Amazing Holiday Green Superfood

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If you follow me on Snapchat (Lauren_smith6), then you have most likely seen me talk about this amazing Green Superfood that I have been drinking and literally adding to everything. Since you guys were so interested in it, I decided to share what it was! 

It’s called Amazing Grass Green SuperFood and no joke, I live for this stuff.

Like, I’m not kidding when I say I love this stuff. 

I’ve actually ben drinking it everyday for a few months now, so I cannot believe I am just not sharing it with you all!

I first had it back in October, while sampling things throughout Whole Foods because… why not? Anyways, in my route of samples, I tried this little green drink concoction they had made and oh my was it delicious. 

After reading the information card, I found out that main ingredient in this drink, was a green flavored powder from Amazing Grass Green SuperFood. Which is actually a powerful blend of nutritious greens, phytonutrient packed fruits and vegetables, cereal grasses, digestive enzymes and probiotics. Aka – all the good stuff! You’re pretty much getting a full serving of all of your daily fruits & vegetables in one scoop. 

It’s literally a miracle powder. It is packed with a ridiculous amount of vitamins and probiotics, so I swear it is the only reason I haven’t gotten sick this season 

The very first flavor I tried, was their Pumpkin Spice Flavor and it literally tasted just like a cold pumpkin spice latte. So being the basic girl that I am, I bought it because, hello it was October and betches love pumpkin. Although, now that we are in the full swing of the Holidays, I went ahead and picked up the Holiday Cookie Flavorwhich I also love just as much

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So how do I use it? 

I love to put it in smoothies. Especially my Cake Batter Protein Smoothie.  I just add one scoop of the powder into my smoothie recipe and wah-la! That’s it! 

Then my absolute favorite way that I have been using it, aka – they way I use it the most, is by making a hot milk drink out of it. I love making this drink and then cozying up on the couch. It makes me feel like I am drinking Hot Chocolate, when in reality I am drinking something way better for me. I don’t exactly have a name for it….. but here’s how you make it 🙂

Ingredients: 

-1 Cup Original Sweetened Almond Milk 

-1/2 Scoop of Green Super Food

(Note* If you do not want to use the sweetened almond milk, you can also do unsweetened and then add a little bit of honey to it) 

Directions: 

In a microwaveable mug, microwave Almond milk for two minutes. Two minutes is important because you want it to get hot enough to make it foam a little bit. 

Carefully remove the mug so that you do not get burned. It will be very hot. 

Add 1/2 scoop of the Green Super Food and stir well until completely mixed! 

Let it sit for a minute or two to cool down then enjoy! 

You can find this Amazing Green Super Food on  Amazon

xo,

Lauren 

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Skinny Pumpkin Spice Latte

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Guys, I am really excited to share this recipe with you all! The moment it hit October and even the thought of cooler weather was approaching, I told you all over Snapchat (lauren_smith6) that I would come up with a healthier version of the beloved, Pumpkin Spice Latte. 

Because I hate to break it to ya’ll, but incase you didn’t know it or have just been avoiding it, Pumpkin Spice Lattes are terrible for you. Like it hurts to look at the nutrition. Cough, cough…. 380 calories, 13 (g) fat, 50 (g) carbs & 49 (g) of sugar all in one 12 oz latte.

You literally might as well have a milk shake. 

When deciding to take on the task, I realized, I didn’t even know what a latte actually was -lol. Is that bad?

Any who, so of course, I did what any normal human would do. I googled it.  It ends up, a latte is basically an expresso + steamed milk. Easy enough. The problem is, I don’t know about you guys, but I do not have an expresso machine. So in place of the expresso, for this recipe, I used really strong coffee. 

What makes the Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte so bad for you, is their steamed milk & pumpkin concoction. Which is all of our most favorite part. So this is where the creativity came in. To make the steamed pumpkin milk, in a saucepan, I heated almond milk, organic pumpkin puree, pumpkin spice, honey and cinnamon. The result?

Literally pure, sweet heaven. 

Most the time when making recipes for you all, saying that I go through trial and error would be the understatement of the century, but I honestly cannot tell you how well this turned out. I’m talking so good that I had to run into our room & wake up Colton to try it. He isn’t a big pumpkin spice latte person -ha, but even he enjoyed it! It was just so comforting to have, early on a Sunday morning. 

