Make Ahead Frozen Smoothies

Hey friends! Today I wanted to share with you one of my newest obsessions- smoothies for breakfast! Although you may remember my love/hate relationship with smoothies, Jacob and I recently discovered a great smoothie place right next to our gym that fits my needs! Most smoothie places use either plain yogurt, milk, or a milk-based powder to ‘fill out’ the smoothies, and that’s usually what ends up disagreeing with my stomach. These kinds of smoothies are super common in chain smoothie places (I’m looking at you- Starbucks, Smoothie King, and Jamba Juice) since it’s essentially a cheaper way to make the smoothie. I was pleased to find out that Jamba Juice has a new menu of diary-free smoothies that I was able to try out, and it was amazing! A lot of Austin smoothie places are sensitive to this and great for non-dairy smoothie lovers, but unfortunately there are no JuiceLand or Austin Skinny Limits locations nearby us :( BUT, as I mentioned, we found a new place nearby that uses nothing but fruit and juices! Such a simple idea, honestly, but seemingly revolutionary in this day and age :P Shout-out to The Juice Bar in South Austin for making all my smoothie dreams come true!!

But what’s better that getting smoothies? That’s right, friends- making smoothies! Inspired by the deliciousness we discovered at The Juice Bar (and not wanting to pay close to $5 for each one!), Jacob and I set out to make our own smoothies, and be able to make them ahead to enjoy smoothies on-the-go all week long. Continue reading


Wednesday, 12/18/13

Dear Jacob: I love you so much, more and more everyday. I’m grateful for our ability to overcome, and I want to continue to show you how much I love you each day. Dear clothes: Please organize yourself!! Decide what I will and won’t actually wear, and take yourself to the donation center! *sigh* I’m sick of sorting through stuff. Dear Christmas decorations: Here I come!! Best get ready :) Dear Starbucks: Again, thank you for so loving the world that you sent your only caramel apple spice. What a great way to start out the morning :) Dear J: I get to see you on Friday!! I can’t tell you how much I’ve missed you. Hopefully we’ll finally be able to get things with the apartment finalized and we’ll be one step closer to our new life together. I love you always.

Day 13- Favorite Place

Alrighty, so there’s a few of my fav things in this picture. First, just the fact that I have Starbucks in my hand. Second, my amazing little brother. And my car, which seems like something silly to call a favorite place, but for me, and maybe others my age, my car is something I exclusively own. Sure, I have my room and all, but it can all me controlled by my parents. Having my own car is just a sense of freedom that’s hard to find elsewhere :)