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We are a community group for mothers, currently in the Orillia to Gravenhurst, Ontario area, we focus on food, nutrition and health for our family. We draw on expert knowledge such as naturopaths, but best of all we learn and share knowledge from fellow mothers. Even if you have never cooked before we can help you get started. We want to encourage moms to cook and learn the importance of what they put on the table. We are REALISTIC and STRIVE to make a healthy lifestyle accessible to everyone, through education. Membership is FREE so sign up to follow us today! We work together to share knowledge of everything from recipes, nutrition, to how to plan ahead. We offer something for every lifestyle, from just the basics of cooking, spaghetti and pizza, to people looking to learn something new about nutrition, organics or even raw cooking. Never cooked before, let us help you get started, we offer some basic cooking lessons from a mom, to help get you started and then this group will help keep you going for a lifetime of providing healthy and nutritious meals for your family. We offer: Workshops, share recipes, and fun get togethers.

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Mom contributor: Easter Smoothie.

I was approached by another great mom, to post on my blog, and I jumped at the chance, as I love hearing from other moms, and I think we can all learn from other moms. This mom, Kendra, is a world traveller, and hard working mom. I thank her for sharing this fun Easter snack.

I would like to add that you can probably use, almond butter or silken soft tofu instead of peanut butter, for the protein. Also just using a natural plain yogurt, instead of low fat, personally because I find they put a lot of other things when they lower the fat content. For our child's easter trail we use dried fruit, he loves it, and we know he gets so many treats from everyone else, that we don't need to add to the treats, plus it looks like Bunny poop leading to an Easter present so it is hilarious for me.

I hope everyone enjoys their Easter and the Easter bunny found there way into everyone's house and memories.




Family Favorite Strawbunny Easter Smoothie

On my last trip to Las Vegas I stayed at the wonderful Cosmopolitan, ranked amongst some of the top hotels in Las Vegas with great restaurants. While staying there they introduced to this fabulous strawberry and peanut butter smoothie I had one morning for breakfast. This decadent drink was so delicious and such a great source of protein that I thought about how my kids would absolutely love it.

So I turned it into a Strawbunny Smoothie that I have served for Easter the past few years and it is an absolute hit in my house! This low fat treat is a very tasty and filing snack, a good thing to eat before engorging on all the Easter candy. This healthy treat is a great way to start every Easter Sunday.

Strawbunny Smoothie:


(Makes about 2 cups)

Ingredients:

- 1½ cup of frozen strawberries
- 4 teaspoons of low fat vanilla yogurt
- 2 teaspoons of peanut butter
- ½ cup of skim milk

The process of making the smoothie is simple. Grab a blender and put everything in it and blend them all together. Sometimes it is easier to add the strawberries in only a few at a time to make sure they blend up easy. It is even so simple perhaps ask the children to join in and teach them how to make this smoothie. This makes only a serving of two cups so make sure to double the recipe when needed.

In order to make the drink more festive there are several things you can do. Make sure to put a marshmallow peep on top of the drink. The frothy mix at the top of the smoothie is perfect place for the peep to sit. Another great way to decorate the smoothie is to add Easter grass down around the base of the cup.

The Strawbunny Easter Smoothie is a very healthy treat to start Easter morning, so feel free to add a little bit of Easter candy throughout the decorated grass around the table. This sweet treat is a great start to Easter morning for the children. The children will love to drink this smoothie before going out to find their Easter basket. Enjoy! J


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