Shake

Healthy Almond Joy Smoothie Bowl

There's a saying that sometimes you pick the ingredients, and sometimes they pick you. Okay, maybe that isn't a real saying, but the latter was definitely the case in this situation.

I was lucky enough to win a giveaway from Wallaby Yogurt and Woodstock Foods. I received a Greek yogurt kefir and two small Greek yogurts of the flavors of my choosing (I went for plain on all of the above so that they're easier to play around with) from Wallaby and medjool dates, shredded coconut, and almond butter from Woodstock. Can you AMAZING ingredients?

I immediately started playing around with them for different things, and then it hit me. Do these ingredients not scream almond joy? Basically all I need is some cocoa powder, and we are good. And of course, I decided to throw in some greens because I can't help myself.

Here's what you'll need:

-1 cup baby spinach
-1/2 banana (frozen is probably ideal but fresh is fine as well)
-1 Woodstock Foods organic medjool date
-1/2 cup of Wallaby nonfat Greek yogurt kefir
-1/2 cup almond milk
-2 tbsp Woodstock Foods unsalted smooth almond butter
-2 tbsp Woodstock Foods organic shredded coconut
-2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder

Instructions:

1) Add all of the ingredients to a blender, and blend until smooth. 
2) Pour the smoothie into a bowl or cup and top with desired toppings.
3) Enjoy!

I topped mine with chia seeds, crushed almonds, and a bit more shredded coconut.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Breakfast Smoothie

I've been on a peanut butter kick recently, and by recently I mean the past couple of years. More specifically, I've really been craving PB&J.

I needed to make a quick breakfast before heading out the door this morning, so I decided to try and fill that PB&J void with a breakfast smoothie.

Here's what you'll need:

-1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
-3 tbsp creamy peanut butter
-1/2 cup mixed berries (I used blueberries and blackberries)
-1/2 cup ice
-1/2 cup fresh spinach
-1 banana

Instructions:

1) Add all ingredients to a blender and mix thoroughly. I tend to put the ice and almond milk towards the bottom to avoid the blender getting stuck.
2) Pour the smoothie into a glass, and enjoy!

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Breakfast Shake

This weekend has been packed, and I knew that I had a full Sunday ahead of me. I wanted to whip up something quick but healthy...and also sweet. I had about 5 minutes before I had to run out the door, so I started throwing things into the blender, and that's where I came up with this delicious breakfast shake:

Here's what you'll need:

-2 bananas (I used fresh but you can use frozen to help with consistency)
-1 cup fresh spinach
-1 cup ice 
-1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
-1/4 cup peanut butter
-2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder

Instructions:

1) Add all ingredients into the blender. I put the ice at the bottom so that it blends easily followed by the bananas, almond milk, peanut butter, and cocoa powder. I add the spinach once the blender is already on and combining the other ingredients, but you can do as you please.
2) Once the shake is the desired consistency (about 1-2 minutes), pour into a nice big glass and enjoy!

Let me know what you think!