This post was sponsored by Kidz Shakes but all endorsements and opinions are genuine and original.
This post kicks off my New Years resolution series titled "Clean Body, Clean Home". My husband and I are determined to be healthier and live healthier this year than we were in 2016. The first thing we decided to tackle was our intake of vitamins and nutritional supplements.
I told my friend the other day that she "hands down 100% destroys me in the toddler food game". Her daughter eats tons of fruits and vegetables and rarely anything processed. We have gotten too lazy with Oliver and lax about giving him chips, cookies, frozen nuggets, etc. I want to make sure Oliver is getting his daily nutritional needs, but his love of chocolate and our busy schedule has been derailing my efforts. I know that I'm never going to be the mom that makes everything organic and homemade, so I'm aiming for a balance.
Here are two things I am going to do different this year to make sure Oliver is getting all of the nutrition that he needs:
The first thing we are incorporating into our routine is a daily smoothie. All three of us drink a smoothie at breakfast and occasionally for a snack as well. I'm really surprised by how much everyone likes them! The one I made this morning (pictured above) was 2 cups of frozen peaches, 2 bananas, a cup of kale, a cup of milk, 3 T. of orange cream shake powder from Kidz Shake and a tsp. of their multivitamin sprinkles.
Oliver looovveed it! It makes me feel so much better knowing he started off the day with a good dose of greens, fruits, and healthy proteins.
We have made a few different combinations now. Strawberries, banana, mango, kale, peanut butter, milk, and strawberry Kidz Shake powder is a personal favorite. We have been using these smoothies as a breakfast meal replacement for two weeks now and feel fantastic.
I just can't say enough good about the Kidz Shake nutrition supplement powder. 7 essential minerals and vitamins, organic protein, fiber, probiotics, no added sugar, and all without having to beg Oliver to eat it. Is it weird if I start ordering them for my friend's kid's birthday presents?! But honestly, if you are serious about adding more nutrition into your kids diet, you should purchases one of their starter tubs. You can even add some powder to your child's milk for a quick morning supplement.
The other thing we started doing consistently is vitamins. Oliver begs for his vitamins in the morning (and about 12 other times during the day) and we fight over who gets to give them to him! We were taking the Smarty Pants vitamins which I've talked about before, but I recently switched to the Olly brand. I take their hair, skin and nails daily vitamin and Oliver takes the Kids Super Food Multivitamin. But I seriously want to try all of them.
I'm still going to keep Chick Fil-A in business and make pancakes for Oliver's dinner occasionally, but adding these items daily to my little man's life has given me such peace of mind about his health and wellness.
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I am 25 years old with a 2 year old son and a wicked handsome husband living in Birmingham, Alabama.