4-INGREDIENT BLUEBERRY BANANA SMOOTHIE

I love love love this smoothie recipe. It doesn’t require many ingredients and is super tasty. Also, it is full of antioxidants and gives just the energy boost I need to get my morning started. Check out the full ingredients list below and enjoy!

1 Cup Frozen Blueberries

1 Cup Frozen Bananas

1 Cup Cashew Milk or any milk you’d like

1/2 cup Vanilla Yogurt

Add all items to your blender and pulse until smooth. Enjoy!

Sincerely,

Deidra Marie

MY HOMEMADE BANANA ICE CREAM RECIPE

And I’m back. Pregnancy has really slowed me down and posting to the blog has been occasional. Good thing about pregnancy: I’m now in a serious cooking mood and will make an effort to share more of my quick and easy recipes on the blog. One of my favorite homemade sweet treats, Banana Ice Cream; packed with protein and only a few ingredients you more than likely already have in your kitchen. If you’re a banana lover like me, then you’ll love this recipe. I think what I love most about this recipe is that it’s quick, easy to make, doesn’t require an ice cream maker and satisfies that sweet tooth many of us have during the hot summer months. If you’re like me, the sweet tooth is coming from growing a tiny human, LOL. Anywho, peep the recipe below. I’ve tried to provide accurate measurements for 1 serving size, but to be honest, I never measure anything so there’s that, LOL. For accuracy purposes, I would say this recipe is equivalent to about 1 Like It cup from Cold Stones Creamery; ice cream lovers will know exactly what I’m talking about ;).

Ingredients

  • 1-2 large, ripe bananas
  • 3 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • Pinch of Honey (optional)
  • Pinch of Nutmeg (optional)
  • Peanut Toppings (optional)

Instructions

  1. Banana’s should be cut and frozen for at least 2 hours.
  2. Add frozen bananas peanut butter, vanilla, cinnamon and any other ingredients you’d like to your blender. Blend until creamy. Eat immediately after blending or freeze for later.

A Few Tips

  1. I add a little extra peanut butter to this recipe when I want more protein.
  2. Sometimes I add some vanilla protein to turn this into a hardy middle of the day snack.
  3. Sometimes bananas aren’t sweet enough for some or you get some bananas that just aren’t sweet; adding a teaspoon of coconut sugar will do the trick. Alternatively, you can add a bit of honey.

Stay tuned for a few more of my fav pregnancy recipes. I have been experimenting a lot and can’t wait to share. Until then, enjoy!

Sincerely,

Deidra Marie

SIPPING ON NATALIE’S JUICE

In making an effort to live a cleaner lifestyle and cut down my coffee intake, I’ve began the process of exploring other beverages to incorporate into my diet. Preferably, beverages to incorporate into my breakfast meals as that is when I drink the most liquids. You may have seen my blogpost on my first Kombucha experience, if not, click here to check it out. Anyone who knows me knows that I’ll try anything once when it comes to beverages, and I must say, Natalie’s Orchid Juice doesn’t disappoint. It’s been hard seeking beverages that contain only the good stuff and none of the bad. My goal was to find beverages that were affordable, organic, available at a store in my area, and beneficial to my health while all at the same time tasty. I don’t think I’m asking for too much with that, but it can sometimes be hard to find. Natalie’s Orchid Juice checks all those boxes for me and I’m so glad I’ve found a beverage that meets all of my needs.

For those who don’t know much about the brand, you should know that all the juices I’ve tried are absolutely delicious, flavorful and organic with minimal ingredients. The icing on the cake is that the juices are made with no preservatives, GMO’s or artificial flavors, it’s just your good ole fashion fruits and vegetables. None of the bad and all of the good. If you’re trying to increase your fruit and veggie intake, a juice is a great place to start. My favorite juices are the Purify, Blood Orange and Resilient. You can find these and other Natalie’s Juices at your local Fresh Market or Publix.

In the meantime, peep the fun and colorful pics of me and my blogger friends appreciating all that is Natalie’s Orchid Juice. Can you tell we’re obsessed with all the many flavors?

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