Showing posts from November, 2016

Kombucha Kale Cubes for Smoothies

Are you feeling more than full after the Thanksgiving holiday? I know that the roasted turkey, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes, yeast rolls, stuffing, cranberry sauce, jalapeno cranberry sauce, and homemade pumpkin pies have left me feeling full, sleepy, and unmotivated.

As a mom, I am all about convenience. Having these Kombucha Kale Cubes in the freezer helps making healthy smoothies quick and rewarding! Each cube is about 1 oz and contains probiotics, protein, iron, and many vitamins. Toss them into the blender with some fresh fruit and your choice of liquid to have a tasty green smoothie. Enjoy!

Have you ever made frozen cubes to add to your smoothies? What are your favorite combinations?

18 Quotes about Motherhood

This year for Thanksgiving, I’m thankful for…MOTHERHOOD! Cheers to the foster moms, moms juggling two jobs, homeschooling three kids moms, the surprise moms, moms with angel babies, and all the other moms in between. Let’s celebrate together by reading this little list of quotes about motherhood!

1. “In a child's eyes, a mother is a goddess. She can be glorious or terrible, benevolent or filled with wrath, but she commands love either way. I am convinced that this is the greatest power in the universe.” - N.K. Jemisin
2. “No woman can call herself free until she can choose consciously whether she will or will not be a mother.” - Margaret Sanger
3. “Motherhood is a choice you make everyday, to put someone else's happiness and well-being ahead of your own, to teach the hard lessons, to do the right thing even when you're not sure what the right thing is...and to forgive yourself, over and over again, for doing everything wrong.” - Donna Ball
4. “There is eternal influence an…

How to Brew Kombucha

After reading through some previous recipe posts that are Kombucha-based (like this SCOBY Apple Fruit Leather or these Tangy Probiotic Snacks), I realized that some of you may want to learn how to brew some good ‘ol Kombucha! When I was first taught how to brew Booch, it became clear to me that there isn’t one ‘set in stone’ way to do it.  Many people have their own unique techniques or methods they believe are the key to brewing the perfect Kombucha. I love that it is pretty hard to mess up and you can experiment with flavoring during each batch. I started out only making ½ gallon per batch, then 1 gallon, and for the last year I’ve been making 2 gallons per batch. These instructions are for making a 1 gallon jar of Kombucha and you can duplicate the ingredients if you’re feeling adventurous enough to brew large batches!

What you will need:
1 cup organic sugar
14 cups water + extra
8-9 bags organic tea (Black is traditional, I usually use 1 bag of green with the black. You may also use 8…

October Miles & the Great Rest

October included ZERO races, ONE trip to the YMCA, and only FIVE runs! Talk about some low numbers! Following two of my highest mileage months, October won last place for running in 2016. With a whopping 19.65 miles, my priorities were obviously in a different place. It’s not that I didn’t want to run, trust me! Life has been pretty crazy. After our trip we moved into our new home, and we moved right when it started raining all of the time! I think we had nine days in a row of pouring rain. Eisley and I made sure to get out on the few dry/lightly raining days to explore our new community and surrounding areas. I definitely need to order a rain cover for the stroller so we can still enjoy the outdoors this Fall/Winter!

Week 1: 1: 0 miles (Trip in Oklahoma) Week 2: 2-8: 10.18 miles (Trip in Oklahoma) Week 3: 9-15: 1.08 miles Week 4: 16-22: 0 miles Week 5: 23-29: 8.39 miles Week 6: 30-31: 0 miles Total Miles for October: 19.65! (It’s pretty sad, tell me about it!)
This month of barley ru…