I'm trying to help my husband cure his high bp and anxiety but he really doesn't like veggies (or most fruits) any suggestions?

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Sara S.
Joined: 8/06/2013

My husband suffers from high blood pressure and high anxiety, I know that nutriblasts and a more active lifestyle can help him, however whenever I try to make a nutriblast for him he says it tastes "weird" I should also mention he is an extremely picky eater, I've known toddlers that eat more varieties of food than him. I want to help him but I don't know what things to make into a blast that he will actually eat! He likes bananas and he likes peanut butter but I want to add more than that to his blasts without him complaining so much about the taste so does anyone have any ideas to sneak more stuff in his blasts? Also does anyone know of any other ways to get his anxiety under control? He doesn't do yoga or meditate I've been trying to get him to but it's not happening!

One thing I've learned after 7 months of using the nutribullet is that you cannot force people to be as healthy as you want them to be, no matter how beneficial it is for them. My best friend is 25 years old but she feels like she's 90, she has all kinds of health issues, chronic pain, inflammation, high blood pressure, etc. and she just wants a magic pill to fix all of her problems. I told her all I knew about the importance of having a healthy life style, because tomorrow could be too late... She saw the results I got by using the nutribullet so she bought one too, but hers sits in the kitchen while mine can't get a break. It is sad to see, but I believe they are the only ones with the power to take a step forward and make a change for their own good, although that doesn't mean you have to sit there with your arms crossed waiting for something worse to happen in his life... I hope someone in here can help you.
Thanks man, I figure I just keep trying to get him to at least try it lol, I know I can't force him, all I can do is give him the facts and just keep offering without actually forcing anything. I know he wants to get healthier he just hates trying anything new.
People are responsible for their own health as far as what they eat and the exercise they get. Can't force anyone to do what is best for them.
Pandafairies wrote:

My husband suffers from high blood pressure and high anxiety, I know that nutriblasts and a more active lifestyle can help him, however whenever I try to make a nutriblast for him he says it tastes "weird" I should also mention he is an extremely picky eater, I've known toddlers that eat more varieties of food than him. I want to help him but I don't know what things to make into a blast that he will actually eat! He likes bananas and he likes peanut butter but I want to add more than that to his blasts without him complaining so much about the taste so does anyone have any ideas to sneak more stuff in his blasts? Also does anyone know of any other ways to get his anxiety under control? He doesn't do yoga or meditate I've been trying to get him to but it's not happening!

It is impossible to force someone to change. The best thing you can do is lead by example and hopefully if he sees you doing really well and getting healthy he will want to be involved. Try planning activities that you can do together that are active. Try decreasing TV time and getting out and going for a walk. Go to a museum or garden to walk around. Try bike riding or signing up for a dance class. Something that you can do together might help inspire him. All he needs is to start feeling better and realize that changes can be easy to do with big results. You can start getting him to blast with a peanut butter, banana shake and add some spinach. I bet he won't even be able to taste it. Try this recipe: 1 frozen banana, 1 cup of spinach, 1cup unsweetened almond milk 1 tablespoon of peanut butter or you can use a powdered peanut better called PB2 that has most of the fat content removed, 1/4 cup frozen berries or or pineapple or mango. This is a good place to start and if he can drink this then maybe you can start experimenting with other fruits and veggies.
Thank you :) Health problems run in his family so i'm just worried about him, I will try this recipe it sounds yummy! Maybe I'll just tell him its a "milkshake" hehe :)
I suggest you not give up. It took me a long time to get on board, but I finally did. I changed because I wanted to, not because others asked me to. When he is ready he will know who will be there for him willing and ready to support his healthy success.