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Chocolate Veggie Smoothie Bowl

March 18, 2018

After a long morning of sand box play and park time, we all needed a yummy treat. I whipped up this smoothie bowl while my mom played with the girls on the deck (thanks mom!) and I'm glad I noted the measurements because it turned out really good. Blair especially loved her "ice cream" and it kept them happy, which is always a win before nap time!

 

Chocolate Veggie Smoothie Bowl

Serves 2-3

 

Ingredients:

 

2 small frozen bananas

1 big handful spinach

2 TBSP cacao powder

2 scoops Vegan Chocolate Protein Powder*

1/4 cup unsweetened coconut flour

1/4 cup pumpkin puree

 

optional toppings:

unsweetened reduced fat shredded coconut

Evo Hemp Crunch Snack (my new fave topping)

Directions:

 

1. Place all ingredients in a food processor and puree until smooth.

2. Top with anything of your choice, like unsweetened coconut, and evo hemp crunch healthy snack (a new exciting find!)

*I used this one to get my fave texture and taste!

 

Speaking of playing hard this a.m., here are my

TOP 5 TOT-FRIENDLY TO-DO's to ensure kids get tons of stimulation, and a change to get their energy out!

 

1. Parks (duh.) Find gated ones or ones far from a road and toddler-friendly especially if you have more than one kid.

2. Library Storytimes: Almost all libraries have baby and toddler storytimes, and they often involve music and fun activities

3. Cafes with play areas or play rooms: Hard to find, but in Oregon I've been lucky to find some awesome cafes that have family-friendly play areas. LOVE!! (We parents can get our coffee fix while kids tire themselves out!)


4. Mini Hikes: find trails or buttes near you to hike or wander. In Eugene, my toddlers love exploring Mt. Pisgah, Skinner's Butte, Spencer's Butte and other scenic forest-y places to see tons of plants and animals

5. Children's Museum: Again most cities have a kid-friendly museum or specific children's museum. Fun way to spend a rainy afternoon!

 

On rainy days at home, here are my 2 year old's fave toys:

 

1. Huge Floor Puzzles: They LOVE these, and we can spend a ton of time taking them apart and redoing them.

 2. Coloring Activity Books: Coloring books with stickers in their fave characters are the best. Peppa Pig and Frozen are popular in this house!

3. Magna Tab Activity Board: Great for trips and keeping busy minds focused!

4. Water Pen Coloring Pad: A mess-free way to color (they love regular markers but this one will only show color on the pad, woohoo!) It's another fantastic trip/airplane activity.

 

 

 

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