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!

my cutoffs and a $55 version :: striped top :: similar under $100

Vitamix :: his sweater (on sale!) :: his similar  cutoffs  :: photo’s by Tasha

More denim cutoffs I’m loving here:

If you’re curious what all the hype is over Acai Bowls, why not try one at home? It’s my favorite on-the-go snack or breakfast and guess what – my kids love it! Once you find a combo you love (mine is goji and bee pollen), its sure to be a favorite. Don’t forget, goji berries have been known to boost the immune system, so no guilt here. Let me know what your favorite combination is.

My Favorite Acai Bowl

2 cups frozen Strawberries

2 frozen Bananas

Acai Powder

1 cup Almond Milk

2 T seed butter or Almond butter

1/2-1 T agave


fresh fruit

Bee Pollen

Coconut flakes

Dried Goji Berries

Chia Seeds (optional)

Add all ingredients but the toppings into a blender. Go for a frozen yogurt consistency – add more almond milk if necessary. After its blended, drizzle agave and toppings, if using. Enjoy!


I’m wearing jeans GRLFRND (size down):: boots ZARA similar :: cardigan 525 AMERICA :: camisole SIMILAR