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Apricot Mango Protein Smoothie

Apricot Mango Protein Smoothie

I’ve finally gotten back into smoothie mode with the warmer weather that is upon us.  I’ve have my fair share of green smoothies so I’ve been trying to switch it up a little with some different flavors.  I got duped by the Whole Foods pint box display again, they are SO good at making me buy things I don’t need!  Something about seeing the apricots in that cute little cardboard pint box makes me want to buy them, I don’t know what it is!  Anyways, I’m glad they did because those little babies are tasty.  Buying fresh apricots can be a coin toss like peaches, sometimes they’re awesome and sometimes they’re…well, not awesome.  These were nice and sweet and had a great texture.

Apricot Mango Protein Smoothie

I like to add 1-2 dates to my smoothies, it adds the perfect amount of sweetness.  If you don’t have dates or don’t want your smoothie sweet you can omit the date.

Apricot Mango Protein Smoothie

Apricot Mango Protein Smoothie

Hope you all have a fantastic long weekend full of grilling, sun and laughs!

 

WHAT MAKES ME HAPPY:

Experiencing rare moments in nature…

SunsetRain

On Sunday evening I was driving to grab some food and I saw the most gorgeous site.  The sun was setting and at the same time a rain cloud broke out, it looked as though the sky was on fire.  It was so incredible that I pulled over and snapped this photo.  There was NO filter applied to this photo, this is seriously what it looked like.  It was so amazing that every car was pulling over to watch, I felt lucky to have witnessed this little moment in time. Talk about A Sunshiny Day!

Apricot Mango Protein Smoothie

Serves 2-3
Misc Serve Cold

Ingredients

  • 1 mango (peeled & cut)
  • 2 fresh apricots (pitted)
  • 1 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 1 Large medjool date

Directions

1. Blend everything together in a blender until smooth & creamy.

 

 

Super Orange Juice & Creepy Bird Adventures

Super Orange Juice with Carrots, Oranges, Cucumber & Pear

Do you ever wonder if you were the first person to say a sentence? Like in the history of the world.  Ever?

I’m pretty sure that no one has ever said the sentence “Super Orange Juice & Creepy Bird Adventures.” And if they have, I would like to meet them because we might have a lot in common.

We’ll get to the super orange juice in a minute, first I’d like to share my creepy bird adventure.

Super Orange Juice with Carrots, Oranges, Cucumber & Pear

So a few days ago I was working in my office on the 2nd floor of our house.  I started hearing a bird chirp and I thought, hmmm… that kinda sounds like it’s coming from inside the house, but that’s not possible since there is OBVIOUSLY no bird in our house.  I told myself that a bird must be perched outside the window chirping. Yes, that must be it.

About 20 minutes later I thought I heard some banging upstairs but no one was home and I figured it must have been a noise on the street.  I turned my music off to listen closer and realized, nope, there was definitely really loud noises coming from our 3rd floor.

Super Orange Juice with Carrots, Oranges, Cucumber & Pear

At that point, my mind had forgotten about the chirping and I was in FULL-ON freak out mode thinking that someone must have broken into the house and was there to kill me.  They bypassed me on the 2nd floor and went up to the 3rd floor to knock stuff around but they were definitely there to kill me.  Having been trained by bad horror movies I made my presence known by yelling up the stairs “Hellooooo??? Anyone there?? I’m going to go take a shower now!!!” I just had to make sure they knew where I was in case they wanted to kill me.

Super Orange Juice with Carrots, Oranges, Cucumber & Pear

My dog quickly decided to go investigate and what followed sounded like a full-out war with banging and barking and smashing. Being the super-brave person that I was, I stayed downstairs wondering what sort of creepy rodent had made its way into our house.  After coaxing the dog downstairs and gathering up enough courage to go up, I started up the stairs slowly, armed with a tennis racket.  Then I started thinking that I might need 2 rackets for this adventure so I retreated back downstairs to find a 2nd.

I started up the stairs again, being sure to look in every direction like I was a cop approaching a deadly criminal, armed with my killer tennis rackets.  I slowly peeked into the bathroom at the top of the stairs and the it was covered with brown liquid dripping down the walls.   When I looked into the bedroom I suddenly saw a HUGE FREAKIN CROW fly OVER our bed and then he was pecking on the freaking wall with his nasty beak.

I have to say, I was happy it wasn’t a mouse or rat or other dirty rodent but I wasn’t too excited about the bird either.  I am fine with birds far away chirping in the trees but up-close they CREEP me out.  They’re all dirty & spastic and they move their head all weird.  After gathering up some courage I was able to open up a window and hide in another room until it flew out.

I still have NO idea how the damn thing got in our house but I was completely traumatized and our whole damn bedroom & bathroom were COVERED in shit so I spent a good portion of the morning cleaning up bird poop, not EXACTLY the type of day I was anticipating.

Super Orange Juice with Carrots, Oranges, Cucumber & Pear

So, anyways. I survived. Barely. And I was able to make some delicious orange juice that afternoon with our new juicer.  It’s not anything earth shattering but it was simple & delicious and I thought I should share a new juice recipe with you since I’ve been juicing a lot lately. Don’t worry, it doesn’t contain any crow juice. Eww, I just made myself throw up a little.

Here’s what I included:

•  3 Peeled Oranges
•  2 MONSTER Carrots (or 4 regular carrots)
•  2 Ripe Pears
•  1 Medium Cucumber

Monster carrots aren’t a variety, they are just these massive carrots I’ve been buying at Whole Foods lately. They are about the size of my arm (I’m not talking about the ones in the photo, those are normal, these monster carrots are not).

Anyways, hope everyone had a great weekend! Happy Monday!