Ah summer is here. Hot temps have arrived and the craziness of summer has begun in our household. Taxi driving to and from work, practice, friend’s houses, swim meets… numerous grocery store runs for ravenous kids. Oh and Father’s Day was this past weekend. It’s all fun and nutty and I’m trying to breathe and embrace the time. I’m a type A control freak and I desperately am seeking a routine in the midst of the insanity. I’m not winning, just in case you were wondering.
Our garden is flourishing in the warm, dare I say, hot weather. Our kale is huge and beautiful. I couldn’t resist after running one kid home from swim practice and taking the other to the pool to hang out… whipping my dad and I a lovely green kale smoothie. It came out great. Not overtly sweet and quite refreshing – just what we both needed after a morning outside working. When the hot weather comes, I don’t gravitate towards conventional meals but like easily digestible foods/beverages that refuel and fill my body with nutrients I need. My daughter even loved this one. Love when that happens!
Inspired by The Blender Girl. [Read more…]
— Knead to Cook