Blueberry Power Smoothie.

Have you all been seeing this thing about putting cauliflower in smoothies yet!? Wait wait, don’t leave just yet, I promise this’ll be good!

Dancing for Donuts | Blueberry Power Smoothie.

So here’s what’s up. My favorite health and wellness experts(the Tone It Up girls, Jeannette from Shut the Kale Up, etc.) have all been posting about this new trend and it’s been popping up all over my Instagram too – people are literally putting frozen cauliflower in their smoothies. Like what. The. F. So, obviously, I had to jump on board and see what all the fuss was about, not to mention that I had to try it for you all first so I could relay my honest opinion…

Do you want it?

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Okay, I’m not going to lie, before I perfected this smoothie recipe there was a very, very slight hint of cauliflower detected. BUT! That was before I added the necessary ingredients (aka those listed below) to make this taste super delicious! And truthfully, like scouts honor, this cauliflower business makes for a smoothie that is unbelievably creamy. We’re talking milkshake levels of creaminess over here. It’s legit. Not to mention that cauliflower has about a bazillion health benefits from boosting heart and digestive health to anti-inflammatory properties, plus vitamins, minerals and antioxidants galore.

So. if there’s one piece of advice I can offer you today, it would be to try adding cauliflower to your smoothies. And hey, if you hate it (which trust, you will not), you don’t ever have to do it again. But like, you totally will. You’re welcome 😉

Dancing for Donuts | Blueberry Power Smoothie.

Blueberry Power Smoothie

1 small handful frozen cauliflower florets (or 1/4 cup frozen riced caulflower)

1 small handful kale or spinach

1/4 cup milk (any kind, pick your favorite!)

1/4 cup cold water

1/2 frozen banana

1/2 cup frozen blueberries

1 scoop vanilla protein powder

1 tbsp peanut butter powder or nut butter of your choice

  1. Add all ingredients to a high-powered blender and blend until smooth. My trick is to start with less liquid and then add if I need more, but I like my smoothies super thick. You do you!

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Thanks for stopping by, friends. Hope everyone is having a fabulous week!

xo Jordan

Dancing for Donuts | Summer Sips

Summer Sips.

Is it just me or do y’all crave something other than water when it gets to be hot outside?

I’m usually a huge advocate of drinking only water (sometimes with lemon) or tea, but when summer rolls around, I’m always craving something with a little more umph. Often I notice that I look for something to eat, even when I’m not hungry, just because I want to taste some flavor…which is no bueno. Nor is grabbing a high-calorie drink from Starbucks, a can of soda, or even a cocktail (unless it’s happy hour/a weekend, of course). So what’s a gal to do? Create some low-calorie, healthy and refreshing beverages to have on hand!

First up: Iced Tea (duh).

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This one reminds me of home since my parents love iced tea. It’s so ridiculously easy to make and cheap! I usually boil a tea-pot full of water and pour it over 2 tea bags (you could use 3 to make it stronger if you wanted to). I let it sit in the fridge for a few hours and then add a little stevia once I’m ready to drink it. You could also make sun tea, which requires potentially even less effort: put the tea bags in the water and put it out in the sun. Boom.

#2: Coconut Water

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Okay I know coconut water has gotten a lot of flack as of late, but it’s still one of my favorite treats. The brand above, C20, is a personal favorite and comes with or without pulp. A lot of people don’t love coconut water, but sometimes diluting it with a bit of regular water to mellow out the sweetness, and then chilling it, makes it taste infinitely better. Plus, it’s found to be more hydrating than regular water, so it’s perfect for after a workout. I also prefer to put mine in a cute glass because I also think that enhances the taste/experience… (:

#3: Sparkling Lemonade

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So I think I saved the best for last. I recently discovered Hubert’s lemonade (which is super iconic in California), and fell in love. I know how sugary lemonade can be, so buying a diet version helps with that a little bit. Even better though? Diluting it with sparkling lemon water, which makes it taste fancy (let’s be honest) and more refreshing, not to mention that it makes the bottle last even longer! I mix 1 part lemonade to 3 parts sparkling water and make sure it’s ice cold.

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Drink up, my friends!

xo Jordan