berry healthy breakfast smoothie

Ok, obviously we watch a lot of Strawberry Shortcake around here.  :o)  And it’s probably no surprise that I’ve been drinking a lot of smoothies lately.  I’m guessing maybe you have been too?

And eating salads, and comforting soups and oatmeals, and just plain detoxing from the glorious food-bingeing of the holidays?!

Berry Healthy Breakfast Smoothie | Sweet Anna's

(Because I know you’ll be asking…  these lids from The Mason Bar Company are absolutely amazing.  We practically fight over them in this house!  Yes, I know I need to just order some more.
No, this is not an affiliate link.  I’m just sharing the love!)

Now, don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love the food-centered bliss of the holidays, and I look forward to them all year long, but I also love a clean slate at the end of all of it.

I’m not one to make new years resolutions… I’ve tried and I never make it past day 3… but I like to make new DAY resolutions and eating healthier is one I make almost every day.

Of course, some days, that thought doesn’t even make it out of my brain before I am enjoying a cookie for breakfast, but for the most part, I try to keep a healthy balance with my every day eating habits.

Healthified smoothies are one of my favorite ways to feed myself and my family healthy food in a way that feels…  indulgent even.  Because really, who doesn’t love a  refreshing, fruit-filled smoothie?!

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sugar-free homemade pumpkin spice latte syrup

I was driving through Starbucks the other day grumbling to myself that they didn’t have sugar-free Pumpkin Spice Sauce for their famous fall lattes.

I have no problem indulging every once in a while,  but I would be much happier if there was a sugar-free option for guilt-free treats a little more often!

And then I realized that I could just make my own.  Why did it take me so long to figure that out?!

Sugar-Free Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte Syrup | Sweet Anna's

Yum, yum and YUM.  I am so in homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte heaven!

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healthy peach berry crumble smoothies

These smoothies are a healthy meal in and of themselves.  All the sweet, luscious flavor of a summer-fruit smoothie and a juicy, peach berry crisp, without any of the guilt.

Dairy-free, sugar-free, and flavor-FULL!

(By the way… if you’re on the Fast Metabolism Diet like I was, this is a Phase 3 breakfast or lunch!)

Chia seeds and coconut oil give you the healthy fats your body craves, and no one (ahem, toddlers!) will ever know there are fresh greens packed inside their treat!

((Commence the silent cheering so as not to wake the house-full of sleeping kiddos!))

I don’t know about you, but my kids just don’t really eat too many green foods willingly.  And any way I can sneak more good-stuff into their tummies is a good thing!

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