Easy Smoothie Recipe For The Busy Body

Say hello to your new breakfast on the go-go! Smoothies can be packed with vital nutrients and vitamins that can jump-start your day. I don’t necessarily like having smoothies every single morning – due to the high sugar content most of them tend to contain. But the sweetness of blended fruit in the AM can really put my mood in the right direction.

Today, I wanted to share with you all the smoothie that made an appearance on my Instagram last week (@imnataliegg shameless self promo). It probably took less than 5 minutes to prepare and tasted AMAZING! The best part…I made this on accident and ended up enjoying the final result!

Ingredients

1 1/2 cup of frozen blueberries

1 cup of frozen raspberries

1/2 cup of almond milk

1 whole banana

1 scoop of your favorite vanilla yogurt

1 scoop of your favorite protein powder

Blend all of those ingredients in a food processor or blender and get a delicious antioxidant infused drink! This is guaranteed to fill you up like a meal would but if you’re like me and like to eat a carb in the morning, go for a slice or two of toast!

This year is the year of change for me. Not just for what I’m consuming in my body but also physically and mentally. So many things are in the works for these next few months and I cannot wait to see what’s in store. Stay tuned and subscribe to the blog for more content coming up – recipes, lifestyle stuff, travels + so much more!

Leave a comment below with your favorite breakfast recipe so I can try for myself!

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Easy Banana Oatmeal Recipe – Healthy Breakfast

Breakfast tends to be something I neglect. I’d say 90% of mornings I’m grabbing a fruit or carb to go (very low in calories & protein or extremely high). Something simple, fast, and not necessarily nutritious. But lately I’ve been trying to address that.

It hasn’t been easy but I’m finding new ways to start my morning on the right foot. Beginning with what I put in my body after crawling out of bed. Let’s be real, it’s a struggle.

Everyday is a fresh start

Today, I wanted to share the easiest banana oatmeal recipe I’ve been eating on the daily. It fits all the needs I’ve been searching for in a breakfast and keeps me full until my next meal. It’s cheap, tasty, and best of all quick to prepare. Read below to get the full recipe!

Things We Need

Rolled Oats – I recommend Quaker 1 Minute

1 Banana

Cinnamon

Milk of choice

Almond Butter

Start with your favorite blend of rolled oats. I like a thicker and more crunchy oatmeal so the kind I chose is a little on the larger side. Add 1/2 cup to a cup of oats into a microwave safe bowl.

Carefully pour your choice of milk into the bowl until the liquid is barely covering the top of the oats. Less is more so feel free to start with less liquid and add later if you need.

Cut your banana in half and begin mashing one half into the oatmeal mixture. This will make sure our breakfast has a strong banana flavor.

Microwave on high for 2 minutes and 30 seconds.

Stir mixture and return to microwave to heat for another 1 minute.

Add in cinnamon as desired and almond butter for taste.

Take the rest of the banana we saved from earlier and slice that on top of the prepared oatmeal.

Enjoy your delicious breakfast!

The BEST Avocado Chicken Wraps 

As many of you know, I’ve been trying to expand my cooking skills. With my husband deployed, I’m beginning to realize how much extra time I have on my hands. Time I’ve been able to use towards my new two favorite things, blogging and preparing my own food! 

Stating the obvious, I’m not sure if this is the Pinterest in me talking or not but I’m pretty sure I’ve created the most delicious chicken wraps ever. Who wants to learn how to make em?! Today, I’m sharing my top secret, bomb.com, best avocado chicken wrap recipe with all of you! So easy to make and my recent go-to healthy lunch for work! Let’s get started! 

Things We Need

  • Cherry Tomatoes 
  • Spring Green Mix 
  • 1 Avocado
  • Mini Chicken Fillets 
  • Wrap Or Tortilla Of Choice 
  • Briana’s Honey Mustard Dressing 
  • Garlic Powder 
  • Salt 
  • Pepper
  • Medium Sauce Pan 
  • Olive Oil

1. In a medium sauce pan, set heat to low and prep pan by applying small amount of olive oil. 

2. Once pan begins to warm, set mini chicken fillets in a row side by side. Top with garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Increase heat gradually as chicken begins to cook. Allow chicken to cook evenly and slow. Turning the heat up too quickly will cause chicken to burn and get dry. 

3. Flip chicken when browning begins to occur. Cover with garlic powder, salt, and pepper like before. 

4. While the opposite side of the chicken is cooking, start preparing the veggies and base of wrap.

5. Cube the inside of the avocado and slice the tomatoes making sure all are in bite sized pieces. Line the wrap down the middle with the fresh spring salad mix and veggies.

6. Remove chicken from pan once fully cooked. Cut into small pieces and apply on top of tomatoes, greens, and avocado. Also, if you’re looking for a crispier taste, cut your chicken while still in the pan near the end of its cook time. So good!

7. Drizzle salad dressing across the wrap to your liking. But be careful, this specific brand doesn’t have a small hole at the top for easy pouring! We definitely don’t want a soggy meal filled with too much of one ingredient. 

8. Cut in half if desired and serve with a pickle, veggie straws, or both! The left over chicken I had was used during the week to make multiples of this recipe. You could also use excess chicken as a topper for a garden salad. Yum! 

Food For Thought

I love this lunch option because it’s fast and virtually anyone can make it! The tangy taste of the dressing added at the end really gives it that needed kick. However, if you’re not a fan of honey mustard and would prefer something else I suggest blue cheese or spicy chipotle! There are so many different variations you can make out of these simple base instructions. Give it a shot and put your own spin on it! I’d love to see your creations!