Did you get all your servings of fruits and vegetables today? Did your children get all of theirs? If you are like my family, some days we struggle with the actual consumption of the recommended 2 servings of fruits and 3 servings of vegetables. The reason I say we struggle with the actual consumption is because in all honesty, I try my hardest to always offer my children their fruits and veggies when fixing their meals. However, they rarely eat all that they should. Fruits aren't nearly as tough to get them to eat. But veggies are another story. It's ok though because Mama's got a new trick up her sleeve and it is all thanks to V8's new product--V8 Fusion juice.
In one 8 ounce glass/sippy cup, V8 Fusion gives a full serving of fruits and a full serving of vegetables. Did you catch that? A full serving of BOTH in one cup full. V8 Fusion is 100% juice and is packed full of antioxidants A, C and E plus. It has no added sugar and really does taste like a fruit juice. Take it from a girl who can not stand the regular V8 tomato juice. V8 Fusion doesn't taste like that at all. It is fruity and sweet-just like a fruit juice. It is a little thicker than other juices such as Welch's, but my kids don't seem to mind. We love almost all the flavors too. Our favorites are the Strawberry Banana, Peach Mango and the Tropical Orange. They even have V8 Fusion Light which has fewer calories but still offers the same nutritious servings of fruits and vegetables.
So Mama's new trick is to serve V8 Fusion with lunch and supper, and you don't leave the table until your juice is gone. I've never had a single objection from Grayson or Taylor when I say, "Drink your juice and then you can be done." I can rest assured that they each get at least two servings of fruits and vegetables from their juice at meal times in addition to the green beans and pears that are on their plates.
Thank you, V8. You've made this mom's job a little easier and her kids a lot happier.