Boo Berry Superfood Smoothie

October 31, 2016
Boo Berry Superfood Smoothie Bowl - A superfood smoothie that's sure to make you smile. It's smooth and not too sweet .. filled with blue majik, banana, blueberries, dates & protein powder

“I want to thank-you

Thank-you for being a friend”     ~ Andrew Gold

Eli (3 years old) – September 2016

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Grandma .. wanna play a game?

Of course Sweetie .. race cars or funny animals?

Ummmm … cars(!)

— — —

Grandma .. what are you going to be for Halloween?

I haven't decided yet.  What do you think I should be?

A robot(!)

How about a beautiful princess?

Woooooow .. will you be a beautiful as Mommy?

— — —

Grandma .. what's Pappa going to be for Halloween?

He hasn't said.  What do you think he should be?

A robot(!)

How about a knight in shining armor?

What's that?

(Let me fill you in)

Boo Berry Superfood Smoothie Bowl - A superfood smoothie that's sure to make you smile. It's smooth and not too sweet .. filled with blue majik, banana, blueberries, dates & protein powder

Grandma .. what ‘cha ‘doin?

Making you a care package


So you'll have some snacks for the long car ride ahead

Will there be grapes?

— — —

Grandma .. know what?

Do tell

I go potty in the big boy potty(!)  And mommy does .. and daddy does .. and Harry and Sally .. they go potty outside

We love them extra for that


(Celebrate your victories .. big or small)

— — —

Grandma .. when will I get to see you again?

I don't know Loves .. I simply don't know

Will it be a long while?

I fear it might


Eli (3 years old) – September 2016

Grandma .. can I take pictures with your phone?

Remember .. aim the camera at something

At somefin'?

— — —

Grandma .. can I call you every day?

I'd love that

What if I forget?

Then I'll call you .. deal?  Should we pinky-swear and spit-shake?

Will you be mad if I don't?

I'll think you were off playing or solving world peace ..  not avoiding me

World?  What did you say?

(These past months I've felt a bit out of sorts.  Relationships that matter have felt strained.  Small hurts have snowballed into big hurts .. until suddenly what once was has now become something distant and unfamiliar.  I've grown weary under the enormity of it all and the expectations required of me to repair it.  When the people-pleaser abandons her role .. inevitably .. nobody is pleased)

— — —

Grandma .. where's Harry?

In the back yard working on his bone

He's digging a hole(!)

What do you think he's going to put in it?

Leaves and sticks and Sally's ball

(I bury things too)

Boo Berry Superfood Smoothie Bowl - A superfood smoothie that's sure to make you smile. It's smooth and not too sweet .. filled with blue majik, banana, blueberries, dates & protein powder

Grandma .. are you sad?

A little

My friend told me that when someone is sad .. you don't run away.  You hug each other

Hold that one close to you heart .. dearest Eli

(Forgiveness is hard with a capital H.  You think you've got it conquered .. you've moved on .. let it go .. forgiven .. forgotten and even started new.  And then poof .. you find yourself spiraling into old patterns)

— — —

Grandma .. who's going to play with you when I'm not here?


Yay Papa(!)  He's pretty fun

(It's hard to learn .. to re-learn .. and not run away.  To stop recoiling from past hurts .. and instead .. allow a hug.  To offer one .. too)

— — —

Grandma .. will Pappa take you out for pink ice cream without me?

Probably not

With sprinkles?

Oh Sweetie .. Grandma + ice cream .. well .. it's complicated

(Clean slates are rarely ever clean)

Eli (3 years) and Sally (5 months) - October 2016

Eli (3 years) and Sally (5 months) – October 2016

Grandma .. Mommy says it's time to go

Let's find your shoes

(Even the best of bones aren't fully buried .. without a whole lot of dirt .. and an awful lot of grit)

— — —

Grandma .. I'm going to miss you

One last hug?  Promise me you'll be extra good until I get to see you again?

I wuv you

I love you too .. so very very much

(But what I do know .. is eventually everything fades.  “In a long while Grandma.”  What's acute today will soften over time .. if we choose it to be so.  Together.  If we have the courage to do the work and write something new .. rather than siting back waiting for it to come to us .. or letting our feet carry us away)

— — —

Thank-you dearest Eli for the joy you've brought to my days.

Thank-you for reminding me to play.

Thank-you for softening my edges

Thank-you for always wondering “Grandma .. how ‘ya ‘doin?”

Thank-you for the gift of your love without expectation or keeping score

How I'm going to miss having you in my everydays sweet one

(One day I hope you'll know)

xoxo .. Grandma

Boo Berry Superfood Smoothie Bowl - A superfood smoothie that's sure to make you smile. It's smooth and not too sweet .. filled with blue majik, banana, blueberries, dates & protein powder

One of our favorite ways to pass an afternoon was making smoothies.  They're such a great way to have fun in the kitchen with kids .. as well as sneak some fruits and veggies into their diet.

I'm in charge of the Vitamix.  He handles decorating .. tasting .. and naming.

