Saturday, September 22, 2012


Sometimes I feel like I'm keeping track of mom points during the day. Healthy meal, point for mom! Lose my cool and throw a tantrum in response to my toddlers tantrum, negative 5 points. So I like to have a couple of fool proof ways to earn a few extra points and make it easier to get to sleep at night.

One of my favorites is smoothies. Fruit, vegetable and yogurt in one go! Throw in protein and a sea vegetable and this absolutely counteracts the mom tantrum, right?

Here is our general recipe. It changes depending on what ingredients I have on hand. I don't measure anything, just throw it in.

Plain yogurt - 1 cup
Leafy green - kale, chard, spinach - 1 cup
Frozen fruit - 1 cup
Sea vegetable - we like Arame - 1 Tbsp
Ground flax - 1 Tbsp
Wheat germ - 1 Tbsp
Chia seed - 1 Tbsp
Whey protein powder - we like vanilla flavored - 1 scoop
Orange juice - 1/2 cup

Blend til smooth, enjoy.

Now back to the important business at hand, dress up!

- Julie