Triple Berry Blast Smoothie Recipe

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This is by far my favorite smoothie to drink! In fact, I drink this one a few times a week! To make this energizing tripe berry blast smoothies you will need:

  • Strawberrys (I use Frozen)
  • Almond Milk
  • Greek Yogurt
  • Triple Berry blend (I use frozen berries)
  • spinach

Blend spinach and almond milk, then add berries and yogurt and blend until smooth. I like to add Chia seeds as well. YUMMY The Ninja makes this super smooth!

Green Goddess Smoothie Recipe

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This is a great smoothie if you need to detox or drink it for breakfast after a cheat meal. The green apple is great fiber and of course the spinach is very healthy.

  • Hand full of spinach
  • 1 Green apple cut
  • Hand full of Ice
  • Almond Milk

This green smoothie will be a little tart from the green apple. You can add some honey to cut the tartness and make it a little sweeter.

The Ninja Ultima makes this one super smooth and you won’t need to worry about peeling the apple because it will be super smooth. I like to add Chai seeds to this one.

Chocolate Cherry Fuel Smoothie Recipe

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This is my hubbys favorite smoothie! It’s simple to make and the chocolate is balanced with the cherry flavor. If you like chocolate covered strawberries, then you might want to try this one.

  • Hand full of spinach
  • 1 TBS Cocoa powder
  • 3 TBS Cherry Juice (From Marcino Cherrys)
  • Almond Milk and Ice to fill

You could also add a few cherrys to this one to add flavor and the Ninja Ultima will make it smooth and creamy as it’s blended.

 

Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie Recipe

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If you love smooth and creamy smoothies then you will LOVE this one! The recipe is super simple:

  • 2 TBS Peanut Butter
  • 1 Banana
  • 1 hand full of spinach
  • Add milk to 3/4 full (I like Almond Milk)

Add all ingredients and a few cubes of ice if desired and blend. You will find that the Ninja Ultima is super powerful and will create an ice cream like texture with this smoothie.

 

Grapefruit Goodness Smoothie Recipe

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This smoothie is a little different then the others. I do not use milk in this one. You can if you want to add a creamier taste to it but it does not need the liquid added. Here is how to make this super nutritious Grapefruit Goodness smoothie recipe.

  • Hand full of spinach
  • 2 frozen strawberries (for sweetness)
  • 1 large Grapefruit (juiced)

Simply juice the grapefruit and add to smoothie cup, add spinach and two frozen strawberries and blend. I added a few cubes of ice to this one and love this one on a hot summer day. It’s very refreshing and there are tons of great benefits to the grapefruit juice.

The Ninja Ultima will blend this to a slushy like consistency.

 

 

 

Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie Recipe

ChocolatepeatnutbutterMy kids love this Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie. I love that it’s not filled with a ton of sugar. The Spinach and Peanut Butter give them added nutrients. Here is how to make this quick and easy recipe:

  • 1 TBS Cocoa Powder
  • 2 TBS Peanut Butter
  • Hand Full of Spinach
  • Almond Milk

Add spinach first, then add peanut butter and cocoa powder and top with Almond Milk. You can add a low calorie sweetener or honey to this one to sweeten it up a bit. (I like it without adding anything, my girls like it with honey)

The Ninja Ultima blends it up smooth and creamy.

 

 

Strawberry Fuel Smoothie Recipe

StrawberryBlastThis smoothie recipe is super simple! I start with my Ninja Ultima Smoothie cup and I fill it half way with Spinach leaves. I add 4-5 frozen strawberries, Almond milk to fill it about 3/4 full, then I screw on the lid. I prefer frozen strawberries as it helps with the texture.

Two add ins that I love for this smoothie: Greek Yogurt and Chai Seeds

You will not taste the spinach in this smoothie and the Ninja Ultima chops it so fine that you would never know it was there.

 

Seven Days of Healthy Smoothies with Ninja Ultima

*I was sent a Ninja Ultima for the purpose of this review and blog series. All opinions are my own and are honest!

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I have been making smoothies for over a year now and I have not found a blender that I really loved. I started with a single sized hand blender and it wasn’t at all powerful enough to blend up my smoothies to a drinkable texture. I then moved to a bigger blender and it wasn’t powerful enough to blend my ice. I was getting HUGE chunks which wasn’t at all drinkable. I tried another chopper/blender combo and it wasn’t working either.  exclusive-offer-box1-interior

Since I drink between 3-5 smoothies a week, I needed something that would work well. So this brings us to this fun blog series…Seven Days of Healthy Smoothies made with a Ninja Ultima.

