Hello, hello… Happy mama’s day! I wanted to sleep until noon, and that’s really easier said than done sometimes. I woke up very early, actually a few hours before a sunrise and decided to ‘celebrate’ it by working, while my kids are still sound asleep. I can’t really say “I am celebrating”, because we are parents for life, all day, every single day, 365 days a year no matter what, but it is what it is. Society says today is a Mother’s day, so we ought to celebrate it only one day a year.
So, with coffee right beside me, music in my ears, I am typing this and enjoying this peace that surrounds me. The best day of my life was when I became a mother, period! Now, even with hardships, even with arguments, door slamming in front of your nose, “you hate me” teen remarks… I wouldn’t change it, because believe it or not there is a good side of being a mother, a side that melts you into a puddle of sweetly melted ice-cream; when they give you a hug from out of the blue and whisper in your ear “you’re the best!”, tell you “I love you or you are so beautiful”, or simply ask you: “how was your day, today?”, or perhaps take their time and make a smoothie for your breakfast. Did I tell you, I have an amazing three individuals that are growing into beautiful and thoughtful adults?! They simply make my day, everyday!
Now let me show you how to make this nutritious and delicious smoothie. I love getting more than we can eat bananas because I peel them, wrap them into the plastic wrap and they go right in the freezer. You can do that with any fruit… It makes thick mass of the smoothie when you use frozen fruit. If you add yogurt, it makes this amazing fro-yo that you can eat with a spoon. I didn’t want to eat fro-yo, so I added water, or you can add milk for smoother texture. The other option is you can use any dairy or non dairy liquid, as well as ice-cubes along with frozen fruits. It’s just fantastic and so refreshing in the summer time, not to mention healthy.
You can make a smoothie really into powerhouse drink just by adding few add-ins such as Flaxseeds, or some veggies like spinach or kale, or perhaps protein powder, a blend of Chia seeds, hemp seeds, and buckwheat. You can add whatever you’d like, but it’s tasty, just the way it is.
Makes 2 cups
- 1 cup blackberry
- 1 frozen banana
- 1/2 cup Vanilla Yogurt
- 3/4 cup water (or milk/dairy or nondairy)
Place everything in the blender or food processor and blend until smooth in texture–about a minute or so. Add sweetener if you desire.
Happy Mother’s day to all your hard-working moms!