Maybe if I drink a Smoothie I can Pretend it's SPRING!
There is snow on the ground here in Michigan. Lots of snow. Even worse, they are predicting it may snow the first few days of March. Yes I know this is Michigan and it always snows at the most random of times, but after last years record breaking snow, and this years record breaking cold, I am soooo ready for Spring I can't even explain it! Last year we at least got out and played in the snow - a lot. But this year I haven't been in the mood to take my daughter out and often it has been just a bit too cold or windy anyway.
So what do we do when Spring still seems so far away? We pretend! One thing I do to feel the spring feeling is start making fruit smoothies. At least the fruit market is already selling delicious strawberries and bananas, even if the local grocery stores do not. A bunch of strawberries, a banana, 2 vanilla yogurts, apple juice and a few grapes were all I needed to make 3 servings for our family. We don't typically have this all winter, so now it tastes like spring
Other ways to "pretend" it's warmer outside include shutting all the drapes - winter isn't there if I can't see it Or sometimes my daughter and I will do our exercises (i.e. running around the house) to warm up and not feel the chill. I also start to take on more projects around this time of year to keep busy and forget about the cold. Smoothies will help me the most though, and my daughter already requested we go back to the fruit market to get blueberries for the next smoothie :) Enjoy!!
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