RECIPE: “I Need To Go Grocery Shopping” Smoothie

Note: I’m super behind on postin this because I’ve been busy (thankfully so), working on a few logos and social media graphics for folks + the general daily life of being mama to baby boy, 2 dogs, and wifey to The Man ++ balancing all of that with the excitement of my birthday fast approaching. Hands down, my favorite holiday! So without further ado, here’s a quick little “recipe” for your busiest days.

Mamas, we’ve all been there. Heck, everyone reading this blog, you’ve been there. You’re down to the last bits and pieces of food in the fridge and can barely scrape together a meal that makes sense.

Breakfast is always the toughest for me when we’re at this point because my man loves a good traditional breakfast with eggs and toast, and some sort of meat. But, on days like this, I have to get creative, which isn’t hard for me, I could eat cereal and fruit from here to eternity (and for every meal, thanks college!).  But, let’s go back to the beginning, “we ain’t got no [almond] milk”. The fridge is sparse, y’all. That’s why I’m going grocery shopping today, but before I get this show on the road, this mama needs to eat something so i’m not picking up every little tasty thing I see at the market.


How I look when I pass by the samples at Trader Joe’s.

Luckily for me, we’re a family that loves smoothies, and now that baby is eating solids, he can enjoy my creations too. So this morning, i’m throwing together a delicious and nutritious smoothie from what we have left in stock from my shopping trip a couple weeks ago. I always keep a couple of bags of frozen fruit on hand for when we’re out of fresh fruit, and I always have a big thing of yogurt and a few other healthy add-ins.

And to remedy that no milk problem, I’d like to thank my friends over at Pregnant In the City
for putting me on to Bundle Organics juices, so I have a few bottles in my fridge. These juices are great for pregnant and nursing moms because they are pasteurized, packed with essential nutrients for you and baby, and full of organic fruits and veggies.

I missed drinking fresh squeezed juices while pregnant so this would’ve been the perfect replacement had I known about it. Don’t get me wrong, the taste is not the same as fresh juice and they tend to have a sort of vitamin-y taste, but they are great when you’re on the go and don’t want to opt for an unhealthy beverage. And although a bit pricy ($6/bottle), that’s what you’d pay for the unpasteurized fresh juice you can’t drink anyway. 

They are however, the perfect addition to a smoothie for the whole family!

I’ll preface my “recipe” by saying I don’t believe in smoothie recipes. You know what flavors you like so just throw it in the bag! And when in doubt, just toss in a handful of healthy green stuff for added measure (kale,spinach, etc)

pour up, drank…

“I Need To Go Grocery Shopping” Smoothie


– handful of frozen strawberries
– handful of frozen mangoes
– tablespoon of ground flaxseed
– A couple of spoonfuls of whole greek yogurt
–  a splash or more (depending on how loquidy you like your smoothies) of Bundle Organics (Orange, Carrot, Strawberry, Ginger)

I throw all of this into my Nutribullet and blast until smooth. Pour into cups and you have yourself a nutritious and filling breaksfast.

Now off on my grocery shopping adventure. And i’m going to need all of my energy and strength because this mama hates making second trips to get bags out of the car.

What’s your favorite backup breakfast or snack when you’re low on supplies? Leave it in the comments.



The Black Mama

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