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Pinterest Projects Week 6 — October 24, 2014

Pinterest Projects Week 6

New Years Eve Scrapbook Page

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Slowly, but surely I am getting my 2013 scrapbook made. It takes me about 30-40 minutes to do each page because I am pretty OCD about them, but I get to spend every minute reminiscing about the fun times in the pictures. This page is from a trip with Scotty’s family to Costa Rica.

Found on my Scrapbooking board.

Page idea thanks to Stampbooker

New Years Eve Scrapbook Page


Date Night With the Hubby

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Now that we are back home, we don’t get a lot of times where we are alone. We fill up a lot of our weekends with family and friends. It’s not very often that we have a date night. I saw this 50 fun and cheap dates pin from Six Sisters’ Stuff and declared a night in with my hubby and no one else. We made homemade pizza, a fun drink, and watched a movie.

Herbed Tomato Bacon Pizza


Recipe thanks to Bless This Mess Please

Yield: 2 large pizzas


For the Pizza

2 cups pizza sauce

3 cups shredded mozzarella

6-8 slices bacon, cooked crisp and crumpled

1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved

1/4 cup chopped fresh herbs (a mix of basil, parsley, and oregano is delicious)


We used Pillsbury pizza crust and just added all the toppings. It was very easy.

 Casino Crush


I saw this Pin and thought it looked tasty. Then when we went to make the drink we realized there was no recipe. We basically just guessed and dumped liquids in until we felt it would be good. We lucked out and came out with a yummy drink.

Found on my It’s 5 o’clock Somewhere board.

Date Night With the Hubby


Painted Mini Pumpkins

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I am terrible at carving pumpkins. I always end up cutting too much or taking off the wrong piece. It’s more of a tradition type thing that I don’t want to get rid of, but frustrates me every time. On the other hand, I have always enjoyed painting pumpkins. I loved the simple and classic look of these pumpkins. They go great in out apartment, sitting on a shelf.

Found on my Fall/Halloween/Thanksgiving board.

Idea thanks to Place of my Taste

Painted Mini Pumpkins


DIY Hat Organizer

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Before I found this idea I was constantly picking up my hats off of the floor. My hats were on my necklace hooks and it was just too crowded. I love that the hooks on this hanger secure the hats from falling off. I already had the hanger and I just bought cheap plastic shower curtain hooks from Target.

Found on my Organized/Clean board.

Idea thanks to Simply Frugal

DIY Hat Organizer

DIY Workout Tank

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Every girl who has been in a sorority can understand that you collect a lot of t-shirts. These girls can also understand that it’s hard to get rid of the t-shirts. These aren’t just t-shirts. They are memories of great socials/parties. I have a lot of t-shirts that are getting holes in them from too much wear and tear. I haven’t thrown them away just in case I find a good use for them. This DIY workout tank was perfect for my t-shirts with armpit holes.

Found on my DIY Sewing board.

Idea thanks to Dollars, Sense and More

DIY Workout Tank


Crescent Roll Breakfast Ring

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I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I don’t like having to figure out breakfast in the morning. I’m always, without fail, running late in the morning. If I get ready fast enough I end up finding something else to get done. Since I made this on a Sunday I had leftovers to eat throughout the week. It was one less thing to worry about.

Found on my Breakfast board.

Crescent Roll Breakfast Ring

Recipe thanks to Pillsbury


4 slices bacon, cut in half crosswise

1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon milk

4 eggs, slightly beaten

Salt and pepper, if desired

1/4 cup chopped red bell pepper

1 can (8 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated crescent dinner rolls

1 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend (4 oz)

Chopped fresh cilantro, if desired

1 cup Old El Paso™ Thick ‘n Chunky salsa, if desired


Heat oven to 375°F. Line large cookie sheet with cooking parchment paper. In 10-inch skillet, cook bacon over medium heat about 4 minutes or until cooked but not crisp, turning once. (It will continue to cook in oven.) Set bacon aside; drain all except 2 teaspoons bacon drippings from skillet.

