Thursday, March 6, 2014
Monday, February 17, 2014
Sunday, January 26, 2014
Saturday, January 25, 2014
I've shared my Super Smoothie Recipe before, but I want to share a smoothie that I make every once in a while that is more of a treat.
The first time I ever tried a matcha green tea smoothie was at my previous gym and I was immediately hooked. Match green tea powder is full of antioxidants and it's an energy booster. Because I knew the matcha powder the gym used had added sugars, and I didn't want to have to spend $5 a day on smoothies I decided to look into making my own. Here is the recipe I came up with:
1 Teaspoon Organic Matcha Green Tea powder (I order mine online from Vitacost)
2 Frozen Bananas
Add all the blender and blend until smooth.
The amount of almond milk you use depends on the consistency you want. You can use less, and get almost a matcha green tea banana ice cream, or use more to get a regular smoothie consistency. I would start with 1/4 cup and add little by little from there. Usually about a half cup is good. I use PLAIN almond milk for this. The bananas make it perfectly sweet, vanilla almond milk would make it too sweet for my liking.
There you have it. A simple, delicious and very healthy smoothie treat!
What's your favorite kind of smoothie?
Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Saturday, January 4, 2014
Thursday, January 2, 2014
Psych | USA | Premiere: 1/8/14
I find this show to be wildly funny. Psych is a detective style comedy-drama and has filled the void I felt for the genre after Monk was cancelled. Last month they had a Psych the Musical special. I love musicals and I love Psych so this was a match made in heaven for me lol. This is supposed to be the last season, but I'm hoping USA signs on for more.
Shameless | Showtime | Premiere: 1/12/14
This series made my "What I'm Watching" post last winter, and I'm still hooked, for good reason. I can't get enough of this dysfunctional yet highly resourceful family. I am so invested in the characters and story-lines.
The Walking Dead | AMC | Premiere: 2/9/14
Everyone's favorite zombie series. I found myself losing interest a bit in the beginning of the recent season, but by the mid-season finale I got my zombie legs back. I also love the Twitter chatter that happens while the show is on.
The Americans | FX | Premiere: 2/26/13
It seems like it's been forever since the first season of The Americans ended. The show follows two KGB agents posing as a suburban couple in 1980s America. I love spy shows and this is the ultimate spy show. Not only are the operatives using different covers all the time, even their "real" life as a married couple in suburbia with children is a cover. The suspense is intense as they navigate all their different roles.
Hannibal | NBC | Premiere: 2/28/14
The same story of the Hannibal Lecter films, only played out in a GREAT series. I'm so happy this show got renewed. It was getting bad ratings and it looked like NBC might cancel it for a while. This is a great show, it needs the ratings, give it a try, you won't be disappointed!
Bates Motel | A&E | Premiere: 3/3/14
Another movie turned TV show, Bates Motel gives the back-story of Norman Bates and his mom pre-Psycho. The season finale left the audience wondering "Did he, or didn't he?" and I'm ready for the answer!
Orphan Black | BBC America | Premiere: 4/19/14
Orphan Black is a Canadian sci-fi series about several identical women who are revealed to be clones. It has a really great plot. ALL of the women are played by Tatiana Maslany who is an AMAZING actress. She plays each woman in a distinctly different way. She completely transforms herself for each character.
Scandal | ABC | Premier 2/27/14
If you aren't already on the Scandal train, there is nothing I can say to bring you to it now. You've had to see how it takes over Twitter on Thursday nights. I've never had a show stress me out and leave me flabbergasted at the end of every episode like Scandal does.
Honorable Mention (meaning I'll probably watch them, but I haven't been sitting around waiting for them): Girls (HBO), Archer (FX), The Following (FOX).
Note: The only reason Game of Thrones isn't highlighted is because there isn't a season premiere date yet, but you better believe, I'm waiting for it!
What shows are you looking forward to returning or premiering?