Can you believe April is here? My year runs alongside the school calendar, so I particularly can’t believe the school year is almost over! April brings the start of some warmer weather, and of course, April vacation; which after that the school year simply flies by. The next few months are exceptionally exciting for me, and I can’t wait to soon share all of the excitement that is going on with you guys, my internet family!
But let’s get to this week’s Healthy Food Friday with American Express. This month we are focusing on smarter money and budget-friendly healthy foods. Starting off with bananas seemed like a no-brainer. Bananas are a power fruit. They are packed with health benefits, there are so many ways creative ways to incorporate them into your daily diet, and bonus, they are a total budget-friendly fruit!
Aside from some other delicious uses for bananas (i.e: banana bread donuts, protein pancakes, cocolate chip banana muffins, and waffles), I can’t get enough of frozen bananas in my morning breakfast or post-workout smoothie. Let’s talk about building a perfect smoothie, shall we?
Step One: Choose a base, 1 cup
Step Two: Choose your fruit (fresh or frozen, I go frozen), 1-2 cups
Step Three: Make it green, 1 cup
Step Four: Make it creamy, 1-2 tbsp
Step Five: Add a boost, 1-2 tbsp
Step Six: A Little Something Sweet
Vanilla Almond Chai Green Smoothie from Taste Love and Nourish
Orange Julius Ice cream from Kitchen-Tested
Avocado Green Smoothie from Alidas Kitchen
Strawberry Banana Coconut Smoothie from Cupcakes and Kale Chips
Caramelized Banana Peanut Butter Blender Ice Cream from Savory Simple
Almond Joy Smoothie from The Corner Kitchen
Lemony Green Sorrel Smoothie from With Food and Love
Healthy Shamrock Shake from An Edible Mosaic
Skinny Cherry Banana Smoothie from Inside BruCrew Life
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What is your all-time favorite smoothie?
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