Strawberry Peach Protein Smoothie

Is it just me or is this Winter just never ending. As the Winter gets longer it becomes really tough to eat healthy and stay on track. All of the shoveling gets in the way of some workouts. By the end I feel so beaten down by it and want to hibernate. With Spring on the way though it’s time to get back on track and get the nutrition in order. Soon we will be rocking some maxi dresses and I want to be ready for it. 

With that means more veggies and more fruit and a lot less processed food. This smoothie is perfect for any meal or snack, have 12 almonds on the side to make it even more filling. 

 

Strawberry Peach Protein Smoothie
 

Ingredients: One Handful of Spinach leaves ~ 1/2 cup Greek Yogurt ~ 6-7 strawberries ~ 1 Apple, cubed ~ 7-8 peach slices ~ 1 TBSP Flax Oil ~ 1 cup Water 

 

smoothie
Directions: Place all items in the blender, with the water being the last item added. Blend until it reaches your desired consistency. Add water if you want to thin it out. 

 

smoothie-1
 

Strawberry Peach Protein Smoothie
What do you like in your smoothies? 

Martinis & Bikinis
signature

 


4.7 from 6 reviews
Strawberry Peach Protein Smoothie
 
Ingredients
  • One Handful of Spinach leaves ~ ½ cup Greek Yogurt ~ 6-7 strawberries ~ 1 Apple, cubed ~ 7-8 peach slices ~ 1 TBSP Flax Oil ~ 1 cup Water
Instructions
  1. :
  2. Place all items in the blender, with the water being the last item added. Blend until it reaches your desired consistency. Add water if you want to thin it out.

 

Spring Cleaning Reads

I know it isn’t Spring just yet, I can tell just from the snow we had on Sunday night but I know it is coming. With warmer weather coming I know I don’t want to spend anymore time indoors than I need to so in the next few weekends I am going to be spring cleaning different areas in my house.

I also want to declutter and remove as many items as I can to try to be a little more minimalist. I also have a ton of birthday in March and April, so plenty of shopping and parties to come. So with the last few weeks of Winter I want to get as much done so once Spring comes I am outside enjoying the weather. 

 

 
I Did

Chipotle
 

After doing a little more shopping for 2 birthday gifts I was mailing out, I decided to stop into the Chipotle’s that is in our shopping plaza. I am a bad blogger for having never been to Chipotle and I’ve lived so close to one for 5 years. Oops. The lines were way too long but the food was good. Not sure I get the hype though. 

 

Saturday
 

The morning started as usual, with a cup of coffee and a book. Finished Start Me Up which I will be reviewing soon but totally worth the read. 

I left a soda in my car and didn’t realize till I was heading to the Post Office, with -13 degree weather it was frozen.

I went through my cabinets and took out everything. I am donating any mugs or cups I don’t use, or are ordinary. No surprise I am keeping more than I am donating. 

I cleaned the rest of the house from the trash, laundry and dishes. Swept and moped every surface on the main level, and dusted all the corners and ceilings. 

Sunday
Sunday I started and finished Blackberry Winter. It blew me away, such a good read.

I decide to spend some time pampering myself with a face mask and Neutrogena face gel. 

I have been waiting for the new show Secrets and Lies to come on TV so I watched the first half of it, since it was 2 hours long and I needed to head to bed. 

Seamus Sightings

 

Seamus-May-1
 

overall it was a great weekend or relaxing, and getting a lot of cleaning done. I am looking forward to the warmer weather though. 

 

How was your weekend? 

 

Linking up with Biana from B Loved Boston.

Weekending
signature

signature

Friday Favorites | Sleep is Overrated

Happy Friday! This has been one heck of a long week so I am looking forward to the weekend. Lots to get done and some purging of some rooms to happen. Excitement overload I know but I am ready for Spring cleaning already. Let’s get on with the favorites so we can get to enjoying the weekend. 

 

Favorite Quote: Books will always be a priority. 

 

.
 

Favorite Recipe: This strawberry baked oatmeal sounds delicious! 

 

Baked Oatmeal Casserole... bake at night, eat breakfast for the week
 
Favorite Mug: Pretty much how I’ve felt all week. So sleepy! They have an Allergic to mornings mug too. ;) 

 

Tickled Teal Rather Be Sleeping Mug | FOREVER21 | #f21home
 

Favorite Free Printable: I fully agree! It is a free printable too. 

