Two days ago, my blender went kaput. It started leaking from the connection between the container and the blade. This is very sad mostly because it is a Kitchenaid blender. And it is pink. It matches my mixer. That said, if ANYONE has and ideas on how to repair this, please let me know. I want my blender back. You may remember this dear friend from previous posts.
On a positive note, I bought a Nutribullet. Maybe I jumped the gun a bit, but I eat a smoothie almost every day. Not having a blender isn’t an option. As with all new toys, I obsessed with this thing. It mixes so smoothly, but the best part is the quick clean up. You blend in the cup from which you drink, so that’s one less cup to wash. Then, you pretty much just need to rinse it out. Love. Here’s what I had for breakfast today:
Apple Pie Smoothie
1 medium apple (chopped)
1/4 cup oats
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
1 tablespoon vanilla flavor
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 cup water
Put ingredients in the blender or bullet and go. This was a very filling and tasty breakfast.
This weekend, I went on a bit of a shopping spree. My mom was in town. I couldn’t help it.
My mom came up with a great suggestion to help me get my finances calmed down a bit. This week will be fix-only-what’s-in-your-pantry week. That’s right. I didn’t go to the grocery store today as is usually part of my Saturday routine. Instead, I kept Anthropologie, Ulta, and Sephora in business while I clean out all the food in my pantry and refrigerator. This week should be filled with some different and unique meal ideas.
Tonight, I kept it simple with a pumpkin pie smoothie that was pretty much amazing. Here’s what you need:
Everyone is smoothie crazy these days. It makes sense because they are easy to make and of course, they taste like a milkshake! If you aren’t a big vegetable eater, smoothies can also give you a chance to consume several servings of vegetables at one time without even really tasting them. I always add greens to my smoothie. At this point it seems weird if the smoothie isn’t green. While I love vegetables, there are times that sitting down with a nice big salad just doesn’t sound that appealing. That’s when I know it’s smoothie time.
Check out these smoothies already posted on Andy Shardo’s:
Typically my smoothies include PB2 because I’m obsessed with the product. This pineapple and kale smoothie doesn’t. It’s always nice to switch things up.
Geez, the things looks good even before it’s blended! Here’s what you need:
2 scoops of protein (I use EAS Lean 15…get it at Sam’s!)
1/2 of a banana
4-5 large kale leaves (If you buy it chopped in a bag, use about two handfuls.)
handful of mixed greens (optional)
1 and 1/2 cups of diced pineapple
1 tablespoon of vanilla flavor
12 ounces of water (If you like a creamier smoothie, you can use unsweetened almond milk for all or part of the water.)
8-10 ice cubes
The sweetness comes from the pineapple, so if you like a sweeter smoothie, you can always add more pineapple or stevia. I try to stay away from artificial sweeteners as much as humanly possible, but if you need one, stevia is a the only way to go.
If you find your smoothie is too thin, add ice. If it’s too thick, add water or almond milk. You really can’t mess this thing up. So good.
My mission to begin lifting weights is leaving me a little exhausted…and hungry! Today, at Sam’s Club, I bought a big bag of my favorite protein powder. EAS makes a Lean 15 product with 15 grams of protein per serving … Continue reading →
I know it sounds weird, but the sweet potato really just adds texture and some healthiness.
Growing a bit tired of my standard peanut butter waffle , I realized it’s been a while since I made a smoothie for breakfast. When it was warm outside, I had a smoothie for breakfast almost every morning, but they make me so cold. I just couldn’t stand it when the temperature started to drop. Since the morning temperature today was in the mid-sixties, it seemed like a good day for a smoothie. Here’s what I used:
1 1/2 cups of almond milk
1/2 frozen banana
2 cups of spinach
half of a baked sweet potato (just scoop out the inside…no skin!)
2 tablespoons of PB2
2 tablespoons of cinnamon
2 table spoons of vanilla flavor
8-10 ice cubes
Put the almond milk and the spinach in a blender and mix until combined. Dump the rest of the ingredients in the blender and blend away. It filled my 24 oz. Tervis cup. I accompanied the smoothie with a large cup of coffee to maintain my body temperature. It was a good morning.