HAPPI HAPPI FIRST DAY OF SUMMER!!
Today, I shadowed Joy Bauer for the second time during her appearance on the Megyn Kelly show!
Per usual, I was running a little late – I just COULDN’T decide what to wear!!
I BOLTED to the subway in my black pencil skirt and nice top so I could arrive on time. Luckily, the subway was empty because it was after the morning rush, but holy crap… It was HOT. HOT. HOT.
My foundation and mascara were melting off my face.
Then I remembered why – it’s the first day of summer!!
Honestly tho, I would rather have it be SWELTERING than freezing because I love walking around the city without the hassle of bulky winter clothes. It’s also an excuse to treat myself to an iced coffee the size of my head, a cold glass of frosé & a delish, overpriced smoothie!!
My Debit card is melting & it’s not bc of the heat… It’s bc of all the friction from purchases I’ve made the past few weeks :’)
ONE thing I would like to note about the overprices smoothies is to BE CAREFUL with what you order; you want some healthy bang for your buck!!
Don’t get me wrong. Smoothies are SO healthy and packed with nutrients. However, many smoothie places add an aggressive amount of fruit and juice into your smoothie. For example, the Strawberry Surf Smoothie has 70 grams of sugar.
SEVENTY. GRAMS. OF. SUGAR.
Let us compare that to my fave ice cream at Cold Stone, the Cake Batter flavah! The “Like It” size has 32 grams of sugar. Obvi not ideal, but I would rather have two servings of “Like It” than a smoothie.
I mean, wouldn’t you??
I still LOOVE smoothies, I just try to be careful with what I put in them. I try to keep it nutrient dense and low in sugar ( let’s save those grams for the Cake Batter ice cream ).
Sometimes ya gotta micromanage the smoothie barista, sometimes ya gotta give your Debit card a break and make your own smoothie!
Don’t mean to brag – but I found the BEST way to reduce the amount of sugar in smoothies! It is my secret ingredient. It will add volume to your smoothie AND it provides more nutrients.
OKAY, so – what is this secret ingredient??
♡ 3/4 frozen pear
♡ 1/2 cup frozen cauliflower rice
♡ small handful raspberries
♡ ~ 1.5 cups strawberry cashew mylk
♡ pinch of cinnamon
During my internship at F Factor, I learned that pears and raspberries are PACKED with fiber. In fact, the F Factor diet encourages a diet high in raspberries and pears!
The cauliflower rice is also great because it adds volume to your smoothie without packing in extra cals. I mean, who doesn’t want more volume??
I would recommend blending your smoothie in a Ninja. Last semester, my roomie introduced me to the Ninja blender. Since then, I’ve never looked back. I even bought myself one at the beginning of the summer!
I love the Ninja blenders because they blend SO quickly and SO efficiently. Lee Hirsh from Fit Foodie Finds also uses a Ninja!
Let me know what you think of this smoothie on my latest INSTA!! Also, is anyone else as shocked about the amount of sugar in smoothies – OR is it just me??