Helllooooo Monday! Was anyones weekend as chaotic as mine? The past couple of weekends we’ve been getting our house painted so we’ve been staying in a hotel, which sounds fun, but when you have to also move ALL your furniture, empty out ALL of your closets, take ALL of your paintings/photos off the walls, pack and unpack for two adults, one toddler and two dogs, Oh and decide on a new paint colour for the upstairs in like one day because you don’t like the one you originally picked… Well, as I said chaotic is probably the most PG term I could use to describe it.
Also, funny story, I picked the colour originally, but once we saw the basement done, Zach convinced me that I would be happier with something lighter upstairs (he was right), and then went on to choose the new colour, while pretending to be me so we would get something I’d be happy with. And he was bang on. I freaking love it, although he says it’s a bit too light for him but he’ll get used to it. What a guy…. Now to escape the paint fumes (see ‘might be pregnant’ in my last post), I’ve taken Emmylou and moved in with my in-laws until the place airs out a bit. And then time to re-organize everything, add some fresh flowers to compliment the fresh paint, and enjoy the new look! Of course now that I’ve painted I have a million other ideas of things I want to do… New couches and area rugs for my dogs to ruin, white cabinetry for Emmylou to get her smudgy fingers on… Maybe I’ll just daydream for now. Haha.
Knowing I would be away for a couple of weekends, I had this smoothie recipe on reserve for this week. And just now while I was uploading the photos I remembered how tropical and refreshing and seriously yummy it was! We’re a big fan of green smoothies at my house (it’s my favourite, portable weekday breakfast), and it’s unusual for us to branch out, but this baby was definitely worth it! It’s super creamy, naturally sweetened and just the right amount of coconutty (yes I just made that word up). I used homemade cashew milk (here’s a recipe – super easy and doesn’t require straining), but any type of milk would do! And if you do use fresh mango instead of frozen, just add a hand full of ice cubes before blending so the final product is nice and chilled!
Also, this recipe is super kid friendly, Emmylou loved helping make it and loved drinking it even more! And if your child is anything like mine and requires CONSTANT snacks, this is a great healthy and hydrating option that they can enjoy with the whole family.