Dessert Smoothies (Guest Post!)
There’s a few bloggers who’s blogs I have favorited just for their recipes. You know, ones that make me salivate every single time I read one of their posts. Brandi, from Branappetit, is one of these bloggers.
I’ve tried a good handful of her recipes, but the most recent one I’ve tried was her blueberry muffin smoothie, and well, I’ll let her tell you the deets in this guest post, but trust me when I say I drank my delicious dessert that day 😉
Hi everyone! I’m Brandi from BranAppetit, and I’m so happy to be here for Paige this week. I’ve been reading her blog from the beginning and look forward to every post.
I don’t know about you, but spring is my bring-back-the-smoothies season.
As the weather turns just a bit warmer, I start thinking about smoothies again. I just can’t drink them during the winter, no matter how warm it is inside.
And we’ve had some beautiful weather the last week or so, which means my blender is getting more time in the kitchen!
Over the past few years, I’ve made a lot of smoothies. Some of them have been really good, and some of them have been so bad that I’ve just thrown them away. Not every smoothie concoction will turn out great, but out of all the drinks I’ve made, I’d have to say that these two are my all time favorites.
Ingredients (Serves 1)
· 1/2 cup oats
· 1.5 cups milk
· 1 tsp chia seeds
· 1/2 tsp vanilla
· pinch salt
· 1 cup frozen blueberries
· The night before you want your smoothie, put oats, 1 cup of the milk, chia seeds, vanilla, and salt in a bowl. Mix together, cover the bowl, and place it in the fridge overnight.
· In the morning, pour the oat mixture into your blender.
· Add 1/2 cup more milk and frozen blueberries.
· Blend until smooth.
Ingredients (Serves 1)
- 1 cup milk
- 1/2 cup ice
- drop of vanilla
- 1.5 tsp cocoa powder
- 1 tsp caramel syrup
Blend everything together and get your toppings ready!
- chocolate syrup
- caramel syrup
- sprinkling of chopped peanuts
I love being able to drink smoothies again – they’re super easy to make and they make great breakfasts for busy work-day mornings.
What about you? What’s your favorite smoothie combination?
Paige here again – just answering Brandi’s question! I can’t pick a favorite combination, but I could not believe the difference the addition of oats to my smoothie made when I made the blueberry muffin smoothie! Totally different!
Today is Beth’s funeral, so I’ll be with family all day today. Unfortunately, you can’t put life on pause when tragedies happen, but it’s good to call in some help. I have a couple more guest posts lined up for the week, but I think it’s back to work for me tomorrow. I have a lot of catching up with clients and fitness to do.