Drinks

Peanut Butter Chocolate Smoothie

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! ūüôā

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¬†



Ingredients:

  • 1 cup organic whole milk
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 3-4 ice cubes
  • 1 Tbsp dark chocolate cocoa powder
  • 1 Tbsp + 1 tsp peanut butter


Directions:

Combine all ingredients into a quality blender and blend until smooth. Easy!


 

Orange Fluffy

Orange Fluffy--Recipe at: stephanie-spring.com Orange Fluffy--Recipe at: stephanie-spring.com Orange Fluffy--Recipe at: stephanie-spring.com Orange Fluffy--Recipe at: stephanie-spring.com Orange Fluffy--Recipe at: stephanie-spring.com Orange Fluffy--Recipe at: stephanie-spring.comIt’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!

Orange Fluffy--Recipe at: stephanie-spring.com



 Ingredients: 

  • 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! 

Peaches and Cream Ginger Smoothie

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 Ingredients: 

    • 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)
    • About 15 ice cubes
    • 2 tsp honey
    • 1 to 2 scoops of Collagen Peptides¬†(optional)



What to do:

Blend together and enjoy the rest of summer! You can shop my favorite blender and products I used for the recipe below! Make sure you also click the arrow at the right for more options!

*Makes two large glasses.* 


Matcha Monday

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Also, the health benefits are so good for you. You can start reading about it, here!Matcha Frappuccino--Recipe at:stephanie-spring.comMatcha Frappuccino--Recipe at:stephanie-spring.com Matcha Frappuccino--Recipe at:stephanie-spring.com Matcha Frappuccino--Recipe at:stephanie-spring.com Matcha Frappuccino--Recipe at:stephanie-spring.com


Ingredients:

  • 10 ice cubes
  • 2 tsp Jade Leaf Matcha Tea
  • 1.5 cups whole milk
  • 1/4 tsp xanthan gum
  • Heavy whipping cream
  • organic maple syrup to taste


What to do:

Blend all ingredients (except heavy whipping cream and maple syrup) in a quality blender until smooth.

Homemade Whipped Cream:

In a mixer, whip heavy whipping cream and pour in maple syrup to taste. Whip on the highest setting for a few minutes.

Pour the frappuccino into a glass and top with desired amount of whipped cream! So refreshing, right?!


*Thank you to Jade Leaf Matcha for sponsoring this post with their tea. As always, opinions are 100% my own!*

Aloha Smoothie with prAna

I was talking to a friend the other day about how I need to switch up my workout routine. Thank goodness for some good ol’ sunshine these days, that is making a world of difference. In my mind, being outside is one of the best parts of the change from winter to spring. (Cold weather and I just don’t mix very well!) Do you want to know one of the other best factors to get me motivated? New workout gear. I’ve heard it said time and time again and tried to convince myself that my high school tee and older shorts were just fine. Although they are and get the job done, there is something about a new set of clothing that ups the ante for that early morning, eyes-still-half-asleep workout. Am I right or am I right? ūüėČ

Whether it’s yoga, going for a run, or simply a walk, taking time to slow down and enjoy you is really what working out is all about. Pair your workout with some this fair trade, organic comfies from prAna and you are set!¬†If nothing else, this Aloha Smoothie post-workout is refreshing and refuels you when you need it most! I like to workout early in the morning so this smoothie can serve two purposes: Post workout food and breakfast. Embrace this season sipping on something healthy for you while wearing something that is sustainable.


Use code: WHOLES17STE for 15% off your entire purchase at prAna!


Aloha Smoothie:

Ingredients:

1 cup frozen pineapple

1 medium banana

1 (5.3 oz) Plain Stonyfield Greek Yogurt

3/4 cup coconut milk

2 Tbsp shredded coconut flakes

1 Tbsp shredded coconut flakes (for topping)

2 tsp (or desired amount) hemp hearts (for topping)

Directions:

Combine all ingredients (except toppings) into a blender. Blend until smooth. Pour into a large glass and sprinkle with toppings!

*Makes one large glass.*


*Thank you to Stonyfield for sponsoring this post. Thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.*