I followed through on my plan to talk nutritional supplements with my ND. I also needed her to look at the growing list of vaccinations Shea has missed. I haven't done any since his 3rd year check up. The school nurse "reminded" me and sent me a list. It was another good reason to go talk with her. We have planned a schedule to update them gradually.
So on to my Mr. picky eater!
Because Shea won't eat much fruit or veggies, she is concerned about B vitamins. She did say that him eating cheese was fine. And, she was literally thrilled that he was getting Hemp Milk every day.
She suggested smoothies. Well, as you may know, I am the smoothy queen and have tried. Oh believe me, I have tried but to no avail.
If it looks like fruit, he won't eat it. I know, very weird.
So a light bulb went off over my head while I was there.
"What if I call it a milkshake? And poor chocolate syrup all over it?"
"Sure. Whatever it takes!" She also said if I could get him to do some sort of berry that would be great. They are full of all sorts of Bioflavonoids.
So, I got some vanilla ice cream, some berries and made a milkshake to great success.
What did I put in it?
Shea's Magic Milkshake
1 cup Hemp or Rice Milk
1/3 cup plain yogurt
1 cup vanilla ice cream
Handful of berries (strawberries, Raspberries or Blackberries)
1 drop Vit. D emulsion (2000 IU)
1 chewable B12 (crushed up)
1 tsp. liquid Zinc
Place in blender. Block the view of blender as berries, banana, yogurt and supplements are put in. Blend very, very well. Berries need to be completely pulverized or suspicion sets in.
Does he drink it all? No. But makes a good dent and then I pour the rest into those "make your own Popsicle" holders and they make surprisingly good fudge pops! Even Molly likes them.
He doesn't quite get why he is so lucky to be able to have milk shakes all the time now. As an after school snack is a good time for it.
Wish us luck!