Monday, May 7, 2018

Banana Vanilla Protein Smoothie Bowl

This post is sponsored by Moms Meet. All opinions are my own.

Now that spring is here and the weather has finally warmed up, I'm back on the smoothie
train again. On weekends I love making smoothie bowls and enjoying them outside
on the deck or by the pool. During the week shakes are more my style, making them
easy to drink on the way to the office. Nutritional smoothies help give me the energy
to do my best and I feel good when I drink them.

My husband and I have been trying to eat a more plant-based diet and VeganSmart
All-In-One Nutritional Shakes offer plant-based nutrition in a variety of delicious flavors.
Each shake has 22 vitamins and minerals helping support healthy cell function, while
the omega blend supports a healthy brain, heart and circulatory system. One serving has
6 grams of dietary fiber, which help keep things moving if you know what I mean.

Chocolate is my favorite flavor, but today I decided to blend frozen banana with
vanilla and it was delicious!! Toppings make a smoothie bowl. Some of my favorite
toppings are fresh fruit, granola, nuts, seeds, coconut flakes and cocoa nibs.

Save $7.50 on VeganSmart with a printable coupon redeemable to your local brick
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Banana Vanilla Smoothie Bowl

1 frozen banana
1 scoop VeganSmart All-In-One Nutritional Shake, vanilla
1/4 cup or more almond milk (add more to get the consistency you prefer)

Blend ingredients in an electric blender until smooth.

Optional toppings:
fresh fruit, granola, shredded coconut, nuts, seeds, cocoa nibs

Serves one.


Friday, May 4, 2018

Daily Kitchen Cleaning Checklist

This post is sponsored by OXO and Method Home. As always, all opinions are my own.

OXO Sink Mat

While growing up on my parent's farm we never had a dishwasher, so hand washing
dishes was the norm in our old farmhouse. My brothers and I each had our daily chores
and washing the dishes after family meals was one of mine. I didn't mind it too much,
except on the days where my mom made something extra messy and I would have to
really scrub to get the pots and pans clean. That was not fun.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Stonyfield YoBaby Yogurt

This post is in partnership with Stonyfield and Once Upon a Farm.
As always, all opinions are my own.

No I'm not pregnant (ha ha) and no I'm going to be a Grandma any time soon, but
I am a good friend who likes to keep snacks on hand for my girlfriends that do have
babies, toddlers and small children. I'm a cool friend like that :)

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Strawberry Cream Puffs #EasterSweetsWeek

Strawberry Cream Puffs

Only a few more days until Easter. Do you have your menu ready?
If not, I'm here to help!

On Monday I shared my favorite Mini Bundt Cakes, perfect for Easter or a spring baby
or bridal shower! Today I'm sharing these pretty strawberry cream puffs, which are super
easy to make using frozen puff pastry shells. They look so pretty on a dessert table!

Monday, March 26, 2018

Mini Bundt Cakes #EasterSweetsWeek

Mini Bundt Cakes

Welcome to this year's #EasterSweetsWeek event hosted by Angie from Big Bear’s Wife.
We’re so glad that you’ve joined us for this week long event of Springtime and Easter
dessert recipes! We're sharing tons of treats this week plus a few fantastic giveaways!
You’re going to love what we have in store for you.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Garlic Spinach Pasta with Chickpeas

This post is in partnership with Moms Meet. All opinions are my own.

Garlic Spinach Pasta with Chickpeas

Today I'm sharing a super easy pasta dish I make almost every week - Garlic Spinach
Pasta with Chickpeas. This meal is in my dinner rotation constantly because it's quick,
delicious and I almost always have all of the ingredients on hand.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Mini Macaron Cake

I made this little cake for my daughter's birthday in December and I thought I would
share it with you to show you just how easy it is to make an impressive cake from a
boxed cake mix.