Breakfast Smoothie- Trader Joe’s Fan

So if you haven’t already noticed by now I am a BIG FAN of Trader Joe’s. All of the ingredients (except the protein powder) in this smoothie are from Trader Joe’s.  I have been making this for a little over a week now and I am seriously obsessed!! I have never been a big eater in the morning, but I know how important it is to eat a nourishing breakfast so that’s why I love this smoothie.  After playing around with some different ingredients I came up with this recipe, it taste delicious and it’s really good for your digestive system. It’s jam packed with fiber and nutrients and keeps you full well into lunch time! Sometimes I struggle drinking it all and have to take breaks. I have a Vitamix blender- you’ll need a strong blender for the oats and the apple to avoid getting a gritty taste.

Serving Size: This could easily be 2 smaller easily, I just make a large amount and sip on it to keep full for a late lunch.21


**Place it all in a blender and turn on, pour into your favorite cup and enjoy!!

Martini Monday- Strawbery Basil Vodka Martini

On Saturday night we decided to stay in and make homemade martinis. I wanted something refreshing and these were delicious, highly recommend trying these out!

Ingredients (serving size- 1 martini)

  • 2 strawberries
  • 1 sprig of mint
  • 3/4 ounce light agave nectar
  • 3/4 ounce lemon juice
  • 1 3/4 vodka


  1. In a shaker, muddle together mint and strawberries.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients and shake vigorously with ice for 20 seconds.
  3. Pour entire contents of shaker into a tall glass, garish with strawberry and lemon.

Protein Shake

This is my breakfast every single morning, I make it at work for my fiance and I and it’s so yummy! My sister Tess is doing the Get Healthy Challenge  and shes been inspiring me switch out some items for vegan ones. So I normally use this protein, but thank to Tess’ inspiration I have been using this vegan protein instead!

Follow Tess here:


  • 1 scoop of protein (I always do vanilla)
  • 1/2 cup of frozen berries (or frozen fruit of choice)
  • 1/2 cup of water


  1. Put into a blender and mix! unnamed (2) unnamed (3)

Warm wine

I was in Switzerland this past May and I met this wonderful woman from Poland who shared this recipe with me.  It’s a common drink in Poland during the cold  winter months. Hope you enjoy!


  • 2 teacups of your favorite red wine
  • 1 whole nutmeg
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 drop of pure vanilla extract
  • Sprinkle of orange rind
  • Fresh slice of orange
  • 1 drop of honey


1)   Pour the wine, nutmeg, cinnamon, honey, vanilla, orange rind and orange into a pan and cover.

2)   Cook over low heat for 15 minutes

3)   Pour into a teacup and get ready for bed!