Smoothie Time


Head to the store then get out those Ninja Blenders

Now, as you may know by now, I don’t get to crazy with my smoothies. I’m usually whipping these up quick, and like to keep things simple. 

I threw this one together this week and was delighted with how it turned out. 

Ingredients:

1/2 cup chopped, frozen Strawberries

1/2 cup chopped, frozen Mangos 

1 6oz can Pineapple Juice

1/2 tbls Chia Seeds* 

Place all ingredients, in that order, in your Ninja Blender, single serve cup (if you have one). 

Blend until smooth. I did stop to shake my ingredients around a little, otherwise, it should blend smoothly.

Pour into glass, and enjoy!

*This is optional, you can add more, or use less.

Tropical Smoothie

  
Finally! I am back at it again with a new smoothie. 

I feel like I have been “off my game” over the past week, and it feels good to have created a great, new smoothie to post.

This is full of fruit, and tastes so good. I have been enjoying it when I get back from the gym. 

Ingredients:

1/2 cup Crushed Ice

1/3-1/2 cup Frozen Mango 

3 large chunks Fresh Pineapple, chopped

1/2 tbls Chia Seeds

1 cup Orange Juice 

Put all ingredients, in order shown, in your Ninja Single Serve Cup, or another blender, and blend until smooth. 

With the ice and frozen mango, it may be a thick slush, add more orange juice until it is all blending evenly.

Pour into glass and enjoy!

Brownies – One Box, Two Ways

  
I have such a sweet tooth, so baking is very enjoyable for me. It not only gives my family and I some sweet treats, but it also offers me the chance to be creative.

This idea popped into my head recently, while I was thinking of the next steps to take with the website. (Yes, new stuff is coming!)

It is easy, and delicious. I hope you enjoy them as much as we did!

You’ll need a mixer, a separate bowl, two spatulas, a soup ladle, and two 9″ baking pans that have been sprayed or coated, so the brownies don’t stick.

Ingredients:

1 Box Betty Crocker Brownie Mix (FAMILY size, this is important. You need the 13×9 pan box.)

1/2 Cup Hershey’s Syrup

10 Double Stuf Oreos, crumbled 

1/2 Brick Philadelphia Cream Cheese, softened 

1/2 Cup Nestles Chocolate Chips

(Note: my ingredient list did not include those on the back of the box.)

Directions:

Mix brownies according to box, I did this in my Kitchen Aid stand mixer. Be sure to scrape the sides with a spatula, and mix thoroughly.

Once fully mixed, separate half of the batter into a separate bowl. Using the soup ladle made this easier.

In the mixer, add the 1/2 brick of cream cheese, and 1/2 cup chocolate chips. (I cut the cream cheese into squares to help it mix evenly.) Mix this thoroughly, and pour into one of the prepped 9″ baking pans. 

In the bowl, with the other part of the batter, add the 1/2 cup chocolate syrup, and the crumbled Oreos. Mix this well with your spatula, and pour into the other prepped 9″ baking pan.

Be sure to use one spatula for each to scrap the sides to get all the batter into the pans.

Bake both pans, at the same time, at 350 degrees, for 35 minutes. Check them at 25 minutes, as ovens do vary. You know they are done when you can poke them with a toothpick and it comes out clean.

Let sit for 5 minutes, and enjoy!

  
Cream Cheese and Chocolate Chip Brownie on the left. Hershey’s Syrup and Oreo Brownie on the right.

Recipe Doubling:

Have a big event? Buy two boxes of brownie mix and doubled the added ingredients. Use a 13×9 pan for both, and possibly bake one at a time.

Questions? Please feel free to ask!

Dark Side Smoothie

  
We all love a good smoothie, and we all love a good smoothie with chocolate. 

I created and whipped this bad boy up after spin class a couple weeks ago, and will definitely be doing it again.

The peanut butter is protein packed, and the powder is super low in calories, is made with half all natural chocolate, and only has .5 grams of fat. 

It’s good to feel bad, huh? Thankful we aren’t being bad, we are giving our body what it needs post workout. ­č嬠

Ingredients

Jif All Natural Peanut Butter, Creamy

Hershey’s Special Dark Powder

Milk

Crushed Ice

I use a Ninja Blender that has the singke serve blending cup, as well as the regular blender.

Using a single serve cup, fill it about half way with crushed ice.

Place two large spoonfuls of peanut butter and 1tbls of Special Dark in over the ice.

Top off with your choice of milk, I start off with filling just over half full. 

