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...]

Blueberry Banana Flaxseed Smoothie

The best part about Mother’s Day, besides getting adorable misspelled hand-made cards and breakfast in bed, was the NINJA making serious noise in my kitchen! Yep, my wish came true.  I received a Ninja, Professional Blender from my family.  And, I’ve already started creating an endless hit list of dishes that should soon meet the wrath of the Ninja’s 6-blade technology- from gazpacho to marinades to chopped veggies to sauces to spreads.  Last year I got hot pink multi-colored Nike I.D. running sneakers and this year I got a sleek black, … [Read more...]