Smoothies. I never use a recipe for my smoothies. I just put in a bunch of whatever goodness that I have in my fridge/freezer/garden.
1. My new favorite addtion to my smoothie is coconut water. I am not a big fan of the taste of it on its own. However, it is a great, natural way to hydrate. Here is what WebMD has to say about it. As a nursing mommy and avid runner, I need to stay hydrated and I would much rather sneak this stuff into a smoothie than rely on sports drinks. Trader Joe's seems to have the most reasonable prices :)
2. Throw in some avacado. I could just put in a tablespoon or so, but instead I use frozen avacado cubes. I made them for Parker, but he isn't into them yet...so instead of wasting them I have just been putting one in my smoothie every day. Good way to add some quick, healthy fats.
3. Kale. Afterall, it is one of the superfoods. And I currently have a small kale forest in my backyard. I try to stuff as much kale I can into whatever I am eating. I put some in my smoothie just about every morning when I was pregnant last summer/fall/winter. I swear you can't taste it, but beware, you may have small kale chunks stuck in your teeth every morning like I did :)
momma essentials I can honestly say I didn't know squat about babies when Parker was born. Everyone said we would figure it out...and we are. However, I have found a bunch of great resources online that I refer to often. I am sure this list will grow and change as Parker does :) Here is list of my current fave momma sites.
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It's not only children who grow. Parents do too. As much as we watch to see what our children do with their lives, they are watching us to see what we do with ours. I can't tell my children to reach for teh sun. All I can do is reach for it myself. ~Joyce Maynard