Kale Orange Banana Smoothie
2 c Kale chopped
1 banana (frozen optional)
1 orange peeled
1 tsp fresh grated ginger (optional)
6 oz water
Kale strawberry banana smoothie
2 c chopped Kale
1 frozen banana
1 c frozen strawberries
6 oz water
After I nursed the boys, I could still feel that my ducts were all plugged up. It was excruciating. The following day I felt achy and it continued to get worse. I thought I was coming down with a flu. By that evening I had a fever of over 101! I had full blown Mastitis. My bones ached! I was shaking! It was miserable. The following day I was able to pump a total of 2 oz during a nursing. I tried to nurse and my milk never let down. I had a pumping weekend and was able to build my milk supply back up, but it never was the same. I had to work so hard to maintain it. With introducing solids, battling Mastitis, it was a losing battle. Around 9 months I had to make a choice, do I pump after every feeding again and in between or play with my boys who are only going to be this age once. I probably would have breastfed them until they were two if I was able and if they wanted it. That's how much I loved it and how pro breastfeeding I am.
So, my thought process was, if I can't produce the best, I can make the best for them. I want to instill a healthy palate and eating habits and prevent (as much as possible) picky toddlers. So far so good! Rocco and Maximus LOVE fruits and LOVE vegetables. They eat a variety of proteins (no chicken fingers! no fish sticks!), and whole grains (wonder bread who?).
The picture of the three smoothies one of their new daily snacks (and mine!). They haven't mastered the straws yet, but we are working on it. They both polished those smoothies off and loved 'em! I also love those straw cups (playtex) because they allow me to help squeeze up the contents until they figure it out.