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Else Nutrition: The Plant-Based Toddler Drink That Puts This Mama’s Mind at Ease (and my toddler loves it, too!)

As an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and mom of a VERY active toddler, it’s so important to me to make sure my daughter is getting enough nutrients everyday to support her brain, gut, body, and overall growth. 

But when my sweet baby who once ate anything and everything grew to be a little over a year old, she suddenly had her own opinions about what she does (and does NOT!) want to eat. For months now I’ve been trying to squeeze in the occasional green juice, veggie food pouch, chia pudding, or other key nutrients in between the seemingly endless requests for “noo-nels” (that’s “noodles” in toddler speak), and the only veggie she’ll even look at (peas). 

Any other toddler parents out there familiar with this struggle?

I’m constantly on the lookout for something else to give my daughter to help boost her nutrition during this crucial stage in her life. So as soon as I discovered and tried Else Nutrition, I became a fan. Else Nutrition is a game changer for parents who, like me, are looking to infuse more nutrition into their toddler’s diet. Their product is a plant-based drink for children 12-36 months old — kind of like a formula for toddlers that includes all the essentials that they need to grow and thrive. 

Else Nutrition’s Plant-Based Complete Nutrition Drink for Toddlers is dairy-free, soy-free, and non GMO. PLUS it’s free of the hormones, antibiotics, palm oil, and corn syrups traditionally found in infant and toddler formulas and milks. So if you have kiddos who are plant-based, or sensitive or allergic to dairy, corn, or soy (or if you’re a parent who is super picky about what ingredients you give to your kids) – this is the product you’ve been waiting for! 

Founded by infant nutrition veterans, Else Nutrition’s mission is to create real, plant-based alternatives for parents. While our family isn’t strictly plant-based, we certainly lean that way. Frankie is also sensitive to dairy, so we are always looking for good dairy-alternatives that pack a nutritious punch for her to drink. But the most important factor for me as a certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach (and mama) is just how clean, nutritious and safe all of the ingredients are.

The plant-based drink is made of 92% whole plant ingredients, including three key essentials: almonds (packed with calcium, vitamin E, magnesium, and potassium), buckwheat (awesome gluten-free grain alternative, balances blood sugar, rich in antioxidants, fiber and key vitamins and minerals), and tapioca (great source of iron & copper, which support blood health, and good fiber to help support digestion).

I usually mix her a cup of it in the mornings as she’s just waking up and all snuggly on the couch with me while we tune in to watch some morning cartoons together. She has no idea that it’s packed full of essential nutrients to help her heart, bones, gut and full body thrive and grow. I truly feel at ease knowing that her nutritional needs are taken care of so easily now, so the constant barrage of “noo-nels” requests don’t make my head spin as much anymore.

I know a lot of you who follow along here are parents, many who live in households with food intolerances or sensitivities. And a lot of you are nutrition nerds like me who spend way too long at the grocery store reading every single ingredient on packaged food labels! If any of that sounds like you, and you have a little one at home, make sure to try this one out for yourself. 

Else Nutrition’s Plant-Based Complete Nutrition Drink for Toddlers hits the market for YOU to try this month! My community gets a special discount at elsenutrition.com. Their 22 oz canister (17 servings) is $36. But you can follow this link, or use code SHANNON25 to get a 25% discount. 

Try it out and let me know how you (and your little one) like it!

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