When I started this blog about 6 months ago, it was new and I was excited to post all of my favourite smoothie recipes right away. Then I wanted to get working on recipe testing & development. My plans were that I would develop a new ‘clean eating’ smoothie recipe every week. Sadly, I slowly started to lose that motivation. Then we all got sick over Christmas, went on vacation for two weeks and I didn’t post anything for a month!
I’ve since come to realize that if I put restrictions on this, then I won’t be inspired, and I won’t be motivated to post at all.
After I had Taylor, smoothies really inspired me to eat clean. I loved getting a healthy dose of fruits & vegetables each day from my special concoction and my body craved it. Since I was nursing Taylor about 6 times a day, I needed all the extra vitamins and nutrients I could find.
However, I have come to the conclusion that it’s not about quantity in posts, it’s about me being inspired about something happening in my life that drives me to want to come up with a new recipe.
I recently read this quote:
“When the seasons shift, even the subtle beginning, the scent of a promised change, I feel something stir inside me. Hopefulness? Gratitude? Openness? Whatever it is, it’s welcome.”
– Kristin Armstrong
What I’ve come to realize about myself is that I find so much inspiration in each season, especially in what I eat and what I put in my smoothies.
I took Taylor for a little walk up and down our street this weekend. We stopped and talked to neighbours and everyone was surprised to see her walking. While Taylor visited each neighbor, I picked lavender from different plants in the neighbourhood and right then I new I had to make a lavender smoothie.
- 1 cup frozen blueberries
- zest from one lemon
- ½ teaspoon lavender (this flavour is very strong so please adjust to your liking)
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 cup organic unsweetened almond milk
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds