What a beautiful day/week it has been.

God’s beauty and extravagance has been inspiring and burning within me lately. He has shown me a depth of Grace and Love that words cannot even describe! God is GOOD!

So this Sunday evening as I reflect on this past week, I am excited for all of the spiritual gains I have made, but I know that I have not exactly been focused as much on the physical side of things. SO, this week I am going to try and incorporate some healthier habits back into my life!

We are looking forward to getting back into a routine at the gym! We have lost some of our strength and endurance and look forward to moving and grooving again.

With that, of course we want to incorporate healthy eating habits again, which means starting our morning with a healthy, energizing boost!

Have you guys ever had a Sunshine Smoothie from Sonic?? OH MY they are yummmmmmm. They are basically a smoothie-ish drink made with banana, orange juice, strawberry and ice cream! Delicious, but full of added sugar! Well, I created my own littler version of a healthier sunshine smoothie that is just as good (if not better) and much healthier!

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This smoothie blends ice with mouth watering fresh fruit  like strawberries, banana, peaches and blueberries! Thank you Lord for all these wonderful treasures you have blessed us with! Also I use Greek yogurt and unsweetened almond milk to create a smooth, refreshing and fueling morning drink!

If you don’t like peaches, you can totally use an orange, but since peaches are in season, and the texture is great in a smoothie, not to mention…that smell (Who else loves the smell of peaches!!)…they are what I have been using! TIP: I peel my peaches….if you leave the peel on it gives it a different texture that, to me, is not as pleasing!

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Another tidbit of advice, use only a half of a banana per serving. So if Matt and I are both having the smoothie I use a whole banana, however if it is just for me, a half of a banana it is! This is because bananas have a lot of natural sugars and carbs, and we want to cut down on that sugar!

Use whatever kind of yogurt that pleases you! I personally us Okios Triple Zero Greek Yogurt,my favorite is the peach flavor. This yogurt has NO added sugar! So it is a friend of mine! I also choose to use unsweetened almond milk.  SO now you got all your ingredients in the blender….and now you turn that bad boy on and let it work its magic!

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You’d be surprised at how naturally sweet this smoothie is! It is the perfect combinations of sweet, tart and refreshing! This is so good that you don’t have to limit it to breakfast! It would make a great snack or dessert option as well! Also, go crazy with it, make it your own! Use your favorite fruits and find your perfect blend!

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Well, I hope you all enjoy this recipe as much as I do and I pray you have a blessed week, full of goodness, fullness and health! Until next time friends!

-Cherri

Recipe:

Ingredients:

6-8 Ice Cubes

5-6 strawberries

1 fresh peach

1 banana

1/4 cup of blueberries

1/2 cup (apx.)  of unsweetened almond milk

1 container of Okios Triple Zero Greek Yogurt (I use the peach, but use any flavor you want!)

Throw it all in a blender and blend until smooth! This recipe makes two small/medium-ish servings. This is perfect for me and my husband, but you could always double if you want either larger or more servings. Enjoy!

 

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