In medium bowl, beat 1/3 cup of the milk, the eggs, salt and pepper with fork or whisk until well mixed. Stir in bell pepper. Pour egg mixture into skillet. As mixture heats, portions of eggs will begin to set. Gently push cooked portions with metal spatula to outside edge of skillet. Avoid stirring constantly. As more egg sets, push it to the edge and place it on top of the already set egg mixture. Cook 5 to 6 minutes or until eggs are thickened throughout but still moist.

Unroll dough; separate into 8 triangles. On parchment-lined cookie sheet, arrange triangles with shortest sides toward center, overlapping in star shape and leaving 4-inch round circle open in center (see diagram). Crescent dough points may hang over edge of cookie sheet. Press overlapping dough to flatten.

Place bacon on each of the triangles. Sprinkle 1/3 cup of the cheese onto widest part of dough. Spoon eggs over cheese. Sprinkle with 1/3 cup of the cheese. Pull points of triangles over eggs and cheese, and tuck under dough to form ring (filling will be visible). Carefully brush dough with remaining 1 tablespoon milk; sprinkle with remaining 1/3 cup cheese.

Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until deep golden brown. Cool 2 minutes. With broad spatula, carefully loosen ring from cookie sheet; slide onto serving platter. Garnish with cilantro and salsa.


Chicken Quesadillas

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By the look of these, I’m sure you can tell they didn’t turn out like they were supposed to. I tried to roll them up and make them bite size, but ended up just making them regular quesadillas. I made them on a Sunday to eat while watching the Steelers. I’m glad I didn’t make them for a party since they didn’t turn out as bite size. I wouldn’t suggest making these as appetizers, but they were delicious for lunch.

Found on my Football Food/Appetizers board.

Chicken Quesadillas

Recipe thanks to ivillage


4 (10 to 12) flour tortillas

2 cups shredded Monterey Jack Cheese

1 cup prepared chipotle salsa

2 cups chopped rotisserie chicken meat, still warm from the store or reheated in the microwave


Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add a flour tortilla, heat it until it is blistered on one side, then turn it over.

Scatter 1/2 cup of the cheese on top and cook for 1 minute. Remove to a cutting board.

Top the tortilla with 1/4 cup of the salsa, spreading it gently to the edges with the back of a spoon.

Top with 1/2 cup shredded chicken, then roll the tortilla into a log. Let it stand for a minute before cutting into 1/2-inch slices.

Make 3 more quesadillas with the remaining ingredients and arrange the pinwheels on a platter.

Red, White & Blue Sangria — September 25, 2014

Red, White & Blue Sangria

I made this way back in July for a pool day with one of my teacher friends. I had bought the ingredients originally for the Fourth of July, but we ended up having too much fun on the third! You can cut the pineapples into stars to make it festive. Happy Drinking!

Red, White & Blue Sangria


Red, White & Blue Sangria

Recipe thanks to Recipe Girl

Yield: 8 to 10 servings


2 bottles dry white wine (Sauvignon Blanc is good)
1 cup triple sec
1/2 cup berry-flavored vodka
1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 cup simple syrup (see tips below)
1 cup blueberries
1 1/2 cups hulled and sliced strawberries
1 cup raspberries
1 1/2 cups pineapple chunks


Combine all ingredients in a large punch bowl or pitcher and stir well. Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours. Serve well-chilled with a good scoop of fruit floating in each drink, or serve over ice.

Pinterest Projects Week 1 — July 23, 2014

Pinterest Projects Week 1

I have had Pinterest for 3 years now so you can imagine how many pins I have collected so far. Right now at this moment I have 5,047 pins. There are so many on there that I pinned three years ago thinking, “I want to do this someday.” Well that day is today! Last week I went through all my pins and made a list of things I was finally going to do. I chose something from 11 of my boards and here they are with my reviews.

