supermoms, and a little bit about superfoods, too.
there is an instinct in a woman to love most her own child-and an instinct to make any child who needs her love, her own. --robert brault
there are two other notable women who, through no fault of their own, are not named maggie, or any derivative thereof, but are nonetheless as much a meaningful part of our lives, and play an integral and supportive role in the journey that is from maggie's farm. any discussion of the amazing women that come before us is utterly incomplete without them.
|jerre louise, with my father, |
thomas william jr.
|florence louise, flanked by her husband|
steve, and her family priest, upon the
celebration of their 60th anniversary
now i know you have some very special women in your own lives that deserve a little pampering this mother's day weekend, and to that end, we have a healthy and delicious way to do just that, while supporting their health and vitality. it includes many of the 'superfoods' we'll be focusing upon in the next few posts, chockfull of nutrients and flavor. forget that same old box of chocolates and treat your mother-types well with.......
supermoms' superfoods smoothie
1 cup fresh pineapple, chunked
1 medium banana, ripe
1/2 cup fresh blueberries
1t grated ginger
1 T flaxseed
1 small carton plain greek-style yogurt *
in blender jar, first place flaxseed, grind briefly by pulsing until ground well. add remaining ingredients, blend until smooth. optionally, you may serve this over ice, or crush 1/2 to 1 c in blender along with ingredients. if additional sweetness is desired, sweeten with agave nectar or local honey to maintain health benefits.
* to fancy this one up a bit more, we occasionally use liberte brand mediterranean style coconut yogurt. it's a little carton of heaven. i think moms deserve it.
so these superfoods? well, we're going to be focusing our attention on over 40 'superfoods' that support and enhance your best health, keep you young, rev up your metabolism, boost your immunity, build and maintain strong muscles and bones, fight disease, reduce inflammation, and generally keep you feeling energetic and vital for diving head-on into your busy and fabulous life. we'll even share the best types, quantities, and occasions to add them to your diet, and recipes that include as many superfoods as possible, such as the smoothie above, of which all ingredients are on our lists.
see you monday!