tasty tricks for yummier mummies

May 18, 2009

I had a great time this morning sharing the glory of green smoothies during “Mummies Morning” at Whole Foods Kensington in London. I’ve done demos there a couple of times now, but none has been as successful as this one. And it wasn’t even a demo! Turns out I had been booked at the same time as some lovely people from Tisserand Aromatherapy who were very happy to discover I had included fresh ginger in the smoothie I was passing around.

Anyway, because I didn’t want the blender to get in the way of their presentation, I decided to do the blending in another room and simply bring samples around on a tray. It turned out to be a very good move, since it meant I actually got to talk to the mothers individually without having to juggle mounds of fruit and electrical equipment at the same time. None of the mothers had ever tried a green smoothie before and couldn’t believe how much nutrition you could pack in it, let alone how easy this was to fit into their day. Even better, their tiny tots were literally yanking the samples out of their hands and ending up with great, big green smiles that reminded me of the Green Appetite logo! Just goes to show how children are born to love and crave good, natural food right from the start.

I’m delighted to report that Whole Foods has asked me back for more of the same, so if you’re a new mother in the Kensington area who could use a chill morning with your babes along with picking up some simple, family-friendly ideas for sneaking more fruit and veg into your day, I’d love to meet you there. I’ve posted these to the calendar, but better write them down now:

Monday, June 15, 2009 10-11am
Monday, July 13, 2009 10-11am

They’re normally held upstairs in “A Room With a View.” See you there!

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  1. Jess May 19, 2009 at 19:14

    How true! If only the view were Tuscany… Thanks, sweet JRob!

  2. JRob May 18, 2009 at 20:26

    How PERFECT that you are doing demos in A Room With a View! Congrats on the successful day.

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