I wish there was a way to have more vacation days at work. There’s so many things I want to do while I’m still able to do it yet so little vacation time. I don’t want to prioritize which I want to do “first” and then save the rest for later. I want to do it all! I feel like employers should start to have an unlimited vacation policy. A lot of start-up companies have it where if you can get your work done, then they shouldn’t have to limit your vacation. I have a strict work ethic so I think I’d be completely fine with this unlimited vacation policy ;) can we please implement this?! I’m looking at you my employer!
While I can’t really go on vacation at this moment, you know what is virtually a vacation in a cup? This peachy green smoothie from Deborah Harroun’s (you might know her as the ever-awesome food blogger over at Taste and Tell) brand new cookbook called 100 Best Smoothies for Kids. While the title says ‘for kids,’ I can attest that adults alike love everything this book has to offer. There are SO many smoothie ideas. Honestly, I don’t know how Deborah did it but I can only think of maybe three or four smoothie recipes in my lifetime (I literally always make the same combination). The amount of smoothies this woman has come up with is pure talent. And not only that, they’re so unique! I bet you many of these recipes are unlike any other smoothie recipe you’ve had. It’s broken up into various sections: Breakfast, Lunchtime, Snacktime, Dessert, and Bedtime. I just love that most of these smoothies, you can add veggies to them and your kids will never know ;)
I was lucky to go on real vacation with Deborah this past March! Well, no, I didn’t crash her family’s vacation – I was actually with her on a press trip with Princess Cruises. She is so fun to be around and one of the nicest bloggers I’ve ever met. I think we laughed more than we talked sometimes! This book is seriously full of awesome smoothie ideas that I think your entire family will enjoy. She’s extremely thorough in her explanations of what liquids you should use in your smoothies and how to freeze fruit and/or use them in the smoothies. It’s like reading the art of smoothie-ing, if there is such thing! The photos are gorgeous, too. I have the most difficult time photographing drinks and Deborah photographed 100 for this book and she made it look like a cinch!
Grab yourself a copy! You’ll wonder how it’s possible you’ve been without this for so long! It’s getting warm out and I’m positive you’ll be using this book A LOT!
Sneak those veggies into this smoothie and your kids will NEVER know!
- 2 cups coconut milk beverage, NOT the canned coconut milk
- 2 cups frozen sliced peaches
- 2 frozen underripe bananas, sliced
- 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger, optional
- 2 cups loosely packed spinach leaves
- Pour the coconut milk into a blender and add the peaches, banana, ginger (if using), then the spinach.
- Blend until smooth.
Recipe reprinted with permission from Best 100 Smoothies for Kids by Deborah Harroun (Harvard Common Press, 2015)
The ginger is optional but I would recommend adding it because it gives it a unique hint of spiciness that keeps the smoothie just a bit interesting!
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