Sometimes I wonder if other people get as much pleasure as I do from seeing their children eat healthy food. There is just something so reassuring about it, knowing that vitamins and nutrients are being flooded through their growing bodies.
Luckily, on these hot, summer August days, smoothies are a big hit in my home. My ‘go to’ smoothie for my kids contains almond milk, some frozen or fresh berries, and a bit of raw honey. Berries are high in fiber, potassium, and vitamins A and C. My kids love the taste and I love the nutrition.
Just recently I decided to take a chance by adding one more ingredient to their smoothies, hoping they wouldn’t notice.
Before my health journey began about 3 years ago, I thought vegans were coo-coo. Tofu? Only for vegetarians. Matcha tea? A drink for hippity dippities.
I realize now that I had a bad case of Healthy Eating Intimidation-itis.
Have you heard of it? You know, when something sounds like it can only be found in a health food store, you automatically assume it’s not for you?
I have been a relatively healthy eater my whole life. But even so…healthy eating intimidation-itis was pervasive. Tofu? Tempeh? Fish oil? Intermittent fasting? What the what??
But as a recovering Healthy Eating Intimidation-aholic, I am here to tell you that it is very simple to overcome this condition.