Alright, we are four weeks into the New Year. How’s everyone doing with their New Year’s Resolutions so far? This is typically the time when the gyms start to settle back into their usual routines & you the new year rush fades away. As I mentioned a few weeks ago, I am trying to incorporate a healthy breakfast into my day so that I stay full longer & start the day off on the right foot. This is my sneaky way of getting more veggies into my day. I shared my Antioxidant Smoothie that’s full of fiber, strawberries, blueberries, and kale. Last year I shared the gorgeous Strawberry Pineapple Smoothie Bowls topped with . I also shared a Strawberry Kiwi Smoothie. I’m noticing a strawberry trend here! While strawberries are delicious & so good for you, today I am breaking out of that comfort zone with a super healthy green smoothie! This Banana Pineapple Spinach Green Smoothie packs a healthy punch & is super sweet from the pineapple!
My three components of a successful breakfast are protein, plant fiber, & dairy. I usually add in some fruit too because I like something sweet in the morning. By getting some plants into my breakfast, I feel ahead of the game for the rest of the day. The protein & fiber keep you full until lunch.
Similar to my other smoothies, to make your smoothie, combine yogurt, water, protein powder, fruit and some sort of fiber to your blender. I used bran cereal here, but you could also the Skinny Confidential’s Supermodel Skinny Bites instead. Its a mixture of bee pollen, chia, hemp hearts, and flaxseed. It’s important to remember to put the wet ingredients in first, then build to the thicker ingredients. That will allow your blender to run at it’s best and will minimize the chance of remaining chunks. Blend for 1 minute or use your smoothie presetting.
The final touch on making the smoothie is to layer it in a bowl or glass for an added crunch! Start by pouring in some smoothie, then sprinkle some high fiber cereal or a spoonful of Skinny Confidential’s Supermodel Skinny Bites, then add some sliced bananas, and repeat! Continue to layer until you reach the top of the bowl. This layering effect give a nice texture to it that makes it feel like more of a meal than just a drink.
It’s still January. Let’s keep with the healthy eating theme & incorporate some yummy salmon into your dinner. Most of you are familiar with crab cakes. Those delicious bites grace menus all over the country & passed trays at high end parties. Similar to crab cakes, I grew up eating salmon cakes. Take a can […]
Lightened spaghetti & meatballs is a fun spin on a classic dish with a fraction of the carbs and sugars. Spaghetti squash is a great fall vegetable that but you should be able to find in your grocery store about now. I rely pretty heavily on loading my plate up with vegetables to keep dishes […]
When we were in St. Lucia (photos to come soon), I sort of fell in love with coconut. This was super surprising to me. I always hated coconut growing up. When I was little my mom would make Ambrosia salad with marshmallows instead of coconut because I just couldn’t stand the stringy texture of the […]
We got a ton of rain this weekend! With weather in the 90’s all week, Ben & I had plans to head up to Bodega Bay for some kayaking & oysters this weekend. That rain storm had other ideas! After having full days of family in town for Easter & my birthday, it ended up […]
Garlic Roasted Broccoli & Cauliflower is one of those go to dishes that everyone has. It’s super easy to make, everything can be thrown on one pan without too much fuss. I love making this as a side dish whenever I am super tired. It’s especially helpful during the summer when I am trying to […]
This Thursday is St. Patrick’s Day! How are you celebrating? Green beer & giving out pinches? The St. Patrick’s Day Parade? Dying a river green? I’ll be celebrating with Lightened Shepard’s Pie. All of the Irish flavor, while still helping you get ready for the summer! To make Lightened Shepard’s Pie, brown your ground beef […]
After a brief, beautiful glimpse of springtime that we’ve been having in San Francisco, we are now back to rain. I can’t complain! I love the rain too much and our state desperately needs the water. It’s the perfect weather for curling up with a big bowl of steaming soup and a good book. I’ve […]
This month I’m continuing the theme of getting healthy and detoxing after all of the decadent holiday treats. We started with Detox Tea and started our morning off with an Energy Bite, now I’m sharing my favorite smoothie concoction. Strawberry Kiwi Smoothies are one of my favorites. They send me back to Saturdays filled with playing soccer […]
As we start 2016, I wanted to thank everyone who has followed along with Sweet Tea Sweetie. I have some yummy recipes and plenty of wanderlust to share this year. To say thank you, I have teamed up with an awesome group of fellow bloggers to bring you a $700 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway to […]