Patterns to a healthy, happy life

Month: March 2018

Interview with EarthHero: A New Online Marketplace That Makes it Easy to Find Sustainable Products

Interview with EarthHero: A New Online Marketplace That Makes it Easy to Find Sustainable Products

Finding natural products can sometimes be challenging. While there are finally more options, it can be hard to find one website to locate pretty much everything you need. Enter EarthHero, a new online marketplace where you can find carefully-selected products from trusted companies with a focus […]

Healthy Lunchtime Recipe with Just

Healthy Lunchtime Recipe with Just

Even though I work from home, most days it can be pretty challenging to peel away from the computer and take a break from work. This is super unhealthy, not just to have for a mental break but also a physical one as the body […]

Shaking Up Our Morning Smoothies

Shaking Up Our Morning Smoothies

Getting the kiddos, especially my middle girl, to eat veggies is an issue. While we have found that there’s some veggies she will eat (raw broccoli and carrots), for the most part it’s been an on-going struggle to get her to try new (and healthy) things! The one way that I’ve been able to get her to have a good dose of veggies is to include them (a.k.a sneak) them into her morning smoothies. While I don’t love the idea of sneaking veggies, we’ve gotten to the point where it’s a necessity, which, hopefully, she will grow out of at some point.

Until then, I’m always looking for new recipes and ideas to give her the boost that she needs. And I just found the perfect addition that’s been seriously amping up our smoothie game with the Better Body Foods LIVfit Organic Superfood Blend and the Better Body Foods PBfit protein.

Both have some amazing benefits and have opened up a variety of new combinations in our smoothies. Better Body Foods LIVfit Organic Superfood Blend is one of my favorites that features a combination of antioxidants, fiber and protein from pea, hemp, chia, quinoa, cranberries, cherries, blueberries, spinach, broccoli, beets, shiitake mushrooms, and green tea extract. While I mainly add this soy-free, vegan, and gluten-free blend to our morning smoothies (recipe below), you can also add the powder to juice, cereal, yogurt, pancakes and more for a nutritional boost.

Another new powder, we’ve all been loving is PBfit, a powdered peanut butter that’s comes in original or chocolate flavors. Made from real roasted, pressed peanuts, a dash of organic coconut palm sugar and salt, PBfit is a great way to enjoy natural peanut butter with 90% less fat and 1/3 the calories of traditional peanut butter. It was amazing in our morning strawberry/banana/berry smoothies that can also be mixed into breads, pancakes or waffles. Check out more of about these easy, quick, and healthy smoothie recipes below featuring Better Body Foods.

Berry Morning Smoothie featuring the LIVfit Organic Superfood Blend (measurements are approximate)

delicious morning smoothies

add protein to your morning smoothies

delicious morning smoothies berry flavor

1 cup of coconut water
1 beet, cut up
1/2 avocado, cut up
1/2 cup frozen (or fresh spinach)
1/2 cup of mixed berries
1 banana, sliced
2 scoops of LIVfit Organic Superfood Blend

Add all of the ingredients together in a blend and mix into liquified.

Strawberry Banana Smoothie with PBfit

Strawberry Banana Smoothie with PBfit

morning smoothies with PBfit protein

1 cup of coconut water
1 banana
1/2 strawberries
1/2 cup blueberries
1 banana, sliced
2 scoops of PBfit

Add all of the ingredients together in a blend and mix into liquified.

 

What’s your go-to morning smoothie?

I was provided with samples for this review. All opinions, as always, are my own.

Revive Your Skin with Tumerica

Revive Your Skin with Tumerica

I don’t know about you, but the winter and my skin are not besties. From dryness to flakes to redness, it’s been a hot mess that I’ve been actively trying to change. While part of this journey has involved cutting out sugar and cheese (so […]

Quinoaplex: A New Superfood for Your Hair!

Quinoaplex: A New Superfood for Your Hair!

It’s pretty wild how everything from our bodies to our skin changes as we age. Our hair also undergoes many changes through life, which can cause it to thin out, go gray and even fall out. While these ailments aren’t fun, there are a few […]