Posts Tagged ‘smoothie recipe

Cranberry-Spinach-Mango Green Drink

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Now that little Ben is seven months old, we are introducing him to big people food. As far as pureed foods go, he loves bananas, blueberries with oatmeal, and mango. However, just like his big brother did, Ben much prefers real food that hasn’t been smooshed up. So, I dutifully feed him little bits of [...]


Spinach-Mango Smoothie

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Little Vivian is a conundrum.  Unlike most kids, she won’t eat any fruit except apples.  However, she loved salad, broccoli, carrots… Her favorite source of healthy nutrition comes from a green drink I make just about every morning. Loaded with spinach and sweetened with mango and orange, it is a fresh and invigorating way to [...]


Maureen’s Green Drink

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For my birthday this year, Chris t o t a l l y splurged and bought me the high-end Vita-Mix blender I have dreamed about for years.  I was shocked – shocked, I tell you! – when I opened the box.  Never in a million years did I think we would actually get one.  It [...]


Pregnancy Power Smoothie

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Now that I am approaching my third trimester, some of the typical pregnancy ailments are starting to strike.  In addition to the exhaustion I’ve felt almost every day since we found out the news back in July, I now have heartburn at night and occasional leg cramps during the day.  Oh, and there are moments [...]


Banana-Avocado-Orange Smoothie

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Poor little Vivian. She’s got two sharp and nasty teeth pushing through her top gum, and for the past week she just hasn’t been her normal cheerful self.  She’s been grumpy and inconsolable at times, a far departure from the cheerful disposition we’re all used to.  She wants to wear snuggly pajamas all day, and [...]


Mañana Banana Granola Smoothie

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During our recent trip to Mexico, I pretty much ate my way around the little island we called home for 8 days.  Sweet Mexican grandmothers prepared tortas and sopes for breakfast at the local mercado. Homemade coconut paletas (popsicles) were our favorite afternoon treat on the beach. Fresh fish for lunch and dinner (with generous [...]


Banana-Spinach-Almond Smoothie

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A few months ago I mentioned in a post that our blender had broken.  A friend of a friend read it and sent me a message: she no longer needed her blender – would I like it?  I was so delighted with her offer.  Not only would her kind generosity save me a few bucks, [...]


Cocoa Berry Smoothie

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Thanksgiving is here, and we’re all so excited!  Evie has been learning about the holiday in school, and everyday I try to encourage gratitude in their little hearts.  Its nice to have a day just about being thankful. To counteract the delightful calorie overload headed our way this evening, I mixed up a healthy breakfast [...]


Chocolate-Banana-Spinach Smoothie

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Most mornings the kids and I start the day with a blueberry-spinach smoothie.  We all love it and it is super healthy, but sometimes I feel like changing the routine a bit.  When we’re not in the mood for homemade pancakes or steel cut oatmeal, I will try a new smoothie recipe.  Yesterday I decided [...]


Banana-Mango-Orange Smoothie

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As I’ve written about before, we start most days with a healthy breakfast shake.  The kids wake up asking for their “shates”, and should I ever dare serve them cold cereal for breakfast I think they might burst into tears or stage some sort of not-so-pleasant protest.  I’m so relieved they welcome this healthy start [...]


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