Kids smoothies are easy to make, full of nutrition and make an adequate ‘snack’ that can be fun to make for a family activity. They can be made quickly using fruit and vegetables blended with low fat yogurt (dairy or non-dairy) or mixed with (what Heidi recommends) “kefir”. Kefir is a healthy, fermented food with a consistency comparable to drinkable yogurt. This product is traditionally made from dairy milk, but plenty of non-dairy options are available. Studies suggest that Kefir boosts your immune system, aids in digestive problems and improves bone health. Kefir is available from any Tesco outlet.
Kefir acts as an intense probiotic which means it is vital for ‘gut health’! We need probiotics due to our compromised immune systems due to junk eating and over use of antibiotics. It also helps eliminate food cravings! How many times do we hear kids say they need ‘sugar’ foods? Kefir contains vital nutrients Vitamin B12, phosphorus, Vitamin K2, biotin and folate. Kefir is a great way to get extra protein in your diet without extra calories. A 175 gram serving contains around 6 grams.
Why is gut health so important these days. If we look to the health experts ‘The Happy Pear’ Brothers say it all in there ‘Happy Gut Course’
It is indeed one of the most popular and talked about diet in the world today and here is why…….
In simple terms gut health is vital! We store all our emotions and troubles in our gut – the centre of ‘emotions’. Common symptoms of stress and anxiety is bloating and constipation or lack of appetite, so this is the region we need to ‘feed’ and nourish adequately. During COVID-19 we need to re-boot our health and pay attention to our eating habits and make sure we and our children are getting the right ‘source’ of foods in a balanced lifestyle. To beat the ‘blues’ during the Winter months we need time to work on our gut, feed our emotions harmoniously and pass these delicious kid friendly recipes on to our children.
“Kids need to learn the health benefits of ‘food’. They need to be educated in nutrition and they need to know the ‘why’ we eat what we are eating and the correct balance need for physical and mental health” ( Heidi )
Welcome to FitKidz Nutrition. Healthy recipes for all our children