Enjoying delicious food, no matter their fat, calorie or carb content is part of our lifestyle in this family.  We love pasta, cheese, artisan style bread with (organic) butter and a lot of it.  We love well made pastries- buttery croissants are a morning favorite.  And homemade cookies and cupcakes are not scarce, because after all, there is nothing more rewarding than brining pure satisfaction to my sweet family of boys! Although I cherish their growing appreciation for good food, I am equally focused on good fuel for their active and growing bodies.  So, to balance this act, I’ll insist on certain daily rituals- one being nutrient packed smoothies.   I’ve formulated pretty accurate recipes that everyone loves, which are secretively chock full of vitamins and antioxidants strengthening their shield and fueling my maternal need to control! It’s a win all around.

Will is adverse to drinking green, so the strawberries in his smoothie help disguise kale and avocado. Andrew's straight up "salad" smoothie tastes more tropical with mango, pineapple and ginger.

Will is adverse to drinking green, so the berries in his smoothie help disguise kale and avocado. Andrew’s straight up “salad” smoothie tastes more tropical with mango, pineapple and ginger.

My sneaky little cocktail that requires little bribing. Gin or white rum, lots of squeezed lime, fresh organic mint, club and a splash of Newmans Limeade.

My sneaky little cocktail that requires little bribing. Gin or white rum, lots of squeezed lime, fresh organic mint, club and a splash of Newmans Limeade.

Green Smoothie- (all organic ingredients) half banana, 1/2 cup frozen mango, 1/2 cup frozen pineapple, huge handful of frozen kale spinach, 1/2 avocado, 1 cup or coconut water or green tea.

Pink Smoothie- 1/2 banana, 1/2 cup frozen strawberries, 1/2 cup frozen raspberries, large handful kale or spinach, 1/2 avocado, 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt, 1 cup of milk or oj.

My husband prefers his made with milk and almond butter for an extra boost of protein.

 

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These two cookbooks are my go-to’s! Nigella offers perfectly delicious comfort food recipes….while Gwenyth’s approach reminds us that the food is spiritual, healing and should create a rich experience in life.

 

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