June 8th, 2012

Summer, Clean Air and Organic Smoothies

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Groovy Green Livin organic smoothie

I know many of you have already put those school backpacks in storage and are already in summer mode. Over here we have six more days of school and then bring on summer! I have to admit I’m both excited and apprehensive. It happens every year. I’m yearning for days without structure and time to just be with my kids. But I’m also a bit anxious about the “getting to know you” learning curve. You know what I’m referring to-three boys, a dog and their parents getting used to much more togetherness. How do you work through the transition?

In the meantime, I have a lot of exciting projects in the works. I’ll give you all the details as soon as everything is in place. Here are a few hints on the upcoming projects:

  • I’m going to my second BlogHer which will be in New York City this summer
  • I’m joining a group of amazing green bloggers for a fitness challenge started by my friend Erin over at Healthy Home Magazine. I’m hoping that some of you will join me.
  • While I’m patiently waiting for my friend Kathy over at Safe Mama to publish her amazing 2012 Sunscreen Cheat Sheet I’m reviewing a few new sunscreens on my own.

Moms Clean Air Force

As a mother of a child with asthma I know fear, anxiety and asthma are at times synonymous. I live with the knowledge and the fear that if an asthma attack isn’t controlled it could be deadly. Asthma kills 5,000 people every year in the United States. My new post over at Moms Clean Air Force shares anecdotes from a few of us moms of children with asthma-our hopes and dreams for a world filled with only clean air. Click HERE to read more.

Top 25 Eco Friendly Moms

The contest is winding down and the top 25 Eco Moms will be named on June 13th. We are in the running thanks to all of you who have taken the time to vote. It feels uncomfortable to ask, but please take a moment each day to VOTE for Groovy Green Livin. Thank you so much!

Simple Summer Salad

One of the things I love most about summer is the availability of fresh, seasonal greens and other vegetables. Over at Momtastic I shared my recipe for THIS amazingly simple summer salad, which combines some of my favorite flavors.

Ecocentric Mom

Have you had a chance to check out Ecocentric Mom? They are just about to launch! Each month a reasonably priced box will be sent your way containing healthy, natural and organic products exclusively for moms, moms-to-be and babies. Your monthly box will be packed with natural and eco-friendly goodies from businesses that care for the planet and our health. Sign up HERE.

Pin of the week- Banana Chai Breakfast Shake

I stumbled upon this yummy looking breakfast shake on Pinterest. It comes from one of my favorite foodie sites-Oh My Veggies. We have been on a smoothie kick ever since our neighbors made my son a delicious smoothie. My son challenges me every morning to make a smoothie as good the one he had at their house. I have yet to succeed. Maybe this will be the winner. Come hang out with me on Pinterest, if you’re not already.

How do you handle the transition from structure and school to summer? Have a groovy green weekend!

[Photo used under Creative Commons from Pink Sherbert Photography/Flickr]

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8 Responses to “Summer, Clean Air and Organic Smoothies”

  1. That chia smoothie looks good,and so does your salad! Looking forward to getting fit with you and I see you in NYC!! SO exciting! :)

  2. I voted for you again–good luck! And thanks for the mention too. I hope your son likes it! If not, I also have a Mexican Chocolate version. ;)

    I can’t wait to see your sunscreen recommendations! I’m really unhappy with the one I bought–it has the texture of cottage cheese. Kinda gross!

  3. The Mexican Chocolate sounds delicious Kiersten. You might have to share that one too!

  4. Can’t wait to see you in NYC Stephanie. We are going to have such a great time!

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I’m Lori Popkewitz Alper, a recovering attorney and the Founder of Groovy Green Livin. I like to make noise and stir the pot especially when an issue hits home and effects the health of our families. Join me as I make some noise and share along the way tips for living a green and healthy life. Read more.

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