The first is the green drink...behold!
I am sure at this point you are thinking, "what is a green drink, and do I even want to know what makes it green?" I'll go ahead and answer that for you. A green drink is basically a smoothie with greens (in our case, organic spinach) added for an extra boost and a lovely color (not really, it is just for the health benefit).
Both Lucy and Ben really like the green drink. And who could blame them, you can't even taste the spinach and smoothies are always yummy. And speaking of this yumminess, here is the basic recipe I use:
2 bananas (frozen or not, lately mine have been fresh)
8 strawberries (again, frozen or not, lately mine have been fresh)
1/2 to 1 cup rice milk (or juice of your choice, I just happen to have this on hand)
2 T flax seeds
2 cups raw, organic spinach
Blend until smooth and enjoy!
The second thing is broccoli. Weird, I know. Lucy's name is so appropriate for her...she is just a funny little girl. Nathan can barely force himself to eat steamed broccoli, while Lucy will continue to eat it and ask for more until she is stuffed. I am not sure why she finds these little florets so delightful, but I'll take it! Again, food is a constant battle in our home, so I am trying more and more to get the healthy stuff she'll eat into her whenever I can.
I should add that Ben hates broccoli. He loves the split pea soup and green drink like Lucy, but just will not tolerate broccoli. I think the boy would live on goldfish crackers and breastmilk alone if I let him.