Yesterday was all about cleaning for me so today we had some fun in the sun...
Packed up my to-go smoothie for Ava's playdate today in the park:
[big handful of kale, about 5 broccoli florets (the top part), handful of: mixed banana, strawberry, blueberry, mango + add water and chia seeds = blend.] yum.
I love the Lifefactory glass bottles which are BPA free unlike many plastic products. They also make adorable bottles for babies too! I bought mine at Whole Foods.
Back to today....
We met up with our friend Sophia and her mama at the park in Coral Ridge. Ava spent more time on her feet walking around which is nice since you'd think she'd want to give her knees a break from crawling!
They wanted to slide at the same time. These two are too cute together.
Came home and had some lunch. Ava had left overs from our dinner last night.
[chicken cutlets dipped in egg then covered in Panko - pan fried in coconut oil - topped with a mango&cilantro purée that I blended together in the small food processor- with a side of green beans and asperagus] and water of course.
I've gotten a couple questions about the powdered probiotics that Ava's been taking since she was a newborn... We like the brand Jarro Dophilus (they make adult probiotic capsules too). They are in the refrigerated section of the "Whole Body" area in Whole Foods. Once I learned about gut health and how it controls a person's overall health and immune system... it was a no brainer.
(Ava has been sick once in her 15 months of life so far - and bounced back the following day. And trust me, I am not a germaphobe! I let her play and get messy but the probiotics are amping up her immune system full throttle.)
It is also nice to hear that I'm not the only one that does this - far from it actually...
All of my "healthy mom friends" (and rest of the natural, holistic health world too) take them and also give their kids probiotics as well.
I remember when I first asked our pediatrician about them he asked me, "Well what's wrong with your daughter'a gut flora now?"
I responded, "Nothing that we know of...I'd like to keep it that way!"
He basically told me that there is nothing wrong with giving them to her, if anything they are just making her super healthy - more than she already is.
Music to my ears.
Anyways, after lunch and an afternoon nap for Ava, we headed outside for a jog to go and visit my mom. Gotta soak up that natural vitamin D for that bone health! ;)
Later on this week, we will be getting to visit with Grandma Ann (Mark's maternal grandmother from North Dakota)
We can't wait to show her how much Ava is walking now! I know Mark is excited to see her as well. :) I am looking forward to having a sunset, family picnic on the beach as well as taking the whole family to the Riverfront Jazz brunch that's already coming up! A lot of family fun up ahead.
Hope you all are having a nice day!