If you stop by here often, you know how much I love making smoothies in my Vitamix! I often mix up my own recipes, and play with ones I find online. Well, its been a crazy and hectic couple weeks and time has been limited which has led me to me new favorite app! The Blender Girl Smoothie App! It's genius for smoothie lovers! You can either look through all her recipes (currently her favorite 70, and she's rolling out 100 more..1 each week), or you can use the simple drop down questions to help narrow down your list based on what you're in the mood for, dietary restrictions, and what you're looking to achieve etc.. I also love that you can mark your favorites and come back to them quickly. My new favorite and go-to energy boost right now is her Cake Batter smoothie. She nailed the combination of flavors, and it's packed with yummy, healthy, and filling ingredients that stay with me as I go through my day!
A couple weeks ago, my friend and photographer Carly Murray was offering a fall mini session, and I never pass up the opportunity to have her take pics of my boys. My house is covered with them, and I truly treasure them and love documenting my boys through the years.
This particular Saturday was a rare 80+ degree Maine day in September (especially inland at the apple orchard), and I thought the 4:30 afternoon session would be great timing and it turned out to be quite the opposite- grouchy boys, overtired 2 year old, and too hot in their long sleeves (for the fall look) (though you'll see I let them wear crocs). Anyway, I thought it would be an epic fail, but Carly just sent me the photos, and she somehow managed to get some really great shots. Might have been from balancing apples on our heads and acting crazy (we tried everything to make Calvin laugh)... Below are a few of the awesome shots she took!!
Thank you Carly! And thank you all for reading along and indulging me in sharing :-)
ps- if you don't already, you should follow her on Facebook to see all her photos and updates on session offerings.
and please don't use or repost any of these photos without permission
If you've been following along, you've probably figured out I'm a big fan of Stitch Fix. I love the ease and simplicity of it, the quality and style of the items, and of course the referral program. I truly only share products/brands on the blog that I like and do or would use myself. So far I've received 5 Fixes, and been at least moderately happy with them all. I've also seen my Fixes get progressively better the more they know me and the more feedback I give. My most recent fix was the first time I purchased all 5 items. Below you'll see some pictures of my favorite items I've received in my Fixes.. Keep in mind its all based on personal style and requests :-) Also, I've had many of you reach out with some good questions on Stitch Fix, so I thought I'd tackle them all in this post. Below are some FAQs I've heard from you (all great questions), but for all the details and more in depth FAQs, definitely head over to the Stitch Fix website, and checkout my review of Stitch Fix from my first box this Spring.
Fall is without a doubt my favorite season. In fall Pumpkin becomes my go to flavor/ingredient. You know how much I love smoothies, so the boys and I made pumpkin smoothies today. SO yummy and a big hit with the boys- check out our recipe below.
3/4 cup coconut milk
1/2-3/4 cup pumpkin puree
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon chia seeds
2 tablespoons of coconut milk yogurt (optional)
1 cup ice
Mix all ingredients in your Vitamix or blender.
Enjoy the flavors of the season. Stay tuned, more pumpkin recipes to come!!
We LOVE to go apple picking and are always looking for fun ways to use our apples. Applesauce is so easy and scrumptious. My kids also love "snack packs," so I try to make a big batch of applesauce and fill reusable pouches like Sili Squeeze. Making applesauce in the crockpot is so easy and efficient, not to mention it gets the house smelling like fall!! Here's how we do it (we keep it pretty simple):
20 apples (or whatever fits)
1 good teaspoon or so of cinnamon (based on your liking)
1/3 -1/2 cup honey (more or less based on the amount of apples and how sweet you like it)
good splash of lemon juice
splash of vanilla extract
1 (or so) cups of apple cider - use water or apple juice if you don't have cider
Happy Fall everyone!! Enjoy!!
Thanks for stopping by!
Building a registry can be daunting task. Navigating what you need and don't need, and then making choices on brands and styles is overwhelming for sure. In full disclosure, I've never registered and never had a shower. It was 100% my choice, its never really been my thing, and after loosing a baby I was pretty reserved in buying/celebrating until our little Jack arrived. With that said, family and friends are very generous and often still want to gift something to you and your little bundle, so whether you have a shower or not, a registry can be a great idea... A registry can be as big or little as you feel comfortable with; it is yours! The hard part about a registry for first time parents is that you aren't a parent yet and you haven't met your baby.. as you navigate your parenting journey and get to know your baby you'll find out the items and gear that work best for baby and your lifestyle.. But, we all want to be prepared for babies arrival, so I've teamed up with the amazing ladies (and registry extraordinaires) at Your Family to give you our best tips and picks for building a registry.
