February 1, 2016 by pb&v
I have a ton of smoothie recipes posted, so I was a bit hesitant to post another, but you can never really have too many smoothie recipes, am I right? Smoothies have become one of my favorite things and I don’t think I could ever go back to a smoothie-less life. They’re just such perfect meals or snacks and a great way to get in fruits and veggies!
I’ve honestly had this recipe sitting in the “notes” on my phone for well over a year, so I figured it might be time to actually post it. I have a bad habit of doing that actually… There’s a whole list of recipes on my phone or various pieces of scratch paper floating around the house that I just haven’t gotten around to photographing and posting. Ah, but that is the life of a busy college student I suppose. After doing homework and taking notes all day on my laptop, the last thing I really want to do is sit down and stare at the screen for even more time, even though I truly enjoy writing these posts. My eyes just can’t take so much screen time! I know, what kind of 20 year old doesn’t want to spend all day everyday in front of technology?
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April 12, 2015 by pb&v
I had all intentions of making this a lazy day, but I ended up spending the majority of the day doing homework and chasing around an energetic Rory. I also intended on doing a nice long run in the morning, but got a little over a mile in and my hip started to hurt, so I immediately turned around and went home. No hip bursitis for me! One good thing about the morning though is I changed up my oatmeal flavor, *gasp*! And I mean I completely changed it up… I made carrot cake oatmeal! I probably added way too many carrots, but hey, you learn from your mistakes. I also probably should’ve measured the shredded carrot before I just threw it all in the pot…
I’ll still give you the recipe though because I thought it was deeeeee-licious. Although, not very braces friendly.
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April 2, 2015 by pb&v
Yesterday we told my dad that we wanted to try doing an unprocessed month and he was not too excited- he is not a fan of our unprocessed challenges. We don’t make him play along, but he can if he wants. I actually started a bit early and stopped eating sugar and processed things on March 30, which really isn’t that much of a head start, but it means I’m seeing differences already. I actually wanted to get up for my run this morning and have had tons of energy all day. Enough for a long walk to play at the park with Rory, getting some homework done, and making various foods. Yay! I think the only problem we’ve had so far is being a tad bit hungry, but that just means I get to make some delicious afternoon smoothies, so that was an easy fix.
Since we didn’t really prepare for a whole month of completely unprocessed (we only prepared for cutting out sugar for a week, really), I had a bit of preparation to do. After I got home from class I grabbed the bag of almonds and got those suckers soaking in some water. Almond milk is a staple in our house, so I wouldn’t really even know how to function if it wasn’t in the fridge. If you want to cut down on the soaking time for almonds (or any nuts), just bring some water to a boil and then add the nuts. They’ll only need to soak for a couple of hours instead of overnight, which is perfect because I’m extremely impatient and needed the almond milk right away!
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October 26, 2014 by pb&v
On weekday mornings, my mom leaves for work around 7:50 or 8 in the morning, but I don’t leave for class until around 8:45, so I usually opt to help her get ready in the morning by making a delicious breakfast to help her get through the school day with those oh so lovely high school students. It’s usually either a jar or overnight oats or a big ‘ole green smoothie because these are easily taken to be eaten at school. The smoothies are a popular choice, especially since we ordered those fancy jar lids with the straws! Like anyone, she has her favorite smoothie flavors: pineapple mango and chocolate cherry, but really who doesn’t love those flavors? This morning, however, I decided to make her an apple pie smoothie because, well, we still have a butt load of apples in the fridge. I’ve been a baking fool lately and we still have a fridge full of apples!
I stole a little sip of this one before popping a lid on it and oh my…. it was so delicious I would’ve made one for myself if I hadn’t already started making my oatmeal! I even got a text after my first class saying it was delicious! It was like having dessert for breakfast, which is definitely necessary when sending someone off to high school for the day 😛 I hadn’t had my first slice of apple pie until a couple months ago and this tastes just like that pie in liquid form. I definitely see many more of these smoothies in our future! Maybe even for dessert next time.
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September 16, 2014 by pb&v
Back in July I went to the dentist for my regularly scheduled cleaning, only to find out that my wisdom teeth were starting to make their first appearance, meaning I was due for some X-rays. I went in later that week expecting the usual “oh you should probably get those taken out soon,” but instead I got a “holy crap, you have teeth in your nose!!” Then I remembered…. I never lost my top baby cuspid teeth. The adult teeth now reside aaaalll the way up in my nose. Turns out the dentist wasn’t even worried about my wisdom teeth coming in, but something has to be done about those teeth in my nose.
See! Look at that! It’s crazy, man!
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August 7, 2014 by pb&v
Premature Ventricular Contractions (PVCs) is a heart condition where you have an irregular heartbeat that consists of a normal beat, followed by an extra beat, a slight pause, and very strong normal beat. It basically feels like your heart skips a beat when it happens. It aggravated my mom for several months, so she decided to cut out sugar and processed foods and BAM! Problem solved!
Or so we thought…
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