Screw blade onto cup and begin blending. If the smoothie is too think, add more milk to get it to a smoother consistency. 

One fully blended (I blend until I have a smooth, complete “vortex” in the cup), pour into glass, or drink right from the single serve cup, and enjoy!

Now remember, we are using DARK chocolate, don’t expect it to be sweet like a shake, but it isn’t bitter either. The peanut butter adds a little sweetness, but I just wanted to to know ahead of time, we are on the Dark Side after all. 

If you try this out, please let me know your thoughts in the comments below. Or hit me up on social media! (Click here to go to my contact page.)

Leopard Print Lindsay’s Easy Snack Mix

   

This is the easiest mix to ever come into my brain. It is also delicious and healthy! 

While I am currently toying with adding other stuff to it, I’ll share the base with you. 

Enjoy!

Ingredients:

Raw Cashews

Pineapple Pieces (dried)

Almond Slices (you can use regular almonds, I just like the texture of slices.

Craisins (Original and Cherry both taste good in this mix. Heck, use both if you want.) 
  

In an air tight bowl, place 1/2 cup of each ingredient. Put lid on bowl and shake/turn until mixed.

Then eat it.

That’s all, see? Easy! 

  

 

Easy Halloween Munch

Halloween really kicks off our end of year Holiday season, and it is one of my favorite events to decorate and create fun treats for. 

This recipe can be called “Easy Halloween Munch” or “Ghost Poop”, really we all think the second name is funny. It is easy to make and only takes four ingredients! 

  
I’m planning on making a few batches, thus why I bought the big box of cereal. 

Ingredients:

2 cups Corn Chex

1 cup Dry Roasted, Unsalted Peanuts

1 cup Candy Corn

1/2 bag White Candy Melts
Directions:

Mix dry ingredients together in large bowl, set aside.

  
  
In glass/ceramic, microwave safe bowl, melt white candy melts, until smooth. I put them in for one minute, then stir; then another minute checking at 30 seconds. If they are ready at the 30 second mark move on to next step. If not, put back in for the last 30 seconds.

Once the melts are at a smooth consistency, pour over dry ingredients, scraping the bowl to ensure you get it all. 

Mix until all dry ingredients are coated. 

  
Once fully coated, pour mixture onto a sheet of wax paper to let cool. Mixture will harden as it cools, this is good. 

  
Once full cooled, place into plastic container, large ziploc bag, or package up to give as a gift! 

  
This is a great gift for teachers, neighbors, and friends! This also goes over great at parties. 

To make a larger batch, simply double the recipe.

Happy Haunting! 

Snack Time!

   
I think most of us reach a point in our day when we just need a snack. Before you reach for something sweet and full of sugar, give this a try! 

It’s natural, healthy, and only around 80 calories! Also, it’s quick!

One Laughing Cow “wedge” will spread evenly over two Corn Thins.

I unpeel the wedge and cut it in half, lengthwise, and then gently spread, and enjoy! 

I choose the Mozzarella Sun-Dried Tomato & Basil, but The Laughing Cow has many other varieties! Give them a try, and as they say, “Have you laughed today?” 
 

Filling Fruit Smoothie

  
I think you all know by now I greatly a good smoothie. I whipped this one up this morning, and it was not only tasty, but filling as 
How I did it:

4-5 Frozen Strawberries (about 1/2 a cup)

1/2 Cup Frozen Mango

1/2 Cup Frozen Dark, Sweet Cherries

1-1 1/2 tsp Chia Seeds

1 Single Serve Container Vanilla Yogurt (6oz)

1 Cup Milk (I use 1%)
Place ingredients in Ninja Blender Single Serve Cup, or in which blender you choose, in that order. Blend until smooth, serve, and enjoy!

As always with my smoothies, you can add a scoop of protein powder, or adjust ingredients as needed. 

“Ochango” Smoothie

  
Here’s another Leopard Print Lindsay smoothie to add to your book!

I call it the “Ochango” after a juice I had years ago, that I have never been able to find again. It was made by Ocean Spray and was an orange, cherry, mango juice; thus the name “Ochango”.

Ingredients:

1/2 cup Crushed Ice

1/2-1 cup Chopped, Frozen Mango

1/2-1 cup quarted Cherries (I used “Sweet Cherries)

1/2 tbls Chia Seeds

1 cup Orange Juice

Place in Ninja Blender, single serve cup, in that order. (Or in any other type of blender, in that order.) 

Blend until smooth (add more orange juice if too thick), and enjoy!

As always, let me know what you think if you try it!

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