Clean Eating Cinnamon Apple Smoothie


I chose this recipe from my Clean Eating board. I usually love green smoothies, but I wasn’t a fan of this one. It was very thick and tasted like spinach. I added ice and honey to make it a bit more bearable, but this isn’t something I would go back to.

Clean Eating Cinnamon Apple Smoothie

Recipe thanks to The Gracious Pantry

(Makes 2 cups)


1 cup chopped, sweet apple (I love pink lady apples for this)
1 cup raw spinach
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon


Blend and serve.


Breakfast Bagel Sandwich


I made this Breakfast Bagel Sandwich on Sunday Morning for Scotty and he has asked me for it every day since. I found the picture on Pinterest in my Breakfast board, but there wasn’t a recipe for it. I made this based off of what it looked like in the picture. I will write what I did on here.

Breakfast Bagel Sandwich


1 Bagel

1 Scrambled Egg

1 Fried Egg

1 Slice American Cheese

1 tbsp cream cheese

1 slice bacon, cooked



Toast the bagel and spread cream cheese on each half. While the bagel is toasting scramble and fry each egg. When the eggs are both done cooking melt cheese on them.  Layer the eggs and bacon on the bottom half of the bagel. Place the top half of the bagel on top of the eggs and bacon.


Black Bean and Guac Burritos


I found this recipe on my Yummy board. I pinned it one year ago and for some reason whenever I got my menu plan ready I never went for this. I guess maybe it was because it didn’t have any meat in it and I didn’t think Scotty would like it. Obviously, I could have easily put meat in it and my problem would have been fixed, but I never chose it. I was missing out this entire year. I made them on yesterday for dinner. It was the perfect size for two people and didn’t give us any leftovers. I didn’t get big enough tortillas and I stuffed them very full so they were falling apart, but it didn’t stop us from devouring them.

Black Bean and Guac Burritos

Recipe thanks to Naturally Ella



2 Avocados

1 clove garlic, minced

½ red onion, minced

1 Serrano chile(seeds removed and minced)

1 lime

¼ teaspoon Salt

½ cup Cilantro, minced

1 small Tomato, diced


2 large flour tortillas

½ cup brown rice, cooked

½ can black beans

bag chopped lettuce, onion, and tomatoes

⅓ cup Moneteray Jack Cheese


Remove avocado from skin and place in a bowl and slightly mash. Add in the garlic, onion, chile, lime juice, salt, and cilantro. Stir until guac is well combined. Fold in diced tomatoes.

Spread guacamole in the center of the flour tortilla. Place half the rice, beans, cheese, and toppings on top of the guacamole. Roll into a burrito and tuck in the ends.

Using an indoor grill or a panini press, heat burrito until tortilla browns on each side.

Serve with remaining guacamole or salsa.

Healthy Sweet Potato Hash


I pinned this recipe 1 year ago onto my Sides board. I actually planned to make it a few months back, but it was a crazy week and it got pushed aside. It was good, but I lost some of the flavor by not putting garlic in it. I’m trying to stay away from cooking with garlic since it makes your breathe so stinky! I just put some salt and pepper on top of it when it was done cooking and it enhanced the flavor.

Healthy Sweet Potato Hash

Recipe thanks to Fit Sugar


1 large sweet potato, wash and dice into small cubes (1/4” square)
2 tbsp canola or coconut oil
2 cups sweet onion, coarsely chopped
1/2 green pepper, coarsely chopped
1 whole fresh jalapeño pepper, minced (remove seeds for less heat)
2 cloves of roasted garlic
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp fresh group pepper
1 tsp Italian seasoning


Bring large pot of water to a boil and add diced sweet potato. Boil for 5-8 minutes, until potato cubes are cooked through. Drain the water and set the sweet potato cubes aside to dry while you cook the pepper and onions.

Preheat a large cast iron skillet to medium heat. Drizzle 1 tbsp of oil onto the skillet and add the onion and peppers. Stir often and sauté until the onion becomes translucent.

