By Samandra

Green Smoothie Recipe

22 Oct 2019

First thing you may think when someone talks about green smoothies, is “yuckyyy”. But not with my recipes, because I make them all without the “yucky” factor. ;)

The secret for a good green smoothie is to mix a lot of yummy fruits with things that aren’t very tasty such as broccoli, kale, and chard. I usually use a lot of fruits and veggies which I don’t usually like the taste in my smoothies so I can get the vitamins, and adding fruits that you like can mask the flavor of the disliked ones. I love to use green apples, kiwi, pineapple, strawberries, as fruits to bring up good flavor and make it taste good.

Green Smoothie Recipe

  • 1/3 cup broccoli
  • 1/3 cup kiwi
  • 1/3 cup green apples
  • 1/3 cup mixed green leaves (spinach, kale, chard)
  • 1/3 cup pineapple
  • 1 cup of juice (lemonade, apple, cranberry)
  • If you would like, you can add a spoon of flax seed and/or chia seeds.

Blend it all in a high powered blender until smooth.


Good at Naps

27 Apr 2019

Totally unrelated to the pictures, but I wanted to share with you something that happened to me yesterday…

I got home, cleaned the room, and made plans for the evening. But before that, I thought that I deserved to lay down for a bit just to “rest my eyes.” I bet I’m not the first to tell myself this little lie. Lol.

I woke up in the middle of the night, and reluctantly went to brush my teeth and went back to bed. Funny that if I fall sleep without brushing my teeth I ALWAYS wake up during the night to do it. I guess my body knows I don’t like to be without a brushed teeth. haha

Anyways… I woke up from this 12 hour nap this morning and man, that was good!

I haven’t always been this good at naps. I remember while growing up I was the only one who wouldn’t take the traditional “afternoon naps.” My brain was always in full speed that nothing could make me turn it off during the day, even if I wanted. Then, there was I, trying to entertain myself while all others were napping.

But today I’m not just good at naps, because I’m GREAT at it! Lol. What are good at? haha


Strawberry, Peach & Lemon Smoothie

16 Mar 2019

Last year I took a Science of Wellness and Nutrition class at BYU, so I could learn more how to take care of my body. Since then I have been doing a lot of new things such as eating more fruits and vegetables.

I have to confess that eating these two wasn’t an easy thing to me. I’m always on the run, with little time to prepare meals, and often the fruits and vegetables that I bought went bad in the fridge. But I wanted it to change. So I made a list of all the excuses that I used to not eat fruits and vegetables.

My excuses in the past:

  • I don’t have time.
  • I’m lazy to eat something extra (apart from what will make me full) along the day__eating isn’t my favorite thing.
  • I feel overwhelmed by all the things I have to do that I don’t want to add something else.
  • I don’t want to go grocery shop every week, and I don’t like to eat fruits when they are too ripe.
  • I can’t eat all those varieties they say in the same day. It’s too much!

After I found out what were my excuses it was easier to me to make a plan to change it. I encourage you to do the same.

My solution:

  • I have always loved fruit smoothies such as the others we found at Jamba Juice. I would make my own “Jamba Juice” yummy smoothies to make me motivated to consume the fruits and veggies I needed.
  • I started to put all the ingredients (but the juice) in a small Ziplock bag and put it in the freezer. Each morning I prepare one of these bags, and have a fresh and healthy drink to start the day!

What I found out:
My fruit smoothies taste WAY BETTER than the ones at Jamba Juice. After awhile taking smoothies daily, there was a day that I didn’t have time to prepare it so I just grabbed one at Jamba Juice thinking that it would be the same, but… I was wrong.

Jamba Juice’s smoothies have sherbet and frozen yogurt added to it which makes it to not taste like fruit, but much more like something sugary that you don’t want. I also couldn’t feel the texture of the fruits, because they probably don’t add much of it.

I’ll be posting more tips that I have learned along the way with other smoothies’ recipe posts. So stay tuned. For now, get the recipe of this yummmyyy fruit smoothies inspired by the Jamba Juice Surf Rider, but way yummier. ;)

Strawberry, Peach & Lemon Smoothie

3 strawberries
1/2 peach
1/2 lemon
1/2 cup of Simply Lemonade juice.

Blend it all and enjoy this simple and delicious fruit smoothie!