Foodie Friday is back!! Like most things in life, something that started as a fun idea is now a full-blown ritual. As in, don’t even think about changing any thing up or bad things are going to happen. It’s pretty simple actually. After we drop off the kids at school, Brooks and I come back home and make smoothies. There it is. Quite honestly, I usually go through the mail and email while he begs and begs until I help him pull out all the ingredients. I literally put all the ingredients on the rug and then he sits there with the Vitamix and happily puts things in the mixer. I won’t say it’s all smooth sailing. Just today, while he was pulling out the spinach, he pulled out the glass jar of strawberry jam and it shattered. And mixers and children (well, adults too to be honest) don’t always go well together. So like I said, it’s not always smooth sailing, but it is worth it. He “cooks” his own food, and we both get yummy smoothies and fun memories.
Some of the Pros of cooking in the kitchen with your kids:
It’s fun! He’s learning and you’re both doing something fun together–it’s Quality Time!
You’re making memories
An opportunity to teach how to clean up
You get to stretch your patience muscle
Your patience muscle is getting stretched
Things will break, fall, and Legos are always involved. I don’t even know how, but it’s true
The mess (this almost deserves two bullet points, but I’ll leave it at one)
B’s Smoothie recipe
1 frozen banana
2 packets frozen acai bowl mix (we get ours from Costco)
1/2 cup – 3/4 cup almond milk
1 T chia seeds
1 handful of kale
Blend in the Vitamix and enjoy chilled!
More denim cutoffs I’m loving here: