…as in 5 days to go until the school year is over!! Yup, in my neck of the woods, school gets out ridiculously early–my birthday is June 21st, and I can remember one or two years when I celebrated it in school!.
Still, I’m happy for the kids to have a break, and I’m happy that we’ll get some extra sleep every morning. Oh, and did I mention that I’m looking forward to spending more time together…at the pool! at the beach! in the backyard! Really, I am!
The first of the year and the last day of school are my resolution-making times; here’s my summer resolution for today:
Replace mom’s morning hot chocolate with strawberry banana smoothies for the whole family; for the not-yet-smoothie-savvy among us, here’s my favorite recipe.
In a blender combine all of the following ingredients: 1 large ripe banana (peeled and sliced), 1 cup washed strawberries (stemmed and hulled), 1 cup plain yogurt, 1/4 cup orange juice, 2 tablespoons honey; add 1/2 cup raspberries or peeled and sliced kiwis.
Feel free to substitute or add other fruits like blueberries, mangoes, or peaches, and to substitute pineapple juice for the orange juice. Emeril says it will work just as well–and it’s his recipe, so he should know!
Recipe for “Yummy Wake-Up Smoothies” from “Emeril’s There’s a Chef in my Soup! Recipes for the Kid in Everyone”