Tina and her dietitian worked out this basic guideline as a starting point for young June. Tina no longer measures stuff, and she rotates her ingredients daily.
1and3/4 cup whole grain-cooked oats, rice, quinoa, or I and a half slices
of wheat bread
1 cup veggies- I use some fresh and some frozen to help keep the blend cold
1 cup fruit- fresh or frozen
2 oz. meat, fish, eggs, nuts, beans etc.
2 cups rice or soy milk
then every day I add a pinch of salt (unless one of my ingredients has it)
maple syrup or molasses, olive or grapeseed oil- about two tablespoons, and
sometimes coconut milk
So this is June's basic blend, she is 4 and a half and has fairly low caloric
needs. I use a vitamix to blend and make it fresh each day because I find it
works best for me that way.
One thing I have learned is to be careful to get a good mix of color with the
fruits and veggies. I was really into sweet potatoes and carrots and turned
June a bit orange for a bit. I was just so happy to be giving her food that