Herbalife Blueberry Muffin Batter Smoothie Bowl

Herbalife Blueberry Muffin Batter Smoothie Bowl

Many summers ago, Cold Stone Creamery had a limited edition ice cream – Blueberry Muffin Batter. It was maybe the best ice cream I’ve ever tried (besides Ben & Jerry’s “The Tonight Dough”). I made a smoothie bowl the other night that tastes PRETTY damn close. It was so good in fact, that I felt guilty eating it. Protein shake, ice, water, fruit, and why yes, some dark chocolate. Not unhealthy, at all!

I get bored with protein shakes sometimes, and this allows me a different way to consume them, plus it helps me up my intake of fruit – a win win! I also loooooovvvveeeeeee chia seeds, and they give smoothie bowls a delicious texture.

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For the smoothie:
4 oz of cold water
2 scoops of Herbalife Cookies and Cream Meal Replacement Mix
2 scoops of Herbalife Vanilla PDM Protein Powder
½ cup blueberries
4-6 ice cubes (start with 4)

Toppings:
Half a Banana
Strawberries
Orange
Chia Seeds
Dark Chocolate Chips

Directions:
Combine your water (NOTE: You could also use milk), powders, blueberries, and puree. Add one ice cube at a time until your smoothie is the consistency you want. I will say that too many ice cubes takes away from the flavor. Pour into a bowl, and top with your favorite ingredients! I just got some blood oranges and these would have been to die for on top. This was so good, my roommate was eye-balling it! 😉

– xoxo, Amber

 

Piña Colada Smoothie Bowl

Piña Colada Smoothie Bowl

Just because I’ve been lacking on my posting doesn’t mean I haven’t been slaying it in the kitchen or at the gym (or in mother nature… who says you’re limited to working out just at the gym?!). For the past month I’ve been working out at least 3 times a week (one week I worked out five times), and I have been busy cooking in the kitchen… I’ve got several recipes coming your way!

Many of you know I was leaving Los Angeles this time last week – and I did not want to come home. I spent my days by my family’s pool, grilled out for the 4th, hiked up to an overlook of the city that night and watched people all across the LA city skyline shoot off illegal fireworks (lol), went to Disneyland (I met freaking Princess Aurora), went to my uncle’s movie pre-screening, “Bad Moms,” and it is HILARIOUS (go see it July 29th!),  saw a friend I studied abroad with, and so much more. I was in Los Angeles the majority of the week, but was able to drive down to San Diego to see a friend from high school for 2 nights and experience a small slice of the city and beach (WE SAW SEALS UP CLOSE AND IT WAS CUTE AF).

On my drive back to LA, I made an impromptu stop at Laguna Beach – yes, that was a show on MTV back in the day and Stephen was hot af…. You can bet I took a Snapchat of the beach with Hilary Duff’s “Coming Clean” playing in the background. In all seriousness, that beach was BEAUTIFUL. It’s almost sinful that I had to come back to Nashville… Don’t get me wrong, I love my city, but it’s so humid and hot right now and we don’t even have a damn beach to help ease the pain.

Being on the beach put me in the mood… Ya know, for fruity drinks with cute umbrellas. So, I concocted this smoothie bowl! It’s delicious, but I did not add rum to it. ;(

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Herbalife Piña Colada Smoothie Bowl

For the smoothie:
8oz of Coconut Almond Milk Blend
2 scoops of Herbalife Piña Colada Meal Replacement Mix
1 scoop of Herbalife Vanilla PDM Protein Powder
1/2 of a banana
6 ice cubes (or more)

Toppings:
Pineapple
Kiwi (I used a whole one)
Half a Banana
Chia Seeds
Granola
Coconut Flakes
Marcishmo Cherry

Directions:
Combine your almond milk, powders, half of a banana, and puree. Add one ice cube at a time until your smoothie is the consistency you want. Pour into a bowl, and top with your favorite ingredients! Easy peezy. Garnish with your toothpick umbrella, close your eyes, and play some Jimmy Buffet to ease those “I’m not at the beach” woes.

xoxo –  Amber

Chocolate Protein Smoothie Bowl

Chocolate Protein Smoothie Bowl

I’ve never had a huge sweet tooth. Given the choice between a bag of chips and a donut, 9 times out of 10 I’ll snatch the bag of chips (kettle-cooked Salt & Vinegar, please) out of your hand. I’ve realized not much fruit has ever been a part of my diet, so now I’m trying to incorporate a fair amount, while still watching how much sugar I consume. That being said, I do love chocolate. A world without chocolate is just not a place I care to live in.

A few weeks ago I was scrolling through Pinterest, and saw these beautiful smoothie bowls topped with not only fruit, but all kinds of seeds, nuts, coconut and so much more. I decided that I wanted to make a smoothie bowl of my own, but using my Herbalife protein powder and meal replacement shakes. This recipe will hopefully be the first of many!

*note: I didn’t even intend this to look so patriotic. It just kind of happened…

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Chocolate Protein Smoothie Bowl
Serves: 1
Prep Time: 20 mins

For the smoothie:

1 cup unsweetened vanilla Almond Milk
1 scoop of Herbalife Vanilla Protein Powder
2 scoops of Herbalife Dutch Chocolate Meal Replacement Powder
1/4 tsp of Pure Vanilla Extract
5 large ice cubes

For the toppings:
Granola
Chia Seeds
Sliced Almonds
Coconut
Strawberries
Blueberries
Baby Banana
…and whatever else you want!

Directions:
It’s pretty simple… Combine your almond milk, powders, and vanilla extract into a blender, and puree. Add one ice cube at a time until your smoothie is the consistency you want. Pour into a bowl, and top with your favorite ingredients!

xoxo – Amber