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Pooh Bear Smoothie. The following article was written by Carissa Leventis-Cox of Mama in the Kitchen, and she ain’t cookin’!

Pooh Bear Smoothie

I can’t say it’s always easy feeding my family vegetables. Fruits are easy, but vegetables can be tough—particularly greens. Sometimes, as soon as my son sees a huge plate of salad in front of him, he sulks and says, “Oh no! Not again! Why can’t I just drink my favorite smoothie?” Admittedly, the easiest way to get my son to eat more greens is through green smoothies.

Here is a recipe for our basic smoothie, which my son says “tastes just like honey” (although the recipe only contains fruit), which is why we have named it our “Pooh Bear Smoothie.” Pooh Bear Smoothie 2 dates (optional, but children prefer a sweeter smoothie) 2 cups or 2 big pieces seasonal fruit* 3 bananas (I sometimes freeze my bananas for a cooler drink in the spring and summer) 4 cups seasonal leafy greens (or more) 2 cups water (less or more depending on your preferred consistency) Makes 4 servings. Salted Carmel Hot Chocolate. Living and Raw Foods: Recipe - 20 Simple Juice Recipes. The Pastry Affair - Home - Butterbeer. This is part III in a mini-series of Harry Potter snacks from the books brought to life (part I is on Honeydukes treats, part II is all about the cauldron cakes, and part IV showcases decadent butterbeer cupcakes).

The Pastry Affair - Home - Butterbeer

Last August, my family made the two thousand mile journey to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios. Orlando has always been one of my family's favorite vacation destinations. Add in my love (and obsession) with Harry Potter and we all knew that once the park officially opened I couldn't be kept away for long. On the big day, we woke up at an obscene hour to a bright dawn. While the rest of my family was dragging their feet and speaking in yawns, I was too excited to dwell on my lack of sleep and tired eyes. This was my moment. When I entered the park, I was immediately swept away by the architecture and the detail. I'm pretty sure I had a grin on my face a mile wide. Believe it or not, "window shopping" was one of my favorite sights in the park. Best Breakfast in Bed.

Wake-Up Smoothie -EW. Perfect Iced Coffee. Iced coffee is my life.

Perfect Iced Coffee

When I wake up, often around the time party animals on the west coast are just heading home, I start each day not with a cup of freshly brewed hot java, but with a tall, blessed glass of creamy iced coffee in a glass. I’ve been an iced coffee freakazoid for years and years. To say I couldn’t live without it is an understatement. It gives me the tools I need to cope. Iced coffee is a complicated thing, and there are many different approaches. 1. Given the previous set of facts, one would assume that the logical solution would be to brew hot coffee, then transfer the brew to the fridge, allow it to cool, and use it to make iced coffee from there. There are reasons this method results in a smoother, richer, more delicious concentrate than simply brewing strong coffee and refrigerating it. (Note: I’ve totally adapted/tweaked coffee/water amounts to suit my own tastes.

I start with a big ol’ container. Rip open a pound of ground coffee. Pour in the coffee. Hi, Julie! Easy Raspberry Lemonade. Easy Raspberry Lemonade I just can’t get enough fresh lemonade in the summer.

Easy Raspberry Lemonade

It’s so fun to make with my son, and so easy. I sit him on the counter and he helps squeeze the lemons. He loves to be “mommy’s little chef.” I cherish when he tries to help out in the kitchen, although sometimes it can be stressful. For this lemonade recipe, I used frozen raspberries. Easy Raspberry Lemonade Ingredients. The Ultimate Strawberry Lemonade. One of the first times I ever realized that – HEY!

The Ultimate Strawberry Lemonade

I can cook for myself! – was when I first learned to make lemonade. I magically found the refrigerated lemon juice at our house and followed the directions to make my own lemonade. I stirred and stirred and stirred again until that sugar was finally dissolved. Speaking of which, what gives sugar?! Sorry for the detour. Anyway, there was a summer there where I made my own lemonade every single day, making sure to rub it in my sister’s face that I knew how to and she didn’t. The key to this being the ultimate lemonade is that you blend it up with the lemon rind in there.

And any time of day for that matter. (makes 2 pint-glass servings with ice) 3/4 cup sugar2 large lemons, microwaved for 30 seconds2 cups water1 cup of frozen strawberries, microwaved for 1 minute (you could use fresh, but I think the frozen works better here) In a blender squeeze the lemons and add the rest of the lemon, rind and all.