My First Smoothie Bowl!

Hey y’all! So I’m excited to show you my smoothie bowl that I made for the first time!

I normally make regular smoothies but this morning I wanted to try something different. I whipped up a strawberry banana smoothie bowl. I think it turned out great!

Here’s the recipe:

Handful of frozen strawberries

2 frozen bananas

Almond milk

And ice to make thicker (optional)

-Put everything in the blender and blend until you reach your desired consistency. Since my blender is not very strong, I had to add more almond milk to make it easier to blend the ingredients.

-I then topped it with fresh strawberries and bananas along with granola and hemp seeds for added nutrients!

How did I do?! Have you made a smoothie bowl before? If so, what is your fav recipe?! Maybe I’ll give it a try and share a post about it!

Morning Smoothie! Details Inside!

This morning I decided to make a fruit smoothie. Here’s what I added:

-2 bananas

-1 handful of strawberries

-1 handful of blackberries

-juice of half a lemon

-half an avocado

-1 capful of apple cider vinegar

-1/2 cup almond milk

And there you have it! My delicious morning smoothie to start the day! =)

What do you eat or drink to start your day?!

Strawberry Shortcake!

I’ve always heard of everyone loving strawberry shortcake! I didn’t really know what the difference was between a shortcake and regular cake so I did some research! 

A shortcake is normally made with flour, sugar, baking powder or soda, salt, butter, milk, or cream, and sometimes eggs. The dry ingredients are blended, then the butter is cut into mixture until the mixture resembles cornmeal. 

The liquid ingredients are mixed in just until moistened, resulting in a shortened dough. The dough is dropped in spoonfuls onto the baking sheet, rolled, and poured into a cake pan. Then it’s baked at a relatively high temperature until set. 

I’ve never had the opportunity to try strawberry shortcake until yesterday! 

My coworker switched departments and my colleague bought her a strawberry shortcake from Whole Foods as a goodbye treat. 

The cake had strawberries on the inside and was so light and airy compared to regular cake! It was sweet but not too sweet and had a bit tangy from the strawberries that were in between the layers! It was super delicious! I love sweets so I was tempted to grab another slice but I resisted the urge! Haha!

Strawberry Shortcake from Whole Foods! The name on the cake is an inside joke haha!

Have you ever had strawberry shortcake before?! 

6 BEST Foods To Eat In The Morning!

1. GREEK YOGURT

Greek yogurt is made by straining whey and other liquid from the curds. This produces a creamier yogurt that is more concentrated in protein, which keeps you feeling full throughout the morning!

Certain types of Greek yogurt are good sources of probiotics, like Bifidobacterium, which help your gut stay healthy.

-Choose a plain yogurt and add some fruit for sweetness and flavor!

2. OATMEAL

Oats contain beta-gluten, a type of fiber that’s been shown to help lower cholesterol when eaten regularly! Oats are also rich in omega-3 fatty acids, folate, and potassium!

Steel cut oats contain more fiber than rolled or instant oats, but any type of oatmeal is a healthy choice.

-Avoid the flavored oatmeals which have a lot of sugar and instead add milk with a little honey/cinammon and top it off with fruits and nuts!

3. GRAPEFRUIT

Grapefruit has fat burning properties and it benefits one’s blood sugar and insulin levels which may help you slim down faster. 

It is also hydrating, filling, and packed with immunity-boosting antioxidants.

-For a well rounded breakfast, pair it with protein like yogurt.

But make sure to check with your doctor before consuming because grapefruit and it’s juice can interfere with some prescription drugs.

4. BANANAS

While bananas still have a little touch of green, this is one of the best sources of resistant starch, which is a healthy carbohydrate that keeps you fuller longer. 

Bananas contain a good dose of potassium which helps lower blood pressure naturally.

-Slice it up and add to a bowl of oatmeal with cinammon. Another option is to put some slices on toast with nut butter and chia seeds! Banana Nut Butter Chia Seed Toast Recipe

5. ALMOND BUTTER

Looking for alternate source of protein if you don’t eat dairy or eggs? Almond Butter is a great choice of protein because it’s filled with monounsaturated fats (one of the good fats).

-Spread some on a slice of whole grain bread or eat in combination with a banana or an apple.

6. ASSORTED FRUITS

Blueberries, fresh or frozen are filled with antioxidants! Studies suggest that eating blueberries regularly can help improve everything from memory and motor skills to blood pressure and metabolism. 

-Add blueberries to oatmeal for a delicious breakfast.

Strawberries are high in antioxidants and contains your recommended daily intake of vitamin C, along with high quantities of folic acid and fiber

-Add strawberries to oatmeal or to plain Greek yogurt

Kiwi has about 65 milligrams of vitamin C per serving which is almost as much as an Orange! It’s rich in potassium and contains fiber which makes it a good aid for digestion. 

-Eat kiwi by themselves or add them to a fruit salad or a smoothie!

Source: health.com

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This Morning’s Smoothie!

Hey y’all! So I’m trying to incorporate more fruits and veggies into my diet. The easiest way is to make smoothies!

This morning I made a smoothie that consisted of: strawberries, kiwi, mango, spinach, and almond milk!

It was so delicious! 

I couldn’t take a picture fast enough so here’s the remnants of my smoothie! 

Did you have a smoothie today?