A strawberry banana smoothie is obviously necessary if I’m going to be stranded on a deserted island right?! 😉 This smoothie is such an oldie but a goodie that I have made for over ten years now and it deserved to be in the spotlight. It’s refreshing and perfect for these summer days!
1/2 cup strawberries (I leave the greens on)
2 bananas (peeled)
1 cup almond milk
5 ice cubes
1 Tbsp ground flax seed
1 Tbsp chia seed
What to do:
Put all ingredients into a blender. Blend until smooth and serve! It really is that easy! 😉
*Makes two servings*
I realized as I was sipping my smoothie, that three famous people I would want to be stranded on an island with are similar people to who I would invite on a talk show. I guess I just really love these people and I’m totally fine with that! 😉 An author, actress and designer? Please and thank you! And Shay and Erika of course. 🙂
Shauna Niequist: I know I’ve talked about her over and over again and you’re probably sick of it but her insight when we’re stranded on an island would be a must. She’s insightful, witty, and has faith that is so inspiring. Plus, she loves good food. 😉
Reese Witherspoon: How could I not choose her? She’s fun, talented and I feel like it would be a blast to have her along on a deserted island. I would definitely want her there!
Joanna Gaines: How she runs a business, has four kids, and is in that good of shape is what I am dying to know. I want to learn all about her faith, family, and decorative tips and tuck all those words in my back pocket for when I’m off the island.
All six of us on one island sounds SO fun, minus the being deserted part. 😉
If you missed my other Island posts you can take a look …
On the summer days that are quickly approaching, I’m going to try my best to savor all the moments. What I love the most about summer is the simplicity of it all. I’m trying to soak up every sound, feeling, and flavor. After an intense workout or a lazy afternoon by the pool, a little somethin’ somethin’ in your H2O can be a party for your taste buds. Infusing water with staples around the house and mixing and matching summer flavors awakes all the senses. Summer is so beautiful and your water can be equally as a pretty with just a smidge of effort. Slicing and dicing fruit into your water infuses such beauty and makes it seem even more vibrant and fragrant in the summer months.
Lemon + Mint Strawberries + Blueberries + LemonLemon + Blueberries
Hemp hearts. What are they? Well, I’m so glad you asked. 😉 I bought them for a muffin recipe after realizing the abundant amount of nutritious value in them. They are a great source of protein, vitamin E, and omega three’s. The neutral taste can be added to a variety of recipes. After making the muffins, I wanted to try out these little guys for something else. Something new. Naturally I went to Pinterest and found this fun smoothie recipe. We conveniently had all of the ingredients and it took about one click before I was making this concoction in our Vitamix and sipping its goodness. I had Eric try it and we both loved how refreshing it tasted. You can read the original recipe here! Yum! Enjoy! 🙂
On Saturday, Eric and I had a slow morning. Just the way I like it. 🙂 We slept in, made breakfast, sipped coffee and relaxed. One of my favorite parts about breakfast was the fresh juice that we made. I always forget how much I love it until I take that first sip. There really is nothing like it. It is so light, fresh, and flavorful. Last month I talked about my favorite kitchen gadgets, here and obviously the Bella Juicer was on the list because it works wonders. There are endless combinations of fruits that taste oh so yummy but I always go back to this recipe. Once you have had fresh juice, there is no going back and I don’t plan on it. 😉
1 apple (peeled)
1 grapefruit (peeled)
3 oranges (peeled)
What to do:
Place all ingredients into a juicer and turn on high until all juice has finished processing. Pour and enjoy! 🙂