Overnight Oats

Meal preppingΒ forΒ breakfast can beΒ challenging if your looking for a change. Sometimes I get into a β€œhard boiled egg” rut when looking for a quick grab and go meal in the morning. “Overnight oats” has been a tasty solution which gives me great energy and keeps me satisfied well until my next meal or snack.

 

Easy Recipe:

1 cup Unsweetened vanilla almond milk

1.5 cups Rolled oats

.5 Chopped banana, ripe

.25 cup Fresh blueberries

1 scoop (or .5 serving) Vanilla protein powder

1 tsp chia seeds (optional)

 

Mix together in to-go container and let sit in fridge overnight.

 

…and just like that, you have a delicious breakfast ready to enjoy in the morning!

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Banana Apple SmoothieΒ 

Who needs new recipes for the new year? I know I do! One of my resolutions is to try something new in the kitchen each week  day. I almost set the bar to just one new recipe weekly, but I thought why not take it up a notch?! Some simple drink recipes, some more involved meal recipes….its time to be creative. I need to jazz up my healthy menu and this is the perfect time to take on a challenge. I thought the least I could do is share with you! Stay tuned for the rest of the year to see what I come up with. 

Happy and Healthy 2016 to you and yours! πŸŽ‰
#1: Banana Apple Pie

A simple and delicious smoothie, perfect for a light breakfast or a snack. Be prepared to share; kids will love this, too!

  

Fall Green Smoothie

I blended a magical combination today! I love having green smoothies in the morning.Β Usually I go for myΒ basic recipe, which you can find here.

I felt like something different today, but not to far from the norm. Sometimes just a few ingredients can make all the difference! I added a Fall twist with oats and a little cinnamon and BAM….deliciousness on the go.

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Ingredients:

1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk

1 frozen banana

1/2 cup frozen mango chunks

1 tbs ground flax

1 tsp chia seeds

3 tsp rolled oats

a few shakes of cinnamon

2 handfuls of baby spinach

TIPS:

-Not blending smoothly? Add a few more splashes of almond milk.

-You can use unfrozen fruit if you like. I prefer to use frozen so I don’t ned to add ice!

-When my bananas are getting old, I peel and freeze them in separate baggies for smoothies.

-Who has a Costco card? Costco has a WIDE variety of organic frozen fruits….including mango!

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(Take me to theΒ Original Green Smoothie)

Leigh’s Green Smoothie

Everyone should have one easy, go-to green smoothie! A nutritious smoothie makes a quick and easy breakfast option when you’re on the go. Be sure to use a high-powered blender so that its extra creamy!

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Leigh’s Green Smoothie

1 cup unsweetened vanilla Almond Milk

1 ripe Banana

2 handfuls Baby Spinach

5 fresh Strawberries

1 tbs Ground Flaxseed

4-5 Ice Cubes

Blend and enjoy!

Leigh’s Favorite Blender:

Vitimix

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