Mommy, I like red apples!

Now there are 5 beautiful words I never thought I would hear come out of my son’s mouth.

As an infant - my son ate everything from peas to sweet potatoes to broccoli.  He wasn’t a huge fruit lover, but he definitely loved his veggies and the occasional banana.  Once he turned 2 1/2 - all that went out the window and he became the pickiest eater I have ever known!  I realize that kids go through ‘phases’ and they won’t be walking down the aisle eating chicken nuggets and mac-n-cheese, but that didn’t make it any easier for me to handle (especially since I’m a nutritionist)!  I tried everything from hiding vegetables in food, mixing veggie powders in milk and making veggie pasta - but nothing really worked.  He ate the occasional spinach ravioli and the occasional banana, but that was about it.  He was also getting sick quite often and we had to add in a probiotic, in addition to his multi-vitamin, every night just to keep him going regularly.  Needless to say, it was a daily battle.

Fast forward to a few months ago when we learned about a product called Juice Plus+.  Juice Plus+ is a whole food based nutritional product that provides nutrition from 17 different fruits, vegetables, and grains.  It’s gluten-free, contains no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives and no added starch.  For kids it comes in chewables and it claims that they will eat more fruits and vegetables, drink more water, have fewer doctor visits, and we can get it FREE with the “Kids Eat Free” Children’s Healthy Study.  AWESOME!  Ok - so we took home all the information, looked it over, read the research, and decided that it wouldn’t only be great for our son…but it would be great for us too.  My husband and I eat a TON of fruits & vegetables on top of juicing every morning but we still don’t get the recommended 7-13 servings a day nor do we get quite as much variety as we’d like and we learned that Juice Plus+ would help us bridge that gap.

Long story short (too late, I know) we ordered Juice Plus+ for both us AND our son and in just a few months we are ALL reaping the benefits.  My son hasn’t been sick in MONTHS (and that’s saying a lot since he’s in daycare) and he’s actually trying & liking fruits and vegetables on a daily basis.  My skin has started to clear up from my eczema and both my husband & I have more energy to get us through the day.

It’s not very often that I find a product or service that I am really passionate about, but when I do I like to share it so others may reap the benefits as well.  If you’d like to learn more about Juice Plus+ you can check out my website here.  Do the research and find out if it’s something that might be right for you!


Want to try out Juice Plus+ for free?  I’ll send you a 30-day supply of Juice Plus+ (Orchard & Garden Blends) if you commit to taking it every day for 30 days and then join us for a Q&A webinar at the end of the trial.  We will have a Doctor or Pediatrician on the call as well as an Iron Man Athlete to answer all your questions.  Email me if you’re interested - spaces are limited!





  1. This sounds great! I’m just starting something new up for the next 30 days, otherwise I would definitely take you up on this. Sounds wonderful.

    Comment by Divya @ Eat. Teach. Blog. — 7 May, 2014 @ 6:10 pm

  2. Sounds awesome can’t wait to try it.

    Comment by SRMcEvoy — 7 May, 2014 @ 10:18 pm

  3. Thanks Divya! I’ll keep you in the loop in case I do another one down the line :)

    Comment by Christina Russell — 7 May, 2014 @ 10:22 pm

  4. :)

    Comment by Christina Russell — 7 May, 2014 @ 10:23 pm

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