Friday Favorites v.61

Whew! This was week was long and busy.

We are headed down to Tennessee this weekend to celebrate Ryan’s parent’s anniversary and his dad’s birthday, which were both earlier this week. I’m excited for some family time and a little mini road trip with my two favorite boys.

1. My brand new Emily Ley Simplified Planner officially started on Monday! I love a paper planner and I already feel organized and ready to tackle the school year/second of the calendar year.


2. Frozen yogurt bark. SO simple to make and only three ingredients!

3. Smoothie bowls have been an absolute staple in my diet this week. I love how I can easily change them up to satisfy whatever craving I have and I am getting in so many greens! #drinkyourgreens Seriously, I love how many more nutrients I am able to get into smoothies. Plus since it’s still summer, I’m allll about fresh fruit.

4. I followed this workout on Wednesday and holy crap are burpees a killer. I only did 15 and I thought I was going to fall over and die.

5. Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team (my guilty pleasure show) started a new season last night. I love this show for some random reason and it really is amazing to see the athletic ability these girls have in order to make the team.

6. I found my old iPod and found tons of old high school tunes. Such a great find.

7. Stop using running as a punishment.

8. One of Murphy’s new favorite toys. When he’s not trying to rip the rope into a million pieces, he loves playing tug-of-war with it.

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Spinach and blueberry smoothie bowl

Lately, I’ve been trying to make more of an effort to get more greens into my diet. So I’ve been trying to add more spinach to smoothies (rather than just a small handful, I’ve been adding like close to cups). I’ve also been adding Suja’s green drinking vinegar to my smoothie for an extra kick + lots of good vitamins and nutrients.

But the best part of this is they don’t make my smoothie taste gross. So while I’m sneaking in these nutrients, my tastebuds have no idea! Eating healthy can be fun and delicious.

SPINACH AND BLUEBERRY SMOOTHIE BOWL

2 cups of spinach
A splash of Suja green drinking vinegar
1 large spoonful of plain Greek yogurt
Some frozen fruit and veggies (I just whatever is on hand, usually it’s frozen sweet potatoes, bananas, blueberries, oranges, literally whatever is in the freezer)
Small spoonful of Crazy Richard’s peanut butter
2 tablespoons of chia seeds

Then I top it with a variety of honey, nut butters, seeds or nuts, granola and blueberries ( a great source of antioxidants!) I’m seriously addicted. Some days I eat it for lunch and supper. The great thing about smoothie and smoothie bowls is that they are totally customizable to whatever you crave!

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It gives me fuel for the entire afternoon and doesn’t cause a sugar crash since I’m using all fresh and natural ingredients. I hope you get the chance to try it out. I hope you will love it as much as I do!