Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Alien Gut Smoothie- Yummy!

Part of our quest to battle the ADHD monster, is eating well. Yes, I know what you're thinking, "My kids eats only chicken nuggets and soda. How am I going to get him to eat well without the use of a straight jacket and a vice?" It can be done. Kids will eventually break down and eat what is offered to them, when they get hungry enough. Until then, they will not starve while fasting in protest of health food. There is a way, however, to make food more enticing. This little concoction was created with Daniel's input, to make him feel like he has control over his food choices (even though the control is very limited.) There are a few key ingredients that I add to this smoothie, that are known to balance out the body's digestive tract and help create greater health:

I buy this at the grocery store, in the dairy aisle. Here is an excerpt from the website:
"Research has shown that you can keep your digestive system in good health by eating a balanced diet and consuming products which contain Yakult’s beneficial bacteria strain, Lactobacillus casei strain Shirota.
Lactobacillus casei strain Shirota reaches the intestines alive and produces lactic acid, a substance which promotes regularity through intestinal balance.
"Yakult" is a quality source of Lactobacillus casei strain Shirota. In fact, each bottle of "Yakult" contains over 8 billion of them to help keep you regular.
However, along with the daily consumption of one bottle of "Yakult" recommended by company founder Dr. Shirota, be sure to drink plenty of fluids and observe a diet that is rich in fiber."

Then, I add "Green Machine" from the Naked Juice line of drinks:

Green Machine provides the following:
apples, bananas, pineapple, mango, kiwi, broccoli, spirulena, spinach, blue green algae and garlic.

Sounds gross... tastes awesome! I mix in one whole banana for added flavor and consistency and a bottle of Yakult. Add ice and any other fruit your child likes, then blend. Daniel named it Alien Gut Smoothie because of the green color. Try it out with your kids and let them name the drink. Just be sure not to let them read the ingredient list!


okamador said...

Kadi that sounds really good! Try frozen berry blend (cherries, strawberries, blackberries and blueberries) from Trader Joes blended with almond milk (no dairy!) and bananas, I add protein and phsyllum husk too!

Kadi said...

ohhh, that sounds yummy! Daniel loves berries and almonds!

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