Scrape the mixture onto a plate. Drizzle the skillet with oil again and add the potato cubes, onions, peppers, roasted garlic, salt, pepper, and seasoning, arranging them in a single layer. Continue cooking until the sweet potato, onion, and peppers have browned.

Portion onto a plate and serve.

Serves 4

Ornament Christmas Card


I realize that Christmas is 5 months away, but when time comes for the hustle and bustle of the holiday season it’s hard to get all the fun projects done that you want to. This card came from my Christmas Joy board. For the last two years I have made homemade Christmas cards for my friends and family. This year this card will be in the running for which one I choose. Making the cards by hand is extra work yes, but it’s so fun to do.

Ornament Christmas Card

Homemade card thanks to Split Coast Stampers


Phonetic Flip Chart

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I chose this project from my Mrs. Robinson’s Classroom board. Right now I have a total of 884 pins on this board and I just keep adding ideas daily. I can’t believe all the amazing things people come up with for teaching. Just like I like a Pinterest life at home, my classroom is completely Pinterest inspired. I get lesson ideas, decorating ideas, and even classroom management ideas. It’s going to take me a long time to get through all the ideas on this board, but I’m starting with this idea. I don’t have a job lined up yet for next school year so I have no idea what grade I’ll be teaching, but this would be perfect for little firsties.

Phonetic Flip Chart

Book Idea thanks to Kids Activities Blog

I made 5 separate books to put into my word work station. On the first section I put all the consonants, digraphs, and beginning blends. On the second section I put all the letters in the alphabet plus all vowel teams. On the third section I put all the consonants, digraphs, and ending blends. I imagine I will have students make any words they want, even nonsense words, and when they find a word that they think is real they are to write it down on a piece of paper. I can collect that paper for documentation to see if they are recognizing real words vs. nonsense.

The Giver by Lois Lowry


I got this pin from my Things That Make You Go “Huh” board. I loved reading The Hunger Games. I don’t know about you, but when I’m finished reading a series of books I feel abandoned. I get so caught up in the story and the characters that I feel like I know them and when I’m finished reading they just leave me! I chose the first book on the list to read and I love it! It’s a quick read, only about 180 pages, and I read it in three days. The website I got this pin from does a great job explaining how each book is similar to The Hunger Games and why you would like it. I took a description straight from their website for The Giver so this is in their words not mine:

(Take from Two Busy Brunettes) Jonas is a young boy living in a Utopian town.  Everything is perfect where he lives.  When children turn 12  they are assigned a job, so when Jonas turns 12 he is named the next  ‘Giver’ .  This job changes his life because it opens his eyes to things about his society and its past.  Jonas faces difficult choices about his future and the future of his people.

The Giver by Lois Lowry

Pin thanks to Two Busy Brunettes


Large Studded Earrings

earrings   I saw a quote one time that said something like, “I wish my Pinterest closet was my actual closet.” This is so true! I have a board called Dreaming I Could Afford These Outfits. A lot of the outfits on this board came from Polyvore. This is a fantastic website that puts together some of the most amazing outfits, but also the most outrageously overpriced. The outfit in this picture would have been $188 if I purchased everything in the picture. I decided to just choose the earrings. I clicked on the image and they were sold out so I went to Charming Charlie and picked out these turquoise ones. They will look great with almost any color.

Large Studded Earrings


New Running Shorts


I got this picture from my For the Future board. I would so love to have every color in the rainbow of Nike shorts someday. This week I just settled on getting one new pair. I chose the bright orange ones with a pink strip down the side. My circle is not quite as big and colorful as theirs, but maybe someday.

New Running Shorts

Vodka Punch — July 6, 2014

Vodka Punch

About a month ago another girl and I threw a bachelorette party for our friend. The theme was Glitter/Sparkle. We wore sparkly dresses and tried to incorporate some glitter into the decorations. We had the other bridesmaids bring food to share at the hotel before hand and I made Vodka Punch. I was so excited to use the drink dispenser we got for our wedding two years ago. Knowing how clumsy I am of course I broke it the next morning taking it out to my car! The Vodka Punch did the trick and I’m pretty sure everyone was feeling good after drinking only one glass. Happy Drinking!

