I have a confession.
I do not have it all together. Lately, it's not even close.
My house has become so disorganized that I have had to resort to a several list system. (And I'm using the word "system" very loosely here.) I need to list all the housekeeping chores that I've let slide plus put all the work and blogging and other stuff I need to do on another list. I have to tell people about the lists to keep myself honest. I find plenty of time to go to the pool, but I haven't been finding any time to dust.
Why am I telling you this?
Because I think I give a false impression of what's going on around here. People ask me sometimes how do I keep my job, parent, and write blog posts, articles and work on books. The real answer is that I frequently get stuff done at the 11th hour. I also don't get everything done that I should. It's probably the same where you are. Some stuff gets done well, some gets done adequately, and some things just aren't getting done.
What does that have to do with a smoothie?
I'm lucky that one part of my work (writing recipes) necessitates that I make food to feed my kids. It's a two-for-one! When it was broiling this past week, my air conditioning broke. It was really hot in our house. Luckily, I had some frozen fruit, tossed in a couple of carrots (for veggie goodness), some apple juice for sweetness and non-dairy milk for creaminess. We drank our breakfast, and I got to take a picture of its orange loveliness and call it work!
I shared this with Allergy Friendly Friday, Allergy-free Wednesday, Wellness Weekend and Slightly Indulgent Tuesdays.
Mango Pineapple Smoothie
Ingredients: (Measurements are approximate.)
1 cup frozen pineapple chunks
1 cup frozen mango
2 carrots, peeled and chopped
1/2 to 1 cup apple juice
1 to 2 cups non-dairy milk (depending on desired consistency)
Blend all ingredients until smooth. (I used my Vita-Mix high-powered blender. If you don't have a high-powered blender, first grate the carrots as finely as possible in a food processor or blender.)
Find more tasty recipes in Welcoming Kitchen: 200 Delicious Allergen and Gluten-free Vegan Recipes.