A Cool Summer

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Happy first day of summer! The weather has been cool and over cast here this past week but when the sun finally does come out again I’m sure I’ll be making lots of cool drinks for us to beat the heat with all summer long. Anna and I love drinking all kinds of different frozen fruit and berry smoothies but my husband Thomas is not a big fan of them. He does enjoy, however, the sweet and simple pureness of a banana smoothie. If you peel the bananas ahead of time and wrap them in plastic or place them in a zip lock bag before freezing them, whipping up this tasty summer drink is oh so easy. You can also add any other fresh or frozen fruits of your choice to this mixture and as long as at least the bananas are frozen it will still have a nice thick and smooth, frozen consistency. Enjoy!

Frozen Banana Smoothie

Serves 2 large or 4 small portions

Dairy Free Version:

1 Can Pure Coconut Milk (No additives)
2 Frozen Bananas (Peels removed before freezing)
2 Tbs Honey or other sweetener of choice

With Dairy:

2 Frozen Bananas (Peels removed before freezing)
1 Cup Milk
1/2 Cup Unsweetened Yogurt*
2 Tbs Honey or other sweetener of choice

*If you are using already sweetened yogurt, like vanilla flavored yogurt for example, omit the additional sweetener in the recipe.

Blend all the ingredients well in a food processor or with an immersion stick blender until smooth. Serve immediately with a straw or spoon.

Have a cool summer! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vgyg22yjqY

Tummy Time

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Ben and Luke turned 5 months old today. They spent quite a bit of time on their tummies today practicing holding up their heads and pushing up with their arms. They hate tummy time. It’s tiring and they usually fall apart after spending only a few minutes on their stomachs so capturing pictures of them happy and holding their poses was very difficult. Luke wanted to bite his fist so he kept putting his head down and Ben kept trying to roll himself over. As the weather warmed up today I changed them from pants to shorts. Ben is in the blue shorts and Lukas is in the green. Most of these were taken in Anna’s room on her bedroom floor on a blanket that I made for her when she was just a little older than they are now. They have been keeping us pretty busy lately so my posts on this blog may be a little more sparse than usual. I hope that can be overlooked with an extra dose of some baby cuteness…

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