week in review and a chocolate smoothie

20 Feb

i know valentine’s was a week ago. do we really only need one day to celebrate love? i think not.  it seems i’ve been having trouble finding my groove these days but life goes on and i still have to provide three meals a day plus snacks for my family. it’s been fun and we’ve had some really delicious food. eli had a valentine’s lunch full of love, starting with this bread which i cut into heart shapes with a cookie cutter. it’s a recipe from amy over at simply sugar and gluten free and it really is the perfect gluten free bread, i’ve made it nearly dozen times already. she has a book that came out on valentines! also in his lunch box were a few of these chewy brownies, a recipe from the spunky coconut. i cut them into squares and pressed a tiny heart cookie cutter into the top (i did not add chocolate chips). i’ve been cooking a lot of dinners from madhur jaffrey’s books this week, they are awesome! one of our favorites was chicken with spinach (saag murgh), it’s a wonderful way to get your kids to eat spinach.

and we’ve had smoothies.

love that smoothie smile!

chocolate smoothie-i never measure when i make smoothies so basically follow your instincts and taste buds.

frozen banana chunks, about 2 cups
a handful (or more) washed spinach
milk of choice, about 1 1/2 cups (coconut milk is very good)
hemp seed butter, about 1 tbs (opt)
coconut oil, about 1 tbs
cocoa powder, 3-4 tbs
blend all ingredients in blender until it’s to you liking. you can adjust flavors or add more milk if you want it thinner.




One Response to “week in review and a chocolate smoothie”

  1. superhealthykids March 7, 2011 at 12:13 pm #

    Hilarious!! I love that smoothie smile too!

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