After School Coconut Milkshake

Smoothies are probably one of my girls favorite after school snacks. I love it because I can make all three of their snacks all at once, instead of dirtying a bunch of dishes. I also love that there is usually some left over for mama to have a snack too! After School Coconut Milkshake Ingredients 1/2 cup full fat coconut milk from a can 4 tb. coconut flavored  greek yogurt 1 tsp. vanilla 2 tb. shredded coconut 1 frozen banana […]

Strawberry Lemonade Freeze

Summer weather has reached our hometown of Las Vegas and I find myself trying to get creative with sweet and healthy ways to satisfy my sweet tooth. This freeze definitely brings me back to times when I walked around crowded and super hot theme parks as a teenager, and the only thing that sounded good was a nice cold and tart lemonade freeze! I see this treat being made over and over all summer long! Strawberry Lemonade Freeze Ingredients 1/3 […]

Pistachio Banana Smoothie

Normally I like to make my smoothies with almond milk, but I recently discovered pistachio milk and thought it would taste great as a base for a pistachio banana smoothie. This green smoothie is simple and delicious, as it only needs a few ingredients to make: pistachio milk, spinach, banana, honey and yogurt. You can even add pistachio nuts for a crunchy texture, or add then on top! Go ahead and try your new favorite green smoothie. Pistachio Banana Smoothie […]

Cookie Dough Shake

Cookie dough ice cream is my favorite ice cream flavor. As a kid, I would always save the cookie dough until the end and enjoy it in one big glob of cookie dough! For this cookie dough milkshake, I used vanilla ice cream, milk and made my own eggless cookie dough to blend in. For all of you cookie dough lovers, this milkshake tastes like heaven. After it is blended up, the cookie dough is no longer chunky since it […]

Green Smoothie Cubes

I wish I would have discovered the secret to super fast, healthy smoothie prep years ago! Recently, I discovered the technique of freezing my smoothies in ice cube trays in the freezer. When you are ready to make a quick smoothie, all you have to do is pop some cubes out into a Magic Bullet cup and add some water. No more chopping, measuring, or cleaning, and you have your smoothie ready in seconds. Here is a recipe for one […]

Brazilian Lemonade

It is a great mystery why this special Brazilian drink is called Brazilian “lemonade” when it is actually made with limes. Maybe somewhere along the way people decided limes taste better in the recipe than lemons, and didn’t bother to change the name. This “lemonade” is made with fresh lime juice and zest, with condensed milk to make it creamy. It is a special treat all year round! Brazilian Lemonade Recipe Ingredients 6 cups water 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup […]

Mango Apple Banana Smoothie

This mango apple banana smoothie is one of my favorite breakfast smoothies. It is so simple, with only 4 ingredients: mango, apple, banana and water. No extra sweetener is needed, since all three fruits have plenty of natural sugar. The water gets things moving, while the frozen mango chunks and banana adds a nice, thick and creamy consistency. Mango Apple Banana Smoothie Ingredients 1 Gala apple, cored and chopped 1/2 cup frozen mango chunks 1 banana 1/2 cup water Instructions […]

Pumpkin Pie Oat Smoothie

This smoothie is a seasonal favorite! It’s a great breakfast or a pick me up snack, especially when it’s pumpkin season! Feel free to add a nice dollop of whip cream on top, with a sprinkle of cinnamon. Pumpkin Pie Oat Smoothie Ingredients 1/4 cup pumpkin pie puree 1/4 cup vanilla greek yogurt 1/4 cup old fashioned oats 1/2 – 1 cup milk of choice 1/2 frozen banana 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract Ice Instructions Add all ingredients in the Magic […]

Grape Smoothie

If you love the flavor grape, you are going to love this grape smoothie! Grapes are known to have a lot of health benefits due to the high amount of antioxidants they contain. Grape juice gives this healthy smoothie a strong grape flavor as a base to which fresh grapes are added. The yogurt and banana give this smoothie a nice, thick texture. If you like your smoothies on the cold side, you can freeze the banana and grapes ahead […]

Vanilla Almond Smoothie

Almonds are the magic nut. They’re rich with flavor and nutrients, and can play both a supporting or lead role in so many recipes. Here, we’re using almond milk and whole almonds to add flavor and texture to a delicious smoothie that combines vanilla, dates, ground cinnamon and banana. It’s filling and extremely tasty! Vanilla Almond Smoothie Ingredients 1 cup almond milk 12 almonds (soaked for at least two hours in water) 2 dates 1/8 tsp. vanilla 1/2 tsp. cinnamon 1/2 […]