Here's some tips we hope you'll find helpful:
My friends at Your Family (Lindsay, Sue, and Beth) and I have teamed up on the registry list below. It's a list of items/categories for consideration on your registry. We've also included picks of some of our favorites. Keep in mind that the world of baby products and gear is enormous, and there are many fantastic options out there and new products hitting the market as we speak. Also note many of these items are very much a personal choice, specific to your lifestyle, your day to day life and needs, your location and more etc.. Finding the best products is really about finding what is best for your family.
Registering/preparing for baby is such an exciting time, we want to celebrate with you! We are SO thrilled to be giving away some of our favorites!! One lucky reader will win the following:
$75 Zutano Gift Card
$50 Magic Beans Gift Card
1 hour Registry Consult with Your Family (live or via phone)
1 Happy Baby Wrap
1 Package of aden & anais Swaddle Blankets
bath and body products from aden & anais
1 Bravado Designs Nursing Tank (winner will choose size)
1 Ollie Swaddle from the Ollie World
1 Lil' Sidekick
1 Bitta Kidda wearable lovie (winner will pick size and color)
1 NawGum from Mello & Co
To enter this great giveaway, use the form below. Giveaway ends September 23rd at 12am. One winner will be chosen at random.
Thank you as always for stopping by! Congratulations, and best of luck if you're navigating your registry! Feel free to leave and questions, and I'll do my best to respond. To learn more about the amazing women of Your Family and the services they provide, head on over to their website!
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Note that I'm a Gymboree affiliate and may receive compensation from this post and purchases through my links. But as always, I post only products I genuinely like and my thoughts are 100% my own.
If your family is Eric Carle fans like ours, take note! Gymboree has partnered with the beloved illustrator on a fun and colorful line of limited addition play clothes and PJs ( I can't wait to run out and get some for the boys!) Check out them out!
Also, if you're looking for a fun free event tomorrow (Friday 9/5), head to your nearest Gymboree retail location (outlets excluded) for The Very Hungry Caterpillar Crafts and Story Time from 10am-noon. Check out the details and enter a great giveaway here!
Right now my sons' favorite Eric Carle book is The Grouch Lady Bug, pretty sure we've read it every night for weeks :-) Leave a comment and tell me what your kiddos favorite Eric Carle book is!!
I wrote this post a while ago, based on my experience loosing out daughter Ellie. Not sure why I never published it...I certainly never dreamed that I would actually need my own advice and be experiencing loss again, but as I was reading through it just now, It really resonated and seemed worth sharing.. My most recent experience has also taught me that loss can look very different, and it all hurts.
If you asked me 6 years ago what my future and parenting journey would look like, I guarantee infant loss would not have been in the realm of possibilities….Life is funny though and bad things happen to good people all the time. I never intended to write about this, but my experience with Ellie and this journey has become such a huge part of who I am and how I parent, it seems only natural…
I was lucky enough to have a friend who had sadly already navigated the waters of infant loss. She was a huge resource and offered support that was invaluable and just what I needed. It’s a bond I never wanted to share with her or anyone else, but it is truly a bond that runs deep. I’m hoping by sharing my own experience and journey on here that maybe I can be that person for someone else or at least give others the inspiration to find that person and connect with others. It’s a group no one should have to be in, but if you’re experiencing this it’s a group that will prove invaluable…
I felt lost, alone (even though I wasn't), I felt mad, angry, sad, and I felt like I was living a bad dream. But somehow you pick up the pieces and move forward, these moments and experiences will never leave you, but you will move forward. The saying is "what doesn't kill you makes you stronger" and it's totally true, but beyond that, I believe that these difficult and heartbreaking times actually make us better versions of ourselves...
Here's some things that were helpful for me:
Yes, everyone's experience is different and you might not feel any of what I'm describing, but if you do, don't feel ashamed (it's easy to, but its the last thing you
need). Take it a day at a time and go easy on yourself. There will be little things that will trigger a reaction you didn't expect. There will be situations that are too much and too overwhelming....just be good to yourself.
