My oldest son has been avoiding breakfast each morning since school started last week. I think he’s probably adjusting to the new schedule and using that time to fully wake up. I don’t like sending him to school on an empty stomach, so I decided to serve him a chocolate smoothie. Chocolate for breakfast? Maybe I should feel guilty, but I don’t. :-)
3 handfuls of fresh spinach
1 cup of soy or almond milk
2 tablespoons of cacao powder
1 frozen banana
1 teaspoon of cacao nibs (optional)
1-2 tablespoons of natural peanut butter (optional)
1 tablespoon of agave nectar (optional; for sweetness)
Blend all ingredients except the cacao nibs. Pour into a glass and top with cacao nibs
Cacao powder & nibs are raw chocolate and an excellent source of fiber and magnesium.
After Hurricane Irene, Simon wrote a poem while we sat in the dark.
Shining so bright;
Shining so bright that it makes me want to write
He enjoyed his smoothie