Update 4.9.2010 -Our story is not featured on Barista Kids, a local website designed to give parenting ideas, tips and advice. We would like to thank its editor Georgette Gilmore for being so kind to spread the word on the benefits of raising children the raw food way. You can read the article here Raw Food Baby.
My 15-month-old son Denzin never seizes to amaze me. He always pulls out some new trick and leaves daddy Mark and I scratching our heads, wondering where he had learned that. Tonight set a new milestone of his development – he ate his first whole organic apple! Mommy was so excited that she took the camera to capture those first bites of fruit…and then vegetable…and then avocado…and Swiss chard.
Round 2 of the pictures features Denzin helping mommy to put away the groceries.
Oh, how proud was I to see my baby boy exploring and tasting organic fresh fruits and veggies. He’s been eating high raw vegan diet since January when our family turned a new leaf and became raw vegan. His favorite raw foods are the green smoothies I make him for breakfast, flavored water kefir, the cucumber dill salad with olive oil, guacamole, sprouted tortilla, raw banana ice cream, my raw chocolates and the fruit & nut bars I make for our family. In place of formula we now give him home-made almond mylk sweetened with stevia.
I supplement him with vegan multivitamin & mineral liquid supplement, as well as vegan DHA drops which are important for proper brain development. In his green smoothies I add some superfoods such as ground flax seeds, hemp seed, bee pollen, maca & lucuma powder, goji berries and sprouts. They offer additional nutritional support for his growing little body.
Raising a baby on the raw food diet has been challenging, I must admit. There have been times when I didn’t know what to prepare for him. I couldn’t rely on jarred baby food anymore. Everything had to be made from scratch. But I kept experimenting and offering my son various dishes and let him pick what he likes. In time he will find his favorites and some day will be asking for them by name “Can I have gween smootie, mommy?” 🙂
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