I love the Ninja Ultima for several reasons. The first is that it is super powerful. Within seconds I can blend my smoothies and the texture is perfect. I add spinach and my kids never know now that i use the Ninja. I love that I do not have to use the large pitcher attachment to make smoothies. I can make single serving sized smoothies. This is great for me as I normally make these for breakfast for myself after the kids are in school. The last thing that I love about my Ninja is the suction cups on the bottom. They help keep the Ninja right were I place it on the counter!

Starting tomorrow you will see the following smoothie recipes over the next seven days! Enjoy!

  • Strawberry Fuel
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter
  • Grapefruit Goodness
  • Peanut Butter Banana
  • Chocolate Cherry Fuel
  • Green Goddess
  • Triple Berry Blast

Easy Cheesy Chicken Bake Recipe (+ Printable Coupons)

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School starts in two short weeks and I’ve been playing around with different recipes to change things up a little for my kids! I know once school is going, ball practice, homework and the fall festivities start, we will need quick and easy meals. Because I like to save money, I decided to see what grocery coupons were available to print and planned my meal around that. You can check out tons of Kraft printables by clicking on the banner below!

So I printed my coupons and off to Walmart I went! I picked up a few school supplies (as it’s Tax Free weekend here in Texas) and the ingredients that I would need to make my girls a yummy, hot meal!

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They LOVE Kraft Macaroni and Cheese, so I knew that would definitely be in the recipe somewhere…and I would like them to eat more protein, so I decided that adding chicken would be a great way to sneak in some flavor and protein. They love grilled chicken when we marinate it in Kraft Italian Dressing, so we added that for a yummy zesty flavor. Topped with Kraft Natural Sharp Cheese, it was perfect!

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Easy Cheesy Chicken Bake Recipe

kraftrecipeFirst Marinate the chicken in Kraft Italian Dressing. Grill and let cool. Cook the Kraft Macaroni and Cheese as instructed on the box. Preheat oven to 350. Simply, chop grilled chicken up and add to Mac’n Cheese. Mix well, pour into a 9×9 dish and top with shredded cheese. Bake just until cheese is melted. Enjoy.

If you have a meal to take to a friend who just had a baby or surgery, this is a great one as they can heat it easily for a yummy kid friendly meal! As another cheat…if you don’t have time to grill, you can pop the chicken w/Kraft Italian dressing in a crockpot on low for 6 hours and then just shred it for the recipe!

Here is a list of the awesome grocery coupons that you can currently print!

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SAVE $1.00 on TWO (2) LUNCHABLES UPLOADED Lunch Combinations (Walmart)
SAVE $1.00 on ONE (1) VELVEETA Shells & Cheese Dinners (3-pack) (Walmart)
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SAVE $1.00 on ONE (1) MAXWELL HOUSE Coffee (3 lb) (Walmart)
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$0.75 off 2 bags JET-PUFFED Marshmallows

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As an added bonus, I had a sweet little kitchen helper as I made this recipe! She loves to stir for me! (I don’t tell her that I haven’t turned on the fire yet…or that it’s already fully cooked!)

Recipe: Elegant and Easy Pavlova

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A few weeks ago I met a gal who shared a recipe with me. She told me about the texture and taste of Pavlova. It’s an Australian recipe. Once she told me about it, I couldn’t get it out of my head! Fast forward a few weeks later, she gave me the recipe! I went right to work and after three tries, I was able to get it just right!  If you are looking for a beautiful, tastey recipe, you might try this one! This recipe is easy. I did it three times. The first time I didn’t do a second layer on top before baking, the second I didn’t beat it long enough and the third is what you see pictured. It worked out beautifully.

Pavlova Recipe:

4 egg whites (I made sure they were room temperature)
pinch of salt
1 cup sugar
1 tsp white vinegar
1 tbsp cornflour
1/2 tsp vanilla
10 oz thicken cream, whipped
4 bananas
1 strawberry

Preheat oven to 350. Grease parchment paper with butter and dust with cornflour. Next beat egg whites with pinch of salt until stiff. Add sugar 1 tbsp at a time until it’s all been added. The meringue should be think and shiny. Stir in vinegar, cornflour and vanilla. Add to parchment paper in big spoonfuls in the shape of a circle. I did a bottom layer, then added a second layer making it taller. Place in oven and turn oven down to 200. Bake for 1 hr 15 minutes. After it comes out of the oven, let it cool for 10 minutes then place it on serving tray. Whip the cream until stiff and at it to the center of the Pavlova. Top with bananas and garnish with strawberry.

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My family loved it and it didn’t make it past one setting! Specifically, I loved the crunch of the baked meringue. My girls loved the marshmallow like inside of the meringue and my hubby loved the textures all together with the whipped cream and fruit.

This recipe was adapted from Australian Cuisine by Maureen Simpson. Thanks to Fran for sharing it with me!