Cherry Chocolate Chai Smoothie | Swirls and Spice

Cherry Chocolate Chai Smoothie

Cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger whirl together with the cherries, cocoa and coconut to yield a deliciously satisfying smoothie that’s practically a meal on its own. Now I finally have a workout routine to go along with all the protein smoothies I’ve been enjoying!  After reading about how to raise healthy daughters, I recognized that I need to do a better job of leading by example and … Continue reading Cherry Chocolate Chai Smoothie

Peanut Butter Pulse Protein Smoothie | Swirls and Spice

Peanut Butter Pulse Protein Smoothie

I’ve found the perfect breakfast and post-workout smoothie!  No expensive whey protein or other powder is required, thanks to the yellow split peas contained within. Yellow split peas  are a mild-tasting type of pulse that helps boost the protein and fiber in a super healthy way. This week’s Pulse Pledge challenge is to include pulses for breakfast.  And this smoothie is such an easy, delicious way to … Continue reading Peanut Butter Pulse Protein Smoothie

Banana Parfait with Peanut Butter Streusel

Banana Smoothie Parfaits with Peanut Butter Streusel

Rich tasting banana parfaits can serve as a healthy breakfast, energy snack, or crave-worthy dessert.  Part smoothie, part pudding, part healthy dessert, it’s the peanut butter streusel that keeps me coming back for more. The streusel part of the recipe is triple the amount needed for a batch, which means you can save the extra streusel to have plenty on hand for next time and … Continue reading Banana Smoothie Parfaits with Peanut Butter Streusel