My day looked up.

Monday, January 10, 2011

It did.  After Friday's post, my load got lighter and I grew out of my funk.  But man, oh man, raising kids is hard and it's nice that there are a lot of you out there who get it.  Thanks for your comments.  I love getting them...particularly the ones that agree with what I'm saying.  Yep.  That's right.  Don't challenge me.  Just agree with me.


Anyway, I made this about three times since Friday thanks to Camilla's tweet.  It's really, really good. William has been begging for it every moment I'm in the kitchen.  If you want to try it on your kids but think that the green color will turn them off, add blueberries and then it turns a different color.  But, other than that, the banana totally masks any spinach flavor, and what kid couldn't use some fresh, raw spinach in their diet?  We love smoothies here in the Hunt house.

Update: a few of you have asked for the recipe since I posted this.  If you follow the link, it's there, but otherwise I'll give you my very casual version:
for 2 small or 1 large smoothie
1 banana
1 handful of fresh, raw spinach
1 T or so of flax seed meal 
enough almond milk to make it blend well
a handful of ice
BAM, you've got yourself the GREEN MONSTER.
Husband has off for a few more weeks--the benefits of being a professor--and it has been really nice having him done his sabbatical work, but still on vacation.  We saw a matinee last week (there's something so fun about seeing a matinee in the middle of the week--I'm not sure what--but something) and have just been relaxing and enjoying one another's company.  Oh yes, and Gracie's too.

As for me, I have to get caught up on some emails and really learn how to use my camera.  My husband makes fun of me.  I want to be a photographer but I've barely read my camera manual.  Whatever Steve. Whatever.

That's all.

Oh yeah, and I'm already starting a countdown to summer.  A little early you say?  Nonsense.  Who's with me?

29 comments:

  1. ohhh so nice that you two get to spend some time together. matinees are the best.

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  2. i love the matinee. whenever husband tries to sweet talk me, he says, "i'll take you to a matinee..."

    love.

    ps. i'm totally ready to try the Green Monster

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  3. At first I thought you were going all loco on me with that smoothie. And then I read the recipe. And now I'm planning when I can next go to the store to get all of the ingredients before Tuesday/Wednesday's snowstorm. Yep. Thanks for adding to today's ADD fest :)

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  4. totally with you on the countdown, i'm all set with the winter. and will you share the recipe for the smoothie? i'd love to try it out!

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  5. I love that whenever you talk about your kids eating, I think of my husband. And that when I look for recipes for dinner, I have to search the "kid friendly" tabs.

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  6. Summer can NOT come soon enough!! I am done with this snow, sub arctic temps, and short days. Bring on the heat and sun!!!! xo

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  7. i'm totally with you on the countdown to summer. the minute christmas is over i'm ready for the cold to go bye bye.

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  8. i'll countdown with you.
    we can drink green monsters so we glow by summer time.

    i'm craving the beach. and the sun.

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  9. I am so ready for summer! We have 5 inches of snow outside right now and I live in Georgia! This doesn't happen here!

    And I think I need to try that smoothie. It sounds really good!

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  10. husband cuddlin' with the doggie .. :) nice one ...

    the green drink, it doesn't really look yummy you know ...

    http://urbanprettygirl.blogspot.com/

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  11. I really love those cuddle pictures! :)

    Hey, I have a giveaway going on over at SLSL if you're interested :)

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  12. I am glad you're feeling better!
    That looks delicious! Recipe please?
    Thankssss!!!
    xx

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  13. Totally with you on the summer countdown. How many days left?!

    aliviathinksthis.blogspot.com

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  14. yum i drink smoothies all the time! mostly with two bananas, milk, yogurt, ice and a spot of honey! try that some time!

    xo
    sami

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  15. I'm ready for a Summer countdown! Weird how a new year puts you in a looking waaaay forward mindset, when in reality, it was snowing just weeks ago. *shrug*

    Love the colour of that smoothie!

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  16. Your husband is so funny! I love those picture of him and the dog. And summer is sooo close... I can feel it!

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  17. i have been seeing this smoothie everywhere! (online, that is). i want to try it!!

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  18. who says that when you get something fancy and technical that you have to read the manual? who?! phsaw.

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  19. summer count down already?! heck, i've been counting down since the day it ended.

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  20. green monnnsssttteerrrr. mmmmm. i want to make one right now, they're so freaking good.

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  21. the green monster looks interesting, thanks for posting!! definitely want to give it a try

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  22. a countdown to summers sounds perfect, count me in!

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  23. it actually looks quite delicious!

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  24. My mom and I LOVE those green smoothies, too. So yummy and great for starting off sluggish mornings. I'm glad your day turned around -- don't you just love that that's possible?? :)

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  25. hey sister,

    will try the green monster once i have purchased almond milk. don't forget about the crazy kale smoothie i make: kale, banana, milk, and maple syrup. sounds crazy but is actually delicious!

    love the pics of steve and gracie.

    and i am on the same page with learning to use the camera. i wish it just automatically made sense to me upon simply resting in my hands. i hate manuals!

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  26. yummy green drink is just what I need to be eating these days instead of leftover brownies! enjoy your time at home with the hubs.

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  27. mmm...that smoothie looks delicious! ill have to try it!

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  28. yay! thanks for posting the recipe :)

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  29. After about a week of drinking the green drink I began to feel a radical change in my body. But I felt like I was getting a bit sick from the stuff. Later I learned that its a sign of detoxification. The detox got so bad that I was pretty sick for about 3 days.
    Green drink

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