banana mango smoothie!

Every day I am a little more pregnant, and every day I feel a little more tired. Its hard for me to want to get up and cook and clean and do all of the normal things that I do every day. Enter, the blender. In just a few minutes, I can make myself a yummy smoothie, and I find that starting the day with a little fruit and protein gives me just the right boost to take care of all of the other things I need to do – not to mention smoothies are so dang good!! It’s like having dessert for breakfast – and ya’ll know how much I love dessert! Today, I made a banana mango smoothie. It is creamy, sweet and delicious. This recipe makes 2 smoothies (or one enormous one).

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What you need:

  • 1 banana, broken into pieces
  • 1 cup chopped mango
  • 1/2 cup greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup milk (I used almond)
  • 6 ice cubes

Put all of your ingredients into a blender. Blend on high until smooth. Pour into cups.

ENJOY!

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protein punch banana strawberry smoothie!

As my pregnancy progresses, by belly gets bigger, but my appetite has been getting smaller! Being someone who loves to eat, I HATE IT!! I guess it’s a good thing, though, because I’ve already gained a whole bunch of weight and maybe now it’ll just even out. Rather than make my usual egg, bagel, sausage and fruit breakfast I looked to the lighter side of things while perusing my kitchen yesterday morning and saw that I still had frozen strawberries in my freezer and I decided to make smoothies!! With added almond butter and greek yogurt, this smoothie packs a real punch of protein, and is also incredibly smooth. It honesty had the best texture! Nice and thick and super creamy! This recipe will make you one smoothie. If you don’t have frozen fruit, use fresh and add ice, if you do have frozen fruit, don’t add ice – simple as that!

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What you need:

  • Banana, broken into pieces
  •  1/2 cup strawberries
  • 1/4 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1 heaping tbs almond butter
  • 1 tbs honey
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 4-5 ice cubes (optional)

Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

ENJOY!

coconut oil coffee!

running out of milk is pretty much the worst thing ever!!!!! this morning, i wanted coffee but had no milk. i had heard about people putting coconut oil in their coffee and personally had tried in the past by just adding a tablespoon into my mug but was always left with a cup of greasy, weird coffee. after googling and googling the subject, i came across a universal solution! BLEND IT!

i made my coffee, as usual, in my french press. while the water was boiling, i set up the blender with 3 tbs coconut oil and 2.5 tbs sugar. when the coffee was ready i poured it into the blender and blended until the liquid was frothy, then poured into mugs for benny and me to enjoy. the result was a creamy, sweet coffee, just like i had hoped for!

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