There are those days, you know the ones. The ones where you exhaust all of your energy running, chasing, changing, feeding, bouncing, rocking, hungry, tired, energized little bodies that by the end of the day you just sit back and watch as they slowly and painfully destroy the house. This pretty much sums up my life. When I sit down for lunch at 3:00 pm because that is the first hour that has allowed and I am so desperate to eat that I don’t even care that one child is standing on the kids’ table, another dumped the entire box of crayons on the floor and the littlest one is quickly crawling over to gnaw on said crayons.
Or the time when you are taking the few two minutes to spare to sit and rock a sleepy baby when you feel a cold draft. Not wanting to get up but wondering where in the world the cold air was coming from. Eventually you put her in her crib for a quick nap to check the windows to see if one of the older kids tried to escape. No luck. So you walk back into the kitchen to find the back door wide open on a blustery 30 degree day.
Where were they? Oh just out back, in the masses of wet sand, no shoes, no hats, no socks, laughing as if it were a sunny 80 degree day. So I shut the door, tell them to close it behind them when the go out, only to realize that I just gave them full permission to leave the house without asking and I didn’t mention the fact that they are outside without hats, coats, socks or shoes when it is on the verge of freezing. ->SIGH<-
In my quest to take care of four and soon to be five little ones under the age of four (only three are ours) I’ve realized a few things. Momma can’t sit down, like ever nor ever rely on a lunch hour. It doesn’t happen and thus where survival mode comes in. I need to sit, I need to eat, I need my few minutes of sanity to fight them tying me up and setting me on the curb (or in our case the ditch). That is where this slice of sunshine comes in.
While sick of green smoothies, like over them, completely. I knew I couldn’t give up on a liquid meal all together. I needed nourishment even on the days when I was not allowed to sit, chew and enjoy my food, and thus where the cauliflower smoothie was born.
- It wasn’t green and stayed a beautiful vibrant color of the fruit
- It was sweet and flavorful
- Still full of vegetables for added nutrients
- A good replacement of all the macronutrients especially on the days I am not allowed to eat a real meal
The beauty of this baby lies in the fact that it isn’t green but it still has a heaping dose of vegetables and cruciferous ones at that. Plus it doubles as baby food for the, well, baby… I sure am losing it!
->HALLELUJAH, HALLELUJAH, HALLELUJAH<-
A new star has risen and lets chalk it up to the life saving, nourishing berry and cauliflower smoothie!
P.S. Do you think I’m crazy? I mean I know, there are many mommas out there who do a fine, very fine job of managing little children. I am just not blessed this way, but we manage. We are all living, fed, changed and dirty. Most days, really really dirty but that happens when you go outside without shoes, coats or hats. Things happen, right?
- 1 Cup Cauliflower Florets
- 1 Banana
- 1 Cup Strawberries (fresh)
- 1 Cup Frozen Blueberries
- 2 Tbsp MCT Oil (optional)
- 1 Whole Avocado
- 1 Cup Green Tea or Coconut Water
- Chop cauliflower into small florets.
- Place cauliflower and all other ingredients in a blender.
- Blend until smooth.
- Pour in glass and top with fresh berries or bananas.