Whew!! We made it out of football season alive! (barely) I still don’t know who won the game yesterday (nor do I care) but I do know that I ate WAY too many things during the day and I need to hit the reset button like whoa! Enter the Blueberry Muffin Smoothie !
This Blueberry Muffin Smoothie is exactly what the doctor (or nutritionist) ordered today! After a few too many pigs in a blanket and nachos, I’m getting back to basics and eating real food and wholesome ingredients! I’m also getting my butt back to the gym after taking the weekend off. Keep your fingers crossed for me.
So quick backstory – I hired a trainer about 2 months ago to help whip me into shape before a big photoshoot. The photoshoot has since passed and I’m still going every single day I can manage because I’m obsessed. I haven’t changed much about how I eat (it’s all about balance for me) – but I do pay close attention to what I put in my body before I workout! I’m a morning gym go-er and I like to go before breakfast but not on an empty stomach. And after trying ever single bar known to man, I can tell you that LÄRABAR is seriously the only thing I’m 100% comfortable eating. It’s Food Made From Food, with simple real food ingredients that you can actually read on the label!! Just unsweetened fruits, nuts and spices – that’s a win! And it was created around the idea that real food should be accessible for everyone – which explains its awesome price point! I’ve tried just about every flavor under the sun, but the Blueberry Muffin bar is my current favorite and it works out perfectly because I can have a bar pre-workout and then a smoothie inspired by the bar post-workout. See what I did there?!? 🙂 Continuity!
AND, because it’s Monday and I love you guys…. who’s up for a giveaway? For a chance to win a Real Food Prize Pack, head to Larabar.com to learn more and comment with your favorite ingredients below! Mine is Blueberry Muffin but you already knew that! Coming in a close second is for sure the Coconut Cream Pie!
And can we discuss the LÄRABAR commercial – it’s adorable!!
Alright – SMOOTHIE TIME! Blueberry Muffin Smoothie here we come!
- 2 medjool dates, pitted
- 1 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon cashew butter
- 1 whole banana
- 1 cup blueberries
- 1/2 cups vanilla almond milk
- Combine everything in a high powered blender and blend until smooth, about 60-90 seconds. Add a handful of ice and continue to blend. Serve immediately.
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