All posts filed under: Smoothies & Shakes

Get Your Tropical Summer Shake On

I personally drink so many shakes per week, I truly just consider them a food group unto itself. I also think they’re a fabulous way to get a sweet fix in while maintaining a lower calorie count than getting a sugar laden shake or smoothie. I’ve become pretty stringent about making my own food and treats, because I know exactly what goes in them, and that just makes my OCD personality oh so happy. Recently, I accidentally made a super delicious shake, and it’s so simple that I had to share it. Ingredients: 1 cup frozen tropical fruit of your choice 1/2 fresh banana (or frozen) 1 can of Zevia soda (zero calories, uses Erythritol and Stevia; it’s “healthy-ish”) Extra: can throw in a handful of fresh greens like baby spinach Optional: add fresh snips of mint leaves or basil (surprisingly delicious with mango and other tropical fruit. I know this because I watch a ridiculous amount of cooking shows featuring food I never even eat. Um, rack of lamb? I mean, sure, I’m only a vegetarian …

Healthy “Frosty” Recipe That Doesn’t Suck (Promise)

I really love sweets. Well, and salty foods too, actually. What the heck, full disclosure I love eating. Still, despite the fact that my body constantly thinks it’s in full starvation a la “Naked & Afraid” survival mode, I try to make sure what I consume is going to be fuel for my body. Smoothies are my main goto; I feel like green smoothies are my major food group, like smoothie: it’s what’s for breakfast. And lunch. And probably dinner. I came across a smoothie recipe that defied reality and claimed to be both delicious and healthy. Despite feeling skeptical, I was particularly starved at that moment, what with not having any food for like a whole hour and a half, so I tried it. Surprisingly, it was a really tasty treat, and totally 4pm soothed my sweet tooth monster. It’s also a great post workout refuel treat. Here’s what you need: 3/4 cup (6 ounces) almond milk or coconut milk (if you don’t mind dairy, regular milk works fine) approximately 1 cup of ice (crushed or …