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Making Time for Great Recipes: Blue Wave Smoothie

Making Time for Great #Recipes: Blue Wave Smoothie

One thing I’ve tried to change in my diet over the past few years is to eat more fresh fruits and vegetables.  So far it’s been a lot easier than I thought it would be and I’ve learned so much about different ways of preparing and cooking different fruits and vegetables.

About 4 years ago, in an effort to lose weight I decided to look for a cookbook that had recipes that were low in carbs, fat and calories.  I came across Eat What You Love by Marlene Koch.

Not only is this cookbook great for weight loss, but the recipes were also great for controlling diabetes, which is something that runs in my family.  Up to this point I’ve avoided being diagnosed with diabetes and hope to be able to continue being diabetes free.

Making Time for Great #Recipes: Blue Wave Smoothie

Every single recipe I’ve tried from Eat What You Love has been delicious and I use the recipes ALL the time.  One of the first recipes I tried was the “Blue Wave Smoothie” and it immediately became a favorite.  And now, 4 years later, I’m still enjoying a “Blue Wave Smoothie” about once a week.  It’s easy to make, requires only a few ingredients, uses fresh fruit and tastes amazing!

Blue Wave Smoothie
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Serves: 1-2
 
This Blue Wave Smoothie is the refreshing, cool taste you need on a hot summer day!
Ingredients
  • ½ cup of blueberries (fresh or frozen)
  • ½ cup plain nonfat yogurt
  • ½ cup light white grape juice
  • 1 Tbsp (or 2 packets) Splenda
  • ½ to ¾ cup crushed ice (only ½ cup if using frozen blueberries)
Instructions
  1. Place all the ingredients, except the ice, in a blender. Blend to mix.
  2. Add crushed ice and blend on high until the ice is completely incorporated.
Notes
This smoothie is also great without the ice.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 120 Fat: 0g Saturated fat: 0g Carbohydrates: 24g Sugar: 16g Sodium: 100mg Fiber: 2g Protein: 5g Cholesterol: 0mg

 

Do you enjoy smoothies?

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Making Time for Home Fitness: 2 Week Daily Burn Update + My Favorite Recipe

2 Week #DailyBurn Update + My Favorite #Recipe

I’m now well into week 3 of my Daily Burn adventure and thought I’d just give you a little bit of an update on how my first 2 weeks went.  And since I’ve had some time to try some of the Daily Burn recipes, I want to share with you one of my favorites so far.

Week 1

Well, I didn’t lose any weight the first week, but that didn’t get me down.  I noticed a major boost in energy, which is something that’s proven to be beneficial.  I’m staying up later at night and being much more productive than usual, and productivity is definitely a good thing when you’re a working at home mom of two.

The increased energy keeps me going during the day and unlike before, I don’t yearn for a nap every day (even though I never really got naps before anyways).  During my daughter’s nap time I can get some work done, or some blogging completed, and even get my daily workout in.

Week 2

Although there was a noticeable increase in energy during week 1, I was a little bummed that I didn’t lose any weight.  I didn’t let it get me down, though and decided to make some changes to my diet in week 2 while continuing with my Daily Burn workouts.

I cut out as many carbs as I possibly could.  No bread, no rice, no potatoes, no pasta.  Well, I did say as many carbs as possible – I did have a small portion of mashed potatoes and rather than white rice, I opted for brown rice one evening with dinner.  But I was able to manage without any bread or pasta.

2 Week #DailyBurn Update + Crustless Vegetable Quiche #Recipe

In week 2, not only did my energy stay boosted, but I lost 3 pounds! Woohoo!  Now I’m working on week 3 and killing it.

Daily Burn Recipe: Crustless Vegetable Quiche

I’ve had a little bit of time to try some of the Daily Burn recipes and so far I am loving the Crustless Vegetable Quiche.  No joke, I could have eaten the whole thing by myself.  Luckily for my boyfriend, I saved him some and then to my surprise, he finished it off.  Even my 10 month old had a few bites.  It really is delicious!

This Crustless Vegetable Quiche #recipe from Daily Burn is healthy AND delicious!

There’s a lot of ingredients that go into it, but it’s actually pretty easy to make.  Don’t let that fancy “quiche” word scare you.  This is the first quiche I’ve ever made and it was definitely love at first bite!

Don’t forget you can sign up with Daily Burn and get a 30 day free trial.  In fact, I’m still in my own free trial period.  Plus, there are plenty more tasty recipes to try out to help you on your adventure.  I can’t wait to try more of them.  I’m thinking maybe something to satisfy my sweet tooth would be good next.

*This post contains affiliate links.  I did not receive a special sample/discount for Daily Burn and am just sharing my own experience.  My opinions are 100% my own and in no way influenced by the brand.  Any claims or statistics should be confirmed with the brand.  Please see this blog’s full policies and disclosure here.