The National Center for health said that for the first time in history, our children will have a life expectancy less than their parents. Thats a pretty grim statistic for a time when we have access to more health care and food is plentiful.

However, food being plentiful and nutrition being plentiful are two very different things.  Much of food now a days is nutritionally depleted of essential vitamins, minerals and nutrients.  

Especially kid food.

If your children are like mine, they would live off of Mac n Cheese, hot dogs, pizza and chicken nuggets.  Oh…and ketchup would be considered a vegetable….LOL

Most kids are eating a diet made up of processed foods and refined sugar.  Let’s face it, kids are kids and they want “kid food” and as busy parents, kid food is easy and quick.  Gut health is the number one precursor to everything in our body.  It dictates, our mood (the gut has more serotonin receptors than even our brain!), our immune system and how healthy we stay vs how often we get sick, as well as our brain development.

Think of the paradox, that at a time our children’s bodies & brains are developing rapidly, and are exposed to a ton of germs at schools & play grounds, they are getting the least amount of quality nutrients.

What are the differences between Daily Sunshine and Shakeology?

  1. When I look for a nutritionally balanced product, it’s going to have the right balance of quality fats, carbs, and proteins.

    Shakeology has 16/18g depending of the flavor.  That could be a lot of protein for their little bodies to digest.  Daily Sunshine has 8g, so it’s much more moderate and controllable.  By controllable, I mean that if our child needs more protein, we can easily add greek yogurt or milk to their shake to amp up the protein.  Also, the protein source in Daily Sunshine is plant based, the cleanest most nutrient & fiber sense protein available, compared to animal protein.

    Healthy Fats:  Shakeology has none.  Daily Sunshine, does,  Healthy fats are needed for brain function and development.  Kids (and most adults) don’t get a good source of healthy fats, otherwise.  

2)  Ingredients.  Shakeology has 72 magnificent super foods. Many of which have been used for thousands of years medicinally and for vitality by our ancestors.  However, if someone has food sensitivities, or are concerned with specific allergies, Shakeology could be a problem.  Daily Sunshine has FIVE superfood ingredients, there for making it a much more controllable product.  And those FIVE ingredients are made up from fruits & vegetables.  And of those fruits and vegetables, the ones used contain healthy fats and pre/ probiotics.  

Also, with because Daily Sunshine has fewer ingredients, it is easier to get “certified” labels.  With Shakeology having 72, each ingredient would have to individually be certified, which would drive the cost of Shakeology per bag up to a small mortgage.  Daily Sunshine, only having five, enables the certified organic & pediatrician certified.  And for some, having that certified label, matters.

3) Flavor profile:  The flavor profile of Shakeology may too “sophisticated” for kids.  Daily Sunshine was created to be more appealing to a Childs pallet.  It comes in a chocolate, which resembles more of a chocolate milk and fruit, which resembles a fruit smoothie.  And both can be modified with nut butters & fruits to appeal even more-so.  

So why invest in daily sunshine for the kiddos?  

At $4.30/ day many people would say that’s too much for a meal.  Especially when they can make something else for much less.  However, consider this…

  1. IMMUNITY: Is your child sick more than once or twice a year?  If so, who takes the time off work to care for them?  Do you lose income or productivity each time you are home with them? How much is the doctor co-pay or clinic visit each time? How much do you spend on medicine?  Do your other kids often get sick as a result of another one?  Do they miss valuable school days, sports or activities each time they are sick?  The cumulative and cost of our kids being sick adds up in both time and money.

  2. If you could invest in one thing, why not make it the one meal a day that fuels their development, enhances their brain function, builds a strong immune system all through providing them powerful whole food vitamins (compared to synthetic ones), nutrients & probiotics.  By investing in that one thing, you are also  investing in so many other benefits with their academic and sports performance.  

  3. And hey- it’s super EASY & PORTABLE!

For me, Daily Sunshine is INSURANCE.  It’s the one thing I can give them that I can count on to make up for what they may be missing nutritionally, otherwise.  Sure my kids are gonna be kids and as a mom, I can’t control everything they eat, but I can at least make sure they are making the most of what their body needs with Daily Sunshine. It’s the one thing I can control, and has benefits beyond just another meal.  

Re Pediasure: For those children that struggle to GAIN weight and pediasure is suggested. Daily Sunshine is a healtier, more nutritionally balanced option. Plus, instead of artificial sweeteners, flavors and colors, Daily SUnshine contains probiotics and natural ingredients enhancing their nutrient absorbsion. Just add extra good fats & protein to boost the caloric load up to their suggested reccommedation.

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As a fun treat, you can even make no-bake cookies or freezer pops with it for treats that they will have no idea are actually good for them!