Now, for our morning routine. Shortly after Presley awakens, she is given her Naturethroid crushed with a small amount of applesauce. This is more effective when given alone, so we wait a minimum of 30-45 minutes before giving anything else. This is the time I spend preparing everything.
We began introducing smoothies to Presley as soon as she stopped breastfeeding. It helped naturally thicken the liquids, so she has never had to use a thickener. This made it easier to get vitamins in without a fuss.
Coconut or almond milk
avocado - 1/2 - this makes it very creamy, rich, and thick
carrot - 1 sm - med, sometimes I use the small baby carrots if store was out
cilantro, spinach, or kale - keeping it a variety
mixed berries - strawberries, blackberries, raspberries
bee pollen 1/4 tsp - contains 22 amino acids
aloe vera - 1 tsp - for constipation
coconut oil - 1 Tbsp - healthy fat
local, raw honey - 1 Tbsp
flax oil - 1/4 - 1/2 tsp
black cumin oil - splash - adult dose is 1 tsp
almond butter - 1 Tbsp
elderberry syrup - 1 Tbsp, immune modulator, homemade
royal jelly - 1/2 tsp
cinnamon - dash
I also put her vitamins in: probiotics, vitamin C, vitamin D, acetyl L carnitine, PC, vitamin E, ECGC, leucovorin, circumin w/resveratrol, fish oil, and magnesium. I personally use the Seeking Health brand for supplements.
When I have these on hand, I like to add goji berries and thermos cereal.
Everything gets mixed together in the Nutribullet. I have used this one for 3 years many times a day and it still works great.
It took awhile to convert from plastic cups, but we now use glass jars with stainless steel tops and straws. This obviously fills Presley up for awhile, so I also prepare Payton a snack until breakfast is officially made.
Payton's morning snack:
Organic, dark chocolate (80% cacao) - 1-2 pieces (it isn't a reward or treat, it is just part of her morning routine)
Fresh fruit: apple, orange, grapes, kiwi, banana, or strawberries
local, raw honey
vitamin C powder
chia seeds - 2 tsp - let sit in refrig and it will thicken it
Payton will drink one of these: kefir, milk, herbal tea, or komboucha
An hour or so after this, the girls are given two eggs (from local farm) fried using coconut oil in a stainless steel pan and sprinkled with powdered garlic. Afterwards, I use a homemade spice consisting of turmeric, Himalayan salt, paprika, garlic, onion, and pepper that is similar to Lawry's seasoning salt.
In the meanwhile, I also enjoy a coconut milk smoothie with almond butter, berries, carrots, cilantro, kale, spinach, coconut oil, chia seeds, avocado, pure greens powder, and collagen powder. aloe vera, and flax oil. If we only took care of ourselves as well as we do our children.......
Yes, I am a stay at home (retired military) mom and have the privilege of being able to do this each morning. Tricia will be posting soon from a working mom's perspective of how they get nutrients into during their morning routine.
Please let me what ideas you have to help keep your kids healthy.