Protein Pancakes, Smoothie, Granola recipes, tea & B&BW product reviews

29 Jan

Hi! So I finished the Detroit Auto Show yesterday, and now I’m back to blogging life, here’s an update of the last week and a half via instagrams. Bath and Body Works Aromatherapy eucalyptus mint, lavender vanilla, C.O. Bigelow mentha review

I’ve come to the conclusion that these are the best lotion products at Bath & Body Works.

  • B&BW aromatherapy sleep – lavender vanilla body lotion (this scent is soothing and calming, perfect for relaxing at night with a cup of tea)
  • C.O. Bigelow Mentha body vitamin body lotion (this stuff is awesome, it has that cooling tingling feeling for awhile after you apply it, and the scent is just a huge pick-me-up)
  • B&BW aromatherapy stress relief – eucalyptus spearmint smoothing body scrub (I’ve loved this scent for quite awhile now, it’s that refreshing aromatherapy scent that really does help relax and clear your mind)

strawberry muesli spinach smoothie

I tried to eat mostly healthy while at work and not spend a ton of money on food court foods (besides that delicious hot pretzel and cheese)
One of my 6am smoothies, and a ton of snow on the ground, a strawberry muesli spinach smoothie.
I dont measure much but this one contains:

  • frozen strawberries
  • almond milk
  • two handfuls of spinach
  • greek yogurt
  • flaxseed & wheat germ
  • muesli
  • various frozen cherries and mangos

 North American International Auto Show

Tazo Refresh Tea review

The booth next to us had hot water and a spread of different teas, I discovered and fell in love with this Tazo Refresh Herbal Infusion tea.
As you can see it’s a bracing blend of mint with a pinch of tarragon, it’s seriously like sipping on the most refreshing gum, or something. You literally just inhale the soothing, cooling flavor and scent. It’s hard to describe, you just need to try it. I actually prefer it when it cools down, even more refreshing.

Edible Arrangements review

Brad surprised me with an Edible Arrangements delivery, these are on the pricey side, but they really are a quality product. The strawberries are so fresh and the chocolate is thick and delicious. This also contained chocolate covered apples and a mix of white chocolate covered bananas. These lasted all but 24 hours.

homemade granola recipe

I made homemade granola

  • 6 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1c sliced almonds
  • 1c wheat germ
  • 1/2c flaxseed
  • 1/2c brown sugar
  • 1/2c sunflower seeds (or any nut variety)
  • 1/2c brown sugar
  • 1tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2c shredded coconut flakes
  • 1/2c raisins

(all above ingredients go in a large bowl)

  • heat 1/2c canola oil and 2/3c honey or agave nectar on stove until it becomes liquid, add 1Tbsp of vanilla extract
  • pour mixture over dry ingredients. Spread on a large baking sheet, cook for 10-15 minutes at 325, mix around they cook another 5-8 mins.

It turned out really good, but made WAY more than I expected. This won’t go bad too quickly, so that’s not a bad thing. I would have definitely added some dried fruit if I’d had any on hand. If you have a really good crunchy granola recipe, do share!

blueberry oatmeal protein pancakes recipe

  • 1 banana
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/4 c milk
  • 1 c oats
  • 2 scoops of protein powder (I only have chocolate flavored, but vanilla would be best)
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbs wheat germ
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tbs canola oil (for the pan)
  • 1/2 c frozen or fresh blueberries

mash banana, vanilla, and egg white in a bowl.
stir in oats, protein powder, baking powder, wheat germ, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.
Then I heated the oil, poured approx. 1/4c of mixture and flattened out to form pancakes.
Add frozen/fresh blueberries onto each, let cook for a bit then flip (mine cooked way faster than I expected, to be ready)

These were super filling!

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