Guess I'm not the only one who's not super-über crunchy.
I can't stand the idea of raw eggs in general (other than in cookie dough, cake batter, ya know!
) but I'm assured by my MW that it doesn't affect the taste of the smoothie at all. The other option is albumin powder which she says is totally flavorless. I know the fruit always masks the spinach, anyway, so I figure surely it'll all just blend together and not be noticeable. I hope.
My 2yo is allergic to yogurt, so I can't add that most of the time (occasionally I do and just take his out first, but he always wants mine!). And most protein powder just tastes nasty, and/or doesn't go so well with all the fruit, kwim? I think I will try the eggs at least once and see how it goes!
Peanut butter/chocolate smoothies are my FAVORITE! I even had a really good system down for it for a while (including protein powder, actually) but have since forgotten what it was.
I should work on that again. Mmm... I simply adore Jamba Juice's Peanut Butter Moo'd with extra peanut butter (and not too much banana!). Too bad they rarely seem to get it right anymore - AND it's bursting with calories.
I told the kids this morning (on the way to something exciting - a performance of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
by a local theatre group) about our house - or lack thereof. We had been talking about baby coming because my edd is exactly 3 months away (11/19), and it's 92 days. DS1 has heard enough discussion to know that they builders originally told us 90 days to build, so he started talking about that. Anyway, it went well, overall, though he was definitely disappointed. I told them about all the things we WILL do, and we talked about picking paint for what is now DH's office and will be their playroom. He also wants to paint their bedroom (which needs it!), and we might even repaint and redecorate their bathroom. So, they came out happy and have been asking to pack up DH's stuff and get it OUT of their new playroom all day.
(We do need to wait until we can get the carpet done!)
After the play we had lunch with some friends (the mama is due in December, so that's fun), and then came home for naps. I took them to meet other friends at a bounce place this evening. They had a ton of fun! But why am *I* exhausted!?! Seriously, my body is telling me I did way too much, even though it wasn't all THAT much, really. Sigh. Oh, well. I got a nice bath and will get to bed "early."
We are going on an overnight tomorrow to celebrate a friend's college graduation. THAT friend's wife is also due just after me. Each family has 3 boys of basically similar ages (ours are more evenly spread, but the age spread is close to the same, if that makes sense!), and they found out their new baby is a girl!
They're moving out of state soon, now that he's finished school, so it'll be extra special to see them at least a bit.
Though I'm trying to twist DH's arm into taking me to Dublin, TX, which is WAY out of the way, but is the home of "Dublin Dr. Pepper" - the only Dr. Pepper still made the original way with NO HFCS. There is an old-fashioned soda shop there, and I have always wanted to go. But, it would add at least 3 hours of driving time to our trip. Phooey. Even the pregnancy doesn't seem to be helping win this battle! Guess I'll have to go buy my own ice cream and I hear Fry's (the electronics store) carries Dublin DP now. Weird, but, it'll work!