Good news – I’ve found coffee’s perfect mate!

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Nope, not Coffeemate, good ol’ Half & Half with a sprinkling of Sun Crystals.


Sun Crystals is a stevia/sugar blend and lately I’ve been adding about a teaspoon of it with 2 Tablespoons Half & Half into my coffee.

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I’ve always been a French Vanilla Coffeemate kind of gal, but the sweet Sun Crystals combined with the creamy Half & Half, seriously makes for the best cup of coffee I’ve ever made at home.


Dreamy and satisfying – and about $3 less than a Starby’s latte. I can get into that! What do you add to your coffee?

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Now, if Half & Half + Sun Crystals is coffee’s perfect mate, vanilla whey protein powder is a Green Monster Smoothie’s perfect mate! (omg my hair is so long in that link!!)

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The always friendly Ben at Swanson Vitamin’s sent me some of their Vanilla Whey Protein Powder to test out in my smoothies.


I’m a HUGE fan of vanilla whey protein powder.


It’s silky, not grainy, slightly sweet, and adds such a lasting feeling of fullness to my smoothies.


The Swanson brand was no exception. It gave the Green Monster I made for breakfast a nice, thick texture, a sweet hint, and staying powah!


In the mix:

  • 1 scoop Swanson Vanilla Whey Protein Powder
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 Tablespoon almond butter
  • 1 cup skim milk (out of almond!)
  • 2 big handfuls spinach

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Blended to the moon and back,  

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and presto! A nutritious and refreshing smoothie. I love drinking spinach for breakfast. It sets such a good tone for the rest of the day, no? :mrgreen:

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Even better news, I’ve found lunch’s perfect mate – Mayo Free Tuna Salad!  


I HEART this recipe.


It combines crunchy carrots, zesty pickles and protein-packed tuna, with creamy Greek yogurt and Dijon mustard.


SO FLAVORFUL!!!!!! And perfect to plop onto a Thin Bun with some spinach and call it a day lunch.


Well we better add a Tropical Fruit Tart Larabar,


and a sweet Pink Lady Apple, THEN call it lunch. ;)


In other news, Bachelorette?! I can honestly say that for once, I was surprised! I truly thought she wasn’t going to pick either guy! Do you think it will last?! I…don’t… :( I know! I think they’re both great people, but I just don’t see it. I hope they prove me wrong!!!!


Since I liked the Vanilla Whey Protein Powder so much, Swanson Vitamins decided to let me give away a cannister to a reader – wheee! You have until 5pm tonight to enter by leaving me a comment describing your favorite smoothie combo. 

Have a great day guys!