After reading two brilliant articles on the human relationship with food, I began to start thinking myself. Why is it that many of us – as individuals and as parents – are caught up in a sticky (and tricky) situation? We want to feel well, we want to look well, but we don’t make choices that align with our wants. So, when one of the two articles suggested that we ask our children (and ourselves) “who’s your mama” before consuming a snack, I considered how easy it could be to rearrange an unhealthful relationship. Nine out of ten times, I can say that I make good choices. But, as a creature of habit that has become easy for me. It isn’t so easy with most beings – in particular the little ones targeted by the media.
Below is a quick and easy recipe that will provide great food-for-thought (for you and/or your wee ones). Take a moment and think about where each ingredient comes from – hint: the answer won’t be a factory!
Who’s Your Mama Smoothie
- 4 dried figs, prunes, or dates
- 1 ripe banana
- 6 oz. raw almond or cashew milk (while this could be made in a factory, it’s just as easy to make it at home!)
- 1 tbs chia seeds (what are chia seeds?)
- 1 tbs peanut butter
- 1 tbs raw cacao
Blend with ice (optional) until smooth, and enjoy!
Reflection: Do any of these ingredients not come from a tree?
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