The recipe below calls for (1) Latte but if you want to make more, just double the recipe! You can also save your milk & pumpkin concoction for later! Just keep it in the fridge and heat it up when you want to use it! 

Skinny Pumpkin Spice Latte 

INGREDIENTS

-6 Oz Strong Coffee

– 1/2 Cup Non Sweetened Almond Milk

-1/4 Cup Pumpkin Purre 

-1 TBSP honey 

-1 TSP Pumpkin Spice

-1/2 TSP Cinnamon

DIRECTIONS 

-Heat saucepan over medium heat for 3 minutes to fully allow it to heat up. Once heated, pour in Almond Milk. You will notice it start to steam a little and create a little bit of foam. This is good. Keep stove on low – medium heat for the remainder of the recipe. 

-Next, stir in the Pumpkin Purre until it fully becomes a liquid and mixes in with the milk. Once mixed, add the Honey & Pumpkin Spice. 

-Let the mixture sits in the heated saucepan while you make your coffee. Make coffee to your liking, using a coffee maker or Keurig, and fill coffee to about 6 oz. Once coffee is made, pour milk & pumpkin mixture over the coffee and top with cinnamon. 

-Wait to cool down to your liking & enjoy! 

Nutrition: Calories (109); Fat (1.8g); Sugar (19g); Carbs (23g)

***I would like to note. In the nutrition, yes, there is still 19 (g)s of sugar, but this is okay because the sugar content is only from the honey. Honey is good for you! It’s an all natural sweetener with endless benefits. You can read them all here. Think of it this way, one banana has 14 (g)s of sugar. So do not fret over the number. 

 xo,

Lauren

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Watermelon Margarita Popsicles

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Watermelon Margarita Popsicles? 

Yep, that is right! If you saw yesterdays post, then you saw Bentley and I were loving our slices of watermelon. But when you have a whole watermelon and only two people + a dog, there is only so much watermelon you can have! So when deciding what to do with the rest, making these boozy watermelon inspired popsicles were at the top of my list. 

I love the idea of the popsicles because they are so much fun and made me feel like a little kid again, sitting by the pool, having a cold popsicle on a hot Texas day. These popsicles are surprisingly strong and naturally sweet too! 

So if you’re having a big get together this weekend for the 4th, then these popsicles would be such a fun addition! I swear, they will be a huge hit! 

Ingredients

4 Cups cubed watermelon

1/2 Cup high grade tequila

Juice of 2 limes

1/3 Cup mint leaves

2-3  TBSP Organic Maple Syrup 

Directions

Place all ingredients into a blender and blend until it makes a slush-like consistency.

Pour mixture into Ice Pop Molds until completely full. 

Place tops on Ice Pop Molds and place in freezer. 

Freeze for 8 hours or until completely frozen. 

Enjoy! 

xo, 

Lauren

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Skinny Margarita

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Two Skinny Margaritas coming right up!!!

Happy Cinco de Mayo Guys! 

You can bet your bottoms I’m wearing my embroidered top all day today – lol. As well as having a margarita, or two 🙂 

If there is one thing I love, it’s a good margarita. But you know me, if I am having a margarita, you know it’s going to be a skinny one! As much as I love a traditional margarita, the sugar in it is just not worth it to me. 

I’m not going to lie to you guys and say this margarita tastes just like a traditional frozen one, but it still tastes pretty amazing! It’s super refreshing and still makes me wanna fiesta like there’s no mañana 😉 

So what makes this margarita skinny? 

There is basically no added sugar, nor fake sugar. It has a higher grade tequila, which is indeed better for you. I substitute  triple sec for 1/2 of an orange, and I do not put salt around the rim! 

If you’re not making margs at home and are eating out instead, make sure to check out one of my original posts on How To Eat Healthy at Mexican Food Restaurants!

But here’s the recipe! 


Ingredients

Cocktail Shaker

2- 3 oz Patron (Depending on how strong you want it)

2 Small Limes 

1/2 Orange 

 2 TBSP  Water 

1 TBSP All Natural Maple Syrup 


Directions (Serves 2) 

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. 

Then fill the shaker with tequila, water, juice of limes, orange and maple syrup. The shake it up! 

Fill the margarita glass with desired amount of ice.

Pour margarita over ice & serve! 

Happy Cinco de Mayo Everyone!! 

xo,

Lauren