Monthly Archives: July 2013

Breakfast Smoothie: Tropical Berry

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My breakfast this morning is a yummy Tropical Berry Smoothie. I love making smoothies and whole juices. They give me all the nutrients, antioxidants, and other yummy healthy benefits in one glass. As a mom, it is nice to have your meal in one glass, because usually when you sit down to eat breakfast, a poopie diaper or a melt down is sure to happen.

Also, it is better to make your own at home. This way you can control everything that goes into it and you know there isn’t chemicals or genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in it. You also know the freshness of the ingredients used and rather or not they are organic. I try my best to buy all organic.

The last thing you are doing by making them at home is voting with your money. Did you know that a lot of those premade-bottled smoothies are owned by parent companies that actually for Monsanto to not have to label their GMOs and for Monsanto to not be held accountable for the damages their crops are doing to the Earth and us? It is kind of scary to think that you think you are trying to buy healthy and you are still funding the big companies. The only true way around this is to shop farmer’s markets and get to know the farmers. Or to grow your own food. But I will get into those in another post.

Now the part I am sure you all really wanted, the recipe:

– 1 Young Thai Coconut’s meat and water
– 1/4 of a pineapple, pealed and cored
– 2 handfuls of blackberries
– 2 handfuls of blueberries
– 9 medium strawberries
– 2 bananas

Blend in the Vita Mix going up to high until smooth. Pour into a glass and enjoy!

I hope you have a wonderful day. I am going to enjoy the rest of my smoothie while the Squish naps on my chest.

Busy Bee in the Kitchen

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I got a lot done today while my little one slept in his carrier on Daddy. I did dishes like three maybe even four times today. The last one was the best, because I had my little helper keeping me company, since hubby had left for work.

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Isn’t he cute? He really does make my world go around!

Anyways, back to my morning. I made RAW Pad Thai with Kelp Noodles. It sounded so yummy, but I couldn’t get over the texture of the kelp noodles. So ended up eating other food for lunch and dinner. I am going to retry the recipe soon with zucchini noodles instead.

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I ate my awesome breakfast of scrambled eggs and toast that my sexy hubby cooked for me. LoL.

I, also, drank my first full Kombacha today. I really liked it. I am hoping to maybe start brewing my own soon. I hung out and asked a few questions on my favorite Facebook group: RAW Food Wild Riot. It is an amazing group of people that is very supportive no matter your level of RAW.

I finished the dehydrating of my spicy kale chips.

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I also made batters for a RAW Banana Crepes and RAW Brazilian Nut Banana Pancakes and put them in the dehydrator.

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I also had diaper laundry running. That’s right we cloth diaper. I am sure I will post more about that another time.

I wrapped up my morning by packing my husband’s lunch and dinner (He was working evening). Then a settled in for a snuggle with my boy as he fed.

It was a very productive morning followed by an afternoon full of playing and a nice little nap. I love being a mom and taking care of my family.

Other note: Pad Thai with Kelp Noodles was not a complete lost. Hubby enjoyed the flavor, though he did say the texture was different and need to get use to it some.

Busy Day!

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I sit here in my chair in Squishy’s play room. We lost track of time and took a late nap. He woke enough for me put him on the boob. He ate and then passed again.

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I think he is out for the count. Dang it! LoL. He isn’t in his fitted and wool cover, long sleeve onesie, or sleep sack…. Wait hold that thought he might be stirring. … maybe? … Dang it, I have to pee.

I am going to try something new for my own sake. A list of what I am thankful for :
– My awesome husband
– My sweet Squish
– Being able to breast feed my son
– My husband’s job
– Being able to be a stay at home mom
– Money to afford organic fresh foods
– The knowledge to make healthy meals for my family
– My Vita mix and Excalibur
– This beautiful home
– Not having to move for three years
– I am alive
– My health
– My creativity
– That my husband still isn’t on sea duty
– My best friend Stephanie S.
– My other friends scattered across the world
– My cat and dog
– My car
– I got the beautiful natural birth that I wanted and I ROCKED IT!!!
– I have AC

OK … the urge to pee has become too much. Time to risk waking the Squish.

A Long Time!

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Wow! Time has flown! Life happened and I got a little busy with a very big project. This project is so special to me. Can you guess what it was?

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Yup, that’s it. I got pregnant and gave birth to that beautiful baby boy. My Squish is the world to me. Squishy is now a little over 6 months old. I am so excited to be a mother.
I have so many other paths to post about. Posts are probably going to be either very short from my phone or long time between longer posts.

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Well got to get back to playing with my boy! Check back to learn more about how my pregnancy went, what Squish has been doing, what is cooking and maybe even brewing in the kitchen, plus will I ever get back on skates? I hope so, but we will have to see.