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Ask Dr. Breeze: Nutritional Healing for the Stress of Being the ‘Token Negro’

In this video, I answer Dianna’s question about nutritional healing and necessary support to combat the stress of being seen as the ‘token negro’ or ‘affirmative action’ case in a largely white environment. This video is part of my new series, “Ask Dr. Breeze”, which I will showcase on the Sistah Vegan blog, but also its own website askdrbreeze.com . Dianna also refers to an earlier video I recorded last fall, that was about recipes for racial tension headaches.

Resources

  1. On Being Included: Racism and Diversity in Institutional Life
  2. Presumed Incompetent: The Intersections of Race and Class for Women in Academia

How can I get my toddler to eat kale and broccoli!!!?

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I wanted to share with you 2 videos of my toddler happily eating broccoli and kale. I get a lot of parents asking me how it’s possible that my children eat greens because their children do not want to do that. My answers are simple: they won’t eat healthy whole foods diet if YOU don’t model it for them. My 20 month old sees me eating greens all the time: kale smoothies, steamed broccoli, raw okra. Ever since she was a newborn, she witnessed this; as soon as she wanted to begin eating solid foods, she demanded that I share with her my kale smoothies, raw greens, and other healthy greens that young children supposedly do not want to touch. Even more so, I have learned that babies develop palates for particular foods while they are in utero. I lived off of rich green and superfood diet that consisted of kale smoothies, raw okra, raw hempseeds, and chia seeds to name a few. I also learned that making ‘chips’ out of kale is a great way for them to eat kale ‘on the go’ or at the playground. I purchased a dehydrator several years ago and make kale chips for the kids. If you don’t have one, but have a gas oven, you can leave the marinated kale in the oven over night and the pilot light should be hot enough to dehydrate them.

Enjoy the videos below :-)

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Baby screaming for a kale smoothie: Infants can like green raw foods!

Just another reminder that an infant in the USA can like raw greens and ‘healthy’ foods. I say USA because most people in the USA claim that kids ‘naturally’ won’t like vegetables. Just get them started early. Eva Luna is 11 months old and sees me drinking green smoothies every morning. Generally, babies want to do what their parental figures and older siblings do. She screams for it if I can’t give it to her fast enough. She is my green baby. THE RECIPE IS BELOW BUT DO NOT GIVE YOUR BABY THE ENTIRE DRINK. I DRANK MOST OF IT.

This smoothie has:

  • 1.5 c chopped Dandelion greens
  • 1 c chopped Lacinato Kale
  • 1″ cube of Fresh Ginger
  • 1/8 c chopped Fresh red peppermint
  • 1 Pinkerton Avocado
  • 1 Pitted date
  • 1.5 tsp Spirulina
  • 1.5 tsp Sol Raiz Maca Root Powder
  • 1/4 c Raw Pumpkin Seeds
  • 25 oz water

Baby girl is a green smoothie addict!

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