Showing posts with label smoothies. Show all posts
Showing posts with label smoothies. Show all posts

Friday, May 22, 2020

Summer smoothies!

I have soo many great smoothie recipes! But for today I’ll share a few of my summer faves!!!!

Any protein shakes work for the recipes, I use my favorite shakeology. Vanilla, chocolate or cafe latte! 

What you need-
Blender or mini blender 
Frozen fruits/ veggies 
Protein shake 
Almond milk or any milk or water

Today’s fruity smoothie recipe! I enjoyed this one outside while the kids were playing! 

1 scoop of vanilla protein
 (I used vegan vanilla shakeology) 
Handful of frozen strawberries and banana 
10oz almond milk

Blend! So soo good and soo easy! 

Here are a few others I love! 

Boosted iced coffee (ok not a smoothie but cold and fresh) 
10oz coffee with almond milk 
with half a pack of cafe latte shakeology. 
Shake it up, add lots of ice! And enjoy!!

If you are looking for a balanced chocolatey smoothie, and sneaking some veggies in there haha. I have a good one for you! 

1 scoop of chocolate vegan protein powder 
1/2 cup of frozen cauliflower 
1/2 a banana 
Handful of ice 
A drop or 2 of vanilla extract
Sprinkle of Cinnamon

Blend up and enjoy this balanced cinnamon roll smoothie treat! 

Ahh there are soo many combos you can do! You get loads of protein and nutrients without all that sugar. Just look at this example I found on Pinterest. 

Ummmm 28g of sugar in a Starbucks! No thanks! 

So who’s with me! Make your own smoothies for the win!!  

Follow me on IG too so you don’t miss any new blends  I try this summer! 

Have a great day friends! 

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

End of Summer Giveaway!!!!

If you have been around my blog for a while you know that I love making smoothies! And I love cool cups/Mugs/Tumblers etc! (As per my previous Giveaways :)

So to welcome my new followers and my existing ones too! I'm giving away this new cool Tumbler!

I went to buy a new one a couple weeks ago and thought we can have matching ones, so I bought 2!

The Giveaway is open to the US and Canada.  Winner will be selected on Monday! Sept 5, 2011!

To Enter the Draw You can...

1. Mandatory entry: Be a follower of my blog :) and leave me a comment
here saying you are!!

2. Sign up to get my blog posts via email! -------->

3. Follow me on Twitter!  ---------->

4. Like my Facebook Page! -------->

Easy right!

Please leave separate comments for each entry.

Good Luck!!

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Smoothie Time!

 It's smooothie time! The weather is warm and staying cool with a fruit smoothie is best!

So Yesterday I made a smoothie and this morning I also made one for breakfast. 
I added mixed frozen fruits (strawberries/melon/peaches) along with blueberries and a banana oh and frozen broccoli and milk (nice mixture huh ha!) . 
Healthy smoothie for me and baby! We will have one every morning for breakfast along with our must have bagel or toast.
 Do you make smoothies?

Tonight is a work night for me, but so far Zoe and I read blogs most the evening and sat on the porch for a bit stalking adorable families at the park haha!

I need to get some work done!

Happy Tuesday!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

16 week update!

16 weeks 2 days

This week!
How Far Along:
16 weeks 4 days!
Size of baby:
An Onion!
Total Weight Gain/Loss:
Maternity Clothes:
Maternity pants and now I'll need to buy maternity jogging pants, mine do not fit anymore.
3 weeks until I find out and can't wait! I'm sooo excited!
Flutters :)
Not that great, it's hard to get comfortable!
Hmm not really anything specific, I'm still finding it hard to decide what to eat everyday.
Leg cramp! Been feeling a crampy feeling yesterday and today in my leg!
Some new items:
My Bff got me this gift this weekend. It's soo cute! I love it!!!


I haven't been too active lately, other than my walks from my parking spot to my work about 5 mins.  So I try to get out at lunch and go for mini walks and walks to mall. I also take a longer walk to the bathroom going around in a circle instead of straight across.

The weather is beautiful so weekly when my husband has his sports nights I'll be down in the city with my sister walking around some city parks and lakeshore.

I also got reminded by blogger friend Sunny, about smoothies! Smoothies are a great way I can add more nutritious vitamins for my growing baby.

Check out her site, she's always posting delicious recipes too!

Hope you are all having a great week.

**I want to send my prayers to all that are experiencing those terrible storms in the USA. Praying everyone is safe.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Cottage weekend

Fun weekend at a cottage! We got a group of friends together to rent a cottage for the weekend. It was relaxing and fun!

The guys came up with this game on who could jump on the floating mattress. The picture were hilarious! Boy did we get our laughs!

After eating a lot of junk food this weekend I'm really looking forward to my smoothie breakfast! Emily over at Miss Scissorhands
won my last giveaway and gave her sister the prize as a gift! Sunny over at ThatExtra20pounds loved it! She has yummy smoothie recipes and got me into having smoothies everyday for Breakfast! Yum!

This week I'm going to work on my goals :) I'm actually glad summer is coming to an end, I really do need some extra time back! I'm working on some personal and business goals and summer is pretty distracting! So whenever I need to get back on track I write out my goals to remind me what I'm working towards.

But for now it's bedtime for me! I'm looking forward to a great week ahead, hope you all have a great Monday!

