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 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!
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?”,
They simply make my day, every day!
Anyhow, let me show you how to make this nutritious and delicious Blackberry and Banana 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 a 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 nondairy liquid, as well as ice-cubes along with frozen fruits.
It’s just fantastic and so refreshing in the summertime, not to mention healthy. You can make a smoothie really into powerhouse drink just by adding few add-ins.
Some of those are Flaxseeds, veggies like spinach or kale, 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.
- 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.