The start of spring here in the northern hemisphere was a good excuse as any to make our first batch of healthy smoothies for the season. My kids were pretty impressed with the results and no one complained of the added greens!
We used what ingredients we had in the fridge and came up with this delightfully tasty and nutritious Blackberry Mango Green Smoothie:
Ingredients (makes 6-8 servings):
-chopped kale (approximately 3 stalks)
-chopped celery stalks (approximately 3 stalks)
-200g frozen organic blackberries
-200g frozen organic mango chunks
-3 cups of organic almond milk
-1 cup of organic pear juice
Directions:Combine ingredients in blender. Serve immediately.
*You can adjust amounts as per your preference.
As a parent of young kids, it can be challenging to schedule in time for yourself each day. There will always be plenty of others things to catch up on and before you know it, you have spent the last few months or even years of your life, not having taken time just for yourself. Don’t become a victim of your situation! Even if it’s just getting in a 15 minute workout doing yoga, tai chi, qigong, a morning walk, or a simple stretch routine, I challenge you to try and schedule in that time just for yourself. Exercise helps flush toxins, rejuvenates and repairs your body, and boosts your overall mood. Wake up a half hour earlier or schedule it in after the kids have gone to bed. I promise you won’t regret it. And even if you miss a few days, get right back on it. You’ll feel amazing in no time. What things do you like to do just for yourself?