Strawberry Banana Chia Smoothie

After lunch, I snacked on more of those yummy brown rice chips.

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Love Bailey’s little face popping up.

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Yum!

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I decided to make a last minute smoothie entry for the Stonyfield smoothie contest.

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I don’t think my smoothie is particularly intriguing or special, but I do think it may be a good way to get the less adventurous to try something new – chia seeds! Plus strawberry-banana is my fave smoothie combo.

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Strawberry Banana Chia Smoothie

Serves 2

Ingredients:

  • 2 frozen bananas (you can use non frozen but your smoothie will be more liquidy)
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 cup vanilla oikos (or use plain if you want it less sweet)
  • 1/2 cup milk (I 1% used)
  • 1 tsp chia seeds

Directions:

  1. Mix milk and chia seeds and set in refrigerator for 10 minutes (this allows the chia seeds to absorb the milk and plump up).
  2. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smoothie reaches the consistency you like. (add ice cubes if you want it more icy).
  3. Serve in 2 cups.
  4. Enjoy!

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Zumba!

I waited as long as possible for the UPS man so I could wear my new shoes to teach Zumba tonight but alas…he didn’t come before I had to leave.

Class was kickin’ tonight, though! I debuted 2 new songs that no one has done before: Ain’t No Other Man and a new cool down – The Feeling Begins. I may or may not like the latter because Michelle Kwan skated to it. Did you see the program?


In case you missed it, here it is…wow! Just wow!

MK forever!!!

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Anywho, I immediately downed a coconut water as soon as class ended and felt 100 times better! This stuff is wonderful!

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By the time I got home from class, my package had finally arrived. After a quick inspection by Bailey, I opened up the box to check out my new zumba kicks.

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I got the Asic Gel-Frantic 5 shoes to try out. I really liked the ones that I was wearing before, but several of my zumba instructor friends swear by these shoes, so I figured I should give them a go.

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Hubby was a sweet heart for this late-working girl and cooked dinner tonight.

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Papparedelle with meat sauce (because we were out of spaghetti).

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Much better mixed up.

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We enjoyed dinner whilst catching up on Gordon Ramsey TV – Hell’s Kitchen and the next Master Chef.

(While we’re talking TV, are there any SYTYCD fans out there?? Who do you think will win?!)

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And dinner was completed with foccacia from the farmers market.

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Plus some frozen organic veggies.

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And I picked up these take and bake cookies on my way home after zumba tonight. It was the same price for a container of several as it was for 2 baked cookies. (plus they didn’t have the flavor I really like already baked, so I figured these, baked fresh, would be better than others).

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Is there anything better than fresh-baked cookies!

These vegan chocolate chip cookies were small, but super yummy.

I need to get started writing my tips for your quitting your “bad” eating habits, but I think it may have to wait till after HLS. But out of curiosity…

Do you overeat your snack foods? Which snack foods are your downfall? Chips, crackers, nut mixes…?

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Comments

  1. says

    I used to be a huge nut eater. I could never buy trail mixes or nuts, knowing I would consume way more than a 1/4 cup.
    However, when I decided to limit myself when it comes to those snacks, I also saw myself just not craving them as much.
    Now, I am a huge natural crunchy peanut butter fan. I eat it with a spoon (and sometimes finger). I have been wondering if I eat more than 2 tbsp in one sitting…i consider it an “okay” indulgence.

  2. says

    Oh yes! Chips, crackers, pretzels, popcorn – anything salty and I just can’t stop. Cookies are different, after two, the sweetness overload sets in and I’m good. But if you put a bag of BBQ chips in front of me, watch out. :)

  3. says

    Those rice crackers look tasty! Crackers are something I tend to overeat – and pita chips. For that reason, I don’t buy the packaged pita chips anymore – I buy fresh pita and toast them at home 1 at at time. :) Oh – and cereal. I have to be careful or I’ll eat too much!

  4. says

    My downfall is generally milk chocolate but I also snack on crisps too much. I am always jealous of people who are either a sweet tooth or a savoury, I am both!

  5. says

    Oh I remember that performance of Michelle’s! :) That music is great!

    I really don’t snack that much. If I overeat, it is at mealtime!

  6. says

    I saw your post on Twitter and it caught my attention! I have a big problem with snacking, especially at night time. Tortilla chips are my worst and also cereal. I need to not keep that stuff in my house!

  7. says

    There was a Hell’s Kitchen party for Jay last night across the street from my apartment! He works at a restaurant down the street from me. I didn’t go, but it looked pretty cool.

    I’m going to my second Zumba class tonight. I didn’t like the choreography of the first one, so I’m going to try a different instructor.

    I loooove chips, especially Cape Cod chips. I try to avoid buying them whenever I can because I’ll just eat a huge bag in one sitting if I have them around. Want…

  8. Marie says

    I love your new sneakers!! (and the pappardelle! – YUMMY!)

    My husband & I are SYTYCD fans. I think that Lauren will win. Although, Alex was my fave, he is gone due to his injury so we will have to wait and see.

  9. JenATX says

    sometimes I overeat peanut butter bc its just so good! I dont do this with almond butter however, maybe its because i only buy a little at a time from the bulk section so I want to make it last. I think I’m going to do this with PB when my jar runs out!

  10. says

    I love SYTYCD!!! I’ll be honest, Kent has stolen my heart. But I’d be equally happy to see Lauren win. She’s such a peppy little powerhouse, I’ve loved her since day one!

  11. says

    that smoothie looks really good, I love using chia seeds in my oatmeal – but I have yet to try them in a smoothie, xanthum and guar gums also work wonders in smoothies, they make them realllly thick and creamy.

  12. says

    Selena will only be in the picture for a short period of time but us beliebers will be in it till the end..so i wiped Justin & Selena off(c)?

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