Thursday, October 10, 2013

Late 20's Rock

Normally I don't repost stuff like buzzfeeds, but this is one of the few gems that actually made me LOL and go "Yes.  Yes!  YES!"

29 Underrated Things About Being in Your Late 20's

Check it out. 

My personal favorites:
  • #2 - yeah, I don't care
  • #5 - There was no gmail or youtube when I was in college!  Not until the very very end, at least.
  • #10 - 'nuff said.
  • #20 - ...I have started making the same jokes my dad used to, and I'm sure my hubby doesn't appreciate it, but I crack myself up =)
  • #25 - AMEN!  Call me cranky, but there are better ways to spend my free nights.
  •  #28 - Sad but true.
Hope you enjoyed them!  Happy Thursday =)

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Breakfast Smoothie: Cucumber Blueberry Goodness

I wanted to get my blog mojo going again by sharing my new favorite breakfast smoothie recipe =)  The summer is definitely over here in Colorado, but I'm not quite ready to let go just yet.
I discovered this recipe over the summer and it's become my favorite "go to" breakfast lately.  The cucumber gives is a crisp and refreshing taste, and the blueberries turn it a b.e.a.utiful shade of purple.  I hope you enjoy as much as I do!

Cucumber Blueberry Smoothie
  • 1/4 cucumber (frozen)
  • 3 celery stalks (frozen)
  • 1/4 cup blueberries (frozen)
  • 3 tbs coconut flakes
  • 1/2 cup greek yogurt (I use Fage 2%)
  • 1 cup milk, plus extra if you need it (you could use almond milk or any other milk substitute)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbs agave nectar
  • *optional handful of nuts - I usually use pecans
Sounds weird, but I promise, this is delish!  Like I said, the cucumber gives this a refreshing and summery taste, the coconut adds some essential fats, and you get fiber from the blueberries and celery.  I don't usually like to "add" flavor enhancers to my smoothies, but I think the vanilla and agave really brings this whole thing to life.
As for the frozen veggies, I keep a ziploc baggie of pre-cut celery and cucumber in the freezer, so I can just add it to the blender and go.  It might sound weird, but I found that if you pull the veggies from the fridge, the smoothie isn't quite cold enough.  Plus, I don't have to worry about my veggies spoiling if I don't use them right away.

As for nutrition, here's what this smoothie will offer you:
  • 435 calories
  • 13 g fat
  • 22 g protein (woohoo!)
  • 5 g fiber (yay!)
  • 53 g carb
Obviously, adding some nuts will add a little more fat and calories, so I really only do that if I know I'll need the extra energy or calories for the day. 
Pretty, purple, and yummy!
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