Stacked Up Smoothie

While interning at Sisco+Berluti, stacking is always on the mind. Finding the right colors and textures that will complement each other when layered together is a true delight. Every time I create a stack, I indulge in the endless possibilities of unexpected pairings of arm candy. I love changing things up and making a new creation from bracelets that I already own.bracelet stack postWith stacking on the mind, I was inspired to try something new: a stacked smoothie. I layered a thick blueberry smoothie over a ripe peach & banana smoothie, and let me tell you, the end result was a perfect stack.

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Stacked Up Smoothie

1 serving

  • 1 c. unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/4 c. frozen ripe peaches
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1/4 c. frozen blueberries
  • 5 ice cubes
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • Stevia to taste
  • Combine the milk, Stevia, cinnamon, peaches, ice, banana & peaches and blend until smooth. Pour half of the smoothie into a glass. Add in the  blueberries and blend until smooth.  Pour the remainder on top of the banana & peach smoothie. Top with fresh berries or granola. Enjoy!
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Taste of Tie-Dye

Happy Friday! A new smoothie recipe and S+B stack… what’s a better way to start the day?! I thought I would change things up a bit, and try blending two of my favorite smoothies together… The end result: My tie-dye blueberry & banana smoothie.  The contrast of colors and flavors was a great new way to start the day!

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Sisco+Berluti Stack of the Day! What are you stacking?

Tie-Dye Blueberry & Banana Smoothie

1 Serving

1 c. unsweetened almond milk

1/2 very ripe frozen banana

1/4 c. frozen mango

1/4. c. frozen blueberries

5 ice cubes

1 pinch of cinnamon

Stevia to taste

Combine almond milk, ice, cinnamon, banana & mango and blend until smooth. Pour half into a glass. Add the blueberries and blend until smooth. Pour the remainder on top of the banana & mango smoothie. Enjoy!

*Bulk it up by adding a scoop of vanilla whey protein powder or 1 tablespoon of chia seeds

Perking Up the Pancake

For the mornings you want a sweet treat that won’t weigh you down, try my protein pancakes! I have lightened up the traditional breakfast favorite, giving you a guilt-free and satisfying start to your day. photo-48

These little cakes are packed with protein, low in carbs & flourless- words I would never consider fit for describing a pancake. But with the help of the oats and baking powder, these pancakes have the traditional fluffy, cake-like texture that we all love so much.

The ripe banana adds natural sweetness that will satisfy your sweet tooth without using  any empty added sugars. But if the cakes are not sweet enough, feel free to add a natural substitute, such as Agave nectar or Stevia.

Spice things up by adding a dash of cinnamon or stir in fresh blueberries for a burst of flavor!

Protein Pancakes

1 Serving

1/3 cup Oats

1/3 cup Egg Whites (or 2 whole eggs)

1/2 Very Ripe Banana

1 tsp Baking Powder

2 tbs Vanilla Unsweetened Almond Milk

1 tsp Cinnamon

Mash the banana and combine with the other ingredients using a whisk, or blend together in Magic Bullet. Add additional egg whites if the batter does not have a thick consistency. Spray a nonstick cooking pan and heat to medium heat. Pour half of the batter onto the pan, when the pancake begins to bubble, flip and continue to cook on the other side. Repeat with the remainder of the batter. Top with fresh berries, Greek yogurt, or no sugar added maple syrup!

Popeye’s Protein Pancakes

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Spinach, egg whites, and bananas.

All considered nutrient-packed staples in my kitchen, so why not put them together?     I know it must sound strange, but believe me, it works.

The outcome: spinach protein pancakes- low in carbs and high in protein and fiber.

Spinach Protein Pancakes                                                                                                        1 serving

1/4 cup of egg whites or 2 whole eggs

1 handful of spinach

1/2 ripe mashed banana (the riper the better)

1 tsp. cinnamon

1/2 tsp. baking powder (helps pancakes rise)

Combine all ingredients into a Magic Bullet (or normal blender) and blend until smooth. If not blending smoothly, add additional egg whites. Heat pan on medium heat and spray with non-stick cooking spray. Pour batter into pan, and flip pancake when bubbles rise and the edges appear to be cooked.

Serve with fresh berries, a dash of cinnamon, a dollop of Greek yogurt or sugar-free maple syrup.

*For additional sweetness: add extra banana, agave nectar, or 1-2 Stevia packets

*For a more pancake-like texture: add 1/4 cup of old-fashioned oats

*A Magic Bullet is the perfect size, easy to pour, and quick to clean!

Go for the Greens

Feeling sluggish and in need of a wake-up call? Ditch the caffeine and go for the greens!

My green smoothie will give you that extra boost of energy and leave you feeling physically and mentally refreshed.  After pulling an all-nighter or staying out a little too late, this smoothie is my go-to breakfast to get me through the day.  My secret ingredient: greens.

As we know, dark, leafy greens are notoriously good for us.  My personal favorites are kale and spinach.  Rich in vitamins and nutrients, they provide a natural source of energy and a healthy glow to your skin- helping you to appear even more awake than you actually might be at the time.  The high fiber content of these greens helps keep you satiated throughout the day- prolonging those embarrassing stomach growls during class.

Don’t like the taste of the greens? No fear.

After blending the greens with your choice of fruit, natural sweetener and protein powder, the taste is completely masked.

Time to go green, and drink up!

Basic Green Smoothie         

1 serving

1 c. unsweetened almond milk (can use regular milk or soymilk)

2 c. leafy greens (spinach and kale are my favorites!)

½  frozen banana

½ cup frozen blueberries

5 ice cubes

1 Stevia packet

Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Enjoy!

*Optional add-ins:

1 scoop of whey protein powder (chocolate or vanilla)

1 tbs. all natural peanut butter

1 tbs. chia seeds

1 tbs. flaxseeds