Admittedly, I am a creature of habit! Every day I have a smoothie for lunch that I make in my Vitamix! And right now during QVC’s Friends & Family Month, you can pick up some amazing deals on several models of the Vitamix blender AND get free shipping! I am sharing two of my favorite recipes for my daily smoothies!
| Well, if you know me, you know that I start every morning with a smoothie! I love that time to get in a great serving of fruits and vegetables! I also make a REALLY large batch. I put my Sunday batch into plastic cups and straight to the freezer. Every morning around 6:30, I pull a smoothie out of the freezer and take it with me to school. Then around 8:00 I eat it at my desk! I never actually measure what I put in, but here are some approximates! 🙂 I start by putting everything into my Vitamix. |
Yes, they are expensive. But, yes, they are completely worth it. My Vitamix is over 15 years old and it won’t die! I mean, secretly, I would like it to die because I would love more options than my old Vitamix has! But, no! It won’t quit! And also, their customer service is wonderful! Here are the ingredients I use. Because I make a smoothie for the whole week, this recipe will make a large portion big enough to serve 5-6 smoothies. Start by blending these ingredients:
20 ounces of Almond Milk (any milk is fine)
Big handful of spinach or kale
1/2 cup of Coconut oil (Optional)
3 scoops of protein powder (I use Beachbody’s Vanilla Vegan)
After the above ingredients are smooth, add the frozen fruit. I use:
2 Frozen Bananas
1/2 cup or so of Frozen Blueberries
1/2 cup or so of Frozen Strawberries
Another fruit option:
2 Frozen Bananas
1/2 cup or so of Frozen Mango
1/2 cup or so of Frozen Peaches
Blend and enjoy! Start your morning off right! Now, don’t stop following me after you read this! 😉 But…. I don’t like chocolate! I know, I know! It’s crazy! But my family does! So sometimes after I get my smoothie scooped out, I will add a couple tablespoons of Cocoa Powder. My kids think they are drinking a chocolate milkshake! MOM WIN!
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Last year, I shared about my struggle with digestion. I had to have a colonoscopy at the age of 30, and I just felt uncomfortable for so much of the day because my stomach was out of whack. I feel like I am FINALLY getting it under control. But wow, it was super uncomfortable for many years until I figured out what I could and could not eat! One easy snack for me to grab is prunes! I know, I know! That totally makes me sound like a grandma, but did you know that they are a probiotic that delivers active cultures 10 times more effectively than yogurt!?! Mariani Probiotic Pitted Prunes are a great food to add to your diet!! Mariani Probiotic Prunes support overall wellness and digestive health, so you can feel better and be your best!
Since I was pregnant with Henry, I have been on a medication to help improve the function of my thyroid! For almost 12 years, I have been driving to get my prescription from CVS. I am so excited to find out that CVS offers a CVS CarePass membership program! Not only can I get my prescription delivered to my door on the same day, but I can also get free 1-2 day shipping on tons of eligible items on their website! Today on the blog, I am sharing more about this awesome program as well as my top 15 drugstore beauty favorites!
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So fresh and so clean, clean! I have had quite a few questions lately about my daily skin care routine! So I am spilling the beans on everything I do on daily and weekly for my skincare routine!
tarte is having one of their biggest sales of the year, and I am sharing all of my favorites!! From makeup to skincare, tarte has some of my favorite products! Loyalty members can take 35% off (FREE to sign up!), and non-members can take 25% off! Free shipping site wide too! Use code BFF at checkout! Sale ends on March 28!
I will never forget the love that Briton’s grandma had for HSN! As a young woman, I remember her always having her TV tuned to this channel, I remember her on the phone ordering the latest deal, and I remember HSN packages being delivered to her house very often! She was never really into ordering things online, but I imagine if she was, she would scroll the site daily for deals!! Today on the blog, I am sharing my top picks from HSN! They have so many amazing deals this month!
I have had so many questions lately about what I eat, what exercise program I do, and what a typical day looks like for me! And while every BODY is different, here is what has worked for me.
School mornings are one of the most hectic parts of our days! Between someone complaining their shoes no longer fit, someone else forgetting to charge their computer overnight, someone leaving their water bottle at school, or someone not liking the way that particular piece of clothing feels on their body, mornings can be a crazy and frustrating! One of the ways I have found makes our days run smoother is by having easy breakfasts ready to go! I am sharing seven easy breakfasts for busy mornings – and most of them you can make ahead of time!