If you’re craving an early-morning pick-me-up or an after-workout refuel, a smoothie is the pot of gold that just keeps on giving. There’s almost no limit to what you can put in them and, if you’ve ever taken a dive into Pinterest, you’ll know that there’s a true treasure trove of unique and delicious ingredients – coffee, spinach, chocolate, banana, mango, strawberry, raspberry, whey. The list goes on and on. All that really matters, at the end of the day, is what you’re in the mood for.
I hope this list of 101 healthy and delicious smoothie recipes inspires you to experiment with flavours and puts a smile on your face that lasts an entire day (because that’s how long this list took me to curate)!
On weekends (and some evenings), you can usually find me sitting in front of the computer indulging in a good ol’ Netflix binge or curled on the couch with a book or my iPhone, scrolling through Instagram. Almost always, in all those instances, I have a hot cup of coffee with me. Why? There’s something about a warm beverage nestled between my hands. It’s cozy and comforting.
I think, in my ways, I really used to be the kind of person that scoffed at New Year’s resolutions. My tendency was always towards taking the side of “you can make a change whenever you want – you don’t need a new year for that,” and while that’s still true in many cases, I have to say that I entered 2018 with a deep fire and a vigour for the burgeoning creativity in my life.
Not only did I get to cap off 2017 by spending a solid week and a half at home in Ottawa with my family (in many ways, the real gift, am I right?), but I was spoiled with food, laughter, and, of course, some incredible gifts.
When Christmas morning rolled around, the generosity of gifts I received from my parents and my family was, as always, completely overwhelming. Before I cap off a resoundingly successful and prosperous 2017 with a wordy and emotional blog post (soon to come), I wanted to take a few minutes of your time to share some of my favourite gifts I received over the Christmas holidays.