Blackberry & Coconut Smoothie
Hello! It’s been a while since I have done a new blog post.
I have been taking it easy and getting my mind and body back on track (actually a different track)!
I will write about that soon!!
For now try this new smoothie I came up with! I am sure it would taste just as good if you used any type of berry instead of blackberries if you don’t have them.
What you will need:
1/2 c frozen banana slices or 1 small banana
1/2 c plain Greek yogurt
1/2 c Silk unsweetened coconut milk
1/2 c fresh or frozen blackberries
3 tsp ground flaxseeds
2 tsp unsweetened coconut flakes
1 tsp cinnamon
a few ice cubes
Blend well and enjoy!
Wanna a little sparkle??
2 TBSP Chia seeds
1/2 cup raspberries
3 whole strawberries
1 TBSP unsweetened coconut flakes
1 cup coconut milk or milk of your choice
(if berries were not frozen then add 3 ice cubes)
Blend until smooth!
Perfect little bites of energy homemade instead of store-bought bars or bites! Perfect for your kids too!
1/3 c coconut flakes
1/3 c mini choc chips
1/4 c wheat germ
1/4 c flaxseed meal
1 c old fashioned oats
1/4 c agave
1/2 c natural peanut butter
2 tsp cinnamon
You can use the same or sub or add in your favorites! Nuts, raisins, etc.
Mix together all ingredients in bowl and use your hands if you have to. Messy!
Cover and place bowl in fridge for 1/2 hour.
Remove from fridge and roll into 1 inch balls or flatten the mixture into a large bar on wax paper and place back in fridge.
Should make around 20 to 22 bites or 10 to 12 bites and 1 bar to be cut into smaller bites as needed.
I did both methods as you can see.
It was messy! I even put coconut oil on my hands to help form them but the entire mix did not fully cooperate >>>hence the bar! Patience lost 🙂
They are delicious!!
I hope you and your family enjoy them!
Pre heat oven to 375 degrees
In mixing bowl place:
1/2 c melted unsalted butter
1/4 c brown sugar
Beat gently with hand mixer and then add:
lightly beat with hand mixer
1 1/2 c oats
1 1/2 c flour-I used millet
1 tsp baking soda or powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 c dried cranberries
1/4 coconut flakes (unsweetened)
1/4 natural sliced raw almonds
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tbsp honey
4 oz unsweetened applesauce
Stir well with spoon and then drop onto baking sheet 1 tbsp at a time
Bake for 10 to 12 min-let cool on cookie rack-then store in an air tight container
Next up, according to Max, we will make these but with peanut butter and jelly instead of coconut and almonds!
He helped make them but wasn’t thrilled with the taste/texture. I am still trying to get him to like oats in general! I however love them and plan on eating them post workout this week! Yes, that’s right post workout cookies!
These would be great to bring for the kids after the big game or for you to snack on during the game! Much better than chips and hot dogs from the concession stands! The little things matter! Chose wisely! You can even add chocolate chips to these if that will make them more appealing to the kids or adults!
A & Max