A Very Tropical Time Out


It's been a whole year since we went on an adult only vacation. Last year we went to Ireland to rejuvenate. This year we're heading to Maui, a tropical time out I call it. As of a month ago we were going to bring our little ones {ages 2.5 and 3.5 years old} but realized at the last minute that it wouldn't be worth the money or the crazy hassle. Between flights and extra large rooms we'd have to spend way too much money on something they wouldn't even remember. 

Since we a) live by the beach and b) recently became members of the La Costa Resort and Spa here in sunny southern California, we don't really see the point in taking them all the way to a new time zone to just swim in a pool. They can do that here {it's 80 degrees here today at the beach} with their grandparents. 

But of course this last week required a lot of extra time shopping and planning for this 5 day departure. Between Jimbos and Whole Foods here in town I think I came up with a pretty decent snack selection and meal menu. 

I'd like to share with you a few of the snacks as well as a daily smoothie option. 

I wanted to be sure they had adequate vitamins, protein, greens and iron without creating a lot of anxiety about meals for their grandparents. This week should be FUN for everybody, not exhausting and stressful. But at the same time I didn't want to come home to two sick children {we did last year}. 

When I was at the grocery store I started chatting with the front end checkers and one of them asked me how old my kids were and seemed surprised when I told them. He thought they were probably a lot older since I was buying so much {haha} but I explained to them that it's the little things that get little kids excited. When my kids get a new snack they jump for joy {literally, up and down saying "yaaaaay"} and are happy for like 30 minutes. When they are grumpy, a good snack always cheers them up. {maybe my kids are just deprived, haha}

Smoothie Recipe
serves 1 adult smoothie 2 kids smoothies

1c favorite milk of choice
2 scoops chocolate amazing greens superfoods powder
1 scoop teras whey powder or vegan protein powder of choice
1/2 - 1 banana {i like them frozen best}

Blend until super smooth. {chocolate mustaches are optional but really cute}

Some of the snacks I chose this time, shown above, include:


  1. kookie karma cheesy kale kracker
  2. rawtella hazelnut spread
  3. kelp krunch bars
  4. dried organic mango
  5. nature's all organic bananas
  6. artisana foods nut butter



Have a great week everybody. I will be posting a few recipes from guest bloggers this week while I'm away. Stay tuned for some exciting recipes and I will see you all next week! 

****And if you like this, here's where I got the retro hawaii photo & bamboo wallpaper