| 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!
**This post contains affiliate links.**
Who is on board the healthy eating train for the start of the new year? If you have made a resolution to try to eat better (who hasn’t?), then these healthy sweet treat energy balls are just the ticket to help you stay the course!
I just made the most delicious soup! And while the ingredients may sound unusual to mix together, the amazing taste suggests otherwise! I knew I had to make a blog post about this because 1) this soup is so good, and I wanted to share it with you and 2) I knew if I didn’t write it down, I wouldn’t be able to duplicate it in the future! Despite the fact that I am crazy organized, in the kitchen, I rarely follow a recipe! I love to create something delicious while being creative!! I made a pretty big batch because I made some for our family for dinner and some for the teachers at school for our annual PTO soup lunch tomorrow!
Cookbooks make a wonderful gift for so many different people! Hopefully this Gift Guide will help you find the perfect one!
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!
You may have read the post I did last week about the delicious pancake breakfast our family enjoyed from the amazing company, Brandless. I cannot tell you how impressed I am with this company. Not only are the items amazing (and, wow, they are!!), Brandless just has some really great policies too! If you read my last post, you know that they offer great organic food and cleaning products. They also partner with Feeding America – one meal is donated to someone in need for every purchase. And everything on their site is $3 or less!! Woot woot!
On our journey to eat well, one thing I always missed was pizza!! When I stumbled across a recipe for a cauliflower pizza crust, I was intrigued! After trying a few recipes, I modified a recipe to make it work for our family!
I recently purchased this little gadget for my KitchenAid Mixer!!! Oh my goodness, this spiralizer is AMAZING!!!! (P.S. – I linked the least expensive one I could find, but it is refurbished. If you would rather not have one that is refurbished, click here to purchase this one.) I have only used this once, and already, I can’t wait to use it again!
When Brandless reached out to me about a month ago to try some of their products, I was really excited! Our family really tries to eat healthy. And after researching the site, I found so many amazing products that I couldn’t wait to try! Henry instantly got behind the site when he found out that Steph Curry is an investor! Brandless carries everything from household supplies to amazing food choices! Now here’s the kicker – everything (and I mean EVERYTHING!!) is $3 or less! You can read all about this amazing company here.