Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Food, glorious food!

Did you hear them?  The angels.  They were singing today.  If you were in the 93720 area I'm sure you did.  The heavens actually opened up to allow the "blenderized diet" angels to come down and deliver a little gift.  A little gift from heaven. {perhaps a tad dramatic}

If you remember, back in September, we started Noah on a dairy/soy free diet.  So far, after 216 days, we have had tremendous success.  Bubs has significantly reduced his vomiting {only once in a great while...or if he accidentally gets soy...but that's another story for another time} and is growing and thriving on the diet we've created for him.

The problem with our old way of preparing Noah's food {putting loads of food into the crockpot and cooking the living daylights out of it and then blending and straining it} was that we were loosing so many good nutrients as well as tons of fiber by cooking and straining it.  I did quite a bit of research online and found several blogs and websites of families with g-tube fed kiddos.  They all hailed the benefits of an amazing blender called the Vitamix.  Kc and I decided that our Mother's Day and Father's Day gifts to each other would be in the form of a blender.  A Vitamix Blender to be exact.

Well...the heavens opened up...and it came...and I am in LOVE.  Pure and utter love.  L.O.V.E!

It is truly amazing!  While it is not the quietest thing around {sounds like you are mowing the lawn in the kitchen when you turn it on} it does the most awesome job of pulverizing food and making it thin enough to put through Bub's g-tube.   

Our first experiment was with chicken breast, rice, kidney beans, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, kale, bananas, peaches, and rice milk.  All the fruits and veggis were raw when we put them in the blender.  Kc flipped on the switch and let the blender do it's thing for about three minutes.  When he poured the "liquid gold" through our finest strainer...it went through effortlessly.  Can you believe it?!?  We have had ZERO problems with the food flowing through Noah's g-tube or going through the pump. 
 
It is simply the MOST WONDERFUL piece of technology in our house.  If there was a fire, Kc and I would grab Noah, Sierra, Kitty, our important documents, and the Vitamix.  It is simply that great!

We decided that Bubs couldn't have all the fun, so for dinner, Kc did a bit of chopping
and threw it all in the blender.
  
Meanwhile, I did a bit of toasting in the oven
and we put it all together.  Pure harvest bliss!

5 comments:

  1. What a blessing I am so excited for yal. That looks amazing, I pray that it continues to give all the yummy goodness that he needs.

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  2. Greetings. Was wondering if you are on blenderizeddiet.net or facebook.com/blenderizeddiet as I am sure you could help folks there.

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  3. oh how exciting, a new gadget that makes the whole family happier inside and out :)what a Blessing more nutrients for your little man...you must be beyond thrilled :) have fun...

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  4. Awesome! Not only were the angels singing, but also taking huge sighs of relief to find something so wonderful :-) I bet the Vitamix cuts way down on prep time too! No one should ever joke again about a blender as a present :-) Happy early Mother's and Father's Day!!

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  5. I love the vitamix, I don't have one but my mother in law does and I love going to her house just so I can use it! I can definitely see with Bub's diet how much of a necessity it would be. So glad you got one!!

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