Thursday, July 18, 2013

Summer Eats + A Smoothie Recipe

It's summertime and the livin' is easy right? Wrong. Now that I'm a grown up I still have to work. I still have to keep the house clean. I still have to do dishes and laundry. I still have to go on with life as normal. No more summer break. No more wasting my days soaking up the sun by the side of the pool. {Okay I so do that on the weekends.} The only different is that it is H.O.T. Thank God for air conditioning. When it's that hot out, the last thing I want to do is cook a hot meal or eat a hot meal and trust me, I love to eat. So here are a few of my go-to foods during the sweatfest that we call summer in Houston.

Smoothies!
I love smoothies. They're easy on my tummy and allow me to get servings of fruit, veggies and protein! I posted one on Instagram last week that received lots of great feedback, so here's the recipe.




What you need:

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 scoop of your favorite chocolate protein powder
  • 1 scoop of almond butter
  • 1 scoop of Nikki's Cake Batter Coconut Butter {any other coconut butter will work, but you should go buy this stuff!}
  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk {or other milk of choice}
  • Optional: a few ice cubes
  • Optional: a handful of spinach 

Directions:
Gather all ingredients. Dump into blender. Blend well. Pour into super cute mason jar. Add a cute straw. Enjoy and be glad that you didn't have to turn on the oven!

It's as simple as that! I've made this for lunch a few times and it's nice and filling! Plenty of protein from the powder and almond butter and adding spinach gives you much needed veggies and nutrients!


My other go to summertime foods are:

  • Peanut butter and banana sandwiches or toast
  • Salads! As long as my stomach is having a good day. Greek salads are my favorites! This one has feta, tomatoes, capers, portobella mushrooms and balsamic vinegar dressing! Oh and a nosy puppy on the side.


  • Carrots and hummus
  • Green juice. I tried some from Trader Joe's that was delish!
  • Fresh fruit! I'm on a total watermelon kick right now.




  • Taco bags! While it is a warm dish, you can at least cook a big batch and freeze the rest in baggies so you don't have to cook multiple times. You can find the recipe here!


What are your favorite summertime foods?
Do you have an awesome smoothie recipe I need to know about?

Until next time...
With love and God bless,

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