Valentine’s Day is next week?! Obviously chocolate is on my mind and in an attempt to keep things healthy because I feel so much better when real food is always a part of my life, I created a Chocolate Covered Strawberry Smoothie for me and you! Who doesn’t love chocolate covered strawberries?! This smoothie is light and just as delicious as any other sweet you are craving this time of year. Trust me. 🙂
If you’re just looking for some other smoothies to make for breakfast or a quick snack this week, I added a slew of them below for you to click away! Happy (almost!) lovey day! xo
I’m always up for a smoothie year-round. In the heat of the summer, a smoothie is so refreshing. A smoothie during the winter? I’ll take it! (Especially when it’s perfectly packed with so many nutrients that I need). I love how much you can mix and match your ingredients as you create a completely new tasty concoction.
Smoothies are my go-to for breakfast or a snack, especially since pregnancy has given me the craving for everything iced and frozen. I haven’t really had any food aversions throughout pregnancy so far (thank goodness), except one thing….
I can’t sip on my morning cup of joe anymore. Hot coffee that is. I still love the flavor of it but can’t seem to down a hot cup for the life of me. To still get the flavor and little caffeine I need from time to time, I’ve been making iced or frozen coffee drinks to satisfy the craving. I found this recipe from Lakita which combines coffee in a smoothie. It is SO delicious and exactly what I need these days. Thank you Lakita for such a yummy recipe!
In case you need a dinner idea, see the recipe Lakita and I swapped last year, here and be sure to check her blog out for a TON of other mouth-watering recipes!
Also, how cute is that tea towel? Unfortunately it’s sold out but I linked some other’s below
Here’s the thing guys. Whenever I make recipes on a whim, they either turn end up in a masterpiece where I feel like I can conquer the world, or they are just a flat-out disaster. Sometimes I laugh at the disasters and sometimes I feel like I could shed a few tears. Creating is a funny thing. BUT, when it works in your favor, it’s glorious! 🙂
I think I stumbled upon one of my best creations yet with this smoothie. Thank goodness this recipe took the first (masterpiece scenario) and not the latter. It’s smooth. It’s decadent. It’s sweet. It’s refreshing. It screams winter. It can get on board with summer. It’s everything you want in one glass that only takes seconds to make, with ingredients you most likely already have! This drink is definitely one to save and serve to your kids, hubby, friends, and family. You can never go wrong with chocolate peanut butter friends. You will LOVE it! xo
1 cup organic whole milk
1 frozen banana
3-4 ice cubes
1 Tbsp dark chocolate cocoa powder
1 Tbsp + 1 tsp peanut butter
Combine all ingredients into a quality blender and blend until smooth. Easy!
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)