Zespri Kiwifruit Sunrise Smoothie Bowl #Recipe

 

Sunrise Kiwi Smoothie Bowl

Breakfast doesn’t have to be be boring. Smoothie bowls are a great way to get the refreshing taste and flavor you get from a smoothie, but with a little added texture. This smoothie bowl recipe is packed with nutrients and flavor. One kiwifruit alone has more vitamin C than an orange and as much potassium as a medium banana. So get blending and enjoy this easy breakfast in less than 10 minutes. You’re welcome, hungry people of the world.

Sunrise Smoothie Bowl
 
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This refreshing blend of fruity summer flavors is a great way to spice up your morning routine. Its packed with calcium, potassium, and many other important nutrients so you can start your day energized!
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Ingredients
  • 2 Zespri® SunGold Kiwifruit (one peeled and blended; one sliced into ¼” chunks for topping)
  • 1 large banana – chopped, frozen
  • ⅓ cup orange juice
  • ½ cup plain yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons Chia seeds (the chia helps to thicken the mixture, like a pudding texture)
  • 4 tablespoons granola
  • 2 tablespoons toasted coconut
  • 2 tablespoons nuts, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons mint, chopped
Instructions
  1. Slice kiwifruit into halves and spoon the fruit out.
  2. Reserve one kiwifruit, chopped into ¼” chunks for topping.
  3. Add 1 kiwifruit, banana, orange juice, yogurt, and chia seeds to a blender and blend until creamy and smooth (the mixture will be thick).
  4. Per serving bowl, place half the mixture at the bottom of the bowl, add 2 tablespoons granola, 1 tablespoon each of toasted coconut, nuts, and mint.
  5. Leftovers can be kept in the refrigerator for up to 1-2 days.


Disclosure: Zespri is a client of mine, but they did not compensate me to create this recipe or write this blog post. 

Headed Back to School? Make The Grade with These Food Tips

Back to school can be a busy time, but don’t stress — I have your food plans covered. Watch me share easy, nutritious, and delicious ideas for lunch, snacks, and dinner in my recent TV segment on Let’s Talk Live D.C.

 

How Do You Handle Back to School?

What are your best tips for a stress-less (not stressless, as we all know that’s impossible) back to school transition?


Disclosure: I was compensated for my time to appear on this broadcast TV segment by these brands: Zespri Kiwifruit, Sargento Natural Cheese Snacks, Nestle Balance Your Plate / Digiorno, Core water, and FAST pain relief. 

Let’s Rise Strong (and Happy) Together!

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It’s finally here! Rising Strong by New York Times bestselling author and Oprah favorite Brene Brown, is now available in stores.

To Celebrate, I’m Hosting a Free Book Club

Sign-up for my email list now to join in on my Rising Strong (and Happy) book club starting soon. If you’re on the list, look for details in your inbox or email me if you still need help. 

Rising Strong is Brown’s fourth book, whose driving theme and message is: “if we are brave enough, often enough, we will fall. This book is about what it takes to get back up.”

Listening to Brene Brown’s previous books has been life-changing for me. If  you love her work too, or if you are new to her, why not join me in exploring this important message of resilience?

What We Will Do

As someone who believes health and happiness go hand-in-hand, my hope is that we will be able to apply Brene’s powerful teachings in Rising Strong to our well-being and self-care goals. Since the book has just come out, I have no idea where our conversations will lead, but I’m looking forward to figuring that out together!

Book Club Deets & How To Sign Up

Did I mention it’s completely free?

If you or your friends are interested in joining me for weekly 30 minute or more chat about Rising Strong, all you need to do is Sign-up for my email list now to receive more information. Seriously, that’s it.

The first session will be held on September 8th at 12pm Eastern Time, so be sure to pick up a copy of the book or download the audiobook before then.

Sessions will be around 30-45 minutes, and will be held every Tuesday over the phone so that east coasters can join in over their lunches and west coasters can join in over some fresh coffee. If you’re in western Europe, you’re invited too – grab a “happy hour” cocktail :) 

The Schedule:

  • September 8th
  • September 15th
  • September 22nd
  • September 29th

All chats will be held at 12pm Eastern Time.


We will split the book up into 4 sections, so that we can cover the whole thing by the end of September. For each section, we will be talking about what we can hope to learn from Brene Brown, and how we can apply her teachings to our health & happiness goals.

Can’t Make All the Calls? No Problem.

Now, I can almost hear what you’re thinking next. If you’re unsure on whether or not you can make it every week, don’t worry — I’ve got you covered. After each session, I will be sending out an email to share what the group learned and discussed, as well as what chapters we’ll try to cover in the next week’s session.

