4.4.11: Mama Monday – Smoothie Season is (almost) here!

We had a taste of Spring and Summer this weekend which prompted me to pull out the blender to make smoothies for me and the girls! It’s such a fun way to eat your fruits and veggies! We have a juicer also (great investment) which makes juice, so much better than store bought and you can choose the exact ingredients and flavors. We have also been making a bit extra and putting our leftovers in ice trays with sticks to make delicious pops!

To get my morning started right, here is my breakfast smoothie:

½ cup vanilla yogurt (low-fat)
1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder
1 banana
1 handful of blueberries
Splash of unsweetened soy milk

I was searching for clever smoothie ideas and came across this website which has many recipes for just about any kind of mixture you can dream up.

If you do have a juicer, this is my favorite juice mixture (serves 2):

3 carrots
2 (small) apples
4 stalks celery
1 beet (remove all stalks)

This will get you up and moving no matter how much or little sleep you had the night before.

Enjoy and happy blending!

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Google’s April Fools Jokes 2011

As Bebe au Lait’s ‘web guy’, I have a bit of a love affair with Google. Not only do I live two miles away from their campus in beautiful Mountian View, CA, I use their service literally dozens of times a day, everday, whether it is searching for information, checking stats, or other wonderful Google-esque things.

Every April 1st is an exciting time as we can be sure that Google is going to pull a few jokes on us. Let’s take a look at what they’ve set up for us today…

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What’s for dinner Wednesday: Mexican Lasagna?

As a gift, some friends created a book of all their favorite recipes for me. Today’s dish is from that collection and just may be one of my family’s favorite dishes. It is also a great meal to make for parties and gatherings since it’s a bit of a change from traditional lasagna. For new mamas who are breastfeeding, just be sure to get the mildest salsa and watch out for too many onions and garlic!

6-8 corn or flour tortillas
2 cans of refried beans (we use one pint and one black – mix together first)
12 oz shredded cheese
16 oz salsa
1 small can sliced black olives
1 cup sliced mushrooms
1 small sliced zucchini
1 bell pepper sliced
1/2 cup fresh chopped cilantro

1 pound ground meat (optional – beef, turkey or pork) – brown first
2 fresh tomato sliced

* You can use any veggies you like. You can also add jalapeno, green chili, regular beans, and even ground meats.

In a 9 X 13 pan, layer like lasagna. A little salsa on the bottom, then a layer of tortilla (rip them to fit just right). With a spoon, spread a layer of beans on the tortilla; then veggies, cheese and salsa. Repeat. Repeat again. You can end here, putting lots of cheese, your cilantro and tomato slices on top for presentation. Or you can do one final layer of tortilla before the cheese and toppings.

Bake at 375 for 45 mins

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Mama Mondays

The girls are sick! For the months of October through April, it seems like every other week you have sneezing, running nose and coughing kids! It’s hard with the baby being sick and sounding so sad with her little cough. My eldest, did the spike in fever all weekend (with the typical spike happening around midnight to 2 am). Poor girls and (can I say it?) poor me? I know that I shouldn’t but I did. I am exhausted and I felt terrible coming to work today but the fevers are gone and the cough will linger for a week or two no matter where I am.

I realized this morning that I had done nothing to try and help ward the sickness from me. The funny thing about being a mama is that you get to “get sick” you just don’t get to “be sick”. So, I down about 6,00 mgs of Vitamin C powder and realized that I should get a tactical plan together to not get sick myself.

This seems to have worked in the past….let me know what you do to keep the kiddo germs away!

  1. Every three hours, 1 scoop of Vitamin C powder
  2. Wash hands every time I get up from my desk
  3. Drink 10-12 glasses of water
  4. My mother in law believes that an herbal supplement, called ColdSnap will knock anything out of you.
  5. Eat double dose of fruits & veggies (especially fruits with antioxidants like blueberries)
  6. Sleep (if you can)

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