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ever had one of those days

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Have you ever had one of those days were your children just don’t eat?  It does not happen so frequently now that my children are 3 1/2 and 5, but sometimes it still happens.  Or maybe, they eat, but all they eat is junk.

My partner and I were at a loss when this first happened to us.  We questioned our parenting techniques, our cooking abilities.  But you know what? This happens to adults too.  More frequently than we’d like to admit.  We run off-course, going in all different directions, literally, until we realize that all we’ve eaten is total junk.
I don’t know about you, but I usually feel awful after one of these days. I crave good food and a salad just won’t cut it – for me or the kids.

So, my partner came up with this genius solution. A solution for all ages and using all sorts of ingredients. Smoothies.
You heard that right. Smoothies. A meal in a cup.

The great thing about smoothies is, you can hide all sorts of veggies in them and just cover up their flavor with natural fruits.
My kids don’t mind the green color that spinach gives off, as long as it tastes like peach or blueberries.

So today I’d like to share with you some of our favorite smoothie recipes. We do not add sugar to these recipes, allowing the fruit to provide all the sweetness. If you do not find these sweet enough for you add more fruit, agave, maple syrup, honey or brown sugar. But remember, you can add anything you like into these recipes…experiment with veggies, fruits, grains and seeds.

Blueberry bomb

In a blender mix:
1 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)
1 cup spinach or kale (fresh or frozen)
1/2 cup plain yogurt (cow, goat, coconut or soy) or skyr
1/2 cup or more almond, coconut or regular milk as needed, depending on how liquid you prefer your smoothie

Raspberry breakfast smoothie

In a blender mix:
1 cup raspberries or strawberries (fresh or frozen)
3/4 cup oatmeal
1/2 cup plain yogurt (cow, goat, coconut or soy) or skyr
1/2 cup or more almond, coconut or regular milk as needed, depending on how liquid you prefer your smoothie
2 tablespoons flax seed (preferably ground)
1 tablespoon hemp seed (preferably ground)

A taste of summer

In a blender mix:
1 cup peaches (fresh or frozen)
1/2 cup plain yogurt (cow, goat, coconut or soy) or skyr
1/2 cup or more almond, coconut or regular milk as needed, depending on how liquid you prefer your smoothie
1 cup greens (fresh or frozen, spinach, kale, collards, broccoli, etc.)

spring harvest

In a blender mix:
1 cup finely chopped carrots
1 cup mango or peaches (frozen or fresh)
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
1/3 cup or more of coconut milk (light is fine)
1/2 cup spinach
2 tablespoons cashews (soak them for 2-8 hours in water to have them mix more smoothly into your drink)
1 tablespoon flaxseed (preferably ground)

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