Easy Peasy Morning Berry Smoothie

Now that we have returned from our Seattle foodie adventure (post coming soon) it is time to detox. Our family ate ‘well’ (aka tasty but not healthy) while on vacation and it is time to get our nutritional needs back on track. This week I will be making a variety of fresh fruit yogurt smoothies. When making my smoothies I hardly ever use measurements. Instead I just eyeball everything and taste test my way through. But, for the sake of this post, here are some measurements for you.

Ingredients you will need for the smoothie

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Combine the ingredients:
-1/2 cup of ice
-6 strawberries with leaves removed
-1/3 a cup of blueberries
-1 banana
-2/3 cup of Greek yogurt
-2 teaspoons of sugar (not pictured)

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Blend the ingredients until smooth. Add additional ice, berries, yogurt, and/or sugar depending on your desired taste and consistency.

Pour into a glass, add a strawberry and straw and enjoy.

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Easy peasy right? This recipe made enough for two small smoothies for my mister and I. I shared my smoothie with my little guy and he loved it. The little guy let out an enthusiastic ‘yum!’ after his first sip.

Do you have any smoothie recipes to share? I would love to expand my smoothie repertoire.

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Farewell to Friends

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A stop by the park before our 6pm reservations at III Forks.

We just got home from a delicious dinner at III Forks. We enjoyed a special meal with our dearest and closest as we bid farewell to a couple leaving us for better things in Michigan. It is always wonderful to meet people you connect with. This couple has been a part of our Chicago life. We have celebrated each others’ graduations, weddings, and the birth of our little one. We wish them the best of luck in their new chapter and can’t wait to visit them in Michigan.

It was great to have a farewell dinner doing what we always do when we get together. We had delicious food and great conversation.

I ordered the Chilean sea bass while my mister had the rib eye.

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If you are a family looking for a fine dining experience III Forks is great. With a great park and water fountain nearby, your little one has a place to burn off energy before or after your meal. The beautiful indoor setting provides a lot to look at and the huge windows provide a nice relaxing element. The food is delicious and the service excellent. It was a wonderful dining experience for us, our toddler, our close friends and their one month old, and the rest of our party. III Forks provided the perfect atmosphere to celebrate our friendship and wish our friends happiness for what is to come.

Donut Vault and Mity Nice

Today, my mister and I spent our day as if it was BM.  BM is our acronym for ‘before Miles’.  After much debate on how we should spend the last day of my mister’s one week vacation we decided we would drop our little guy off at daycare and extend our vacation one more day.  We spent the day eating and walking.  We went to Donut Vault and enjoyed a chestnut and vanilla glazed donut with a cup of iced coffee.

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We walked Michigan Avenue and bought gifts for our loved ones.  We ended our day with a tasty lunch at Mity Nice where I treated myself to macaroni & cheese and a Spicy Tuna Burger.  My mister enjoyed a Fritzy’s Special Burger.

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All in all, it was a wonderful way to end a wonderful week.  What was life like for you BK (before kids)?

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Early Valentines Day Dinner

My mister and I enjoyed a romantic dinner out last night. We celebrated Valentines Day at Capital Grill in Chicago. Bonus it was Restaurant Week! That gave us an opportunity to have a nice dinner at a delicious restaurant that would usually be out of our price range. The food, service (and company-my mister) was perfect.

Our desserts were the best part!

How are you celebrating Valentines Day?

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