All For Smoothies and Smoothies for All!

Having 2 boys 10 yrs. apart in age can be a bit tricky at times.

It’s tough to stay current and hip to each one’s unique interests without getting them mixed up.

Sometimes I forget that my older son Eric is a pre-teen and not a toddler.

Having another boy after 10 yrs. brought back distinct flashbacks of Eric as a baby that I had long forgotten during my 10 yr. baby hiatus.

Maybe it would have been different if the decade later baby was a girl, but Carter is a boy through and through just like my baby…I mean pre-teen…Eric.

My mom starts asking for Christmas gift ideas from everyone around this time each year and when she asked Eric that question last week, the first thing he said was, “Nana, just so you know, I’m not into action figures anymore.”

Geez, he’s right…sometimes I think he’d still get a kick out of creating a world where Spiderman and the Green Goblin could co-exist.

I guess not.

There is also quite the disconnect in brand allegiance between the two.

Eric is in to DC, West 49, and Billabong, whereas Carter turns his nose up at anything that doesn’t have Cookie Monster, Ernie, or Barney on it.

Again, it’s not far-fetched for me to still think of Eric in Spidey jammies….where have the years gone?

Do any of you have boys with that much of an age difference?

Can you relate to these experiences or have some other fun stories to share?

Even though we have a wide range of interests and tastes in our household there is one thing we all see eye to eye on…how delicious Banana Berry Smoothies are!!!!!

This smoothie recipe is quick and easy and everyone from your 8 months + baby to your great grandmother will enjoy every last drop.

Since there are strawberries and dairy in this recipe you should wait until baby is 8 months old for this one just in case of allergic reactions.

You can spoon feed it to them as a dessert until they are able to take sips from a cup with your help.

Your pre-teen would gladly drink it from the blender if you would let them.


Banana Berry Smoothie


  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • ½ cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 frozen banana, peeled and broken into pieces
  • ½ cup full fat vanilla yogurt
  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ cup of baby’s favourite juice

Baby Steps

  1. Add all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Pour, serve and enjoy!

Makes 4 servings…enough for baby, pre-teen, and pre-teen’s 2 friends brought home without asking you.