Well I’m back! And I’m determined to keep myself and my family healthy by eating better. After a really loooonng hiatus, I am using this blog to keep myself accountable of the food choices I make for our family. I have gone paleo-ish and committed to drinking smoothies more. Smoothies are great for getting your fruits and veggies in and I found a great way to keep up with drinking at least a smoothie a day – the green smoothie challenge! I’m so glad I found this site, Simple Green Smoothies where they are holding a 30 day challenge starting today! Thankfully I was able to great all the fruits and veggies and milks for this week.
Today I made a Mango Green-a Colada (Serves 1) which consisted of:
- Kale – 1 cup
- Frozen pineapple chunks – 1/2 cup
- Frozen mango chunks – 1/2 cup
- Unsweetened coconut milk – 8-10 oz depending on how liquidy you like it
I haven’t used kale in forever and the smoothie was good without any additional sweetener. I love it! Even my little one – who is a big brother now and is 3 years old! loved it. I am so happy he likes smoothies. We call green smoothies “Mike Wazowski” smoothies (after the monster in Monsters Inc.) so he will want to drink it. And he does everytime. He’s become a bit more picky but he is thankfully eating more – I pick my battles with it every day.
Other than that – stay tuned, I’m planning to post more going forward because I’m now exploring the paleo diet and there are just SO many great recipes to try!