Sleepy Blueberry Muffin Smoothie

Happy Saturday!

I’m just about to head to the gym for a 60 min swim + 45 min run + stretch/core. Woot!

Tomorrow is my rest day. Words cannot express how giddy I am.

Another thing that makes me equally as giddy?

glass dharma straws.

Gail over at glass dharma was kind enough to send me a sample of their handmade glass straws and I’ve spent the last week testing them out. Boy, I’m in love!

I don’t exactly know what I was expecting, but it sure wasn’t this!

It’s evident that glass dharma puts a lot of thought and care into their brand and presentation. Look at how beautiful the packaging is!

I received 4 straws in total [in order of the picture above]:

  • Extra long 9.5mm x 10″. They say it’s the perfect straw for mojitos so when the opportunity arises I know what straw to grab. In the meantime though I did enjoy this straw in my mineral water + juice concoction last night.
  • “Decorative Dots” amber straw that’s 7mm x 6.25″. I’ve loved using this one with the small glass of chocolate almond milk I drink while Kevin and I watch movies.
  • Bendy straw! [aka “Beautiful Bends”] it’s 12mm x 9 ” in size and is my favorite out of all of them. I was the kid that went bonkers for the bendy straws at birthday parties so this is quite the treat.
  • “Decorative Dots” red straw that’s 9.5mm x 9 “. It’s a perfect size. I cannot believe there are 2 sizes up from this one. It’s just right for my morning smoothies and is just so darn beautiful!

What I love about glass dharma’s products is

  • Lifetime guarantee. If your straw breaks, glass dharma will replace it for free! Even for a klutz like me!
  • Easy to clean. At an additional cost, each straw can come with a matching brush. Hypothetically if I were to leave my smoothie cup on my desk all day and night and day again… the straw would still be easy to clean!
  • Hot and cold drinks. Have you ever wanted to drink your tea out of a straw? I did on Wednesday, and it was awesome.
  • Plastic free. The less plastic in our lives the better, especially when it comes to the plastics around our food.
  • Good to the environment.We [used to] go through so many disposable straws with our somewhat daily coconut dessert smoothies [Kevin refuses to drink smoothies without straws]. We’ve completely slashed our impact on the environment. Every little bit counts!

I can’t wait to make more smoothies and drinks featuring these straws! They were so fun to shoot.

*All of the opinions above are my own and were not influenced by glass dharma*

 

Sleepy Blueberry Muffin Smoothie
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Recipe type: Vegan, Gluten free, Dairy free, Sugar free, Yeast free
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Serves: 1
 
What’s better than eating a muffin? DRINKING a muffin! All measuring and preparation is done the night before you enjoy this delectable breakfast so you can still start your day off right and get to sleep in for a couple of minutes.
Ingredients
  • 1½ cup almond milk
  • ½ cup blueberries [fresh or frozen]
  • 2 tablespoon uncontaminated regular oats – alternatively you can use packaged gluten free oatmeal, gluten free granola, or quinoa flakes
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla protein powder – I used Manitoba Harvest [more on my review of their chocolate + vanilla protein powders tomorrow]
  • 1 tablespoon chia
Instructions
  1. To be made the night before you plan on eating it, or at least 4 hours in advance
  2. Night before: combine all ingredients [but the blueberries] in a glass or plastic container. Stir to combine and place in fridge.
  3. Morning: pour contents of container into blender, add blueberries and blend until smooth.

 

View Nutritional Information (once on page scroll down)

Nutrition stats: calories 282; fat 11g; carbohydrates 25g; dietary fiber 12g; sugars 7g; protein 9g

I just love preparing my breakfast the night before. It makes life so much easier.

What activities do you have planned for today?

Kevin and I are going to make chicken teriyaki sushi tonight for dinner. Pretty excited about it!

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  1. I just discovered this smoothie this weekend whilst looking for things to have during my 21 day vegan cleanse. I would like to say this smoothie is AWESOME!

  2. Sounds delicious! I have a local nutrition place I hit up often for their blueberry muffin shake and Ive been looking for my own recipe so I dont have to spend the money every time I crave it (which is everyday!) I’m so glad I found this and cant wait to test it out! Just a tip the employee at the local nutrition place gave me– They put butter extract in it to give it that freshly buttered flavor! Thats probably my favorite thing about the shake so I thought I’d share! Thanks again for the recipe!! :)

    • Butter extract? I didn’t even know there was such a thing! Thanks for the tip :)

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