Spinach | Mango | Ginger Smoothie with Vanilla Protein

So, there's a bridesmaid dress I need to look fab in this May. I'm doing all I can with hot yoga and eating better, but I have to say my favorite meal of the day is breakfast. Every morning I have myself a smoothie and I'm ready for the day. This one is the bomb.com!!! It is so smooth and creamy and fresh and just WOW! Protein and fiber packed, and very filling.

Spinach | Mango | Ginger Smoothie with Vanilla Protein
makes about four 8oz cups @ 75cals per cup

4 cups spinach
1 cup mango [frozen or fresh]
1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1/3 cup water
1" piece ginger [peeled]
1 scoop vanilla protein
1-2 tsp flax seeds

Add all ingredients to a blender and BLEND, not pulse, for 2-3 minutes. It comes out creamy and amazing! Make it.

Happy Friday Dolls!


Spinach Ice Cubes | Healthy Kick

I've really been enjoying my morning smoothies. Problem is, by the time I use up all of my spinach, it wilts and gets a little...gross. I needed a way to have it last a little longer. I while back I saw someone had done this on pinterest and I gave it a try. It's super easy and you end up with a ton of spinach/kale/greens cubes.

Just fill up a blender half way with fresh spinach [pack it in there] and add 1/2 cup of water. Blend until smooth. Poor the liquid in your ice cube tray and stick it in the freezer until it solidifies. Then, pop them out and store them in a plastic freezer bag. I had to do this in batches because I had a giant bag of spinach and only one ice cube tray...

These work great for me in smoothies and soups.

Happy Wednesday Afternoon Guys!


Creative Wrapping + Gifts

Let's just say I hate throwing things out. Now I promise these are not first signs of hoarding [said every pack rat ever] but I love reusing everyday items for crafts. This is how I wrapped Brian's Valentine's Day gift, using butcher paper, tissue paper, washi tape & some twine.

I used a small punch to cut out tiny hearts for extra embellishment. I tied the twine in two spot to hold the card in place. Check out the card I made HERE.

This Vday was all about handmade gifts. What I made was inspired by this gift my friend Tara gave me for Christmas, from KeepCalmAndHangOn. It's spells out AMORE when you put your wedding ring in the middle where the "O" goes. All their frames are amazing, but for Brian I needed something...manlier! HAHA I used a frame I got at Michaels on sale, some gray paper, wood letter tiles, a small screw on hook, and glue. I distressed the frame a bit with sand paper, stuck the letters on and attached the hook. Super easy and it spells out his favorite word, zombie =]

Happy Monday Guys!