Pear and Cinnamon Green Smoothie

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Fall is here.

Well, kind of. Phoenix is still getting its fair share of midday heat but cooler mornings and nights (along with a weird onset of seasonal allergies) give me hope that we’re getting there, slowly. And what better way to ring in this glorious time of year than with a fall-inspired green smoothie?

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Pumpkin Turmeric Green Smoothie

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Ditch the pumpkin spice latte already and drink this instead!

You may have seen it on social media before or it may come to you as a complete surprise but Starbuck’s pumpkin spice latte does not contain any pumpkin. I repeat – no pumpkin whatsoever! What it does contain is an ungodly amount of sugar, caramel coloring (which is considered a carcinogen), artificial flavors and preservatives. Yuck!

So, if you’re craving more fall flavors (and possibly even have some ingredients left over from making my Breakfast Cookies last week) why not concoct a pumpkin turmeric green smoothie today? It conveniently increases your daily fruit and veggie intake and gives you an extra dose of antioxidants all while satisfying your sweet tooth. Healthy indulgence, mamas! Still didn’t believe it could be done, did ya?

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Pumpkin Spice Breakfast Cookies

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Your friends on busy weekday mornings.

My kids are really good eaters except for when it comes to breakfast. Weekday breakfast, to be specific. You know, the one time during the day when there is pretty much zero room for dilly-dally. However, for some reason that is the very time my kids decide to move at a glacial pace. And more often than not – with the clock ticking extra fast and them moving extra slowly – early mornings at our house quickly snowball into all sorts of chaos. All of a sudden backpacks/water bottles/shoes are missing and I find myself instructing my 3-year old on how to brush his teeth by himself while trying to put his sister’s hair into something that vaguely resembles a ponytail. And before you know it, I’m running around like a sweaty mess of a crazy person hoping to make the first bell on time. EVERYONE, STOP WHINING AND GET IN THE CAR! 

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