A Healthy Mint Chip Protein Milk Shake

A Healthy Mint Chip Protein Milk Shake

When we were in Disneyland The Love Nugget had his first milk shake from Ghirardelli Chocolate and Soda Fountain.  I know, first milkshake?  We just don’t really eat stuff like that and tend to make smoothies at home so he hadn’t had one. Of course he enjoyed it.  So much that I didn’t even get to snap a picture because it was gone before we knew it!

Upon returning home I wanted to show him that we can have a healthier version of an ice cream treat that’s just as enjoyable.  Luckily I had just received a large package of a delicious protein treat that’s much healthier than your average frozen yogurt.

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Rejuvinate your Body with Green Smoothies!

Rejuvinate your Body with Green Smoothies!

My first trimester I didn’t really want anything except carbs.  Mostly in the form of pizza or crackers.  My normal foods like vegetables, fruits, and smoothies were not my friend.  I wanted to drink them especially since it was a way I could get in some produce but I couldn’t even think about drinking them.  Luckily around 14 weeks something changed and suddenly smoothies sounded so good!  Perfect timing too since drinking smoothies is such a good way to reboot your system after a few weeks of holiday splurges.  Cookies, chocolate, and more cookies sound familiar to anyone else?  Well I sure enjoyed quite of a few of those and now that I’m finally craving some good, healthy food again I’m looking forward to drinking some daily green smoothies.

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Top 5 Food Posts of 2015

Top 5 Food Posts of 2015

Happy New Years Eve!

Okay so I admittedly didn’t realize it was NYE today until yesterday morning.  It’s never really been all that of an exciting holiday for me and this year is no different.  Actually, while most people are toasting to a new year, I’ll most likely be in bed since I can barely make it up past 9:00pm these days!   We will probably stay home, get takeout and watch the New Years Eve celebration on Netflix while sipping on sparkling apple cider.   New Years Day we have big plans to take down our Christmas decorations and clean our house.  Which I’m both sad and excited about.  I love having Christmas decorations up but I’m ready to clean up and start the New Year fresh!

Speaking of the New Year, I thought I’d finish up 2015 with a short round up with my top 5 food posts from the last year.  I didn’t do as much recipe creating as I’ve done in the past but the few that I did do were definitely enjoyed!

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Oatmeal Cookie Smoothie

Oatmeal Cookie Smoothie

Hi friends! 

Hope your week is off to a great start.  I love/hate 4 day weeks.  They are great for the obvious reason, the weekend is one day closer.  However they can also be a struggle since I feel like I’m trying to play catch up all week long.  Which is exactly how I’m feeling this week.  Lots to do with a little less time.  The reason I have so much to do though is because I’m heading off to Tahoe on Friday with my besties! 

So excited and looking forward to a nice relaxing weekend with my two closest friends from high school. 

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Tropical Smoothie Bowl with Blue Diamond

Tropical Smoothie Bowl with Blue Diamond

“This post is sponsored by Blue Diamond Almonds”

Who’s still melting in hot weather?!?  I am!  This week we’re back up in the 100’s.  Which I know is mild compared to those in places like Death Valley where it reached 120!  Do people actually live there?  Crazy!

The Love Nugget still insists on playing outside.  While I try to keep him indoors when it’s over 100 degrees it’s hard to argue when he’s happily playing in his sandbox while I try to get something done.  He’s in the shade so i usually allow him to play for a little while but then bring him inside to cool him down.  Which we do by enjoying lots of popsicles, frozen grapes, smoothies and smoothie bowls.

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Fertility Boosting Smoothie!

In case you missed it, I shared a ton of fertility boosting and foods that are great for the two week wait the yesterday.  Many people probably don’t think much about the food their eating before or while trying to concieve but your diet can play a major role in not only your chances of conceiving but also your babies development.  So it’s very important to start thinking about your diet and what foods are best during conception time before you even begin trying.

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What I Ate Wednesday – Paleo Mint Chip Smoothie!

What I Ate Wednesday – Paleo Mint Chip Smoothie!

Good morning friends and happy hump day!  Ummm… did you know that the first day of Spring is next week?  How is this possible already?  I know that many of you are dealing with freezing temperatures and snow still but we’ve barely had any rainfall this year.  Which means there’s been no snow in the mountains and will most likely put us in a drought again this year.  Not good but it’s hard to complain when we’ve been enjoying sunny, 75 degree weather!

Sorry I’m not sorry 😉

Although I wish I could say we’ve been enjoying it more but unfortunately The Hubby and Love Nugget have been feeling a bit under the weather so have taken to “resting”.  The only thing worse than being sick yourself is having a sick family.  Especially when one of those family members (cough, cough, hubby), can be a little bit of a grown up baby 😉  Hopefully he’s on the mend and we’ll be able to enjoy the warm weather this weekend!

With the warmer weather I have been enjoying my fair share of smoothies again.


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“Beet” Still My Heart Smoothie with Silk Cashew Milk

“Beet” Still My Heart Smoothie with Silk Cashew Milk

Roses are red, violets are blue, make me a smoothie and I’ll love you!!!!

Haha!  I love smoothies but there’s someone else in our house who loves them even more.

The Love Nugget!  Every time I pull out the blender he comes running.  “Make me a smoovie!”

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Peppermint Patty Protein Smoothie with Puritan’s Pride

Peppermint Patty Protein Smoothie with Puritan’s Pride

Yes it’s December, pouring down rain and we’ve been decked in our wet weather gear the past few days.

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Chocolate Monster Pumpkin Protein Smoothie with Puritan’s Pride

Chocolate Monster Pumpkin Protein Smoothie with Puritan’s Pride

Can you believe it’s almost Halloween?

I feel like this month has flown by.  So much so that I haven’t had much time to make fun Halloween themed crafts and recipes like I love to do.

I think it’s been hard to get in the mood to make much fall/Halloween things since up until this past week it’s been pretty warm out still.  So the other day I decided to embrace the heat while enjoying a Halloween themed snack in the form of a Smoothie!

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