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Old 09-03-2008, 06:41 PM   #1
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DS(3) has suddenly turned into a terrible eater. He's a skinny kid to start with, but he's getting thinner! I hate pediasure, but that's really what he needs. Does anyone have any recipes for a yummy, healthy drink that a three year old would like? Something similar to pediasure, that would give him much needed nutrition? FWIW, he loves the yobaby drinkable yogurt. If only there were something I could mix in with it.......

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Old 09-03-2008, 07:26 PM   #2
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I'd mix in some organic coconut milk, and some hemp milk.
Will he drink a smoothie? You can pack all sorts of nutrition in...different milks, nut butters, oils, liquid/powder supplements, green leafy veggies, etc.
A chilled coconut shake is delicious too...coconut milk, ice, and a fruit of choice, ie. frozen strawberries, frozen mango, fresh avocado. Maybe serve with a straw, or make it fancy or cute with an umbrella and a few chunks of fresh fruit--anything to get him interested.

Also, how about granola/sports type bars, will he eat any of those? Luna bars are tasty. Or you can make your own for a fraction of the cost and add veggies and anything else he needs.

You say he's in to yogurt, could you make frozen yogurt or yogurt popsicles and add some extra goodness to those? There is even high fat coconut yogurt out now made by So Delicious, you could layer some of that into a popsicle. And what about yogurt with granola sprinkled on it?

What are some of the things that he DOES eat? Maybe making various permutations of his favourites, pumped up with extra healthy fats and calories?
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Old 09-04-2008, 09:49 AM   #3
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if he's open to drinking what about a berry or carob/chocolate smoothie with yogurt and a whole avocado? you can't taste or see the avocado with the berry/carob/chocolate cover and it adds 300 nutrient packed calories.
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Old 09-04-2008, 05:47 PM   #4
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dr sears' recipe for school-ade:
SCHOOL-ADE: A BREAKFAST-ON-THE-RUN SMOOTHIE
Here is a Sears family recipe for a smoothie we give our children and ourselves for a quick and nutritious breakfast as they are hurrying off to school and we are rushing off to work.*

3 cups milk or soy beverage
11/2 cups plain nonfat yogurt
1-2 servings Juice Plus+ Complete or similar multinutrient supplement
one frozen banana
1 cup frozen blueberries
1/2 cup each of your favorite fruit, frozen (e.g., organic strawberries, papaya, mango)
2 tbsp. flax oil or 1/2 cup flaxseed meal?
4 ounces tofu
2 tbsp. peanut butter (optional)
Combine all the ingredients and blend until smooth. Serve immediately after blending while the mixture still has a bubbly milkshake-like consistency.

We formulated this recipe based on the principle of "synergy." The nutrients consumed together enhance each other's benefits, so the whole nutritional effect is greater than the sum of its parts. I have prescribed this recipe for several hundred school-children and their parents, and we drink it ourselves four to five mornings a week. It's a powerful performance booster for working parents and school-children.

Because fiber steadies the absorption of carbohydrates and therefore contributes to a steadier blood sugar, we suggest using rich sources of fiber, such as flaxseed meal (i.e. ground flax seeds, containing both the oil and fiber), although flax oil has a more palatable consistency than flaxseed meal. For additional fiber, if you don't mind a grainier texture, add 1 tbsp. or more of oat bran.

This family-size recipe makes four 16-ounce servings (approximately 550 calories per serving). Adjust the recipe to the desired taste and volume. Besides being tasty, it's nutritionally balanced, with each serving containing approximately 25 to 30 grams of protein, 55 to 60 grams of carbohydrates, 8 to 16 grams of fat (mostly healthy omega 3's), and 5 to 10 grams of fiber. Enjoy!

SCHOOL-ADE QUICK

2 cups of milk or soy or rice beverage, or 1 cup milk and 1 cup yogurt
1 serving Juice Plus+ Complete
2 tsp. flax oil
1 small frozen banana, cut up
1/2 cup each of your favorite fruit, frozen (e.g., blueberries strawberries, papaya)
2 ice cubes if fruit is not frozen or if you want a lighter taste
Makes one 20-ounce serving. (approximately 550 calories).
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Old 09-04-2008, 07:21 PM   #5
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Thanks so much mamas!!!!I'll have to get some stuff at the store this weekend and start making some smoothies/shakes!!! He loves smoothies, esp when he gets to help make them. Hopefully I can slip some nutritous stuff in them!!

I forgot about avacados, I'll def. have to stock up on them!!!
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