Friday, April 18, 2008

Day 2: An Unexpected Bonus

We all woke up late. I went to a party at Kara's house, so the Mister fed the boys dinner, gave them bathes, and put them to bed. He swears it was lights out by 8:00pm, so I'm thinking he slipped them Valium at bedtime. Mikey didn't wake up until 8:45, and Nicholas was in his crib stretching like a cat in the sun until 9:00am!

Since Mikey's egg allergy diagnosis, breakfasts have been a challenge. Baked goods are out of the question, as are eggs, obviously. We've been giving him cereal and fruit, but it doesn't keep him satisfied. I have also noticed he gets a bit hyper, and then crashes around 10:00am. It makes sense, really. Even the healthy cereal I give him is pretty empty in terms of nutritional content. He likes his cereal dry, no milk, so really what is he eating other than some puffed rice and fruit sugar?

This is where the green smoothies have been an unexpected bonus. Mikey loves them, and they are perfect breakfast material. Who knew? Maybe this was God stepping in, trying to give Mikey a better breakfast. Maybe it's just a coincidence. I don't really care! I'm thrilled that I now have something nutritious, filling, and [gasp] tasty for Mikey to have for breakfast.

Here's what we drank this morning.

  • 2 cups water
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/2 bag frozen pineapple
  • 1 TB Agave
  • 1 TB Coconut Butter
  • 2 cups spinach
Add everything to the blender and blend until smooth.