NEW BAR IN TOWN

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Not that kind of bar :)

There are a million protein bars on the market marketed to us as "healthy" but many of them are anything but. I'd seen these RXBARS before (I'm a sucker for good packaging and anything GF) but hadn't tried them, so when they reached out to me to try a sample I happily agreed.

They're great. Chewy, delicious, not too sweet, packed with protein and clean and healthy. A great snack for toddlers and adults. They are on the pricier side of bars but they are big, so you can split into two snacks (IF you have enough self-control) :) The chocolate flavor is my favorite.

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Shared in partnership with RXBAR.

KITCHEN APPLIANCE GAME CHANGER

I posted yesterday to Instagram that I got this milk frother for Christmas and it's been a game changer.

It's similar to Nespresso but less expensive with better reviews, it's an Amazon best seller and unlike the cheaper handheld ones, it warms the milk too. Love that it's one touch (hello, mornings with a baby) and even froths almond milk which I didn't think possible. Got a few requests for the brand so wanted to share here. (Not sponsored, just sharing!)

Enjoy!

GREEN SMOOTHIE BOWL

I really love smoothies. Since I've been pregnant I've been trying to eat more nutrient dense foods, to really up my vitamin intake (in addition to taking my prenatals). It just feels like more bang for my buck when I'm already increasing my overall intake, I might as well try to get the most nutrients that I can. Smoothies are such a great way to get a variety of nutrients, and with the added greens I feel like I'm doing something really good for both my body and my growing baby.

I've been wanting to try the smoothie-in-a-bowl trend, and finally got around to making one this weekend. The verdict: so crazy good, so simple, so healthy. I don't know why it's taken me so long to try these, but I'm officially hooked.

RECIPE:

2 c Frozen Organic Spinach

1 Tbsp Almond Butter

1/2 c Vanilla Almond Milk

1 (fresh or frozen) banana

Blend, then add toppings: this one has coconut, chia seeds, more almond butter, and honey, but you can also add more banana, nuts, fruits, anything you like really. There are no rules, which is one of the many things I love about smoothie-making. Each one is slightly different.

Enjoy!