Thursday, 21 June 2012

A 'Berry' Great start!

Here is my breakfast smoothie that is so simple, delicious and nutritious!

~ 1/2 cup crushed ice
~ 1/2 cup orange juice
~1/2 cup blueberries (I used frozen)
~ a splash of almond milk or yogurt (optional)
~ a large handful of spinach (a trick my sister taught me and you don't even taste it)! Find some of her amazing recipes here.

Blend it up in the Magic Bullet or blender and enjoy!
 What a great way to start the day! Pin It

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Wanna meet for a drink.....?

So we are Mommas now...right?! Then we know the answer to this question is usually no. Gone are the days of going out for drinks after a long week at work. I could get a sitter but I enjoy putting Hayden to bed and I like to spend time at home also. If I can't hit up my local watering hole I bring it home. We are lucky to have a deck with a great view and My husband and I try to enjoy it as much as possible. With our unseasonably cool "Juneuary" weather we've been having in BC, we still need to crank the outdoor heater to enjoy the cool summer nights.
Here is a calorie conscious cocktail I created last weekend that I quite enjoyed.

  • Fill glass with ice
  • Add 1 ounce vodka - I used Van Gogh Blue at approx 60 calories per 1 ounce shot
  • 1/2 can Minute Maid Light Lemonade - 1 can 5 calories
  • Top with a splash of pomegranate liqueur - 1 ounce has 85 calories so about 15 calories per splash
  • Garnish with lime wheel

Sip this delicious cocktail at around 80 calories without sacrificing great taste!

Enjoy!! Pin It

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

My "No More Diaper bag Tote"!

I have been searching for the perfect summer tote/beach bag and I finally found it!

This gorgeous Steve Madden bag was a steal at $50 and I have officially ditched the diaper bag. Now Hayden is still in diapers and needs more than ever before....snacks, toys for entertainment, milk, water etc... but there is room for two in this beauty. I couldn't be happier with my find! Have you found your ultimate summer satchel? Pin It