I was getting ready for the Ready for Summer Challenge and was cleaning out the fridge and pantry, when my daughter saw a container of strawberry yogurt sitting on the counter top. She got really excited and yelled, “mom! I know what we can do with that container of yogurt.” She ran into her room and came back with a calendar. She brought it home from school and for every month it had a healthy recipe to try. She flipped to the month of May and said, “See mom. It’s a strawberry smoothie.” It just so happened that I had all of the ingredients on hand, considering it only called for three ingredients.
Bug and Stinker (these are my girls’ nicknames since they were babies…..I blame their father) came into the kitchen so excited to help mommy make a smoothie. They both got out the ingredients, measuring cups and the scale. According to Bug we have to be exact on the ingredients otherwise it might not taste right.
Bug started dumping ingredients into her cup.
I tried to help Stinker, but she’s a big girl and didn’t need my help.
I gave their smoothies a mix on the bullet, and it was time to see if they would pass the taste test for two very picky eaters.
The suspense is killing me.....
Yay!! Four thumbs up. We’ve decided we’re going to try each recipe on the calendar for that month and if it passes the taste test than it will get the sticker of approval.
It looks like the Smoothie recipe gets a very special princess sticker!
Both of my girls are hopping on the bandwagon of eating healthy and exercising. I figured that if they start learning at this age then they will not have the same problems as their mommy. Bug is going to go running with me in the evening, she ran a 10 minute mile at school so she's already way ahead of her mom. I just know that she will help keep me on track, because both of them want to see me succeed. I have to say that I'm really lucky to have some pretty special cheerleaders on my team.