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Of all the fun foods that Mazen and I prepare together, smoothies are his favorite. Most likely because he loves pushing the blender buttons!

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Anyone who has ever cooked with kids knows that there will inevitably be a spill, in one way or another. Dripping sauces, sticky fingers or flinging sunflower butter flung everywhere – kids always manage to spread a little mess around. But of course, that’s all part of the fun!

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A Costco opened in Charlottesville this year, and so Mazen and I took a trip to join it. This was perfect timing because I needed to get some Bounty Advanced Paper Towels for this recipe! Select-A-Size for the win!

Bounty at Costco

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While sunflower butter ended up on the cabinets and on the back of Mazen’s PJs, my little helper knew exactly how to clean it up.

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We always turn our smoothies into popsicles, so this Super Green Smoothie Bowl is also a popsicle recipe! I let Mazen have popsicles morning, noon and snacktime because ours are always packed with superfoods and have no added sugar. This one in particular has two cups of greens and half an avocado – super green!

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“Can I push it now Mommy? Now?!”

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Drip, drip, drip!

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I love to serve my smoothies in bowls – eating them with a spoon feels so luxurious!

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This one’s texture is thick and pudding-like thanks to lots of oats, chia seeds and all that creamy avocado.

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Super Green Smoothie Bowl

Ingredients (Serves 2-3)

  • 3/4 cup oats
  • 2 loosely packed cups greens
  • 1.5 cups milk
  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 a ripe avocado
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 big scoop (about 2 tbsp) sunflower butter
  • 3 ice cubes


Combine ingredients in a blender and blend!

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Super Green Smoothie Bowl

Thanks to Bounty Advanced Paper Towels for sponsoring this post!


Suns Out, Guns Out

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I am debating what to do about the ridiculous tan line I acquired at the beach. I was wearing yoga pants on a 60’F, cloudy day, and somehow managed to get badly burned on my ankles and feet. It’s totally my fault for skimping on the lower body sunscreen! Add in the soccer sock tan I’m […]

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Hey hey hey!! Put yo’ sunglasses ON! Summer has arrived in Charlottesville. Breakfast fun: grapefruit, eggs and a mountain of frothed milk! The following breakfast was hot oats (on one of our recent cold days) topped with almond butter and Super Toppers. Berries, toast, and a Mazen yogurt that needed to be eaten. And then the […]

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Zucchini Pizza Bites + Giving Kids Choices With Olly

May 24, 2016
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This post is sponsored by Olly  We are finally turning a corner with Mazen and his relationship with vegetables. Our newest addition: zucchini! Like most kids, Mazen loves pizza, especially pepperoni, so I turned zucchini into a platform for pizza topping delivery. But the real secret here was getting him involved. What they say about […]

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May 23, 2016
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I don’t know about you moms out there, but 3:00 p.m. is a low time of the day for me. I always have zero energy! So the thought of going strawberry picking at 3:00 has crossed my mind day after day, but we just haven’t made the drive out yet. However, 5:00 p.m. was the perfect […]

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Dipping My Toes Into Summer

May 20, 2016
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I just came home from a few days on the Outer Banks with a group of friends. While the weather felt more like March than May, we still got in all the beach vacay highlights: pancakes, walks in the sand, a (frigid) dip in the ocean, a new tan line, rainy afternoon reading, board games, […]

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Fun Things!

May 19, 2016
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Please tell me that I am not the only person on the planet who loves Celine Dion?! C’mon folks. She is amazing! Other music I am into: The Pop Ballads Spotify station Jena Irene’s version of “I Can’t Help Falling In Love” The Wicked soundtrack – I’m going to see it in New York in […]

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