Pomegranate Banana Smoothie

I've been so busy with year end activities for both of my kids, I really haven't had much time to pull anything together---even breakfasts.  It's safe to say that smoothies have become my go to this week as a change up to our breakfast routine.  Smoothies are quick fix to your morning breakfast scramble and not only are they tasty, if you use frozen fruit and no added sugar, they're healthy too! So, here’s the deal my friends. You don’t really need a recipe to create a good tasting smoothie. In fact, they should be called “Kitchen Sink … [Read more...]

Fruit & Avocado Smoothie

Smoothies have become our breakfast au choix in the mornings.  They’re fun, beyond easy to make, and the whole family can participate. The best part of smoothie making is watching the most seemingly random ingredients blend together to make the most unusual flavorful drinks. Our new favorite appliance is our handy NutriBullet.  We are able to make single serve smoothie portions and take it with us on the go on the way to school drop offs. I’ve never been a fan of “sneaking” veggies into meals.  However, I’ve discovered that smoothies … [Read more...]

Melon Slushie

This weekend we traveled to our hometown to celebrate Father’s Day with our extended family.  While we no longer have three generations of Dads around the table, we still fervently support every Hallmark occasion that recognizes family (and  food).  And, like all other Father’s Days, we indulged in a festive dinner outdoors- enjoying the picture perfect summer evening with the traditional BBQ fare: burgers, hot dogs, grilled chicken and all the sides you can imagine. Luckily I was off the hook for any of the meal preparation since I’m … [Read more...]

Banana Basil Smoothie

Since receiving my new Ninja blender, I’ve been in smoothie heaven.  In fact, we’ve now deemed Sundays (at least Sundays in the summer) as Smoothie Days.  I’ve found that designating days with certain “themes” gives my kids anticipatory excitement that gets them invested in the food theme.  In fact, it’s amazing how simple french toast, or even a mere bowl of cereal can take on a totally different persona when it’s served at Breakfast for Dinner nights on Wednesday nights.  Same goes for smoothies. My kids have happily slurped Pomegranate … [Read more...]