Servings: 28

Vodka Punch


Vodka Punch

Recipe thanks to Food.com


1 quart cranberry juice cocktail
1 (6 ounce) can frozen lemonade
2 cups vodka
1 1/2 quarts 7-Up soda, chilled


Combine first 3 ingredients in punch bowl.
Slowly add 7-Up.
Add ice and serve.
Makes 28 (4 oz.) drinks.

The invitations I made

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Our Glittery Dresses


Simply Raspberry Lemonade and Malibu — May 5, 2014

Simply Raspberry Lemonade and Malibu

We are moving soon and therefore trying to clean out the pantry as much as we can before the move. We have all these bottles of alcohol that we would rather not pack up. What else to do other than drink it? I made this drink without a recipe and it turned out pretty yummy and perfect for by the pool. Happy Drinking!

Simply Raspberry Lemonade and Malibu


Simply Raspberry Lemonade and Malibu


6 ounces Simply Raspberry Lemonade

3 ounces Malibu Coconut Rum

1 handful of ice


Blend all ingredients in a blender and serve.


Cherry Beer-Garita — March 16, 2014

Cherry Beer-Garita

Earlier this week we were in the mood to go to the hot tub. What’s a hot tub without a cold beverage in your hand? I made this drink put it in a pitcher and we headed down to the tub. As we got closer we had a little pep in our step due to excitement. As we walk around the corner our pep quickly became a sulk, hot tub closed! We were not letting that ruin our relaxing tub time so we filled up the bath tub, sat in our swim suits and drank our drinks. Happy Drinking!

Cherry Beer-Garita


Cherry Beer-Garita

Recipe thanks to Pinterest


12 oz Cherry Soda

12 oz Tequila

12 oz Corona

12 oz Frozen Limeade Concentrate

1 cup ice


Combine all ingredients into a blender. Blend until smooth. Serve in a mason jar and garnish with cherry & lime.

Oscars Watch Party — March 4, 2014

Oscars Watch Party

Scotty says whenever I hear about an event big or small my first thought is, “What food can I made for it?” This is very true. I was excited to watch the Oscars for 1 because Ellen was hosting and for 2 I got to make some yummy snacks. I made the spinach and cheese swirls for the movie, Wolf of Wall Street. If you have seen the movie you will know why I chose something with spinach. Happy Eating!




Recipe thanks Feed Me Phoebe


3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice (from 2 large lemons)
1/2 cup chilled vodka
1 cup chilled prosecco


Place 4 large martini glasses in the freezer. Combine the sugar and lemon juice in a small bowl, and whisk until the sugar dissolves.

Combine 1/4 cup lemon syrup and the vodka in a martini shaker. Add ice cubes. Cover and shake 8 to 10 times, then strain the mixture equally into 4 very cold martini glasses (about 3 tablespoons each). Add 1/4 cup chilled sparkling wine to each glass. Garnish each martini with lemon peel and serve very cold.

Spinach-Cheese Swirls


Spinach-Cheese Swirls

Recipe thanks to Pepperidge Farm

Servings: 20


1/2  of a 17.3-ounce package Pepperidge Farm® Puff Pastry Sheets (1 sheet), thawed

1  egg

1  tbsp. water

1/2  cup shredded Muenster cheese or Monterey Jack cheese

1/4  cup grated Parmesan cheese

1  green onion, chopped (about 2 tablespoons)

1/8  tsp.garlic powder

1  pkg.(about 10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and well drained


Heat the oven to 400 degrees F. Beat the egg and water in a small bowl with a fork or whisk.

Stir the Muenster cheese, Parmesan cheese, onion and garlic powder in a medium bowl.

