hope you're having a beautiful day. things have been quite so around here the last couple of days. the weather has been gorgeous (fall is so my fave for outside time...) and it's been great fun taking adventurous (everything is adventurous to us... lucky ducks we are!) strolls and playing in the leaves in the sunshine. even if it's a pretty parse scattering of em in our yard. luckily we had just the right giant rake for ultimate efficiency.
let's just say we gotter dun.
more to the point of this post... we've been meaning to share our favourite green monster smoothie recipe for a while... having jumped into the "balanced mommy challenge" on instagram, it turns out one of the goals for the first week is getting some green goodness into ourselves via something yummy to sip. we had just the thing and are happy to note we have been doing pretty well on these lately. foster (usually) can get into one and with plenty of the greens he'd never eat otherwise, along with some super star healthy fat and protein, it really just makes mama feel like she is doing an pretty good job...
oh and in case you are interested in joining in or just looking for a little inspiration to be a healthier happier version of your amazing self... here's the line up :)
ok getting back to the smoothie... as far as downing one myself, i usually wait and see how it goes with round one as that may end up being mine depending on how it goes over that day..
hey it is truly delish however, there are no guarantees in this life.
especially in this department.
anyways, here ya'll go :) oh and don't worry.. it's all summed up at the end!
|topped with a heaping tablespoon of natural peanut butter and a tablespoon (or so) of hemp seeds. chia seeds are great as well... hello healthy fat (yay omega 3's!!) and protein. we keep both on hand at all times!|
|wylie had some pretty bad eczema that we have under relative control after seeking help from a naturopath. part of the regime was adding a probiotic to his diet so we are trying to keep that in the mix.|
|a cup or so of almond milk (or enough to pretty much cover the rest of the goodness) and just a wee splash of agave or maple syrup to sweeten things up a pinch and we're good to go...|
|and there you have it!|
the "fun grown up cup" and straw is key in our house. we love this bamboo one we picked up at the grocery store. it's pretty decent in the spill proof department... once the lid is on of course!
|mmm... yummers. let's see how this goes...|
|success!!! ha. well so far ;)|
|note, wylie has his own but it's just not the same around here without a straw...|
|now if we could just work out the whole how to drink with one bit.. oh and btw, this is sure makes mom feel better on those days when all foster wants to eat is rice cakes.|
we'll call this our...
we sure love trying out new and yummy smoothie combos so we would be tickled pink if you'd like to share your fave with us in the comments!
till next time...
mama b keeping the peace.