Happy summer! We’ve been having loads of fun. This includes smoothie making for breakfast. My kiddos were fully into this kale and peach smoothie session. I am so enjoying my kids ages. I try to soak in EVERY stage as I know that we will only be there once for that season. We are a little more nimble as a family and they can both communicate their needs pretty well so I am not playing investigation games to understand them.
This weekend, we went to Burger Fest and the kids played games and danced in the rain. I celebrated in my heart that it was drizzling because it meant that I did not have to crowd control. My sweet littles were able to roam and dance without mama bear being on their case.
We tried two burgers from Kumos and split them 4 ways. I give myself grace to enjoy moments like this cause they are once a year as opposed to a lifestyle. I love burgers but normally do them bunless. This smoothie is my way back to simple whole foods. I really like the fresh almost juice bar smell of these but if that is not your jam then back off a bit on the kale quantity by about half.
On other things, I am reading this book and I am just passed the intro and chapter one. It’s really getting to the heart of entitlement. They use an example of adults going to a hotel and it’s like you’ve arrived at your palace in the lobby and then check things out in your room. By day two you kind of get over the look and feel of the place and then become unappreciative and demanding because the hotel staff have not cleaned your room according to your timeline and standards. It’s eye opening and convicting at the same time and most definitely upstream. In reading this I found We are that family and I am sure her words will sharpen me no end. Here’s to whole living and character building.
Evidence of them fighing over smoothies. Sibling right of passage.
- 2 cups of frozen peach
- 1.5 cups of kale
- 2 cups of almond milk unsweetened
- ½ teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 tablespoon of honey
- Juice of half a lime
- Place all the ingredients in a high speed blender.
- Warning, kids adding ingredients to the blender may double your prep time. Blend until a smooth consistency is achieved.