Blueberry Spinach Smoothie from Alaska From Scratch Welp guys, looks like there’s a little blip between my recipe plugin that I use on here and the new WordPress update which is a HUGE BUMMER because I didn’t get a chance to share this with y’all sooner. But I will say that I believe God used that forced break to really get me pumped about life and blogging and resetting that balance yet again. You’d think after almost 5 years of blogging I wouldn’t have to worry about that, but the reality is it’s a constant limbo between learning to live life outside of this space.

 

So there’s that. But that’s not why we’re here today on this lovely Friday during #BLENDED – we’re here to revel in the amazingness that is this blueberry spinach smoothie from Alaska from Scratch. It’s so basic but SO STINKING GOOD, and totally reaffirms my belief that simple food is always best.

 

I have actually made this several times, and have alternated using Greek yogurt and my new favorite cottage cheese, and both ways are super yummy. I say use whichever one you have on hand; you won’t be sorry either way!

 

Y’all, Maya is the real deal blogger. Her recipes are simple and SO yummy, her writing makes you feel like you’ve been besties forever, and her photography is just so incredible. If you’re looking for a ridiculously inspirational Instagram account to follow, you have to follow hers. I have vowed to not live in a super cold place, but I kind of want to move to Alaska when I see Maya’s photos. FOR REAL.

 

All this to say you really should make this smoothie and really fall in love with the gorgeous blueberry color and REALLY enjoy the heck out of your weekend!

Blueberry Spinach Smoothie from Alaska From Scratch

{photo from the SUPER talented Alaska from Scratch}

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Tropical Protein Smoothie

by Heather on April 16, 2014

Tropical Protein Smoothie || HeathersDish.com #blended

Clearly I’m a smoothie fan, right? I mean for someone to do an entire series on them in a month – kind of a big deal. And truth be told I love every recipe I’m sharing with you guys too. Totally and completely love them! And what’s not to love? A sweet (literally) way to get in extra fruit and veggies? I’ll take it every time!

 

That being said, I definitely have my favorites and this is one of them. Every day when Wes naps I do my workouts, and every day after he wakes up I always indulge in a protein smoothie using cottage cheese. I mentioned it before, but I am just not a fan of protein powder so I try to bump up the protein content in other ways whenever I can. My favorite at the moment is using cottage cheese because it adds such a great creamy texture too!

Tropical Protein Smoothie || HeathersDish.com #blended

P.S. Did I ever tell you guys that I never tried mango until I was 22 years old? True story – the fiance of one of my college roommates was at our place making her a fruit salad and was slicing a mango. I asked him what it was and he acted like I had just sprouted eight horns across my forehead. Thankfully once he got past the shock he also gave me a few bites of it and I’ve been in love ever since!

 

This smoothie combines some of the very basic ingredients I always have on hand in my freezer for a really refreshing and super delicious smoothie that’s great after a workout or in lieu of dessert. As always, I did blend this up for some pretty pictures and then added some frozen spinach – about 2 cups – afterwards. Gotta get those greens y’all!

Tropical Protein Smoothie || HeathersDish.com #blended

Tropical Protein Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 cup milk of choice (I used unsweetened vanilla almond milk)
  • 1 small frozen banana (I like to slice mine prior to freezing)
  • 1/3 cup frozen mango chunks
  • 1/4 cup cottage cheese
  • honey or stevia to taste

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a high-speed blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Enjoy!
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Honeyed Peach Date Smoothie from Simply Scratch

April 15, 2014

This smoothie just screams summer to me. Everywhere I’ve ever lived always claims that the best peaches are in a small town in that state, and you know what I’ve found? They’re all true.   EVERY STATE HAS AWESOME PEACHES DURING PEACH SEASON. Where are yours from? You know, in case I come see ya […]

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Green Chocolate Nut Butter Smoothie

April 14, 2014

I think last night I discovered that I’m old.   Now I know y’all are probably all, “OMG Heather be quiet, 30 is not old,” and I will say that I agree – 30 isn’t old. But last night for the first time ever I watched the first 5 minutes of the MTV Movie Awards, […]

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Zucchini Bread Smoothie

April 11, 2014

Last night I went to the Ragin’ Cajun Bash in downtown Little Rock (courtesy of Petit Jean Meats) and I have come to a couple of conclusions. Because I’m tired and because I’m in a listy mood I will now divulge said lessons via bullet points. I’m sorry and you’re welcome, all at once I […]

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Piña Colada Smoothie from Dessert for Two

April 10, 2014

It truly amazes me the friendships I’ve been blessed with through this little online space. So many of you have been here with me from the beginning, have invested in me, have encouraged me, and have spoken life to me for a very long time, and I am so very thankful. When I’ve hit walls […]

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Skinny Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

April 9, 2014

If ever there were a basic smoothie that I will always love, never tire of, and be making until I’m 100 years old – y’all, this one would be it. It’s so super basic and easy to throw together; honestly the hardest part is remembering to buy too many bananas so that you can cut […]

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Cantaloupe Mint Smoothie from The Fresh Exchange Blog

April 8, 2014

Are you guys ready for an amaaaaaaaaazing recipe? A smoothie that’s not your typical milk-fruit-greens concoction (which admittedly is pretty much what I have all the time)? And are you ready for a blog that I am in loooooooooove with in so many ways?   Done and done.   Admittedly the cantaloupe in my neck […]

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Coconut Mango Pineapple Smoothie

April 7, 2014

Not like you my Travel page gives any kind of indication, but we love traveling to tropical places. We love the weather, the water/beaches, the atmosphere, the smells. And most DEFINITELY the flavors. And I think that most of the general population would agree that anything enjoyed on an island is completely delicious, amen?   […]

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Strawberry Cheesecake Protein Smoothie

April 4, 2014

THE FOLLOWING POST IS SPONSORED BY FITFLUENTIAL ON BEHALF OF DAISY COTTAGE CHEESE. I am so so thrilled that y’all are enjoying the Blended series! I have had (and am still having) a fantastic time creating these smoothie recipes and sharing some of my favorite bloggers in the process.   This first smoothie recipe is […]

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