3 Easy Smoothie Recipes (and a giveaway!)

The past few weeks I have been trying to have some more smoothies in my life. I love them because they can be eaten on the go and keep me full for some time. I also love coming up with different concoctions to keep them more exciting.

I’ve posted some of my favorite smoothie recipes before, but I have found one that tops them all. One that I could probably eat every day of the week.

Cake batter….

Yes, you read that right, a smoothie that taste like cake batter.

Oh my gosh you guys, it is SO GOOD!

I also came up with a couple of other smoothie recipes to share with you guys. Don’t you enjoy expanding your smoothie recipe repertoire?

Well, here are 3 more that you can add!


Superfood Smoothie

1-1 1/2 cups milk (I use unsweetened almond milk)
1/2 cup frozen strawberries
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
1 banana
2 handfuls of kale (or spinach)
1 TB chia seeds
1 scoop French Vanilla Bowflex Body Fitness Shake

-Throw in your blender and blend until smooth. Adding more milk (or even water) if needed

Vanilla Chai Latte Smoothie

1 cup of chilled chai tea***
1 scoop French Vanilla Bowflex Body Fitness Shake
5-6 ice cubes

-Throw in your blender and blend until smooth

*** I used this chai tea and brewed it the night before, setting it in the fridge for the next day.

Oh and the one you’ve been waiting for….

Cake Batter Smoothie

1 cup milk (I use unsweetened almond)
1 TB fat-free cheesecake pudding mix
1/2 tsp butter extract
1 scoop French Vanilla Bowflex Body Fitness Shake
5-6 ice cubes
Sprinkles (optional)

-Throw in your blender and blend until smooth, adding sprinkles if you’d like. Then drink up and ask yourself why you didn’t do this sooner!

The butter extract was part of the reason I didn’t ever give this recipe a try, but man am I glad I did! I’m sure there are other ways to get that flavor, but I’m a convenience type of girl sometimes.

The smoothie recipes are all made using the French Vanilla Bowflex Body Fitness Shake. I’m really enjoying this stuff in my smoothies! It’s tasty and since it is lactose free, it doesn’t give me tummy cramps like a lot of other protein powders do. The ingredient list is one that I love too.

I also love the versatility of the mix. French Vanilla is a pretty basic flavor that you can make as exciting as you want, plus they have flavor boosters that you can add to spice it up as well! I added the chocolate boost to the cake batter smoothie recipe above. What’s even better than white cake batter….chocolate cake batter!

Now, I would love to keep all the mix to myself, but then you guys wouldn’t be able to try it for yourself. No worries, the people at Bowflex Body are awesome and going to give away a 30 day supply to one of you!

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Entering is simple! Leave a comment below with you favorite smoothie concoction and you’ll be entered!

Giveaway ends on July 3rd at 11pm CT and is open to US residents only!

Also, if you see me at Fitbloggin, stop me! I have some smoothie samples I would love to share with you!

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Bowflex. They sent me the Bowflex Body for free. In exchange for a couple of posts mentioning them, they are helping me pay for some of my trip to Fitbloggin’ this year. I only do these types of posts on products that I truly find beneficial not only to me, but for my readers as well. Always, opinions are my own.


Super Simple Taco Soup!

Happy Monday all! It’s super cold here in the Midwest and soup was much needed last night! This is a recipe I posted probably 3 year ago, but figured I would add a pretty picture and share it with you all again! It’s super simply just like the name says and rather tasty too! And it’s meatless if you’re looking for a quick meatless Monday meal!

Super Simply Taco Soup
Serves: 6
5 PP for 1 cup (PointsPlus value calculated using WW recipe builder)
Simply Filling


1 onion, chopped
1 can black beans
1 can kidney beans
1 can mexicorn
1 can diced tomatoes
1 can Rotel
1 pkg taco seasoning
1 pkg ranch dip dry mix


Coat a large pot with cooking spray over medium-high heat, add onion and cook until tender, about 3-5 minutes. Then add all other ingredients, do NOT drain any of the cans. Dump it all it, mix it well and heat until warm. Top with sour cream and cheese if you’d like (PP value will go up with additions). Enjoy!

See, I told you it was super simple! This soup also is great for lunch throughout the week! I pair it with a small salad to make it a meal! I’ll be enjoying some more today!

What’s your favorite simple soup recipe?