Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Going Green Tampa Bay EXPO - Oct 9 & 10

Click here for more information about this FREE event at the University of South Florida (USF) Marshall Center this Friday and Saturday. The Going Green Tampa Bay EXPO 2009 will focus on sustainability issues and opportunities that face the Tampa Bay area. There will be exhibits, workshops, family-friendly activities, and food from local restaurants. Thanks for the information, Randi!

I'm planning on going! Are you?
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Green Smoothie - Yum!

I've heard about smoothies made with spinach, and truthfully, they sounded kind of gross. However, our regular smoothie recipe was getting a little old, so I decided I was ready to give this green smoothie thing a try. It was actually VERY good! I've made it two days in a row and both days my boys slurped them right down and asked for seconds.

Smoothies have become a mainstay in our household. They provide a surefire way to get some good nutrition into our picky children. Not to mention, I feel great after I drink one!

It's hard to go wrong with a smoothie. There are a million variations you can use. Here's the recipe I used for the green smoothie we made today (shown above):
  • a few handfuls of fresh organic spinach
  • frozen strawberries (I get Publix brand for the best price)
  • fresh pineapple (often on sale at Publix for $3.99)
  • 2 bananas
  • about a cup of organic non-fat plain yogurt
  • about a cup of Bolthouse Farms 100% Carrot Juice
  • a splash of orange juice
  • a splash of flax seed oil
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