It’s like breakfast and dessert all in one! If you have picky eaters at home or struggle to get the kids to eat (drink) something in the morning before school, I’ve got you covered! It’s light and fluffy with so many hidden benefits! Since this smoothie includes vanilla Vital Proteins (and trust me you don’t want to skimp on the this ingredient because it adds that extra sweetness that is needed!) it supports the vitality of your skin, hair, tendons, cartilage, bones, and joints! It all is in one smoothie that is basically sunshine in a glass? Mhmmm!
3 oranges (skin peeled)
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut milk
1/4 cup culinary coconut milk
1 scoop Vanilla Vital Proteins
about 10 ice cubes
What to do:
Blend all ingredients together in a quality blender until smooth! Sip and enjoy! xo
*Makes about two glasses*.
*Thank you to Vital Proteins for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own!
You know how peanut butter and jelly go perfectly together? Eggs and bacon? Salt and pepper? Chip and Dale? Barbie and Ken? Bride and groom? I’d like to throw ginger and peaches in the mix because it’s as if they should have never been apart. Peach season is one of the best seasons, in my opinion. Whether you agree or not, the creaminess will convince you that this smoothie is a must. The light fluffiness of the coconut milk and yogurt, balanced with the sweetness of a few peaches, and then a taste of ginger for a zing make it the perfect summer treat. If anyone wants to make summer last longer, it’s me. That being said, this drink puts me in my happy place which includes summer all the time!
3 peaches (pitted and cut, the skin should be left on)
1/2 cup coconut milk
1/2 cup Stonyfield Organic Plain Greek Yogurt
About 2 tsp fresh ginger (grated and cut into small pieces)
My craving for citrus-y fruits have been through the roof lately for no apparent reason. If I can make a nutritious snack that feeds the craving though, I go for it. Key lime pie has been on my mind lately but I don’t want all the extra sugar. Plus, with school being right around the corner I am spending some much-needed time in the kitchen prepping for snacks and yummies that I can make quickly throughout the week. The result? Key Lime Pie Bars. Deeeee-licious! Also…five ingredients? Easy as pie! (Except pie isn’t quite this easy). 😉
1 cup unsalted cashews
1 cup almonds
16 dates (cut in half or more)
Juice of 3 limes
1/2 cup shredded coconut
What to do:
Pour the almonds and cashews into the food processor and pulse a few times until they are semi-chopped. Add all the remaining ingredients into the food processor. Pulse a few times and then on low or until it starts forming together into a sticky mixture. Line an 8 x 8 pan (or really any pan) with wax paper. I used a spatula to flatten the mixture into an even consistency in the pan. Smooth out the top and edges. Place in the refrigerator for 2 hours. Cut to desired width. Store in an air tight container in the refrigerator or counter.
We got back from Italy late Saturday night after 11 days of unplugging and exploring, and I think it was just what we needed! It was an incredible trip and I can’t wait to recap it for all of you! (Once I’m caught up on laundry and not quite as jet-lagged). ;)You can see a sneak peak of pictures, here! Needless to say, because of that, it’s been a little quiet around here and a part of me definitely missed all of you!
Today I’m linking up with Andrea to share my best (and favorite!) recipes. I picked my top five favorite things to make whether it be a snack, main dish, or dessert! I can’t wait to read all the other blogs for ideas because I’m always looking for new recipes! Happy Tuesday everyone!
It’s Monday and Matcha is on the mind. But let me tell you, the heat has been turned up around here. The temperatures here have been in the mid 90’s and for PA, that’s not completely the norm. When I step outside in the morning and it’s already warm, sometimes a hot drink isn’t my first craving. I took a spin on the average matcha latte I’ve been making and tried my hand at making it into a homemade frappuccino. Turns out, I loooove it just as much! 🙂 So will you, promise. xo
Also, the health benefits are so good for you. You can start reading about it, here!