Allergen-Free Tropical Carrot Smoothie

Yum. Yum. Yum.

Trust me on this one. It may sound like an interesting combination, but it’s delicious. It’s my second morning making it for breakfast.

Tropical Carrot Smoothie {Espinosa Kitchen}

Tropical Carrot Smoothie



  1. If using frozen fruit, heat in microwave for about 45 seconds to soften fruit. Add to blender.
  2. Top with lime juice and protein powder.
  3. Finally, add carrot juice and coconut milk.
  4. Blend.

*I usually make my breakfast smoothies in the evening and store in the fridge so I can grab and go in the morning. Works really well!


Gluten-Free SunButter Protein Cookies

Who doesn’t love cookies? I definitely love my fair share of cookies, but I don’t love my fair share of sugar. I heard of this 3-ingredient peanut butter cookies and figured I’d give them a try, but I needed to make my own modifications to healthify. (Can we just pretend “healthify” is a word?) I looked at my available ingredients and considered the strict elimination diet I’m currently following. Here is what I ended up making… and they are pretty delicious if I don’t say so myself! I hope you also like them.

gluten-free sunbutter and protein cookies (Espinosa Kitchen)



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Prepare flax-egg if using.
  3. Grease baking sheets with coconut oil.
  4. Mix ingredients together.
  5. Spoon onto cookie sheet.
  6. Bake 10 minutes.

Optional: add Enjoy Life chocolate pieces if desired.

Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

I suppose I have Patrick to thank for some sore muscles today after Body Pump. Ouch! A whole slew of old tracks and I am feeling it. However, I am drinking a delicious smoothie to help my muscles heal, so it’s all good.

Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie


  • 1 1/2 bananas (if you like it sweeter, make sure the bananas have brown spots)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons peanut butter (make sure it’s not crap like Jiff or Skippy – we use Smucker’s natural. The oils need to separate in order for it to be legit.)
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 1/2 cup skim milk – more if you like it less thick


Blueberry Banana Smoothie

And another successful bodypump class is complete! Now if I could only move my shoulders without wincing! Here is the smoothie Carlos and I made after our workout to help our muscles recuperate.


Blueberry Banana Smoothie


  • 1 banana
  • 1/4 cup blueberries (frozen works best)
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 scoop protein powder (we use vanilla)

Directions: Blend and enjoy!

Note: to prevent chunks of fruit, it may be helpful to heat the frozen fruit for about 30 seconds in the microwave to soften it slightly.