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Banana & Watermelon Smoothie

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Another smoothie, another day. Nothing all that new going on right now apart from the death-zombie-plague that has stricken me. Nothing more fun than waking up thinking you have a new kind of sickness that hasn’t even been discovered yet because it is so bad, right? Wrong. Terrible. It’s some black magic-voodoo stuff.

2Regardless of my cold, I still tried to put some sunshine back into my bed-ridden days with a watermelon smoothie. Ultimate summer fruit. Hands down. Don’t argue because it’s true. And yes that is me dipping watermelon INTO my watermelon.

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1 cup chopped watermelon
1 banana
1/2 cup coconut water
1 tbsp chia seeds
1 tsp honey
1 tbsp lemon juice
ice

1. Blend it all up, yo

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Extreme Smoothie Roundup!

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I know I’ve been a tad MIA for a few months and I will just blame that on the accessibility of taking iPhone photos.

So quick, so easy. No photoshop.

Then a friend suggested I simply take all of my iPhone photos (really just meant for instagram) and post them in one giant smoothie roundup (because my instagram has taken a turn into smoothie-land).

I make a new kind of smoothie for myself for breakfast everyday and it really is the only breakfast that keeps me sufficiently full. Considering I can sneak in some boosters – chia seeds, hemp, spinach, kale, dates. It really is the best. Who needs to digest things fully from the start when you can jump start the process and make it easier on your body? AND there are 8000 combinations. Infinite, one might say, ENDLESS even. Yes. Endless smoothie creations. Sign me up. So let us begin, shall we?
2014-05-01 12.00.511 Banana
1 cup Strawberries
3 Dates
1 tbsp Chia seeds
3/4 cup Almond Milk
1 tbsp Almond Butter
ice

2014-05-04 12.02.071 Banana
1 cup Pineapple
1 tbsp Hemp seeds
1 tbsp Chia seeds
3/4 cup Orange juice
1 tbsp Almond Butter
1 tbsp Raw Honey
Ice

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1 Banana
1 cup Strawberries
1/2 cup Orange Juice
1 tbsp Raw Honey
1 tsp Cinnamon
1 tbsp Chia Seeds
Ice

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1 Banana
1/2 cup Strawberries
1/2 cup Pineapple
1/2 cup Kale
1″ cube Ginger, chopped
1 tbsp Raw Honey
1 tbsp Chia Seeds
1 tbsp Ground Flax
1 tbsp Hemp Seeds
1/2 cup Coconut Water
1/2 cup Orange Juice
Ice

2014-05-13 13.12.16

1 Banana
3 Dates
2 tbsp Tahini
1/2 tsp Cardamom
3/4 cup Almond Milk
Ice

2014-05-11 12.13.24

1 Banana
1/2 cup Pineapple
1/2 Pear
1/2 cup Spinach
1/2 Lime, juiced
1 tbsp Hemp Seeds
1  tbsp Raw Honey
1/2 cup Orange Juice
1/4 Cup Coconut Water
1″ cube Ginger, chopped
Ice

2014-05-09 12.01.14

1 Banana
1 cup Raspberries
1 tbsp Raw Honey
1/2 cup Orange Juice
1 tsp Cinnamon
1 tbsp Chia Seeds
Ice

2014-05-23 11.27.581 Banana
1 tbsp Cacao Powder
1 tbsp Peanut Butter
1 tbsp Raw Honey
3/4 cup Almond Milk
1 tbsp Hemp Seeds
Ice

 

So there you have it. My life as one giant smoothie. Cheers!

Banana Bread Oatmeal

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There is something to be said for banana bread: delicious? I think so. Every person I know has said “my mom makes the best banana bread in the world, no lie!”, and I am one of those people. Hands down. Best banana bread ever. Although, who says one of the best kinds of breads can’t be adapted into a breakfast delight? I’m here to tell you, that for 270 calories, and 4.5 grams of fat, you can have banana bread for breakfast (and it’s healthy!). Oatmeal is so plain on its own, and for those who never jazz it up, you are seriously missing out. As in my other post (peach pie oatmeal), any kind of dessert, or sweet treat can be turned into a breakfast adventure.

I first saw this recipe on The Pastry Affair and I put my own touches on it.

1/2 cup oats (Quaker, not instant)
1 tsp brown sugar
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup banana (Mashed), and a few banana slices to garnish afterwards.
1/2 cup almond milk (or soy)
1/2 tsp cinnamon + 1/4 tsp cinnamon for garnish
1/8 tsp nutmeg

1. In a small saucepan, whisk the almond milk, vanilla extract, cinnamon, nutmeg, and mashed banana.
2. Once combined, heat over medium heat. Once boiling, add oats and cook until tender and all the liquid is absorbed (approx. 3 minutes).
3. In a small bowl, mix brown sugar and 1/4 tsp of cinnamon.
4. Put into a bowl, garnish with a few banana slices, and sprinkle brown sugar & cinnamon mixture on top.

Pineapple, Banana, & Cara Cara Orange Smoothie

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It feels like forever since I last posted (I’ve been confined to my bed due to a very nasty cold…). As soon as I started feeling better, I jumped back on the workout and healthy eating bandwagon (I won’t lie… I ate pizza and bad carbs all week long…). I had previously been doing the Insanity program (if anyone has heard of or tried this, it’s hard!!!), but I decided that I would start a new workout program instead (although I was a mere 2 weeks away from finishing) as I had been put a week behind in my training schedule. This time I’m trying Turbo Fire and it’s oh so awesome! I highly suggest you try it (I love it and I’ve only been doing it for two days…).

Since I am now back on my nutritious path, I decided to make a delicious tropical smoothie as a snack today and it deserves some love. I have to admit, I know how to make a mean smoothie.

Handful of ice
1/2 cup fresh pineapple, cut into chunks
1/2 medium sized banana, cut into chunks
1/2 cara cara orange, peeled & cut into chunks
1/4 cup almond milk
1 tbsp plain, non fat Greek yogurt
1 tbsp honey
1 tbsp flax seed
1/4 tsp cinnamon

1. In a blender, pulse the ice until crushed.
2. Add the pineapple, banana, orange chunks, almond milk, yogurt, honey, flax seed, and cinnamon and blend until smooth and creamy; approximately 45 seconds – 1 minute.

You could try this smoothie for a bright way to start your day, or just as a healthy snack!