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It’s Peanut Butter (Hold) The Jelly Time

9 Feb

This post is dedicated to the yummiest breakfast that has graced my lips in awhile.

I’ve never been a big fan of breakfast. I’m one of those people who NEVER ate it. Seriously, the first time I really ate breakfast was when I was pregnant. There’s just something about food in the morning that makes my stomach turn. My body is kind of trained now to eat a filling breakfast but on those days when I’m stressed, tired, or really can’t stomach anything I try to down a smoothie.

Slurping through a crazy straw or in a silly cup > eating from a bowl

The idea for this smoothie came to me while browsing pinterest. I stumbled upon smoothies of banana with peanut butter and chocolate, banana oatmeal almond, banana honey almond etc etc. I took note and then got busy in the kitchen.

 

Peanut Butter and Banana Almond Flax Smoothie

1 Medium Banana (frozen will make for a thicker creamier smoothie)

2/3 cup reduced fat milk for more protein. (sub almond milk)

1 tbsp organic unsalted peanut butter

1 tbsp ground flax (Omegas and fiber…for that gotta go feeling)

1/2 tsp almond extract

3 ice cubes

Chopped Almonds for garnish/crunch (I chopped them in my ninja)

 

Off to joy a day of no class with my little one!

Your Thoughts: Do you always eat breakfast?

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A Sigh of Relief

5 Oct

All is well everyone! For a moment (a really long moment) I thought I bombed my exam.

I showed up to lab today and was greeted by a sign on the door that read “Chem Report to Room 221”. That was weird considering it was a lab day but I followed orders and headed upstairs. That is when I hear my professor say “this is a chem intervention”. What? Intervention? That can’t be good.

Despite interventions meaning something has gone horribly wrong, I felt comforted somewhat to know this probably meant everyone sucked just as much I did on the exam.

Yup. We sucked alright. Nobody got the section on nomenclature (naming compounds) right. This caused grades to drop full letters down. However we have another chance to make it up by taking a nomenclature quiz Monday.

After a review session on the basics of nomenclature we went back to lab where we finally started our experiment and were handed back our tests.

Score!

I got a 78. That isn’t bad when there were lots of F’s and D’s. So whoop in ya face chem! I kinda kicked your booty again!

Also if you don’t care about Chemistry enjoy this photo of my pumpkin spice smoothie. It is soo good and probably the last time I will be making them since it’s getting super chilly out. Like so chilly I had to bust out my northface today.

Pumpkin Spice Smoothie

  • Pumpkin
  • Greek Yogurt
  • Ice
  • Pumpkin Spice (nutmeg, all spice, ginger, cinnamon)
  • Cinnamon
  • 1/2 Frozen Banana
  • Brown Sugar
  • Ground Flax
  • Almond Milk to thin it out a bit

Old Friends

19 Jul

My old friend has finally returned! I’ve missed him very much. It’s so much easier to eat healthy with my beloved Ninja. He does everything from making smoothies, mixing batters, chopping veggies, making crushed ice + snow cones, etc.


Hands down one of my favorite kitchen appliances ever. My dad got me one for Christmas 2 years ago to make my own baby food. Then it was lost in a move and now I’ve finally found one at a price I like. I can make smoothies again!

Fun Fact: my first job was at Orange Julius.

Inaugural Smoothie: Peaches N’ Cream
2 organic peaches
1/2 banana
1 cup almond milk
1 cup organic spinach (steamed in microwave 1 min to bring out nutrients)
Ice ( since I didn’t use frozen fruit)

This Smoothie was ahhhfreakinmazing! I loved it and so did the little guy. The perfect way to get more fruits and veggies in your toddler.

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