Sunday, September 6, 2009

Follower Sunday: Thank You Readership! LEAP Therapist and Dietitian offers Child-Inspired ‘Sneaky’ Smoothie


By Anthony J. Sepe

Each Sunday, I thank my readership for their loyalty and dedication to my blog, by providing a healthy recipe.  To those that know, this is a healthy repeat, but for those that are unaware and are new to the blog, this is my way of “giving back.”  It is also a way to “Pay it Forward.”  Each Sunday, not only will you have a healthy recipe, but you will have an expert in the field of dietetics, food and nutrition, provide the healthy recipe to you.  It is my pleasure to provide for you this week, my colleague Jan Patenaude, and her recipe:  “Sneaky” Cream-Cicle Smoothie.

Jan's Headshot

     Jan Patenaude, RD, CLT


Jan Patenaude is a Consultant Dietitian and Freelance Writer, consulting and telecommuting from her home office high in the western Colorado Rocky Mountains.

She has over 28 years experience in Medical Nutrition Therapy and nutrition consulting to hospitals, nursing homes, drug/alcohol rehab facilities, home health care, employee and corporate health, food companies and her own private practice. She received her undergraduate training at the University of Minnesota, the University of North Dakota and Viterbo University, where she obtained her BS degree in Community/Medical Dietetics via a CUP, Coordinated Undergraduate Program in 1982.

Her special expertise is in the emerging field of delayed food sensitivity testing and therapy. She counsels patients with inflammatory conditions such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Migraine, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Crohn’s disease, IBD and more. She is a consultant to the laboratory that patented the MRT (Mediator Release Test) and is co-author of the Certified LEAP Therapist training program, a 40 hour self-study course and is a mentor to dietitians new to this diet therapy.

She is a sought after speaker to state and national dietetic association meetings, sharing with others her enthusiasm for the MRT test and LEAP diet protocols, changing lives for the better, one client or one RD at a time.



"Sneaky" Cream-Cicle Smoothie

© “Sneaky” Cream-Cicle Smoothie

Developed and reprinted with permission from Jan Patenaude

  • Mix equal portions milk and orange juice. Blenderize with 1-2 ice cubes. Serve.

(The sneaky part is young children never see this as just 1/2 milk/1/2 orange juice. They think it's a real treat and enjoy getting their milk and a fruit serving.)

Jan Patenaude, RD, CLT
Consultant, Writer, Speaker
Director of Medical Nutrition
Signet Diagnostic Corporation

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