The Best Strawberry Banana Smoothie

Strawberry Banana Smoothie

I’ve had four serious recipe fails this week… Okay, I take that back. One failed recipe, and three great recipes that are sooooo close to being perfect, but they’re just not there yet. How frustrating. I suppose they can’t all be winners, at least not on first try, but the perfectionist in me just won’t accept that.  I learned something from each failure, which I suppose is the important thing, but blog-ready recipes would make me much happier. :)

Strawberry Banana Smoothie

So in lieu of my recent mishaps I decided to go with a fail safe for today’s post, my strawberry banana smoothie. What a classic smoothie. I’m sure there are a million different recipes out there for a strawberry banana smoothie, but this is my take on it and, it’s pretty damn delicious. The use of frozen fruit instead of ice cubes and juice instead of milk or water, gives this smoothie so much amazing flavor.

Strawberry Banana Smoothie … 

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Protein Oatmeal Cups

Protein Oatmeal Cups

So about a week and a half ago, I injured my right knee AND my left ankle. I went to the doctor and after an x-ray and an ultra sound it was determined that I have something-itis above my knee cap… I cannot for the life of me remember what it was called. But essentially… 

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Summer Vegetable and Ravioli Skillet

Summer Vegetable and Ravioli Skillet

I think “quick and easy” are the only kind of dinners that should exist. I mean let’s face it, once you get home from work, the last thing you want to do is spend an hour or more trying to make dinner, not to mention the added time for clean up. Dinner around here is… 

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Peanut Butter Banana Brownies

Peanut Butter Banana Brownies [Gluten Free + Vegan]

There are few desserts I love more than brownies… Except maybe s’mores which I am finally making tonight. I haven’t had them in a few years and I’ve had a ridiculous craving for them lately. Making s’mores over the fire brings back fond memories of camping as a child. However, I’ll be making my s’mores… 

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Mediterranean Chicken, Cucumber, and Tomato Salad

Mediterranean Chicken, Cucumber, and Tomato Salad

I love this Mediterranean Chicken, Cucumber, and Tomato Salad. It’s so quick and easy to make. It’s a great light meal with lean chicken and tons of fresh raw veggies. And the homemade thyme dressing is the perfect addition to top it off.

Baked Apple Pie Oatmeal Cups

Baked Apple Pie Oatmeal Cups

Ever since I started making baked oatmeal in cupcake form, I have become completely obsessed with the concept. A delicious and convenient way to have oatmeal on the go. And with so many ways to flavor oatmeal, the possibilities are endless. So much oatmeal, so little time. For my latest oatmeal cup creation, I give… 

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Double Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

Double Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies [Vegan + Gluten Free]

There are few things in this world that I love more than chocolate. A day without chocolate is like a day without sunshine.. Is that a little over-dramatic? I think not. And for those of you that share my love of all things chocolate, I made these cookies just for you. Soft and gooey chocolate… 

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High Protein Muffins

High Protein Muffins (10g of protein only 193 calories)

I’ve been trying to find ways to get more protein in my diet. I experimented with tracking my food intake for about a month, just to get a better idea of where I was lacking nutritionally. It’s something I recommend everyone try at least for a short amount of time, it can be really eye… 

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Chewy Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

Chewy Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Granola Bars

So the cinnamon and the cayenne pepper sit next to each other in my spice cabinet, in very similar looking containers. I made these Chewy Chocolate Chip Granola Bars bars and while I had them in the oven, I made my breakfast. I went for the cinnamon to add to my oatmeal and I realized I… 

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No Bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites

No Bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites

  Anyone else ever buy a tube of cookie dough and just eat the raw dough with a spoon? Anyone? No. Okay.. yeah.. me either..  Weather you’ve actually done it or not, its undoubtedly tempting. Cookie dough is arguably tastier then the actual baked cookies. And made without any eggs, this cookie dough is safe… 

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Cinnamon Cranberry Granola

Cinnamon Cranberry Granola

My new favorite breakfast is yogurt with fruit and granola. I have been eating it every morning for 2 weeks now. I’m obsessed. But buying granola at the store was no easy task. It was hard to find a brand that wasn’t loaded with sugar and overly processed. When I finally found one I felt… 

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