Avocado Chocolate Smoothie – Perfect for My Diet

As you all know, I’m in the process of trying to lose weight!  It’s been a struggle to change my bad habits again.  Yesterday was a good day though.  I had a light breakfast and I wasn’t that hungry for lunch, so I decided to make a smoothie for lunch, in hopes that it would fill me up for a while, plus I’ll get my chocolate fix in.  Believe me, I have a heavy need for chocolate, lol.

 

I’ve been trying to eat more avocados lately for the health benefits.  Plus, I recently heard that consuming more avocados can help you to lose more weight.  Don’t worry, avocados in smoothies don’t taste like guacamole.  In fact, I don’t even taste the avocado.  It just makes the smoothie creamier.  It’s amazing really.  You get this really creamy smoothie, with amazing health benefits, plus you get chocolate all in one?  Yep….you’re going to love it.

 

You may be thinking that you don’t want to spend the money on avocados?  Well, it just so happens that Aldi often has them on sale for 29 cents to 49 cents each.  Walmart will price match Aldi’s produce prices if you have an Aldi within an hour of you.

 

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Avocado Chocolate Smoothie

 

 

Avocado Chocolate Smoothie

 

Ingredients:

1 ripe avocado
1 ripe banana
1/2 cup skim milk (or your favorite %)
1 Tbsp cocoa
8 frozen strawberries
1 pinch of NuStevia (optional)

Directions:  

  1. Put milk and avocado in blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Add banana and cocoa.
  3. Finally, add the 8 frozen strawberries and NuStevia sweetener.

 

If you don’t have the NuStevia, you can add an extra banana or your own favorite sweetener.  Or, if you’re a fan of dark chocolate, you may not need it sweeter.  For me, the chocolate taste was just a little too bitter without it.

 

I really enjoyed this smoothie and felt good most of the afternoon without needing anything else to eat.  It made a great lunch for my weight loss endeavors!  I’ve lost 4 pounds in the past 2 weeks and the last time I measured, I’d already lost an inch off of my waist and a total of 4.5 inches after 10 days of exercise (but only about 4-5 15 minute workouts) in the T-tapp program.  Yay!

 

Avocado Chocolate Smoothie - Pinterest


Any Meat, Any Veggie Crustless Quiche Recipe

Any Meat, Any Veggie, Crustless Quiche

 

There’s one thing I love about eggs….they’re versatile and they’re pretty good for you, too.  I love having my eggs with cheese and veggies, so quiche is the perfect dish for me.  This recipe in particular is pretty easy to accommodate different tastes, as you can put whatever meat or vegetable in it that you want to.  The other night, I was in a pinch, not sure what to serve for supper, when I realized I had plenty of eggs, cheese and vegetables.  I got to chopping and quickly had this delicious meal for supper.  Of course, serving it for breakfast would be amazing, too!

 

For the quiche in the pictures, we used ham for the meat and peppers and onions for the vegetables.  It was perfect like that!

 

Any Meat, Any Vegetable Crustless Quiche Recipe

 

Ingredients:

 

2 cups cheese (your favorite kind)
2/3 cup of flour
1 onion, diced
6 eggs, slightly beaten
2 cups Milk
1/4 cup butter, melted
1 dash of  garlic powder
1 1/2 pounds of meat (ham, ground beef, sausage, etc.)
1-2 cups fresh vegetables (pepper, mushrooms, tomato, broccoli, etc.)
Directions:  

  1. Preheat oven to 450.
  2. Cook meat as directed, drain.  (We like to sauté our ham chunks..so they’re slightly browned.)
  3. Melt butter in skillet.
  4. Sauté vegetables in butter until tender.
  5. Mix together eggs, milk, cheese and flour.
  6. Gradually stir in meat and vegetables.
  7. Pour into a greased 9×13 casserole dish.
  8. Pour Mixture into baking dish.
  9. Bake at 450 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes (until center is done).

 

Quiche Pinterest Image


Last day to Save 50% or more on Crockpot Freezer Meals Products!

Do you know what today is?

 

Yes, January 5th!  Monday.

 

Do you know what that means?

 

It means, I begin working on some new goals.  New goals of eating better, exercising more and planning ahead better!

 

I’m actually going to use my Crockpot Freezer Meals to help me.  I’m going to plan ahead my meals again (somehow I got out of this habit the past couple of months…(smacks self in the head!).  I’m even going to start getting up earlier.  I’m saying goodbye to one of the worst years I have ever had and I plan to embrace 2015 with happiness, gratitude and a great plan to have an amazing year!

Today is also the last day of my New Year’s Resolutions Sale!

 

Resolutions Sale

 

This sale has several different options.

 

We’ve brought back the Stock Your Freezer Sale that we had a few months ago, but this time, I’ve got weeks 5-8 included.  Also, if you don’t want the books included there, there’s a couple of other bundles that you can purchase for around half price!

 

Be sure to read all about the options here:

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Hurry, you only have until midnight to make your purchase!

 

Oh and if you haven’t gotten entered into the giveaway for the slow cooker yet, be sure to get entered here, because it ends this week, too!

Survey Giveaway