Join My Rising Strong (And Happy) Book Club

So what are you waiting for? Sign-up for my email list now to join in on the Rising Strong conversation. I can’t wait to learn and grow with you!


 

Legal Disclaimer: Nothing in the Rising Strong and Happy book club hosted by Rebecca Scritchfield is meant to provide medical diagnosis, treatment, cure, or prevent any disease or condition. Individuals should contact a qualified health provider for medical advice and answers to personal health questions.

DIY Freezer Smoothie Bags + Recipe

 

 

 

DIY Smoothie Bag

I make smoothies almost every day, for breakfast, exercise pre- or post-fuel, or as an after-school snack for my kids. But when I’m trying to juggle work, being a mom, and all the craziness life throws my way, even the simple task of throwing together a quick smoothie can seem overwhelming. So, what’s a busy mom to do? Prep ahead of time, of course! Prepping and assembling smoothie ingredients in smoothie bags ahead of time can make all the difference in the world between getting a nourishing, frosty smoothie in your belly STAT versus ravenously grabbing whatever food you can get your hands on.

In just about ten minutes, you can get smoothies for an entire week prepped and ready to go! Assemble them ahead of time and then keep in the fridge or freezer to pull out whenever you want them. Prepare them just like you would if you were making the smoothie right then and there. Here’s how to make it happen:

Chop and Prep Fruits and Veggies

  • Use whatever you like/have on hand. I like bananas, kiwifruit, blueberries, tart cherries, cranberries, kale, spinach, avocado, etc. Seriously, pretty much anything goes. Chop into small pieces, if necessary, and place in small, sealable plastic bags.
  • If you have any fruits or veggies that are about to turn, these smoothie bags are a perfect way to reduce food waste! Just be sure you freeze these ones when they’re assembled!

Add Extras

  • Toss whatever add-ins you like into bag with your produce. Nut butter, Greek yogurt, and protein powder are all good options. I also like cinnamon, vanilla, and other spices to enhance the flavor.

Seal and store

  • Roll up the bag to squeeze all the air out, and then create a tight seal to keep ingredients fresh. If you’re freezing your bags, use a freezer bag for optimal freshness.
  • If you prefer reusable containers, fill these up as much as possible to reduce amount of air in the container
  • Store in fridge or freeze them. The freezer will definitely keep everything fresh for a longer time, but be sure to pull them out the night before you want to use them to keep your blender happy.

Blend and Enjoy

  • Pop the contents of the bag in your blender. Add liquid to make it smooth (your preferred milk, water, coconut water, etc.) and ice to get it nice and cold, and blend as usual

Like I said, these are no-brainers that you really cannot mess up. Just about anything can go in a smoothie. Below is one of my tried and true recipes, but feel free to play around with it and find your own personal faves!

Banana Split Smoothie
 
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It's dessert in a cup! This creamy blend of cool sweetness delivers a heap of nutrition and fiber, making it a perfect option to satisfy that sweet tooth or refuel after a workout.
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Recipe type: Smoothie
Serves: 3
Ingredients
  • ½ cup pineapple (fresh, frozen, or canned)
  • ½ cup of strawberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 ripe banana, sliced
  • 1 cup plain or Greek-style yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon chocolate sauce
  • ⅓ cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup ice
  • ½ cup your favorite milk
  • 1 T peanuts, crushed, for garnish (optional)
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients except ice, milk and peanuts, in bag and freeze or refrigerate until ready to use. Place bag contents in blender, add milk and ice, and blend until desired consistency is reached. Top each with crushed peanuts, if desired.
  2. *Add spinach, kale, or avocado to “green” up this recipe

 

Hooray! Get My Feel Great Guide Today (It’s Free)

Rebecca Scritchfield's Feel Great GuideI just launched my FREE Feel Great Guide, which I made to help you get healthier and happier. The guide has tips on food, fitness, fun, sleep, and kindness! (Plus a free daily health and happiness journal and links to some of my favorite resources.)

The advice I give is based on how I live my life, what I share with clients, the kind of stuff I’m teaching my own daughters. (They’re still very young, but you’re never to young to “S-L-Y” Start Loving Yourself.)

I believe that health and happiness go hand-in-hand. When you make choices that are good-for-you and enjoyable, you’re more likely to repeat them. Attitude is everything and you don’t have to be miserable or go to extremes to work on a healthier, happier you.

I share my tips on how to make small changes in your life to start to become your favorite version of yourself.

This FREE Feel Great Guide is so easy to get! Just enter your email at the top of my website to get your FREE guide today!

What is your favorite health and happiness tip? Share below!