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change is good. so are recipes.


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Before.  Going in for my typical once-every-six-month-trim.

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I finally found a stylist I love, and he gave me, my favorite haircut ever.

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Every single time I go in to get my haircut, I waver between having it cut short, but always play it safe.  I’ve chopped it only a few times, but never this much.

Today I was feelin’ it.  He had a plan for my hair, and I decided to go all in.

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Sometimes, something as small as a haircut, can really make you feel refreshed.

Just the change-up I needed. 

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Enough about me and hair. 

Change is good, but so are recipes.

This one involves zucchini.


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Zucchini Bread Smoothie

  • 1/4c rolled oats
  • 1/4c raw walnuts
  • 1/2t vanilla extract
  • 1.5-2t cinnamon
  • 1/2 banana
  • 3/4c grated zucchini
  • 1.5t brown rice syrup [maple/honey]
  • 1/3-1/2c milk of choice
  • 1.5T chia seeds [or 1/2c plain yogurt]
  • 1 serving protein powder of choice [I use Raw Protein]
  1. Soak your oats + walnuts for 3-4hrs [or overnight] in water, and drain completely before blending. [helps to prevent grittiness in your smoothie + aids in digestion]  *You can definitely make the smoothie without this step!
  2. Add ingredients to your blender and blend until smooth.  Start with 1/3c milk and add more to reach desired consistency.  Add ice if desired.
  3. Let sit 1-3min to allow the ground chia seeds to absorb + thicken.  Or just drink right away.

What should you eat alongside this smoothie?

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Zucchini bread, of course.

Did you really need to ask?


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Thanks lady!!!!

September 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

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