Experimenting with Blue Majik this weekend.  If you follow health trends .. you might have noticed it popping up everywhere.

Derived from spirulina .. blue majik is a proprietary extract of the blue-green algae Arthrospira platensis.  Much like spirulina .. it's known for being nutrient dense .. full of vitamins (especially B12) .. antioxidants .. enzymes and minerals.  It's one of the most nutrient dense foods available.

It's worth noting .. much like spirulina .. it doesn't taste the best on its own.  Although blended into something like a smoothie .. it's easy to mask the flavor.



Boo Berry Superfood Smoothie Bowl - A superfood smoothie that's sure to make you smile. It's smooth and not too sweet .. filled with blue majik, banana, blueberries, dates & protein powder

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~ Adapted from E3Live

4.7 from 7 reviews
Boo Berry Superfood Smoothie Bowl
  • 1 heaping tsp E3Live Blue Majik powder
  • 1 cup almond milk (or milk of choice)
  • scoop protein powder (my go-to is from Dana James)
  • 2 frozen bananas, sliced
  • handful frozen blueberries
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 4 dates, pitted
  • 1 coconut oil
  • Pinch sea salt

  • Topping ideas
  • blueberries
  • coconut flakes
  • bananas
  • bee pollen
  1. Blend all ingredients together and in a high speed blender and serve

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  • Reply Sarah Bailey February 21, 2017 at 1:56 am

    This is such a beautiful smoothie bowl and I love the name that Eli choose for it. I hope it’s not long until you can see your precious grandson again.

  • Reply Stephanie Merry February 21, 2017 at 5:28 am

    I’m a little obsessed with smoothies at the moment so I’ll have to give this a go x

  • Reply Donna Ashworth February 21, 2017 at 5:57 am

    I really enjoy reading your blog! You have such a fantastic way of telling a story and setting a recipe – precious! Smoothie looks yum too!

  • Reply Lisa prince February 21, 2017 at 6:14 am

    omg that smoothy , wow love it , need one in my life x

  • Reply Joanna February 21, 2017 at 10:13 am

    I am intrigued by the color of the smoothie. I have never tried spirulina before but I did hear about it’s great benefits. I would love to give this smoothie a go and see how Blue Majik powder colors it. Love the way you presented the smoothie as well in the bowl.

  • Reply Joanna February 21, 2017 at 10:30 am

    Love the color of the smoothie and I’d definitely love to give the recipe a try.

  • Reply sabine February 21, 2017 at 10:48 am

    I love how you use almond milk instead of dairy! So good and healthy! The smoothie looks delicious 🙂

    xo sabine

  • Reply Ana De- Jesus February 21, 2017 at 10:54 am

    So sorry to hear that some relationships have been a bit strained at the moment, it is tough when that happens. On the plus side that smoothie looks ‘berry good’ terrible pun I know but I couldn’t resist!

  • Reply Kara February 21, 2017 at 12:06 pm

    The smoothy looks delicious and I just adore the colour of it. Hope everything sorts itself for you

  • Reply Louise February 21, 2017 at 1:10 pm

    I cried when I read this. It feels like it’s a chapter in a book and I need to find out your going to be ok. It’s so good because your pulling me in one direction with a good food recipe and then at my heart strings with the other. Have you written a novel yet? Because you should X thinking of you X X

    • Reply sexyveggie February 21, 2017 at 10:36 pm

      Oh Louise .. my goodness .. thank-you for your sweet words

  • Reply chloe griffiths February 21, 2017 at 2:04 pm

    such a touching post, amazing looking smoothie xo

  • Reply John February 21, 2017 at 2:24 pm

    The smoothie looks amazing but I love the way you intertwine this with the story as well.

  • Reply Kathy Myers February 21, 2017 at 2:34 pm

    My favorite word is Mimi, it always melts my heart. I have three grandsons who we adore. Staying and eating healthy is so important since I want to be there for them

    • Reply sexyveggie February 21, 2017 at 10:37 pm

      Mimi .. that’s beautiful. Thank-you for telling me

  • Reply danasia fantastic February 21, 2017 at 3:48 pm

    This smoothie bowl looks sooo good! I’ve never tried one before but I hear they’re incredible.

  • Reply hannah February 21, 2017 at 3:56 pm

    This looks great. I love the color of it too. Thanks for sharing x

  • Reply Jemima | Fiddle & Spoon February 21, 2017 at 4:02 pm

    This is completely gorgeous <3 and your photos are stunning. Love x

  • Reply Maggie Unzueta February 21, 2017 at 4:06 pm

    My son would love this! (and his mama) lol.

  • Reply Cynthia Nicoletti February 21, 2017 at 6:30 pm

    The words between Eli and Grandma are so touching. Your photos are beautiful and the smoothie looks delicious.

  • Reply Willow February 21, 2017 at 6:59 pm

    What a beautiful color! I have tried spirulina, but not Blue Majik. I like that you only used a heaping teaspoon. I could never use more than that in a smoothie!

