Green Power Smoothie

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This power-packed smoothie is full of surprising ingredients – a great way to sneak new foods into a child’s diet!


  • 1 cup vanilla almond milk
  • 1 ripe banana, frozen
  • 1/2 cup frozen mango
  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth. Enjoy!

Note: The smoothie comes out thick, so sometimes Travis likes to eat it with a spoon, more like a slushie. Or, add a little water to thin the consistency and drink with a straw.



Sink or Float? Nature Experiment

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Spring is finally here, and we are getting outdoors as much as we can! Yesterday we turned it into a treasure hunt, and I posed a question to Travis… what did he think would sink or float, once we returned home?

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We returned with our bag of treasures and he couldn’t wait to find out, so I drew a tub of very full water in the middle of the afternoon. This in and of itself was super exciting!

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Now it was time to start tossing in our items one by one. Floating pinecones and bark were a big hit…

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…as were flowers, pine needles, and bits of grass.

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While we collected things, Travis was very into teeny tiny pebbles, and he was quite surprised that these sank! This was a great way to talk about how floating didn’t depend on the size of something, but on its density compared to that of water.

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Once all the items were in the tub, it was time to swish them about with a rake for a while. The play only ended once his shirt was soaked! All in all, great fun.

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