I’ll tell you the truth: when I get really busy and it’s hard to write, recipes and crafts are the quickest, easiest thing to do. I’m having a hard time squeezing everything I need to do into one day right now, but I figured it’s worth it to take ten minutes to write this up.
I finally got myself to stop eating dairy again, hooray! I’m looking forward to seeing how it affects my digestion, energy levels, and maybe even weight–fingers crossed. My kids, however, are still allowed to eat dairy. I do feel like Karissa does better without it, and she was extremely intolerant when she was a baby, but if I’m being honest with myself it’s one of the more delicious food groups and it’s harder to find kiddo-friendly snacks when you don’t include fruit on a regular basis or most processed foods.
This is a fun smoothie that the girls approve of and is packed full of nutrients for small, developing bodies! The recipe calls for dairy, but it’s really optional. It’s very versatile–you could replace the kefir and cream with coconut milk (which I have) and it’s just as good.
strawberry super smoothie (dairy optional, gluten and grain free)
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 tsp moringa greens and protein powder
- 1 tsp collagen hydrolysate powder
- 1 cup chopped strawberries any berries are good
- 1/4 cup unsweetened kefir or coconut milk
- 2 tbsp heavy whipping cream omit for dairy free
- 1/4 cup spring mix/salad greens
- 1/4 cup water or almond milk
- 1 squirt stevia occasionally I use banana instead
Add chia seeds to blender/bullet and blend into a powder.
Combine everything else in blender and blend until smooth. You can add more almond milk or water if you want it to be thinner. I have to do this so that the kids can drink it through a straw.
Pour into cups and serve.