I woke up this morning feeling a bit tired and wanted a bright and sunny smoothie to wake up me and to bring a little sunshine in to the day (it is a gross, gray day here). Check out this gorgeous smoothie!
I'm calling this my Good Morning, Sunshine Smoothie! It was so delicious and definitely brought a little cheer to my day :) Here's the recipe!
1 small frozen banana
5 fresh strawberries
1/2 cup frozen pineapple
3/4 cup favorite plant milk
1 serving vanilla protein powder*
Blend all ingredients and enjoy!
*I always use Vega One protein powder because it has my greens, probiotics and omegas included. No need to add spinach unless I want an extra green boost!
For lunch I'm having a hummus plate including stuffed grape leaves, 2 farmer's market pickles, 2 carrots all sliced up and some hummus. This is going to be so good!
As I mentioned I whipped up a batch of Gabby's Banana Date Walnut Butter! I am going to have it as my afternoon snack with a sliced up gala apple. I'm bringing the little container with me but threw the mason jar with the rest of the batch in the photo. I only made a half batch because I only had 1 1/2 cups of walnuts. I tasted a bit of it (how can you resist) and this stuff is amazing! I also had to substitute some agave for the dates because I used all of mine up in the VaVaBars. I used 1/2 tsp because I didn't want it to be overwhelming with sweetness and it is perfect! Great recipe Gabby!
Here is the walnut butter in all of it's glory :)
Dinner is an unpictured salad.
I realized I haven't updated you guys with my pantry challenge situation! I've been doing amazing with it, really dwindling down my pantry and using up lots of grains, beans, nuts/seeds, dates, etc. I'm really happy with how well that has been going!
I also decided to add an item to my summer list and that is to add tags to my 400+ posts. It is a daunting task but I feel like it should be done! Hopefully I'll be able to make some progress with it :)
I hope you all have a great day! Sorry this is a rushed post but I have to finish getting ready for work. Hopefully the day goes quickly!