Here's what was really hard for me:
When you are emotionally and physically ready to try for another baby, be prepared that it will be the longest 9 months of your life... pregnancy on its own can be challenging, but pregnancy after loss is excruciating.. (IMO)... I spent a lot of time at my doctor's office, and her nurse and I were best buds. The best thing you can do is relax, but that's also the hardest thing to do. If your doctor says its ok, do prenatal yoga and breathing, anything to keep you calm. When our Jack finally arrived, I was overjoyed, over the moon exited, and filled with love welcoming our little miracle… but I was still often overcome with emotion thinking about what I missed out on with our little Ellie. Whatever you do, go easy on yourself, be kind to yourself, and do what's best for you and your little family.
If you are reading this and have experienced this, I'm truly sorry you've had to forge this path. Please don't hesitate to reach out if you want to chat.
Thanks as always for stopping by!
If you've been following along, you know how much I LOVE my Vitamix :-) Many of you have asked me questions about what model I use and if the investment (yes they are pricey and it is truly an investment) is worth it. First of all, here's the deal- whether of not it is a worthwhile investment for you and your family is 100% personal and dependent on you and your lifestyle etc.. It will be worth it if you want to make smoothies at home (it's usually about $6/smoothie when you buy one out), if you want to cook/make more of your food from scratch (i.e. its fabulous for making hummus, pesto, soups etc), if you are preparing things for a family (i.e. a small blender and mini food processor may suffice for small portions), and if you are committed/likely to maintain these practices (it won't be worth it if this is short-lived).
For me and my family, investing in a Vitamix has been worth EVERY dollar!! We have tried several other blenders/machines and there is just no comparison when you step up to this level.. We use it on average at least 2 times a day, and I really feel like it helps us all in our efforts to be healthier. My kids guzzle their smoothies full of things like greens, beets, and carrots that the Vitamix takes care of in seconds, no more chunks & lumps which is important to them :-) My little guy is obsessed with homemade hummus, and we used it just yesterday to help us with you garden fresh tomato sauce. To answer your questions about which model I use, while I knew I wanted to invest, I knew the fancy models were not in our budget.. we have the Turboblend Variable Speed; it's just a basic model, but I do like the variable speed option. We opted for a certified reconditioned model which saved us hundreds and is amazing. The certified reconditioned models come with a brand new container and a 5 year warranty.
Right now through November, Vitamix is offering the basic certified reconditioned models for $299 which $30 off their usual price, and if you use my coupon code 06-009557 you'll also get free shipping. Check it out!
I've got some great smoothie recipes posted on here, check them out and stay tuned for more. This Thirsty Thursday I'll be posting the boys and my new favorite energy smoothie :-)
Thanks as always for stopping by! Let me know if you have any questions or want to talk Vitamix and recipes!!
**Note that I am a Vitamix affiliate, and this post contains affiliate links. As always though all statements are 100% my own.. these are my own personal opinions, and I genuinely love these machines :-) I am always grateful when you shop through my links.
I've been holding off on talking about back to school, because I'm trying to savor the last bit of summer. But the time is quickly approaching, and my four year old has virtually no pants that fit him.. So back to shopping it is! There are some great sales happening right now to take advantage of too! Here are some of my favorite quality pieces that I know will last through 2 boys!
1. Chill Chaser Sherpa Coat- Hanna Andersson
2. There and Backpack- Hanna Andersson
3. Johnny Appleseed Raglan- Wee Rascals
4. Buffalo Check Shirt- Hanna Andersson
5. Patagonia Down Vest- Tea Collection
6. Lukas Pullover Sweatshirt- Tea Collection
7. Get Appy Tee- Hanna Andersson
8. Quiet Cargo Jeans- Hanna Andersson
9. Suspender Jeans- Hanna Andersson
10. Five Pocket Straight Leg Cord- Hanna Andersson
11. Scattered Sails Canvas Shoes- Hatley
12. Umi Bodi B shoes- Tea Collectio
Here are some great online sales happening now:
Hanna Andersson- 40% backpacks and many other back to school gear and styles (also note if you sign up for their mailing list, you'll get 10% off your first order)
Tea Collection- all styles 3 items %15 off, 4 items 20% off, 5+ items 25% off (ends 8/24)
Toms- 25% off select styles
Pottery Barn Kids- 15% off your purchase, 20% off select backpacks and lunch boxes (ends 8/27)
**Not an online sale, but perhaps one of my favorite sales, the Patagonia Outlet sale (in their Outlet Stores only) starts 8/28 and runs through 9/1.
