Recipe: Easy Berry Smoothies

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Hello friends and Happy Valentine’s Day! Today I am sharing my growing love for being intentional. I’ve been talking about this a lot as it is my focus word for this year, and I have found ways to implement it into most of my life and daily routines. Being intentional with my time and my health means I need to make sure I say ‘yes’ to things that will nourish my mind, body, and soul and ‘no’ to things that don’t. Our new morning routine consists of daily meditation, yoga practice, and easy berry smoothies, which sets us up with such a positive and nourishing start to our day. 

Because I am not a professional yogi, I often utilize YouTube to find yoga flows for my daughter and I to try and practice. And for kids 10 and under, I highly recommend Cosmic Kids Yoga on YouTube. The instructor themes her flows to fun stories, songs, and movies your kids will recognize. Practicing yoga and meditation together is so much fun and I feel like I am modeling good practices for my daughter as well.

After our yoga practice, we make easy berry smoothies, packed with all the good stuff including wanu water. I love using wanu water in our smoothies because they are naturally flavored and include essential nutrients like B1, B3, B5, B6, B12, K, Folic Acid, Biotin, Fiber and antioxidant Vitamin E. They are also gluten free and vegan and are naturally sweetened by Monk fruit. 

For my easy berry smoothie recipe, you’ll need:

  • handful of spinach
  • 1/2 cup of frozen mango
  • 1/2 cup frozen black & blue berries
  • 5-6 frozen strawberries
  • 1/2 cup vanilla Greek Yogurt (*optional… remove if you want vegan/dairy free)
  • 1 cup wanu water (any flavor)

Add everything to your blender or Ninja and blend until smooth. Transfer into a cup and don’t forget a smoothie straw! Such a great invention, those smoothie straws. 

We love all of the wanu water flavors: Kiwi Cucumber, Peach Passion, Watermelon Raspberry, and Dark Cherry. We take them with us when we go hiking and biking too. You can find them all at your local Safeway. Save $1.00 on the purchase of any two (2) 16oz bottles of wanu with this coupon (Expiration date: 12/31/18). 

I can’t wait to hear if you try out our easy berry smoothie recipe! Be sure and let us know!

What does your morning routine look like? Are you intentional with that time so that you can start your day off right? 

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Almond Milk Recipe: Dairy Free Pina Colada Smoothie

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Summertime in Arizona requires mandatory cold treats. It’s just too hot to handle at times, and a yummy, cold treat is just what you need. The other day I made everyone in my family a Dairy Free Pina Colada Smoothie; an almond milk recipe. They are healthy, easy to make, and totally kid friendly. 

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Almond milk is a staple in our home. We drink, cook, and bake with almond milk. So the other day while grocery shopping at Safeway, I picked up a couple of new Silk Almondmilks: Silk Almond Coconut Blend and Silk Almondmilk Protein + Fiber. I love Silk Almondmilk for so many reasons but the health factors is something that’s really important to me. With 50% more calcium than cow milk, zero cholesterol and lower calories, you can’t go wrong. Plus, it’s yummy. 

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I used both of the new Silk Almondmilks to make the Dairy Free Pina Coladas, and they turned out so good. The perfect summer treat. All you need is Silk Almond Coconut Blend, Silk Almondmilk Protein + Fiber, pineapple juice, greek vanilla yogurt, and ice. That’s it! 

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Dairy Free Pina Colada Smoothie
Serves 1
A delicious almond milk recipe.
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Total Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 cup of ice
  2. 1/2 cup of pineapple juice
  3. 1/2 cup of Silk Almond Coconut Blend
  4. 1/4 cup of Silk Almondmilk Protein + Fiber
  5. 1/4 cup of vanilla Greek yogurt
Instructions
  1. Put all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Pour into a glass.
  3. Top with a pineapple slice and drink from a fun straw!
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Veggie Fiasco = SOLVED

When my daughter was a baby and first started eating solids, my husband and I made all of her baby food ourselves. She was a great eater. Whatever we gave her, she ate happily. 

Now that L is 2, she seems to think she has “choice” in what she eats. Therefore, veggies have been on the “back burner,” so to speak. I’ve tried carrots, corn, green beans, peas, spinach, broccoli….will not eat it. I have no desire in fighting at meal times and I don’t want to make meal time a traumatic experience, but L needs to eat her veggies!!!

I was discussing this veggie fiasco with a mommy friend of mine and she informed me of a very tricky, very sneaky, very smart solution. Breakfast smoothies. The tricky, sneaky, smart part? Hidden veggies. Oh yeah. You read it correctly. Hide the veggies in the smoothie with other deliciously healthy treats like fruit, juice, yogurt, etc. I even added a little vanilla extract. This mommy friend is a GENIUS!   

I use my Magic Bullet knock-off, a splash of juice, a few drops of vanilla extract, a pinch of spinach, a couple carrots, strawberries, a banana, kiwi, and ice. Takes me all of 5 minutes to make. 
Does L drink the smoothie??

Oh yes and she even asks for seconds sometimes!!!
Veggie Fiasco = SOLVED
(thanks to a great friend!)

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