some big or little people who may not like them. There are ways though to hide vegetables (including broccoli) in yummy strawberry IQed smoothies!
One of my children literally would gag on any vegetables, but that same child loved strawberry banana smoothies. What I noticed is if I threw some broccoli, cauliflower, kale, squash, carrots and other veggies into the smoothie that I made in one of those Nutribullet type high speed blenders same child would drink the whole thing and not notice the veggies. The trick is to start with more fruit and less veggies and gradually decrease the fruit and increase the veggies!
3 Cheers For Frozen Veggies
1. Unless your vegetables are picked fresh from the garden, research has found that frozen is actually better than store bought. This is because frozen veggies are picked at their peak of freshness and then frozen immediately. This video does an excellent job of explaining more about why frozen veggies are better.
Lazy people of the world unite! You can choose a bag of frozen organic mixed vegetables that are pre sliced. Easy to grab a handful of variety each time.
3. No waste! The more varied your tastes of vegetables, if using fresh veggies the more likely some will start to rot prior to you getting to eat them. Nobody likes to throw food away and with frozen vegetables, as long as you are using them it's highly likely you'll use them up prior to any spoiling..
- Some Wyman's strawberries, blueberries, cherries with kale
- Frozen organic mixed veggies of your choice (start with just a few)
- 2 heaping scoops of vanilla or chocolate IQed
- Water to fill line
- Optional half a banana for those who really hate veggies (hides the taste even more)
Blend for about 30 to 60 seconds -"poof" you've got a super healthy complete meal! (with broccoli)
No Need To Hide The Broccoli For My Dog Sandy!
Lisa Geng got her start as a designer, patented inventor,and creator in the fashion, toy, and film industries, but after the early diagnosis of her young children she entered the world of nonprofit, pilot studies, and advocacy. As the mother of two “late talkers,” she is the founder and president of the nonprofit CHERAB Foundation,co-author of the acclaimed book, The Late Talker, (St Martin’s Press 2003), and is instrumental in the development of IQed, a whole food nutrition meal replacement. Lisa currently serves as a parent advocate on an AAN board for vaccines, and is a member of CUE through Cochrane US. Lisa is currently working on a second book, The Late Talker Grows Up and serves as a Late Talkers, Silent Voices executive producer. She lives on the Treasure Coast of Florida.