I had an "Ahhh!" moment today, when I realized that the paved trail we used to walk a few times a week was not covered in snow and ice, but rather plowed by the city. How nice! So we took a walk, about a mile each way, and enjoyed all the animal tracks on the snow in the open space—Mice, prairie dog, rabbit, coyote. I wished I had my camera! I did find a photo of a bird we saw online: a Belted Kingfisher. It displayed a mohawk of feathers when it shouted it's monkey-like call in a tree by the stream.
PS Also, I just posted a few photos of the girls in the snow fort on the family blog, if you want to see.
Mint Chocolate Protein & Omega 3 Shake:
Add to blender:
1 cup water
1 cup almond milk
2 tbsp Hemp Seeds
2 tbsp Chia Seeds
(depending on what kind of blender you have, you may want to give the seeds a quick blitz in your coffee grinder first, to make sure they become meal)
2 to 3 tbsp honey, or coconut sugar to make it vegan
1 tbsp almond butter
2.5 tbsp Raw Cacao Powder
1 to 2 tsp Maca Powder (highly nutritious, but optional)
a few drops of mint extract (measured on a spoon in case it spills out)
Leave out the mint and throw in half a banana.
Leave out the mint and throw in a cup of frozen cherries.
Chill in the fridge for a few hours, till it's nice and cold, or drink right away.
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