Almond Joy Smoothie from Edible Perspective

by Heather on April 24, 2014

Almond Joy Smoothie from Edible Perspective

If ever there was a girl who made me drool with her photographs, it’s Ashley from Edible Perspective. Back in the day when Foodbuzz was still a thing I went to their conference in San Francisco Ashley won an award, very much deservedly so, for her incredible food photography. And although we were friends before that, it just made me admire the hard work she puts into her recipes and photographs all the more.


See here’s the thing – there have been times that I, like almost every food blogger I know, will make something and write down the ingredients and share. No multiple tries at a recipe, no 8 batches of food, just a shared recipe that worked for me. But Ashley is a recipe developer to the core, and I so appreciate the hard work that she puts into creating the perfect gluten-free goodness that she shares so lovingly on her blog and in her book.


So when I say that you should make this smoothie and that you will totally love it, I mean it. Because if ever there was a blogger who creates amazingly flavorful and beautiful recipes, it’s Ashley. And because I love you guys I just had to share her with you!

Almond Joy Smoothie from Edible Perspective {photo by Ashley from Edible Perspective}

Click here for the recipe!


Blueberry Banana Almond Butter Smoothie

by Heather on April 23, 2014

Blueberry Banana Almond Butter Smoothie || #blended

I’m not going to lie you guys – I’m tired. Even though the dude has been sleeping better at night and even though I’ve been more responsible with my bedtime I still find myself pretty exhausted by the end of the day. Now I blame this on a few things: one, being a mom. HOLY GOODNESS that wears me out, and in the best ways possible! I’ll never get over the blessing that it is being Wes’ mommy but there’s a reason why they say 2-year-old boys have a lot of energy. It’s ’cause they do.


Two, there is an absurd amount pollen all over my world these days. Even with Spring rainstorms, which realistically only cause rivers of yellow all over our yard, that pollen is wreaking havoc on my allergies.


Three, laundry because it is NEVERENDING YOU GUYS. I can’t even talk about it without an anxiety attack…

Blueberry Banana Almond Butter Smoothie || #blended

Now I don’t know about you, but when I feel exhausted the only thing I really want to do is grab a pint of ice cream and some pizza and sit on my tail and watch movies. However, because of said energetic 2-year-old that’s just not an option, so I’ve learned to make a smoothie we can both sit back and enjoy for a few moments when mommy just needs a break.


I’m not the biggest fan of bananas sometimes, so if you’re like me you can certainly use a combination of frozen avocado (cut into reeeeeally small chunks for better blending) and ice. Wes loves bananas and as long as they’re in this smoothie I’m usually good to go. It’s smooth and creamy, and I love the flavor of the almond butter. Makes it feel a little fancy without having to go all out!


Y’all enjoy!

Blueberry Banana Almond Butter Smoothie || #blended BLUEBERRY BANANA ALMOND BUTTER SMOOTHIE

  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1/3 cup frozen blueberries
  • 2 cups fresh baby spinach leaves
  • 1 tablespoon creamy almond butter

Blend all ingredients until smooth! Enjoy!

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