Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Strawberry Smoothie Bowl

Soooooooo good.

Turning Mommy - Strawberry Smoothie Bowl

Ok, I must admit I didn't really get smoothie bowls. I really was wondering why people wanted to spoon their smoothies...I mean if you are blending away a smoothie, the purpose is to drink it right? Furthermore, wouldn't it just be a fancy yogurt topped with stuff kind of deal??

So I abolished that stereotyping off smoothie bowls in my mind.

I was in the kitchen, using my handy dandy Ninja, creating a smoothie recipe. I decided to use the remaining Kefir I had in the fridge vs yogurt or milk this day. It turned out a bit thicker than a usual smoothie, which is ok. I thought I will just add some milk... then I thought, hmmm I'm going to give this bowl a shot.

Glad I did...

Rayna enjoyed it too. Caiden, well he drank it like a thick milkshake and didn't complain. But for us girls, we were being trendy.

So anyways, here it first smoothie bowl. Well, if you are not into bowls just x-nay the toppings and drink, it's a darn good smoothie too.

Turning Mommy - Strawberry Smoothie Bowl


1 cup Kefir (strawberry or plain)
4 to 5 fresh strawberries
1 banana
1/4 cup chopped mangoes
1 tbsp natural peanut butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp flaxseed or hemp hearts
1 tsp chia seeds (topping)
1 tbsp granola (topping)
chopped fruit (topping)

What To Do:

Blend all ingredients well, except for toppings.
Place in a bowl and sprinkle toppings lovingly.

Take a picture and showcase you are not a smoothie bowl snob.

Turning Mommy - Strawberry Smoothie Bowl


Monday, July 17, 2017

Planning A Fun Girly Day At The Races

When I first saw the announcement coming in about the Deighton Cup, happening at Hastings Race Tracks, on July 23rd, I thought, "this is such a fun unique event that I may want to check out this year."

Naturally, my husband was beside me, and just told him to keep the day open because I am going to RSVP. Sounds good.

This seems like a great date. Get all dressed up, but more than normal dressup, go out wearing your best, fun & fancy hats, the works! Totally like "a day at the races" movie style!! (I am refraining from making Pretty Woman references, but I know that is what we are all thinking.)

The Deighton Cup, though I don't normally go to the horse races, or gamble much for that matter, really is an event where it doesn't matter. It is a unique and prestigious and fun celebration, which is great to experience.

So then I thought, why not actually share the event with one of my besties. Make a girly day of it, have a partner who wants to wear a big hat, drink a mimosa, and cheer at a sporting event...I immediately knew I wanted to do that with one special lady in particular. So I ditched the hubs and asked my homegirl to join me, and she was stoked!

I can't wait!

So if you're interested in having a fun Saturday out with some friends, a girlfriend, or your spouse... And looking for a cool, unique event to try... perhaps you should check out the Deighton Cup as well.

Photo Credit: Jonathon Stakes

If you are thinking of going, I have a link here for 15% discount off regular priced tickets:

Let's have some fun! Forget your worries, dress up and live in the moment!

I was provided tickets in exchange for this post, but all opinions are my own.