Unfold the pastry sheet on a lightly floured surface. Brush the pastry sheet with the egg mixture. Top with the cheese mixture and spinach. Starting with a short side, roll up like a jelly roll. Cut into 20 (1/2-inch) slices. Place the slices, cut-side down, onto baking sheets. Brush the slices with the egg mixture.

Bake for 15 minutes or until the pastries are golden brown. Remove the pastries from the baking sheets and let cool on wire racks for 10 minutes.

Sweet Soy-Glazed Chicken Wings


Sweet Soy-Glazed Chicken Wings

Recipe thanks to Chow


For the chicken:

1/4 cup packed dark brown sugar

1/4 cup soy sauce

2 tablespoons sake or dry sherry

4 medium garlic cloves, minced

3 pounds chicken wings, separated into 2 pieces, wing tips removed and discarded

For the sauce:

1/4 cup packed dark brown sugar

1/4 cup soy sauce

2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh pineapple

2 tablespoons sake or dry sherry

1 tablespoon white wine vinegar

1 tablespoon naturally sweetened pineapple juice

1 medium garlic clove, minced

1 tablespoon cornstarch dissolved in 1 tablespoon cold water

To serve:

1 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds, for garnish


For the chicken:

Place the brown sugar, soy sauce, sake or sherry, and garlic in a large resealable plastic bag and stir to combine. Add the chicken, seal (pressing out any excess air), and turn the bag to coat the chicken evenly. Place in the refrigerator and marinate, turning occasionally, for at least 2 hours or up to 12 hours.

Heat the broiler to high and arrange a rack in the middle of the oven. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and set a wire rack over the foil. Remove the chicken from the marinade, letting any excess drip off, and arrange in a single layer on the rack. (Try not to let the wings touch.) Discard the marinade.

Broil the chicken until the meat starts to pull away from the bone and the skin is a deep golden brown, bubbling, and crisped, about 12 minutes. Remove the baking sheet from the oven and, using tongs, flip the wings over. Return to the oven and continue broiling until the skin is a deep golden brown, bubbling, and crisped on the second side, about 12 minutes more. Meanwhile, prepare the sauce.

For the sauce:

Place all of the ingredients except the cornstarch-water mixture in a small saucepan and stir to combine. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce the heat to low and simmer until the sauce has reduced to about 1/2 cup, about 10 minutes. Add the cornstarch mixture, whisk to combine, and cook until the sauce has thickened, about 1 minute. Transfer to a large heatproof bowl.

To serve:

Add the cooked wings to the sauce and toss to combine. Transfer to a serving dish and sprinkle with the toasted sesame seeds. Serve immediately.


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Dragon Fruit Martini — March 2, 2014

Dragon Fruit Martini

I got pretty stir crazy yesterday and made a lot of concoctions in the kitchen. This was one of the drinks I came up with. We didn’t have very many ingredients so I had to get creative. I wanted to make something fruity with some carbonation, but I didn’t have any sprite or tonic water, instead I used ginger beer. It turned out delicious! Happy Drinking!

Dragon Fruit Martini


Dragon Fruit Martini


5 raspberries

3 strawberries

1 tsp sugar

1 tsp lime juice

2 oz dragon fruit vodka

4 oz ginger beer


Muddle together the fruit, lime juice, and sugar in a shaker until it becomes a thick syrup. Pour in the vodka and ginger beer. Fill the rest of the shaker with ice and shake until chilled. You can either pour the whole contents of the shaker into a tumbler glass or strain it into a martini.

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The Booster (Kahlua and coffee cocktail) — March 1, 2014

The Booster (Kahlua and coffee cocktail)

What is there to do when you are cooped up at home all day due to rain? My mind usually goes to, “What can I concoct in the kitchen?” Today, a fun cocktail was on my mind. I pulled out a bunch of ingredients I thought would go good together and just started mixing. I came up with The Booster. If you like chocolate and coffee, this is the cocktail for you. Happy Drinking!