HAPPY SHOPPING, and good luck with the back to school season.
Thanks as always for stopping by!!
* note that this post contains affiliate links- I greatly appreciate your support and shopping through these links!
Sunday wasn't my best day... I was overtired, emotional, and overwhelmed.. In fact the last few days I've felt a bit defeated and lost.. Transitioning from being pregnant, dreaming of and preparing for baby, to life with out baby is hard..really hard. I know I'm not the only one that's struggled with this... To top it off, my boys have been sick.. Jack had a stomach bug all weekend (at a family wedding) and Calvin had a quick onset of the bug yesterday resulting in a seizure and vomiting while we were driving... yikes! But, today I woke up feeling a bit rested, stronger, and motivated to set new goals... I have so much to be thankful for and I'm grateful for that everyday. Setting new goals and plans is also giving me more to look forward to, and positives to focus on... Here's a few I've been thinking about... More to come :-)
I'm really looking forward to the changing season too ... While summer is Maine is amazing, I'm ready for a new season to begin, kind of feels like a fresh start. I can't wait for early morning soccer, watching the boys play hockey, hot lattes, pumpkin anything, apple picking, sweaters (yes I said it), fall running etc...
I'm also looking forward to getting back to the blog- so stay tuned for new posts! I have so many "saved drafts" that I can't wait to finish. Thank you all for reading along, being patient and kind and listening.
We still have a few good weeks of summer left in Maine, and I plan to take full advantage of it and pack in as much fun as possible with the boys. But, we've had a lot going lately to say the least and with school and sports starting the change of seasons means even more expenses and I've started to feel the pressure on our budget, so I've been looking for cheap fun in the area. Here's our list of the free/cheap fun and places to explore in the Greater Portland area for the rest of summer:
What are your favorite budget friendly summer spots and activities in the area?
Thanks as always for stopping by!
First of all, I cannot thank you all enough for all of your support in the last couple weeks. I am truly overwhelmed by the love and kindness. I had been optimistic and prayed with every morsel in my body for happy outcome and a better update...
Unfortunately this week went from bad to worse... earlier in the week we found out through microarray testing that our baby boy had a rare chromosomal microdeletion... while that could mean a broad spectrum of challenges we didn't consider it earth shattering until having an ultrasound shortly after. The ultrasound revealed our baby was suffering from the worst case scenario and most likely had an even more rare condition called TAR. Sadly we found out that our baby boy was not developing properly and not going to make it.. Even though we knew the Cystic Hygroma diagnosis was bleak and could lead to this, we were still shocked that all this was happening to us and our little boy... it all feels like a nightmare..
Everything happened fast, and I guess for that I'm grateful... I had a D&C procedure on Friday and am on the mend, but we are heartbroken and completely devastated to loose our little boy and the image of being a family of 5 in January. We are also doing a great deal of testing to figure out if one or both of us is a carrier of this chromosomal abnormality...yikes... the world of genetics is way more complex and something I never expected to have to understand..
We are sad, and feeling a little lost, but we are putting one foot in front of the other, picking up the pieces and hanging in there. I had said to my husband when we got our first piece of bad news that if something happened to our little boy I might loose it and go over the edge... But I didn't.. I will be ok, and I think we are all stronger that we imagine.
Right now we are grateful beyond words for Jack & Calvin. We feel blessed that they are happy, healthy, and wild little boys that keep us guessing, smiling, and chasing them everyday.
Thank you all again for your support, I truly appreciate it!
A dear friend of mine was recently put on bed rest and as I was writing her an email with ideas and tips and it brought me back to my own stint on bed rest 5+ years ago... I was on strict bed rest at home for 5 weeks and hospital bed rest for about 3 weeks. For my friend and all of you out there on bed rest, I'm sorry this is what you're dealing with, I know its not how you pictured your pregnancy. But if you're on bed rest it's for a reason; I promise you that you will not regret following your doctors orders and sticking to bed rest.. no matter how boring it is. But I do regret the times I snuck around the kitchen... So here are my tips for getting through it and surviving bed rest:
There are SO many fantastic strollers our there today with so many great features and accessories...Its really hard to navigate making a stroller purchase. For specific brand ideas you can take a look at my Stroller Round-up and I'll be doing an updated one soon, but here are some of my tips for stroller buying.
