"It doesn't look nice, I don't want it!"
"Yucks, it smells weird!"
If you have kids like mine, you can probably relate to my meal time woes. It is a constant challenge to get the kids to have their fruits and vegetables. It is almost always accompanied with exclaims similar to the above, and it is then up to the parents to coax their children to "Please, try a bit" or "Just one bite?" and if all fails "It's good for you so eat it now or you can't leave the dinner table!" *chuckles* #beentheredonethat
I was recently invited to the MARIGOLD PEEL FRESH Daily Goodness Roadshow. My biggest takeaway from that event was that the recommended intake for fruits and vegetables is two servings per day! How big is a serving size you ask? Well, it's about the size of your palm. And no, my kids are nowhere near to the recommended intake. They're probably doing half of it now, post coaxing and all!
|A morning bird's eye of the MARIGOLD PEEL FRESH Daily Goodness Roadshow.|
Thankfully, my kids love drinking MARIGOLD PEEL FRESH as part of their daily meals. MARIGOLD PEEL FRESH is a fruit juice drink which is then pasteurized to retain its freshness. That's why it has a shorter expiry date and must be kept refrigerated! If you do not keep them chilled, they will go bad. These nutritious juices are definitely in a different league than 'long life fruit drinks’ (oh, you know, the ones that are typically sold on the dry racks)!
During the MARIGOLD PEEL FRESH Daily Goodness Roadshow, I was also invited to be onstage with Malaysia’s sweetheart and MARIGOLD PEEL FRESH brand ambassador - Lisa Surihani and fellow blogger Audrey from Fourfeetnine. Together, we spoke about our challenges in getting our family to eat healthy and modeling healthy habits for our children. It’s amazing how us mothers can relate to the constant struggle of maintaining a healthy and balanced lifestyle despite our hectic daily schedule!
|Us onstage during the panel discussion.|
|Moderated by the lively and energetic Naz Rahman.|
|Full house for the live talk show!|
While I was onstage, Aiden and Ian kept themselves busy with the various activities available, such as the Stacking Game, Balance the Scale and even Mini Golf! It was very interesting for both kids and adult alike, and upon completion of all activities, you get to take home a prize! We also took the opportunity to try the various flavours offered by MARIGOLD PEEL FRESH and in turn, took advantage of the promotional prices offered by stocking up on our favourite fruit juices for our home consumption.
|Aiden acing the stacking game.|
|Trying their luck with mini golf.|
I am especially excited about their new No Sugar Added range. Fortified with Vitamin A, C, E and antioxidants, it is the perfect daily companion towards a healthy lifestyle. My personal favourite is the Mixed Powerveggies & Fruits, and of course, Aiden wanted to try it out too. Upon his first sip, he commented ecstatically, "Wow Mummy, I can't even taste the vegetables!" *chuckles* But in all honesty, I personally wouldn’t have believed that the juice was made from vegetables and fruits either, if it wasn’t for the label on the carton. It was that good!
|Trying Mixed Powerveggies & Fruits for the first time.|
|Rows of MARIGOLD PEEL FRESH just waiting for you to try them out. And if you spend above a certain amount, you get to go into the wind chamber where you stand a chance to win amazing prizes!|
We were also invited to try out MARIGOLD PEEL FRESH's new variant, the Mixed Kale & Veggie. Although I was quite skeptical about how the kids were going to tolerate drinking a glass of fruit juice, murky green in colour… amazingly they chugged it down like a champion and even asked for more!
I can't wait to incorporate MARIGOLD PEEL FRESH's nutritious juices as part of our meal routine. I'm even thinking about making the kids drink a glass each in the morning, to kick start their day with a boost of fruit goodness. And with their ready-to-drink packaging, I can always count on MARIGOLD PEEL FRESH to provide a quick and convenient supplement for our daily fruit goodness consumption on the go!
|Ending the day with a selfie with the stunning Lisa Surihani. She looks so ravishing - it must be from all the MARIGOLD PEEL FRESH fruit juices that she's been consuming. *smiles*|
MARIGOLD PEEL FRESH comes in a variety of other flavours too. Do check out fb.com/ilovepeelfresh.my for more information.