smoothie

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I’ve been on a mission to get back to my pre- Micah body and it’s proven to be quite successful thanks to smoothies.

I’ll be the first to admit that my eating habits during my pregnancy were less than stellar, matter of fact I’m thinking about donuts right now… Who am I kidding, I’m always thinking about donuts; they used to be my-go-to choice for brekkie whenever I was out running errands in the morning, until my voice of reason chimed in. My voice of reason is my husband.

On my never ending quest to a healthier lifestyle, I’ve traded my morning donuts for smoothies. Today, I want to share my Goodbelly smoothie recipe.

Not familiar with GoodBelly? Allow me to introduce you to GB, a line of delicious probiotic drinks formulated for daily digestive health. They have a wide array of products and flavors, and the best part? They’re always non GMO, dairy free, soy free, vegan and kosher! Gluten-free options are also available ( Tropical Orange and Cultured Coconut Water).

I’ve tried the Tropical Orange and the Blueberry Acai juices and love them both! I’ve included the blueberry Acai juice in my smoothie and I’ve shared the recipe below!

You will need:

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I always use yogurt in my smoothies, I like the creamy texture. I used low fat plain yogurt, frozen mango and peaches.

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goodbelly6GoodBelly also has what they call “GoodBelly Plus Shots which is a great choice when you want a quick, convenient and concentrated source of probiotics PLUS a vitamin. Perfect for anyone who doesn’t like choking down a pill but wants a daily dose of vitamins. It can also be added to any smoothie.

goodbelly4side note for mamas to be and new moms: our digestive systems tend to slow down during and after pregnancy. Post-partum digestive issues are quite frequent and totally normal, give GoodBelly a try, it may help your *clears throat* situation ;)

until next time

*this post was sponsored by GoodBelly

faith

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“the moment we begin to fear the opinions of others and hesitate to tell the truth that is in us, and from motives of policy are silent when we should speak, the divine floods of light and life no longer flow into our souls”. – Elizabeth Cady Stanton

I started this blog a little over two years ago with hopes to encourage new moms not to become a shell of their former selves in the areas of personal style, and offer affordable style options for the little ones.

As the blog grew, I found myself evolving and adding different categories. Depending on how long you’ve been following MNH, you’ve most likely seen it morph from a personal “mommy style” blog to one that covers a variety of categories. In the recent months I’ve added décor, recipes, the mama hub (where fellow moms share their perspectives on motherhood), beauty and today I add faith.

The latter is one that I’ve been debating  for quite some time out of fear that it wouldn’t “mesh well” with my reading audience, but because the very core of this blog ( motherhood) wouldn’t be possible without Him from whom all blessings flow, it is out of obedience and necessity that I join [faith] it to the others.

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As the above quote states, the moment we begin to fear the opinions of others and hesitate to share our truths we’re no longer letting our light shine. Truth be told, if it wasn’t for God’s Love and His grace on my life, I wouldn’t be mommy to my littles, and this blog wouldn’t exist. I would love to take credit for everything that I am/do but I can’t. Because all the glory belongs to Him.

On that note I’m excited to see what will be placed on my heart to share and hope that this will be a blessing to all!

Until next time.

the heat

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It’s been hotter than fish grease in Chicago, and if you know me personally you know I don’t do heat! This weekend the mercury reached one hundred degrees; the heat was unbearable (in my opinion) but a welcomed change seeing that we haven’t had much of a summer until recently.

As much as I don’t enjoy anything above 75 degrees, I was a little excited, because with hot days come cute dresses. Neriah finally got to wear this stripped dress from HM paired with all white kicks.

Riah’s outfit was a little over ten dollars!

The dress was $4.99 and the shoes were $5.00 at Wal-Mart. There’s nothing I love more than a good deal, especially when it comes to kid’s clothing! I will invest in certain pieces but the way Riah’s growth is set up… !

Come the colder months, she’ll be able to pair this very dress with leggings, boots and a knit sweater!

As for me, my skirt is old as dirt! I found it while packing my closet over the weekend. Word of advice, never move right after giving birth. We’re bidding farewell to our condo at the end of this month and moving on to greener pastures and I feel like I’ve been packing for months.

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Until next time!