I've talked about what most of my summer lunches looked like so now I'll focus on most of my summer breakfasts...SMOOTHIES!
Here's how I build my smoothies...
1. Oats, flax seed, chia seeds & cinnamon. I like Steel Cut Oats because I like my smoothie a little chewy but if you like it smooth then use Old Fashion or Instant. :)
2. Add Frozen Fruits - 1/2 banana, blueberries, peach & cranberries.
3. Add Greens & Liquid - I used spinach & kale interchangeably and almond milk as my liquid. I know a lot of people like Juice but I REALLY don't like juice. I don't know if it's because I eat fresh fruit so much or what but juice always tastes "off" to me. :)
4. Blend until smooth.
5. Pour & drink.
Pretty simple...which is probably why it's been my go-to breakfast for the last few months. :)
After breakfast and some yard work we got ready to go celebrate my sister-in-law's birthday at the Indy Zoo (we both have kids so even adult parties wind up being celebrated in kiddie-land) BUT since people weren't feeling well plans changed. Instead the Hubs, Kai and I, along with his parents, went to the IMA (Indianapolis Museum of Art) for a picnic lunch.
Everyone just brought what they wanted. The Hub's parents brought KFC, the Hubs bought a turkey sandwich & a fruit plate to share from Walgreen's, Kai had a Jelly Sandwich with some veggies for a side and I had a Salad in a Jar:
Then everyone got comfortable while we visited...
Well, the adults got comfortable. Kai and I ran around a bit. :)
One of her favorite books is Barbie & the 3 Musketeers...
Hence the Pink dress, boots & sword (there was also a hat but it wasn't worn into the museum)...
Eventually she sat down...for about 30 seconds. :)
After a while we all headed inside. We were looking for a painting of a musketeer but some how we wound up in the area where Kai can draw & play with the magnet board (she has her favorite spots). :)
And in case you're worried, we did manage to get together in the evening for some birthday cake!