Friday, 27 January 2012

Today I'm Supermum! ;)

So tonight I'm feeling like I've achieved so much in such a short number of hours. I'm also feeling super energetic and positive (perhaps from all the raw and whole foods I ate today??!?!) so all round its just one of those good days when you feel like you're on top of everything! :)

It was a big day for me, as Jon went to Family Daycare for his first time ever! I had to leave really quickly like ripping off a band-aid or I never would have left him! Mummy is such a softie! I'm also throwing a surprise 60th Birthday party for my Mum tomorrow night so I was busy organising and making things for that too!

So I started my day with a delicious energy boosting green smoothie of baby spinach, mango and oranges, yummo!

All I did was skin and quarter the oranges, skin, de-seed and roughly chop the mango, threw that in my Thermomix with the baby spinach and some ice and blended on Speed 9 for about 30 seconds, Voila!

Then after a quick trip out to drop off the kidlets - Saana to school and Jon to his first day at Family Daycare (teary Mummy!) I was feeling the need for my more substantial mid-morning power smoothie so I whipped together this one:

I shared this one with the lady who was here cleaning my house so the recipe serves two.

* 2 Medium Bananas, peeled and broken into large pieces
* 2 Fresh Dates, pitted
* Two large handfuls of baby spinach
* One large handful of raw almonds
* Approx 3/4 cup of mixed berries
* 8-10 large ice-cubes
* Approx 1/2 to 1 cup water (adjust to your personal taste, I like mine nice and thick)

Combine all ingredients in your Thermomix or blender and combine on Speed 5 for 10-15 seconds,
scrape down the sides of the bowl, then whiz up on Speed 9 for 30-45 seconds. Pour out into your favourite glass and enjoy! The almonds make this really creamy, so it tastes like a real thickshake and it's REALLY filling and lasts me through to late lunch.

After that I was good to go! So, after putting away the washing, tidying the house, packing a bag for Saana and the baby for the weekend down at Mum and Dad's and doing the grocery shopping, I came home to whip up some more treats in my Thermomix! In the space of around 1 and 1/2 to 2 hours I made FIVE dips from the "Everyday Cooking....for Every Family" cookbook that comes with the Thermomix. From the dark green one clockwise they are: Basil Pesto Dip, Avocado Dip (yes it's kinda orangey from the fresh tomato in it), Garlic and Herb Dip, Beetroot Dip and Tuna Dip (with walnuts etc - this one is delicious!). Party dips sorted! 

That wasn't quite enough so after I picked up both the children I threw together a Creamy Tomato and Salami Fettucine (also from the Everyday Cooking book) which cooked itself in 20 minutes in the Thermomix while I fed the baby! 

Now I'm munching on a couple of Quirky Jo's Walnut and Raw Cacao Nib Bliss Balls before packing my things for the party and possibly having a little read then crashing before our busy weekend. I probably won't have another chance to blog until at least Monday so I hope everyone's weekend is awesome! See you next week! :)

1 comment:

  1. Hi Brook,

    It looks like what you are doing is great and very inspired! Good for you :) x