You’re probably thinking to yourself: why am I receiving a post update from Skinny Sweet Treats on a Wednesday instead of a Tuesday or Thursday?
Well, I’m here to tell you that this is only the first of a long line of Wednesday posts!
Why the sudden change? Allow me to explain…
If you’ve read a few of my latest posts, you know that I graduated high school this year and will be heading off to college next year (whoop whoop!!). While I’m beyond excited for the free time I’ll have, amazing people I’m going to meet, and interesting classes I’m planning on taking, there’s one thing I’m not so excited about: not having a kitchen.
How on earth am I supposed to create unique, healthy dessert recipes when I don’t even have a kitchen to test them out in?
My answer: a lot of baking will be occurring this summer!
Starting today, I’ll be reducing my posts to two days a week (Wednesday and Sunday). This will decrease the recipes I have to store up this summer in order to continue posting regularly next year. Additionally, I always try to ensure that the recipes I’m posting have been tested at least once in the kitchen and are of high quality. And by decreasing the recipes I have to create, I’ll be making sure that I don’t get sloppy with trying to create a million new recipes and post something just to post it.
So if you’re wondering whether I’ll continue to create recipes in college, the answer is a resounding yes! Just, a little less often!
Now, I have a question for YOU. In the three years that I’ve had this blog, I’ve never tried posting a poll for my readers to answer. But today that’s going to change! My question is, would you be interested in reading a “Fitness in a Pinch” post on Wednesday where I post my tips for leading a healthy lifestyle, reviews of my favorite healthy brands, and even how I’m staying healthy in college? This would be instead of a regular recipe, but I think it would be a fun way to document my fitness journey during the next year and mix up the type of content I’m posting on my blog as well!
Now to this smoothie recipe!
This recipe is a classic example of something I would make if I woke up late one morning and had class in less than fifteen minutes, but didn’t want to resort to eating a Pop Tart or another unhealthy breakfast bar/pastry. It takes less than 2 minutes to make, is full of protein, and is absolutely refreshing- meaning it’ll wake you up in time for your 8 AM Chemistry class. Additionally, it doesn’t require any super obscure ingredients that you may not have in your dorm room or kitchen. I’m guessing that if you’re like me, and will be eating oatmeal for breakfast almost everyday next year, then you’ll have cinnamon and milk stored in your dorm room. Further, you can easily find a peach in your Dining Hall and grab some ice from your mini-fridge ice tray… and even get a container of protein powder from your local grocery store!
Not to mention, cinnamon has a ton of scientifically-supported health benefits, from contributing to weight-loss to lowering cholesterol! For a list of over 30 health benefits, check out this article on Well Being Secrets! Some of them will probably surprise you!
Simple, easy, and affordable (which is arguably the most important thing to keep in mind with feeding yourself in college). Oh, and have I mentioned this smoothie tastes like liquid peach cobbler?
Because why have a boring old breakfast, when you could start your day off with dessert? 😉
Peach and Cinnamon Smoothie
- 1 peach
- 1/2 c unsweetened coconut milk
- 1 c ice
- 1 scoop protein powder (optional)
- 1/8 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/8 tsp cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp all spice
- sweetener to taste (optional)
Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into a glass and top with granola, additional peach slices, etc. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information (from myfitnesspal.com)
(Yields 1 serving)
Nutritional information includes protein powder, calculated with Body Fortress Vanilla Whey Protein Powder (which provides 110 calories, 3g at, 3g carbs, and 20g protein per scoop). If you choose not to use the protein powder, it reads as follows: 63 calories, 2g fat, 10g carbs, and 1g protein.