Favorite accessories that could be worth the $$:
These are just the basics! If you want to talk more about strollers, I'm always happy to!! More to come; stay tuned!!
Thanks as always for stopping by!
Its been hot here in Maine, and refreshing beverages are a must! No cocktails for me this summer, so I'm sharing a few of my favorite Mocktails.
white peach sangria is usually my summer go-to, so here is my version for this summer
3 cups seltzer
1 cup peach juice or nectar
1 cup sparkling white grape juice
1 cup frozen peach slices
**Combine the first three ingredients in a pitcher and gently stir. Add peach slices.
I love frozen drinks, they ooze vacation and relaxation
1 cup fresh pineapple juice
1/2 cup fresh cut pineapple
1/2 cup coconut milk
1/2 cream of coconut (if you don't have this use 1 cup coconut milk)
2 tablespoons sugar (optional)
1/4 cup raw coconut
**Add all ingredients to your Vitamix or blender and mix until smooth. Serve with pineapple garnish.
A slushy reminds be of being a kid- this recipe is super simple and something everyone can enjoy.
3 cups seeded watermelon
2 sprigs of mint leaves
2 good teaspoons of honey
juice from 1 lime
10+/- ice cubes
**Put ice in your Vitamix or blender and pulse until crushed. Then add in the other ingredients and mix for about a minute or until slushy.. (feel free to add more honey or a little sugar if you like it sweeter, and if you want to thin it out, add a little cold water. Adding ripe local strawberries is also a good twist).
Hope you are staying cool and refreshed during these hot summer days! Enjoy these yummy summer beverages- more mocktails to come :-)
I know my posts have been a little scarce lately and I promise there is a reason... I am almost 14 weeks pregnant, but unfortunately dealing with complications. Its funny, 2 weeks ago I was worried about the 15 lbs I had already gained... boy how quickly things change...
Two weeks ago during a 12 week ultrasound, we found out that the baby has a Cystic Hygroma. Essentially there is too much fluid behind the baby's neck and around his body, and the lymphatic system isn't working properly. I've had enough ultrasounds to know that it wasn't normal from the beginning..both by the look of the image and the look on the techs face... long story short within a matter of minutes I was meeting with a Genetic Counselor, and then the high risk doc, and within 30 minutes I was having a CVS procedure to test for chromosomal abnormalities.
After an excruciating week wait, we were told that the baby thankfully most likely does not have a chromosomal abnormality including the most common disorders. We are doing further testing and will have more (hopefully good news) in a few weeks. We still have many more hurdles.. I have an ultrasound at 16 weeks to check in, and an anatomy scan and fetal echocardiogram at 18 weeks, as the next likely suspect is serious heart, brain or skeletal problems, and regardless the cystic hygroma itself can be too much for the baby to handle and increases the risk of miscarriage and loss. Generally the prognosis of a Cystic Hygroma is very poor, and two weeks ago, our chances of this baby being born healthy were about 10%. Now, after the chromosomal testing they are up to about 50%, which may not sound great, but the truth is the chances of having a cystic hygroma is about 1% and it happened, so I'm going to remain positive about 50%....
I know we are all stronger than we think, and I know I will get through this, but right now I'm feeling tested. I somehow thought I had met my quota for pregnancy problems, but life is funny... I try not to go there, but I question how I would possible handle loosing another baby...
I had hoped to do a fun gender reveal photo shoot or had even tossed around the idea of being surprised, but we found out through the chromosomal testing that it's a boy. I pray that he is tough like his big brothers and defies the odds.
As I start to feel down and feel like I can't catch a break, I remember that some people don't ever get a break and I've had two that are beautiful, healthy, and energetic boys... and keep me happy and distracted. I'm trying to stay positive and hope for the best. Cystic Hygromas can resolve, it does happen. So for now I'm going to think that we're going to be one of the lucky ones and this little boy will be just fine...
I should note that my boys don't know anyone this, and they won't for a while.. They are so young and innocent and I don't want them barring any of this burden...
If you are wondering why I am sharing this, there are many reasons.. In my journey through loss, and motherhood, I'm shocked how little we talk about loss, grief, and problems with pregnancy. For so many of us pregnancy is not easy... and supporting each other is the best thing we can do. I also posted on a large local moms group and was shocked that no one else had dealt with a cystic hygroma diagnosis. If any of you reading has been through this, I'd loved to connect if you're comfortable. And now if any of you face this in the future, you'll know that I can be a resource.
