Ahhh...today seems to be the calm AFTER the storm. Two kids are away at camp, the baby is sleeping, Ted is off at a small job, and for some odd unknown reason Abby has decided to take a nap. (Okay, never mind...as soon as I typed that sentence she came walking in here saying she's done, lol!) I'm working on some housework and food prep, and (re)planning curriculum for the fall. It is gorgeous outside and I have some fresh picked lavender on my deck table.
This may sound funny, but I have been eyeing Ted's smoothies every day wishing that I could have one of them too. So I did my best to somewhat recreate what he's been drinking, without using the same supplements (they are expensive and not recommended during breastfeeding). The result turned out to be a delicious drink that tastes just like Costco's smoothies, but it's healthier! If you love those smoothies like I do, you may want to give it a try. My version is purposely gluten free, but you could add any kind of supplement/fiber that you want. I'll do my best to remember quantities.
1/2 cup frozen strawberries
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
1 cup orange juice
2 heaping tablespoons rice bran
1 T. flax oil
Put the strawberries in the blender and puree until smooth (if I don't do this first, then I end up with chunks in my smoothie). Scrape sides of blender, then add the rest of the ingredient and blend until smooth and blueberries are completely pureed. Very cold and icy and good. Enjoy!