TGIF! Is it just me or has this whole week seemed all messed up because of the Fourth of July weekend? For some reason it has felt like Friday to me all week. I don’t know about you, but we have so much watermelon left over from the Fourth. That’s why I’m sharing this easy recipe for a watermelon smoothie today.
Before I share the recipe, I want to share my weekly spending. Y’all, we struggled this week. We needed a bunch of random things, plus we had to pay for
some a lot of medical expenses. We spent way too much, but we also made some really smart purchases. Here’s what we spent since the last weekly update:
Terrible, right? This doesn’t even include regular expenses like our mortgage, car payment, or educational loans. Obviously we are going to go on a little spending moratorium for a couple of weeks. I’m already trying to plan out what meals I can make from the food already in our freezer and pantry. I’m still trying to figure out what happened to my $100 grocery budget. I’m going to attempt to get back to it next week (don’t I say this every week?).Time for another spending moratorium. Way over budget this week! #budget Click To Tweet
On to happier things, right? Watermelon makes me happy.
Not only am I trying to get back to spending less throughout the week, I’m also trying to decrease my food waste. I’ve found that I’m not doing well with food waste since I stopped putting effort into Food Waste Friday. I may have to get a little more serious about my food waste posts again in order to stay accountable.
Since we’ve had a ton of watermelon at our house, I decided to use it in a smoothie instead of letting it get mushy in the fridge. It was so easy and the kids loved it.Need a recipe for all the leftover #watermelon? Make a #smoothie! #FoodWasteFriday Click To Tweet
Robert and Jackson are on big smoothie kicks lately. I usually make them with dairy free milk since Robert is still slightly lactose intolerant. Oddly enough, he can handle Greek yogurt without a problem.
- 2 C. of watermelon chunks (more if you have it)
- 1 C. Greek yogurt
- 1 C. milk
- 1/2 C. ice
- Place it all in the blender and blend until smooth.
Speaking of smoothies, I’m so excited to share a new product I tested that is awesome in smoothies. Herbal Papaya sent me a box of goodies.
I’ve been struggling with inflammation since Jackson has been born. I know it’s because I’m drinking too much coffee and alcohol. But really, how do moms survive without caffeine and wine? I’ve cut back, but I’ve also been doing a lot of research into foods that work as natural anti-inflammitories.
Papaya is one of those foods! I’ve been drinking the papaya tea and putting the papaya powder in my smoothies. I’m loving it, and I’m already feeling less pain. Plus, how cute are the stickers?
How was your spending this week? Food waste? Are you into smoothies during this heat wave too?