Chia seeds are an great source of omega-3 fats and fiber. These tiny seeds pack an amazing nutritional punch and they are also easy to add to your diet. They have a great texture when added to liquids, which is why you’ve probably seen some chia seed drinks pop up in your local health store. Those are delicious but pricey. Fortunately, you can make your own and they are incredibly easy.
This Orange Creamsicle Smoothie is a twist on one that we loved in my house growing up. It tastes like a cross between an Orange Julius and a creamsicle.
My kids go crazy over this and it is so easy to make. The combination of orange juice and evaporated milk gives you such a rich, creamy flavor. It’s perfect for an afternoon treat or to enjoy with breakfast!
I’ve been throwing handfuls of spinach into my smoothies for a while now and calling them green smoothies. Then I went to a local class with Robyn from Green Smoothie Girl and it completely changed the way I looked at my smoothies.
Since then, green smoothies (real green smoothies with handfuls of vitamin packed greens, not the wimpy ones I was doing before) have been a regular part of our day. My kids love them and we have seriously upped our vegetable consumption.
There are few summer traditions that equal the pure pleasure of a casual backyard barbecue with plenty of tasty side dishes and followed by a chilly dessert. We’re slowly settling in after our move from San Diego and as much as we’re dreading the cold winter weather, at the moment it’s kind of gorgeous outside so it’s made a nice transition. We took a break from unpacking to take advantage of the nice weather and had a summer barbecue together as a family.