My son woke up with the sniffles and a cough, so I really wanted to get some healthy, fresh fruit in his body. I blended together fresh-squeezed orange juice, raw milk, blueberries, fresh watermelon and a splash of maple syrup to sweeten. I called it "Super juice!" but he wouldn't even try it. :( I've been making "flavored milk" drinks like this the last few mornings and I really like them. They're not thick like smoothies, but they're creamy, sweet, yummy and healthy.
I was frustrated most of today. My son just isn't coping well without processed foods. Nothing about this has been easy for him and every day is a battle. It's exhausting and disappointing. He ate a bowl of brown rice today, but I had to lie and say it was white rice and it only looked brown because of the soy sauce. I thought this worked well when he asked for a second bowl, but then he said, "This isn't my regular white rice, mom..." and wouldn't eat anymore. Bah! Other than the rice, he ate peanuts, cheese and an apple today. For dinner, he actually ate mashed potatoes (surprising). I just feel like he isn't eating enough and I worry about his growing body. On one hand, I want to see him eat to supply his body with nutrients, but on the other hand, I don't want those nutrients to be artifical and processed. I'm trying to be patient, but it's hard. I just keep praying he comes around and this gets easier!