 

 

 
Favorite Funnies:

Don’t ask if you don’t want the answer. 

lost your number
 

 

funny mail boxes
 

if its super funny
 

 What are your plans for the weekend? 

Linking up with Amanda

Meet At The Barre

 Also linking up with Natasha for 5 on Friday.

 

THE GOOD LIFE BLOG

 

 

signature

Mug Addiction In Effect

If you have been reading my blog for any length of time, you know my addiction with mugs. Cute ones, funny ones, inspiring ones, and just plain pretty ones. 

 

When Melissa posted about hosting, I jumped at the chance to join in.  I was partnered with Stacey over at Grace Believer. It was so fun getting to know each other and emailing back and forth. 

 

What I got from Stacey. 

 

mug swap

 

I opened the chocolate right away, and it was delicious! I was so excited to get the facial mask, since this Winter has taken a toll on my skin. It left my face feeling so smooth. Thank you Stacey, I loved everything in the box. 

 

Have you participated in a Mug Swap? 

Where are your favorite place to get mugs? 

 

signature

No Bake Strawberry Shortcake

My father’s birthday was this past Sunday, and I volunteered to make the cake. One of my Dad’s favorite is Strawberry Shortcake so I decided that would be the easiest to make. Ideally I would have made this the night before but since we had some snow, and my brother only told me the time at 9am that we were doing lunch at 1pm I only had so much time to plan. 

 

No Bake Strawberry Shortcake
Ingredients: 2 cups Strawberries ~ 1 tub of Cool Whip (12 oz) ~ 1/4 Sugar or sugar substitute (I used Stevia in the Raw) ~ Pound Cake – Family Size (16 oz) ~ 1 TBSP Vanilla Extract ~ 1 TBSP Milk or Almond Milk 

 

Directions: Cut the tops off the strawberries, and dice into bite sized pieces. Sprinkle with the sugar and stir. Set aside.

shortcake
shortcake-1
Mix the Cool Whip, Almond Milk, and Vanilla and place in the fridge for approximately 30 minutes. 

 

Heat the pound cake according to the directions, approximately 45-60 seconds. Cut down the middle to make 2 long pieces. Place the bottom half on the plate you plan on serving it on. Pipe a bit of the whipped frosting along the edges to keep the filing in place.

shortcake-3
Spoon half the strawberry mixture inside the filling. Place a dollop of frosting on top of the strawberries and smooth it out.

 

shortcake-4
Place the top of the sponge cake on top. I cut a little off the top so it wasn’t so rounded.

 

shortcake-5
Repeat the frosting and strawberry layer and top with the remaining frosting.

shortcake-6
It may spill out over the sides, but don’t worry. Place the cake into the fridge until ready to serve. My frosting was a little runny since I didn’t have the time to let it sit in the fridge long enough due to last minute plans. 

 

 

 

 

4.8 from 5 reviews
No Bake Strawberry Shortcake
 
Ingredients
  • 2 cups Strawberries ~ 1 tub of Cool Whip (12 oz) ~ ¼ Sugar or sugar substitute (I used Stevia in the Raw) ~ Pound Cake - Family Size (16 oz) ~ 1 TBSP Vanilla Extract ~ 1 TBSP Milk or Almond Milk
Instructions
  1. Cut the tops off the strawberries, and dice into bite sized pieces. Sprinkle with the sugar and stir. Set aside.
  2. Mix the Cool Whip, Almond Milk, and Vanilla and place in the fridge for approximately 30 minutes.
  3. Heat the pound cake according to the directions, approximately 45-60 seconds. Cut down the middle to make 2 long pieces. Place the bottom half on the plate you plan on serving it on. Pipe a bit of the whipped frosting along the edges to keep the filing in place. Spoon half the strawberry mixture inside the filling. Place a dollop of frosting on top of the strawberries and smooth it out. Place the top of the sponge cake on top. Repeat the frosting and strawberry layer and top with the remaining frosting. It may spill out over the sides, but don't worry. Place the cake into the fridge until ready to serve.

 
 

Martinis & Bikinis
signature