Thank you all so much for listening and keeping this baby in your thoughts and prayers.
Congrats to Ashley M. the winner of our giveaway, she is headed to MommyCon Boston on August 2nd with her sister!!
New England parents, take note! I am SO excited to say that MommyCon is coming our way!! This is such a great event for new or expecting parents, and experienced parents alike looking to brush up, learn more, and connect with like-minded parents and experts.
MommyCon is a boutique style convention dedicated to bringing modern parents and mothers-to-be together. Their focus is on natural and organic parenting methods and timeless tidbits as we journey through parenthood together. They offer fantastic seminars and workshops that include; babywearing, birth, breastfeeding, cloth diapering, car seat safety, natural health and medicine, baby gear, childproofing and so much more! They bring in awesome speakers including the Baby Guy NYC, The Leaky Boob, and the Honest Toddler (I'm dying to meet these guys!) They end the day with amazing giveaways and each attendee gets a gift bag from event sponsors.
MommyCon is happening Saturday, August 2nd in Boston at the Revere Hotel, with special VIP events and a comedy show happening later on Friday the 1st. I strongly recommend checking it out!! If you're not in New England, head over to their website and check out the full schedule for a location closer to you.
If you register for any MommyCon event, use the code MAINELYMAMA at checkout.
I'm also thrilled to be partnering with MommyCon to give away two standard tickets to the Boston event on August 2nd. To enter use the Rafflecopter form below. Note that this giveaway will end at 12am EST on Monday, July 21st.
The boys and I were in need of a good snack today and I needed a good pick me up, so we made our favorite energy balls. Here's recipe we use:
1 cup of oats
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/3 cup honey
1/3 cup raw coconut
1/3-1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup chia seed
1/4 cup flax seed
Combine all the ingredients until mixed thoroughly. Roll into 1 inch balls and place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or aluminum foil. Store in the fridge.
I can't believe it's already Wednesday, I'm still catching up from the weekend :-) Not only was this weekend the 4th of July, full of celebration, lots of rain (thanks to Arthur), and of course fireworks, but it was also the wedding weekend for a dear childhood friend of mine. The wedding was so beautiful, and after a wet rehearsal dinner, the weather cleared perfectly, and was miraculously amazing.
There are nine of us from our hometown in Maine that have remained close for so many years...even as we're spread out across the country. We love any excuse (esp a wedding) to be together and celebrate. Whenever we're reunited we just pick right up where we left off, and laugh (a lot). I love these ladies and am so thankful to have such true and wonderful friends. I was reminded of just how special our friendships are this weekend. Though the weekend left me totally spent and playing catch up, it left me feeling so grateful.
Happy Friday and 4th of July friends!! Hope you are celebrating and enjoying the holiday with friends and family. You know I love baby gear and accessories, and get really excited about new products. Today I'm talking about 3 of my favorites that just happen to be red, white, and blue... check them out!
Red: aden & anais (Product) RED- a special edition line up of the always fabulous aden & anais blankets and accessories it cute red patterns; 10% of the retail price of every product in this line-up with go to the Global Aids Fund
White: Halo Swivel Sleeper Bassinest- a revolutionary bassinet that swivels to bring you little one closer to you, while still in their own safe sleep environment.
Blue: The Baby Jogger Vue- a fantastic umbrella new stroller from our favorite Baby Jogger, unlike others, this one gives you the option of baby facing you, along with many other awesome features.
In honor of the 4th, the boys and I made red white and blue smoothies. These are great to offer party guests of all ages, serve them separately or make a parfait of all 3! We also love to pour these in to popsicle molds for a fun summer treat. Here are the 3 recipes we made:
1/4 of a beet
1 cup strawberries
1/2 cup raspberries
1/2 cup coconut water
1/2 cup orange juice (ideally freshly squeezed/juiced)
Ice to taste
1 cup fresh pineapple
1 cup coconut milk
2 tablespoons shredded coconut
a couple good squirts of honey
ice to taste
1 1/2 cups blueberries
1/2 cup mango
1 cup of coconut milk
good squirt of honey
Mix the ingredients of each smoothie and combined until smooth. Transfer the smoothies into pitchers for easy pouring/serving.
**Note if your combining all flavors in a parfait, in order to layer they'll need to be quite frozen, so make sure you use enough ice or feel free to substitute frozen fruit. order to layer