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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!


Banana Smoothie


Serves: 1


  • 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


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!



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


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…




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



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!


My first bowl with extra cheese




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

One down, only 4 more to go this week!


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!

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  • 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?