I know its fall and I’m sorry this recipe isn’t pumpkin inspired. The reason? I’m in Mazatlan, Mexico for the rest of the month. #sorrynotsorry. It is hot and humid and absolutely lovely. We have never spent time like this as a family. It has been such a blessing to spend everyday together, exploring this beautiful city, and finding delicious places to eat. I’m a bit sad that my kids likely won’t remember much about this trip, but being married to a videographer means there is ample video footage for them to watch for years to come!
Sometimes, it takes a vacation like this to realize just how busy life is. The days are long but they go by so, so fast. How is my first born already four? I feel like I was JUST pregnant with her! Anyways, we are spending this time really being present with our kids, laughing and making memories. Ok, there is a bit more whining and crying than laughing, but hey – we are trying to make the best of it! Sometimes travelling can really help you reassess your priorities, take you out of your everyday tasks and help you see the bigger picture. I am loving that about this trip. We are creating new routines and a new family norm.
When we were preparing for this trip I totally fantasized about making a smoothie every morning and heading out to the the beach for a morning workout with the whole family. Reality check: it takes forever to get organized in the morning and the only part of this that has actually been possible has been making a smoothie for breakfast! But you know what? I’m totally ok with that! We are trying our best to slow down while we are here, and so I’m ok with letting the fantasy of doing squats in the sand go. My family has been so pumped to have a smoothie everyday, anyways!
It has been both overwhelming and fun to shop and find ingredients for our smoothies. I am a huge believer in keeping things simple and delicious, especially when it comes to feeding kids! This smoothie was inspired by the local produce and it is more fruit than vegetables (usually my smoothies are the other way around), so this is super kid friendly if you are slowly working veggies into your kids smoothies! All of the ingredients that go into this are packed with flavor, and come together in a snap!
Breakfast is such an important meal to get your blood sugars balanced for the day and to avoid the dreaded afternoon energy crash. Whether you are at work, or your kids are at school, balanced blood sugars help keep energy UP and keep hangry-town away, for everyone! This smoothie incorporates everything you need to balance those blood sugars! Avocado has some of the healthiest fats (and even some protein!), there is tons of fibre from the fruits and veggies plus the protein powder adds the last piece to make this an awesome start to you day.
What are some of your favorite ingredients to add to your smoothie? PEAR is AMAZING and totally my favorite! Let me know your faves in the comments below!