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Banana Smoothie

22 May

Wow, where is this week going?  I can’t believe it is already Tuesday afternoon!  I feel like the older I get, the faster time goes.  Does anyone else feel this way?

Any who, I didn’t get around to posting this smoothie recipe last night for you guys, I ran out of time, but here it it!

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Banana Smoothie

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Serves: 1

Ingredients

  • 1 cup almond milk (or coconut milk/regular milk whatever you have on hand and like)
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder of your choice
  • 1-1 1/2 frozen bananas
  • 1 orange, peeled and cut into 4 wedges
  • 3/4 cup pineapple pieces

Directions

Place all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth!  Serve cold and enjoy!  Smile

*For more nutritional benefits, add in a tablespoon of ground flaxseeds, chia seeds or a handful of spinach!

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I love how simple and delicious this smoothie is!

Lets take a look at why we should be eating these fruits:

Bananas are a god source of Fiber, Vitamin C, Potassium and Manganese and a great source of Vitamin B6.

Oranges are a good source of Thiamin, Folate and Potassium and a great source of Fiber and Vitamin C.

Pineapple is a good source of Fiber, Thiamin, Vitamin B6 and Copper and a great source of Vitamin C and Manganese.

Do I need to give you more reasons to make this smoothie?  Winking smile

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Today has been a really busy day.  I started my day bright and early at 4:45am.  I woke up to feed the baby and then couldn’t go back to sleep.

I had something on my mind…

 

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The Breville Sous Chef Food Processor.  I have been looking around for a while now and  was set on getting the Magimix until I saw the Sous Chef a few weeks ago.  I decided on this one since it’s ranked number 1 on Consumer Reports, plus it has a French fry slicing disk!  UPS delivered this bad boy last night and I was so excited to start using it as I’ve been wanting one for a while now!

I tested it out a bit this morning and had fun slicing cucumbers and shredding cheese.  I can’t wait to make some hummus tomorrow!  I’ll do a full product review once I’ve had it for a while and have been able to really test it out!

But, so far I’m in <3!  Smile

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EATS

Yesterday here is what my eats looked like:

  • Breakfast-  Banana smoothie
  • AM Snack-  Clif Mojo bar
  • Lunch-  Ezekiel wrap with turkey, mustard, spinach, tomato, onion and avocado
  • Dinner- Leftover spicy pasta ( a huge helping)

This was such a good lunch!  I love raw yellow onions on sandwiches/wraps!

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My first bowl with extra cheese

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WORKOUT

Yesterday, I did 45 minutes on the elliptical plus did core exercises at home. 

One down, only 4 more to go this week!

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The rest of my day is going to be finishing up housework, working on the new blog and then getting in my 45 minutes of cardio this afternoon/evening whenever  the baby decides to nap.

Have a great rest of your day and go make a smoothie!  It’s hot outside!

***Don’t forget to “like” my new Facebook page for Balanced Healthy Life***

Questions:

  • As you get older do you think time is going by quicker?
  • Bananas yay or nay?
  • Do you find yourself drinking more smoothie in hot weather?
  • What is your favorite thing to make/do with a food processor?

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