  • Reply Elizabeth O. February 21, 2017 at 8:15 pm

    What a very heartfelt post for your grandson. He’s so adorable! I hope you guys get to spend more time together. I really like smoothie bowls! This looks so good! I’m keeping the recipe!

  • Reply hal February 21, 2017 at 8:48 pm

    I am smoothie obsessed so I’m trying it! And your son is so cute!

  • Reply Rachel February 21, 2017 at 10:00 pm

    Ooh this looks too good!

  • Reply Anosa February 21, 2017 at 10:37 pm

    Eli looks so sweet. I love your smoothie as well. Looks so deliciously made. I’ll try to do this too.

  • Reply Rhian Westbury February 22, 2017 at 3:19 am

    Such a vibrant colour in this smoothie and such a cute post x

  • Reply Kimberly @ Berly's Kitchen February 22, 2017 at 6:41 am

    Smoothies are so good, and there are so many different variations. This recipe sounds delicious! Will have to give it a try. Love your story, too. 🙂

  • Reply The London Mum February 22, 2017 at 7:36 am

    aww that grandma and grandson bond is so special, and how amazing does the smoothie look! I’m loving the colour!

  • Reply Jessica February 22, 2017 at 8:37 am

    My favorite thing about my grandma was the conversations with her. There is a true bond between a grandchild and grandparent. Such sweet conversations between you and your grandson.
    This blueberry oatmeal would be a hit with my boys. They love blueberries. It looks delicious!

  • Reply suchi February 22, 2017 at 9:59 am

    Aww… absolutely love the conversation with Grandma & also loving the smoothie..never heard of Majik powder..would love to try it out now !! Your pics are super tempting! love your creative display too! My lil one would love it!

  • Reply Marie Barber February 22, 2017 at 10:39 am

    What a cute boy! This smoothie looks and sounds amazing we love smoothies in our house we have them daily will have to try this, thank you!

  • Reply Jemma February 22, 2017 at 12:13 pm

    I love how you tell the story of times with your Grandson, so precious…
    This smoothie looks delicious and what a great name!

  • Reply Kayleigh February 22, 2017 at 1:15 pm

    This looks delicious! The photos of the smoothie bowl are absolutely beautiful too – love the blue in it!
    Kayleigh x

  • Reply Rachel February 22, 2017 at 1:33 pm

    This looks just incredible, far too pretty to be eaten that is for sure x

  • Reply Anna Szoke February 22, 2017 at 3:24 pm

    Such a beautiful post! My favourite part is: “My friend told me that when someone is sad .. you don’t run away. You hug each other” I’m gonna keep sharing this!

  • Reply Lilinha February 22, 2017 at 4:01 pm

    What a delicious smoothie. I love coconut so I am sure I would enjoy it!

  • Reply melissa major February 23, 2017 at 5:07 am

    I have never tried a smoothie bowl before, this sounds lovely, I need to make it one day

  • Reply MELANIE EDJOURIAN February 23, 2017 at 6:33 am

    The colour of that smoothies is amazing, I need to try this I bet it tastes wonderful. Hope you get to see your grandson soon he sounds like a fun little man.

  • Reply Enricoh Alfonzo February 23, 2017 at 9:30 am

    hahahah what an adorable post! i loved it and such a cutie pie doggie too
    Awesome recipe thanks just what i needta try

  • Reply Rose Sahetapy February 23, 2017 at 9:55 am

    Beautiful post as always! You have a special way presenting your recipe. Love your food photography! I’d love to try this smoothie recipe.

  • Reply Alice Nettleingham February 23, 2017 at 11:38 am

    The conversations between Eli and Grandma is heart-touching. As for the smoothie, never had one of these before and actually have no idea about spirulina and blue majik so it’s good I’ve come across this post of yours.

  • Reply QueensandKinks February 23, 2017 at 11:40 am

    The smoothie looks so damn good! The photography is also stunning. x

  • Reply denajayne February 23, 2017 at 2:50 pm

    I really want to try a smoothie bowl, I’d love to try this one! xo

  • Reply Debbie Nicholas February 23, 2017 at 3:45 pm

    Oh wow the colour on that alone mKes me want it!!

  • Reply Ayesha Farhad February 24, 2017 at 6:16 am

    I have tears in my eyes! Miss my grandmother so much! on a side note, that smoothie looks delicious!

  • Reply fashionmommy February 24, 2017 at 8:26 am

    It looks amazing, I don’t really get enough berries in my diet so might try out this recipe.

  • Reply Angela Key Milnes February 25, 2017 at 4:48 am

    Wow, such a perfect smoothie bowl this is looks good and yummy, btw I love the shot too

  • Reply Surekha February 27, 2017 at 1:26 pm

    This post make me cry. My grand mother was one my favorite persons whom I lost 3 years back. I hope you meet your grand son very soon! I l am not usually a berry person but this sounds and looks yummy! pinning it

  • Reply David Elliott May 30, 2017 at 1:14 am

    It does look like an amazing smoothie. I really do love blueberries. I love them when they are still slightly tart though. I am not sure why but they taste the best to me that way.

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