Leaving you with the cutest picture of my nieces!!! <3

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Sweet little girl

My little niece is so sweet! She got to go home yesterday and she had soo many visitors!

My grandma, M's great grandma!
She is so cute! Really I would go visit everyday! But I don't want to get in their way ahah! I'll go tomorrow ha!

My workout regime pretty much stopped this week, way too much excitement with the new baby.

I'm counting my calories but knowingly going over. UGH I'm having a hard time! But I will keep on going and try my best everyday.

The good news is that I fit into a pair of pants that I haven't worn since May! (pre MC) But no weight has been lost GRRR. I am not happy with my current weight. I'm at a weight I've never gotten up to before so it bothers me! But I guess not enough to make some extreme changes... I'm not an extreme type of gal.... I have my plan and I'll work slowly on that aha!

Today's Food Journal
BF - strawberry/milk/blueberry smoothie
SNK - medium coffee
Lunch- half a sandwich, 2 spring rolls (they were selling them at work!)
Snack- handful of almonds and tea
Dinner- 1 pork chop, beans and some potato wedges
SNK- 3 choc chip cookies (I KNOW I KNOW!!!!) sigh.....

No exercise today, however I did jump on my trampoline twice for 2 mins while I worked in my home office tonight aahaha!

Sunday, August 08, 2010

The Winner is!!!! #5

Emster is our WINNER!!!!!!


Whoohooo! Your plea was heard! ahah! (I will FB you soon with details)

I looked everywhere for another one of these starbucks tumblers to give another away, but they are sold out everywhere I went!. BUT CHAPTERS has it's own version of one in different colors so next time I'm there I'll pick one up!

Today I went for a jog, it felt great, minus the humid weather we are having today.

Food Journal Update:
I have been eating out a lot this week. However I am watching my portions. 2 times we went to a burger joint, I actually resisted getting a burger! And just shared fries with the husband. A couple times this week I was able to stay within a 1200 calories in my day it was really hard tho, So really 1500 is my goal.

With all this diet talk, I'm still going out for a dinner date tonight. I have 1000 calories left for today ahah! The joy of sleeping in and skipping BF. :)

Friday, July 23, 2010

Busy Busy

So I've been sooo busy this week yikes! And on top of that I haven't been feeling myself lately. One friend of mine thinks it's my hormones adjusting back to normal. Could be, or the fact that I'm sleep deprived too!

I have been doing my daily smoothies and I was able to get in 2 work outs so far this week. Plus I'm running around a lot so that is some good exercise. I have 17lbs to go!!!

Today I made a smoothie with, skim milk, frozen banana, 1 tablespoon of 100% cocoa and a dash of Cinnamon. I like it a lot.

The day before I made a fruit smoothie and added kale... YUK I used frozen kale, I eyeballed it but it wasn't that much that I put in but eww the greens where sticking to my teeth, the texture was gross bleh it was not good. So I'll be scratching the kale addition.

I really want to try a smoothies made with coffee, I'll work up this creation soon ahah!

I'm soooo glad tomorrow is Friday! Happy Friday!!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Smoothies and weekend

I bought some more ingredients for my daily breakfast smoothies!

Today I had a raspberry banana smoothie. It was yummy!

Tomorrow I'm going to try a Berry Kale smoothie.
-1 banana
-kale (frozen)
-strawberries (frozen)
-blueberries (frozen)

I didn't put in the measurements because I will just eye it, I like more strawberries than blueberries so I'll work that out haha!

On the weekend we had my sister inlaws baby shower on her parents side. My mom is throwing her a shower as well next week which my sister and I are helping out with, so my week will be busy!

My brother, his wife and me :)
My mom, niece and mee.
And look who guessed the right number of jelly beans! whoop! But I gave them away. No way I'm going to eat all of those (cause I would, and that's shameful!) HA!

Italian classes are over for now so I have my Monday nights back! Although my schedule this week is jammed with after work duties!

I need to find time for my workouts! I've been slacking in this department :(

Hoping to fit in a workout tonight!

Happy Monday!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Working Weekend

This weekend I am one busy gal! I have many emails to catch up with and lots of errands to run.
Yesterday evening was so nice and warm. I love working outdoors whenever I get a chance!

When I went to the pet store the other day I bought Zoe a cute little pink mat to sleep on. She doesn't use it! Instead she keeps trying to go under it. She stayed like this for hours!

Weekend diet so far... This morning I had an omelette with coffee. I'll be heading out later today to buy a new blender since mine isn't working that well. I am loving making smoothies!

When I go grocery shopping I will buy plenty of fruits and veggies for my weekly smoothies, YUM!.

Hope you all are having a good weekend so far!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Starbucks Smoothie Cup

Finally bought a Starbucks smoothie reusable cup! Now drinking my smoothies on the way to work will be much more convenient!

Months ago I was making smoothies, and not sure why I stopped, but I'm excited that I'm back on it! I usually make my smoothies like this (click here) But I also saw this one on a bloggy friends Facebook, and I cant wait to try it!

PB and BB smoothie recipe, yum! milk, 1 scoop of oatmeal, 1 tsp peanut butter, handful fresh blueberries, 1/2 frozen banana, ice.

(Sunny hope it's ok I copied and pasted to my blog)

I'm also trying to keep healthy snacks at hand. Like these almonds and pumpkin seeds.

Tomorrow is Friday and I have a very busy weekend ahead!

Hope you are all having a great week!