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Cuban Smoothies Recipe: Batida de Mango y Papaya

The traditional Cuban smoothies are a combination of milkshake and fruit smoothie. Batida is the word for milkshake, although I would call this recipe more of a smoothie. Here in the States, we use a bit of milk or yogurt in smoothies all the time, whereas our milkshakes are usually doused with ice cream. Am I right? Anyway, my bicultural brain gets confused all the time and so we have

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How I Get My Toddler to Drink Green Smoothies

I’ve been making green smoothies for kids since both of mine were toddlers. They’ve been such a staple in our home that I’m pretty sure my kids think kale and spinach are mandatory ingredients. Because we love smoothies so much, I’m excited to partner with PediaSure and their newest SideKicks Fruit and Veggie Smoothie Mix. They’re sponsoring this post and helping our toddlers enjoy their green smoothies, packed with fruits and

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The Time I Was On TV: Watch Food Fighters This Week!

A few weeks ago, I got an email from Walmart. As a Walmart Mom, I get emails from them all the time – no big deal – but this one was different. They wanted me to be ON TELEVISION as part of the judging panel for NBC’s food challenge show, Food Fighters. The first episode will air Thursday, July 2nd on NBC and mine will be on next week. You

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Homemade Mustard Pretzel: 4th of July Recipes To Cook With Kids

4th of July recipes for kids to cook! Food culture is an important way of learning about a country and with 4th of July party season right around the corner, we’ve been talking a lot about how the United States was founded. We’re chatting about independence and immigration and it’s been fun teaching Alina about the legacy of our beloved country. As a Walmart Mom, I was asked to share a

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Cooking With Kids: Labels, Laughs and Lots of Love in the Kitchen

As Latina mom, cooking is a huge part of our family legacy. I’m excited to collaborate in this compensated campaign with Soy Connection by United Soybean Board and Latina Bloggers Connect. In fact, these silly babies are happy to be learn just about anything I want to talk about. Lately, it’s been about labels and the ingredients we use often in the kitchen. When we moved back to California, after

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My Picky Eater And The Veggie Smoothie He Loves

It’s been six month since we sold our home and moved from Las Vegas to Los Angeles and things are finally starting to settle down. The kids are enrolled in school for next year, Alina is even enrolled in a Spanish summer camp, but there are parts of our life that are still not settled into a healthy routine. To be specific, our diets are so chaotic! I know the blame

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