My Top 3 Smoothie Recipes

Hello! I hope you are having an awesome March and beginning to Spring! Here in New Mexico, I feel like the weather cannot make up its mind. One day it is amazing outside, the next it is snowing. And when it’s not the wind is blowing like nobody’s business!

Something that I have been enjoying that makes it feel like the warmer seasons are upon us is drinking lots of fresh fruit smoothies! Not only do I LOVE it, but baby boy always does a happy dance whenever I drink one!

Here are my 3 Go-To smoothie recipes that I love having on a daily basis!

(Side Note: Not pregnant I would usually have one for breakfast, but being pregnant, I like to have one WITH breakfast!)

The first one is my Green Smoothie!

(Note: Every smoothie I like to start with the same base, either one half of a large banana or a whole, small banana.)

Green Smoothie:

  • 1 Banana (Fresh)
  • 1 Cup of Frozen Mango
  • 1 Cup of Spinach or Kale (Washed)
  • Vanilla Coconut Milk (Pour to preference. I like to have my smoothies a little thinner in consistency, so I add more milk. If you would like it thicker for a smoothie bowl instead, add less milk.)

-One of my main tips for making green smoothies is to put the greens closest to the blade. The reason I do this is so that the greens get fully blended and don’t leave little green leafy bits in my smoothie, because no one likes the taste of that!

-The reason I like to add my bananas fresh instead of frozen is because I already have frozen fruit going into the smoothie, so I am already getting that cool and creaminess from the mango here. If I was only adding fresh fruit, I would use a frozen banana.

Up next is my Mixed Berry Smoothie!

Mixed Berry Smoothie:

  • 1 Banana
  • 1 ¼ Cup of Frozen Mixed Berries (This mix had blueberries, raspberries and blackberries.)
  • ½ Cup of Spinach (Easy way to get those greens in!)
  • 1 Teaspoon of Chia Seeds (WASHED!! Chia seeds are rich in antioxidants, fiber, protein, & Omega-3’s! Embrace the Chia Seeds people!)
  • Vanilla Coconut Milk (Pour to preference.)

-This is a little tarter than my other two smoothies, which I personally love. (The vanilla coconut milk gives it enough sweetness for my taste.) An easy way to keep it healthy while making it a little sweeter would be to add a little honey or maple syrup if you are vegan.

Last is now my Tropical Smoothie!

Tropical Smoothie:

  • 1 Banana
  • ½ Cup of Frozen Mango
  • ½ Cup of Fresh or Frozen Pineapple
  • ½ Cup of Fresh Strawberries
  • Vanilla Coconut Milk (Pour to Preference)
  • I love making this smoothie, especially as the weather begins to warm up. Not only does it give major summer vibes, but now as most of these fruits are coming into season, this smoothie tastes even better!

I hope you enjoyed this post and let me know how you like these smoothies if you decide to try some of these recipes! Tag me over on Instagram or comment below!

Roasted Veggie Quinoa Bowl

Hello Everyone and Happy Wednesday!

This month has definitely been a busy one getting ready for baby boy to arrive in just a few short months! I cannot believe that I am already well into my third trimester!

Something that I have been really trying to work on is making healthy dinners that keep me full, and I mean FULL! This little man is making his mama want to snack ALL. THE. TIME! So, for the last couple of weeks I have been making a lot of quinoa bowls, since they are delicious and oh so filling! Today I wanted to share my recipe for my Roasted Veggie Quinoa Bowls.

So, to start off, I wanted to choose some super delicious and healthy veggies that taste awesome roasted. I chose carrots, sweet potatoes, and chickpeas. The carrots and sweet potatoes are very flavorful as well as being nice and tender while the chickpeas add a fantastic crunch! When it comes to seasoning my veggies, I like to keep it simple. I rinse/ wash my veggies (and dry my chickpeas), toss in some olive oil, and coat all the vegetables evenly in the Italian Seasoning and Garlic Salt.

I spread those evenly on a baking sheet and bake at 415°F. While those are baking, I take some quinoa (make sure to rinse it!) and put that to cook. Quinoa is awesome because it is healthy and easy to make (pretty much like instant rice). After that is done cooking, I add in about and handful of spinach to get my greens in, and stir that in until it is nice and tender from the heat of the quinoa.

By then the roasted vegetables are roasted, so I just fill the bottom of my bowl with my quinoa and spinach mix, add the roasted veggies, and I like to top it off with some kind of a dressing or sauce. Here I used my avocado dressing, (recipe coming soon) which blended with the flavors of my quinoa bowl nicely!


Ta-da! A super delicious, healthy and FILLING dinner!

Like I said, we have been eating this a lot lately, and I swear it gets better every time!

I hope you all enjoyed this recipe and I will talk to you all in my next post!

I hope everyone has a fantastic week!!

