Healthy Carrot Cake Smoothie

Monday, March 30, 2015

With Easter next weekend, I've been craving carrot cake lately! The only problem is I'm the only one in my family that likes it and I didn't want to make a whole carrot cake for myself. Major self control issue with sweets here!  Plus, it's already over 90 degrees here in AZ. That alone was enough to turn down making a cake this week. Anyway, I wanted to make a healthy smoothie that would hopefully get rid of my craving and sure enough I did! I played around in the kitchen this weekend with my Vitamix and came up with a healthy carrot cake smoothie that is seriously LIFE CHANGING! It's creamy with a subtle hint of carrots and a punch of nutmeg, cinnamon and vanilla give it that authentic carrot cake taste...

To make this you will need:
  • 2 Frozen Bananas
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Nutmeg
  • 1/4 Cup Carrot Juice
  • 1/4 Cup Almond Milk
  • 1/2 Cup Pitted Dates
  • 1/4 Cup Raisins
  • Sweetened Coconut Flakes and Chopped Walnuts (Optional)
Put all ingredients (except coconut and walnuts) into a high power blender and blend until it's a smooth consistency. Taste test to make sure it's sweet enough for you. If not, add a few packets of stevia or some sugar :) Pour into two glasses and add chopped walnuts and coconut to garnish. Add a fun straw and get ready to taste a little piece of carrot cake heaven without the guilt!
Hope you enjoy this healthy alternative to carrot cake!!
I have a feeling I'll be drinking these all week long!
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Five Favorite Spring Sandals

Friday, March 27, 2015

Spring weather equals sandal season! I love a good sandal that doesn't break the bank and still allows me to run after my active little toddler. Here's my top five mama style sandals...

Target does it again! These are the perfect go to gladiators for everyday outfits! They come in brown or black and are super affordable too :)

Simple and classic, these Gap leather flip flops will go with just about anything! I'm also loving the black snake version of these sandals as well!

 Nude sandals are perfect for spring and summer. I'm loving the subtle snake pattern and tassels ties!

A little leopard to dress up a black dress or can be worn with a pair of denim shorts and a white tee for a causual look. These Paloma flat slings are also on sale for only $14!

Last but not least, these crochet sling sandals are too cute! Lace and crochet are never out of style in my opinion!
Which ones are your favorite? I can't even choose, I love them all!
Hope you all have a great weekend :)
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