This sweet and creamy smoothie bowl is brimming with nutritional “superfoods,” including raw cacao powder, goji berries, seeds, nut butter and berries. It’s my go-to breakfast when I need to recharge or reboot, and it’s my foolproof way of slipping serious nutrition into my kids (because, spoiler alert, eating a smoothie bowl FEELS LIKE YOU’RE EATING ICE CREAM FOR BREAKFAST!). (Plus: new video below!)
As I write this, my steep driveway is turning into an ice hill worthy of Stochi lugers (as I post this, a few days later, rain is turning that ice into a gushing stream). This winter’s been rough. We’ve had more snow than I can remember. Last week I was stuck inside with Ella for four consecutive days, marooned by a few feet of snow (and deserted by James, who has been furiously finishing up a film). At first it was a treat: snuggling on the couch, playing games, baking muffins, painting rainbows. But about half way in, I started developing a case of cabin fever. There are only so many games of make-believe princess one can take. Ella has absolutely no interest in playing in the snow (“No, it’s cold! And WET!”), so she’d watch from the window as I shoveled paths through the growing banks. One day I came in shivering (and yes, wet) and she asked if I wanted to have a tea party. Why, yes! And of course it had to include one of her very favorites: hot cocoa.