Click down below for the PDF copy of this recipe!!

Roasted Veggie Quinoa Bowls

Simple Pork Stew

Hey Everyone!

I hope you all are having a good start to your 2019!

Today I wanted to share an awesome recipe with you all that we have been eating like crazy! It is not only DELICIOUS but incredibly easy, and pretty quick to cook up!

I have been craving hearty, warm soups and stews, and this stew has been making Baby Boy Lubold and myself very happy!

To start off I poured a little bit of olive oil to heat up in a pot, and added in pork, cubed potatoes, garlic salt and Italian seasoning. I let that all cook together for a 6-8 minutes, stirring occasionally. I then added about a third cup of water, and let everything cook together for about 15 minutes.

During that time, I chopped up some carrots and threw those in as well, adding about another half a cup of water, and my seasoned veggie base. Stir well and let that come to a simmer on medium heat. Once it is simmering, I added 6 cups of water, and a can of diced tomatoes. Give it a good stir, and leave it to come to a simmer. Once simmering I like to stir occasionally, and once the pork is cooked all the way through and the potatoes and carrots are tender, you are ready to serve!


See? So easy and SO delicious! I really do hope you all give this recipe a try!

Also it tastes absolutely amazing with my homemade bread, which will be coming in a post shortly! I hope you all continue to have a good start to the year and I will talk to you in my next post!

Click down below to download the recipe!

simple pork stew

Morning Breakfast Routine

Hey everyone!!

It has been a while since my last post, but I will be posting a life update this coming weekend! I have a lot I cannot wait to share!

Today I wanted to share my morning breakfast routine (recipe included!) with you all!

I have never really been a routine kind of a person, but with Sophie getting older and in her own routine as well as me being (now 20 weeks!!) pregnant, I have to admit that we have been benefitting a lot!

So to start off the morning, I usually like to make myself a cup of decaf green tea, with cream and sugar. I thoroughly enjoy picking a mug from my giant mug collection (this isn’t even all of it!), and I feel like it helps me start the day off right.

After I am done making my tea, I like to make Sophie and I either oatmeal or cream of wheat. I like to add fruit or honey to both, and this morning I was really craving my vanilla coconut & strawberry oatmeal! You guys can click the link below for the step by step recipe!

After I am done making breakfast I will split it up between Sophie and myself, as well as serving her some kind of fruit along with it. This day it was frozen blueberries (thawed), which is one of her favorites!

After I give Sophie her breakfast and her water or milk, I get myself a giant cup of water, my tea and oatmeal and sit down to enjoy! Lately we have been watching the Grinch or The Polar Express to start our mornings off!

There it is, our Morning Breakfast Routine! Thank you all for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed it and I will talk to you in my next post!

Vanilla Coconut and Strawberry Oatmeal

Homemade Green Tea Latte

Hey everyone! I know it has been what seems like forever since I last posted, but I am very excited to be sharing this recipe with you all!

Our family computer broke which has been pretty crazy but we are figuring our way around it!

Anyways let’s get back to this recipe! I don’t know about you all but Starbucks is definitely a guilty pleasure for me! I love going on mommy dates with my friends and just chatting over a cup of coffee. One of my favorite drinks to chat over is Starbucks Iced Green Tea Latte.

Starbucks may be a guilty pleasure but it is also pretty pricey, so why wouldn’t you want to try and make one of you favorite drinks at home? One of the best parts is that you can make it iced or hot, whenever you want it!  So it is awesome for all seasons throughout the year!

So here is my take on recreating a Green Tea Latte!

To start, I gathered everything I needed, which consists of:

  • Cute Mug
  • Starbucks Vanilla Syrup
  • Matcha Powder
  • Coconut Milk
  • Black Tea
  • Ice (If desired)
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So I began by brewing 8 oz. of hot water to make my black tea. This is also the part where I like to add in my matcha. Matcha has a very earthy flavor, and it is much easier to dissolve the matcha in hot water, rather than adding it in later. If you add it in later, you will have more matcha chunks in your drink, and even though matcha is awesome when it is mixed in with other things, it can be quite a different experience when it is tasted all by itself!

After the tea and matcha are stirred in together, add about a cup and a half of coconut milk, to your preference of course. I like to add just a little bit more, because I have always like my coffee and tea a lighter color. I prefer a creamier taste.

Once you have added the coconut milk to your preference, add two tablespoons of the vanilla syrup. Again, if you prefer it a little sweeter, you can always add a little more, and if you like it not as sweet you can always add about one and a half tablespoons instead.

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Mix well and ta-da! You have just made yourself an awesome, homemade Green Tea Latte!! Go ahead and add some ice if that late summer heat is still beating down like it has been here in New Mexico!

I hope you all enjoyed this recipe and I will talk to you all in my next post!!

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