The Booster


The Booster


3/4 cup strong brewed coffee, chilled

1.5 oz vodka

2 oz chocolate liquer

1.5 oz kahlua

1 oz chocolate syrup

1 oz half and half

1 cup of ice


Place all ingredients into a blender and serve.

Protein Smoothies — February 10, 2014

Protein Smoothies

I have seen so many yummy recipes for protein shakes, but never have made them because I don’t have the protein powder. Scotty and I went to GNC yesterday to pick some up for him and it turns out that lady said I could use the same stuff he uses. I will be trying all kinds of recipes for breakfast and posting them as I try them. Happy Drinking!

Protein Smoothie Recipes

I had a can of pumpkin leftover from the fall and this was the perfect way to use it up. I know it’s February and I’m cooking with pumpkin instead of say peppermint, but even if it’s not the season everyone loves pumpkin pie. This smoothie tasted just like pumpkin pie and filled me up until my morning snack.

Pumpkin Pie Protein Shake


Pumpkin Pie Protein Shake

Recipe thanks to Cyclone Cup


8 oz Vanilla Almond Milk (I used unsweetened almond milk)

1 scoop Vanilla Protein Powder

1/4 cup Canned Pumpkin

1 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice


First add almond milk, then add rest of ingredients. (The recipe says to shake it in a cyclone cup, but I made mine into a smoothie by adding ice and blending it.)

Pumpkin Protein Smoothie

This was similar to the smoothie I made yesterday, but had banana in it with the pumpkin. Just this little change made it so yummy! I like this one the best so far. Happy Drinking!


Pumpkin Protein Smoothie

Recipe thanks to Peak Fitness


1/4 cup pumpkin (not pie filling)

1 scoop of vanilla protein powder

1 cup milk of your choice (I use unsweetened almond milk)

1/2 banana

Dash of cinnamon, nutmeg, or pumpkin pie spice

Ice (to taste)


Blend and enjoy!

Peanut Butter Banana Protein Shake

This is now first in line for my favorite protein shake. The banana made it sweeter and I love anything with peanut butter. The recipe says to use 1 tablespoon milk, but my blender say, no way is this happening. I ended up using 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk. Happy Drinking!


Peanut Butter Banana Protein Shake

Recipe thanks Get Sweet Smart


1 ripe banana
1 Tbsp. fat-free milk
1 Tbsp. creamy peanut butter
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
1 cup ice

Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth, adding ice or milk to reach desired texture.
Pour into a glass and sip with a straw.

Oatmeal Raisin Protein Shake

The best thing about this shake was I had all the ingredients in my cabinet already. Happy Drinking!


Oatmeal Raisin Protein Shake

Recipe thanks to Best Cleanse Recipes

Yield: 1 serving


1 scoop vanilla protein powder
1/2 small banana
2 tablespoons regular oats
1/2 tablespoon natural peanut butter
1 heaping tablespoon raisins
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
3-4 ice cubes


Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

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Pumpkin Protein Smoothie #2

There are so many varieties of pumpkin protein smoothies out there. As I was trying to use up a can of pumpkin I got to try a lot of them. Happy Drinking!


Pumpkin Smoothie

Recipe thanks to Amber Dean Fitness


8 oz Almond milk

2 scoops of vanilla whey protein powder

3 tablespoons of pumpkin puree

1 tsp vanilla extract

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/8 tsp nutmeg

handful of ice


Blend all ingredient together.

Peanut Butter Cup Protein Shake

Giving up candy for my New Years Resolution has been very hard, but with a protein shake like this for breakfast who can complain about no candy? Chocolate and Peanut Butter for breakfast? Sign me up! Happy Drinking!


Peanut Butter Cup Protein Shake

Recipe thanks to My Cooking Spot


8oz. Almond Milk
1 Scoop Protein Shake Mix
1 Tbsp. peanut butter1 Tbsp. Cocoa Powder
6 ice cubes

Directions:Blend well in a blender.

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