"Spirulina helps me poop": Raising my babies on a decolonizing diet inspired by Queen Afua

I am teaching Eva Luna some Queen Afua inspired nutrition for her womb-health now. She is 14 months old.

I tell her every morning that kale is the food of the goddess. I tell her that I try to decolonize my womb with raw green smoothies. She doesn’t know what I mean, but she will soon.

I am hoping that she will appreciate the Afrowomanist healing knowledge I give her. Similarly to when Sun was a baby (he is 3 now), I make herbal teas while holding her.  I tell her how gifts like nettles help make breastmilk that is nutrient rich for her and is high in calcium and great for her skin and hair health.

The other day, we bought vegan organic ice cream scoop in San Francisco. After a few tiny spoonfuls, Sun decided to stop eating it. He said, “Mama, I don’t want anymore. I don’t want my teeth to get boo boos (what we call cavities) and fall out.” He then ran away to play at the slide on the playground. I always tell him that if it’s sweet, there is usually sugar in it and we have to be careful not to eat too much ‘sweet’ ( even fruit sweetened things) because it gives us “boo boos” in our teeth. This morning, Sun had his apples and spirulina and my homemade banana hempseed oat bars. He said, “Spirulina helps me poop!”

Eva Luna is drinking a green smoothie made from 3-4 big leaves of dino kale, 1.5 tsp of spirulina, 1 tsp of chlorella, 1 avocado, 1 .5 tsp of maca powder, 1.5 sq inch of fresh ginger, 1-2 tsp of apple cider vinegar, 1 pitted date in about 30 oz of water. I drank most of it, but she drinks about 4 or 5 oz. It is imperative that you add ginger and apple cider vinegar for digestion of raw kale. A lot of people can’t handle the raw kale without a digestive aid.

11 thoughts on “"Spirulina helps me poop": Raising my babies on a decolonizing diet inspired by Queen Afua

  1. First, how cute is your baby girl? Too adorable! Second, gray tip about the ginger and apple cider vinegar. Good information since I make kale smoothie on a regular basis. Re 30 oz water – Do you have an extra large blender or do you make multiple small batches?

  2. Hi Breeze,

    I realize that there is no simple answer, but I was wondering how long do you think a vegan mother should breast feed her child? There’s been so much debate on the subject of breastfeeding that I was interested in your views. Thanks!!

    1. I can’t speak for others, but I just know that I’d breastfeed them until they want to stop and or up to the age of 2.5 or 3. Sun was 2.5 when we stopped, and that’s because it was getting uncomfortable because I was in my third trimester with Eva Luna. Eva Luna is 15 months old and loves nursing. I don’t have any plans of cutting her off or weaning her anytime soon. But remember, I also work from home and have more flexibility to do this. It is different with each situation. Hope this helps.

  3. Hi Breeze did you have your babies vaccinated, immunized at all? If not how did you avoid for school purposes? Thanks

  4. Pretty cute! I laughed a little with this post!

    Good for you for advocating healthy eating choices for you and your children!

    I am huge fan of Spirulina and of Fibre and that smoothie sounds delicious! I’ll definitely try it 🙂

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