If you're a real close friend of mine, you know that I'm a stickler about everything touches and goes into Boston. From his body soap, to his water, to cloth diapers, to organic wipes, to his food and to his laundry detergent. We also clean with all organic solutions so little man isn't inhaling harmful chemicals. We live by the "be as organic as we can be motto." It can't hurt.
However, on the other hand, I'm not OCD about it. I know there will be times that he will have non-organic things and that's ok. This is one reason why I choose to make (not so much lately) all of his baby food. But more on that another day.
I knew since I was pregnant that we would have an organic household for our babies. Jer and I have been organic for about 4-5 years now when we bought our membership to Town and Country who provides all of our organic meats (chicken, beef, pork and even fish), veggies, pastas, etc. They actually sent us a deep freeze (part of the one time membership fee) to keep it all in, which we've placed in our laundry room.
When we are ready to order another order we fill out our form and fax to back to them. Very very simple and fast. Everything we order lasts us almost a year. So I hardly ever have to buy organic meats from the store (which ends up being very pricey!). It's our family's way of saving money while eating hearty and organic-ly.
I hardly talk about this because I often get weird faces from people that don't buy into the whole "organic" eating thing. I would never ever want people to think I'm "better than them" in any way shape or form. We just all have different thoughts. In fact, an EX friend of mine once called it "propaganda" (when I told her what laundry detergent I use on B's clothes) which really torqued me. Hence, the ex part of that sentence. It's okay if you don't agree with it, but certainly don't throw that propaganda word around at me!
But I've come to embrace it and love that it's our way of life. And completely understand that it's not for everyone. Not everyone thinks it's important and that is totally cool too. I mean look, we all probably didn't grow up on organic foods (at least I know I didn't) and we are all fine. But that's the best part of living in the good ol' U.S. of A. Freedom. We all can choose to do whatever we want. :)
Anyway, so let's talk about smoothies! B loves them. Loves everything about them and drinks them up by the cup full. He would have an all smoothie diet if I let him. I stop him at 1 1/2 cups or this momma would be changing more diapers than she'd want to. If you get my drift. :)
This smoothie is the only one that I really make. I try to be sure to have at least 2 veggies in all of our smoothies and not just fruits. My thinking: "If B will drink it then why not add those veggies, too?!" :)
Looks pretty disgusting, huh? But it's actually really tasty!
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