matcha smoothie

Coconut Vanilla Matcha Smoothie

Drinks

I love my smoothies in the mornings. In just one drink, I can get my protein, greens, vitamins, minerals, and even my energy! I tried out making a delicious new smoothie that put three of the best tasting things together.. coconut, vanilla, and matcha! And may I say.. it’s amazing and of course, low sugar!

matcha smoothie

The many health benefits of matcha include:

  • Packed with many antioxidants
  • Boosts metabolism and burns calories
  • Detoxifies your body naturally
  • Enhances mood and concentration
  • Gives you energy (a great substitute for coffee)
  • Rich in fiber, chlorophyll, vitamin C, selenium, chromium, zinc, magnesium, and many other vitamins
  • Lowers cholesterol and blood sugar

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup unsweetend almond milk
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1 tbsp matcha powder
  • 1 scoop of vanilla Vega protein powder (or any kind of protein powder)[AF link]
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup ice

Instructions:

  1. Blend well together and sip away!

matcha smoothie

july fruit water

Red, Water, & Blue

Drinks, Seasonal

Even your plain ol’ water can be dressed up for Fourth of July! Hydration is key to a hot summer day. Plus, the fruit gives water a new, fun, refreshing taste! Pizazz your water by throwing some fruit into it!

july 4th water

Ingredients 

  • Strawberries, diced
  • Blueberries
  • Ice
  • Water

Instructions

  1. Fill your glass with water, add in ice, and toss in as many blueberries and strawberries you would like!
  2. Feel refreshed!

Minty Basil Lime CHILLer

Drinks

Looking for a way to refresh your day with in excellent sugar free beverage for summer time?! I got just the drink for you! It’s the perfect drink companion to have with you by the pool, at a party, or even just lounging around the house. This chiller is great as a mock cocktail or alcohol can be added to it as a light sugar free margarita/ spritzer. This will quickly become one of your favorite go-to refreshing drinks!

chiller

Ingredients:

  • 1 ounce of lime juice
  • Stevia
  • 4-5 basil and mint leaves
  • club soda
  • ice
    *optional Tequila or Gin alcohol (for 21 and over)

Instructions:

  1. In a 16 ounce glass, add the lime juice and *optional alcohol
  2. Fill the rest of the glass with club soda
  3. Top with ice
  4. Add in basil and mint leaves
  5. Drop in a few drops or a packet of stevia
  6. Stir lightly and ENJOY!

For diabetics, drinks can be one of the trickiest things because there are an unknowing amount of sugars and carbs. That is why I wanted to create a drink that would be both delicious and diabetic friendly. We all need to have good drinks that are low enough in sugars that both diabetics and non-diabetics can enjoy.

peach coconut smoothie

Paleo Peach Coconut Smoothie

Breakfast, Drinks

In the Spring and Summer months, I absolutely love peaches and coconut. Those two things just scream beach and sunshine! So, today I am making a yummy spring filled smoothie.. Paleo Peach Coconut Smoothie! It’s perfect to drink on those hot days to quench your thirst and hunger for something light.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup full fat coconut milk
  • 1 cup ice
  • 2 large peached, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 1 T fresh lemon juice, to taste

Directions

  1. Place all ingredients into a blender and taste that yummy spring time goodness in your tummy!

peach coconut smoothie

To make it a well rounded breakfast, add a scoop of protein powder to add in that must-have protein! I use Vega Vanilla Protein (Amazon Affiliate Link). It contains only 80 calories, no added sugar, 25g of plant based protein, gluten free, dairy free, soy free, and has 2 servings of your daily greens. Woot!

HO! HO! HO-liday Paleo, Low Sugar, Dairy-Free Eggnog!

Drinks, Seasonal

What’s more festive than a paleo, low sugar, nondairy eggnog drink to curl up with while watching Christmas movies?! …Sounds like a perfect night to me! Type Happy Challenge for Day 8 is make some of this delicious nectar and sip on it as you have a relaxing night in!

Ingredients:

• 1 can full fat coconut milk
• 1 cup almond milk
• 3-4 egg yolks
• 1 tsp vanilla extract
• 1/4 cup maple syrup or couple of drops of liquid stevia or sweetener to taste
• 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
• 1/2 tsp nutmeg
• 1/8 tsp ground allspice

Directions:
1. Blend all ingredients in a blender.

This can be enjoyed chilled, heated up, blended with ice for a freeze, or put into an ice cream maker to make a delicious eggnog ice cream.

So many options, so much fun!