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Raspberry Watermelon Spinach Smoothie

Wednesday, August 14, 2019
I’ve been really killing it with adding spinach to my smoothies. I feel pretty confident that I’ve finally figured it out. When I made this Raspberry Watermelon Spinach Smoothie, I was amazed at how well it turned out.
Raspberry Watermelon Spinach Smoothie

Raspberry Watermelon Spinach Smoothie

My main concern with mixing red fruit and spinach together was that it would turn into this ugly reddish brown color. To me, the color can be a bit off putting. But, I think combining the raspberry and watermelon created a rich color that looks super delicious.

And delicious it was! The sweetness from the watermelon and the tartness from the raspberry is what really made this smoothie enjoyable. But it was also extremely refreshing that I forgot spinach was even in it.

So why did I add watermelon? Truth is, it was about to go bad. I needed a way of eating the watermelon in bulk and blending it up into a smoothie seemed like the perfect way to go about using it. I’m sure the smoothie would have tasted just as fine without it. But, I think the watermelon is what really helped to kill down the bitter taste of the raspberry.

If you don’t want to use watermelon, give strawberries or cherries a try. Both are equally as sweet and rich in antioxidants. The downside, however, could be not choosing a sweet strawberry or cherry. You may end up with a tart tasting smoothie. But, you could always add honey if you need to sweeten it up a bit.

Raspberry Watermelon Spinach Smoothie

Combing all of the se best flavors of summer in this raspberry watermelon and spinach smoothie.
Prep Time: 5 mins | Total Time: 5 mins
Course: Smoothies | Cuisine: American
Keyword: Breakfast Smoothie, Raspberry, Smoothies, Spinach, Watermelon
Servings: 1 serving

1 cup frozen raspberries
1 cup watermelon chunks
1 large handful spinach
1 cup coconut water
1/2 tbsp honey

1. Add all ingredients into your blender
2. Blend for 45 seconds or until a smooth consistency is reached
3. Pour into your favorite glass and enjoy

Tofu Avocado Breakfast Wrap

Monday, August 12, 2019
When I created this Tofu Avocado Breakfast Wrap, it was because I was craving bacon. Although I indulge every once in a while with turkey bacon, I wanted a breakfast option that I could grab and go for the next few days.

Tofu Avocado Breakfast Wrap

I didn’t want turkey bacon for the next 3-4 days, so I decided to use tofu instead.

I’ve featured some meals using tofu before. You can see in my post on How To Cook Tofu that I use a fairly simple process. But, for this Tofu Avocado Breakfast Wrap I tried a different approach to preparing the tofu.

Instead of cutting into small cubes, I sliced them into strips. I didn’t spend as much time draining or pressing the excess moisture from the tofu, but I found that allowing the tofu to marinade overnight really helped to give it a lot of flavor.

Building the breakfast wrap isn’t complicated. You don’t need step by step instruction on what to do with it. It’s sort of like tacos. You put in it what you want. But, I will include what I used specifically to season the tofu.

Tofu Avocado Wrap

This Tofu Avocado Breakfast Wrap is perfect for the make ahead breakfast option. Packed with protein and healthy fats, you can't get enough of it.
Prep Time: 10 mins | Cook Time: 5 mins | Total Time: 15 mins
Course: Breakfast | Cuisine: American
Keyword: Avocado, Breakfast, Breakfast Wrap, Tofu, Vegetarian
Servings: 6 servings

Tofu Bacon Marinade
1 pack extra firm tofu
1 cup liquid smoke
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp honey

Breakfast Wrap
1 burrito tortilla
2 scrambled eggs
1/2 avocado (sliced)
mayonnaise (optional)
shredded four cheese blend

Tofu Bacon
1. Remove tofu from package and cut into thin slices
2. Lay out on a baking sheet using a paper towel to light absorb excess moisture
3. In a separate container, combine your ingredients for the marinade
4. Gently place tofu strips in container and allow to sit for at least 2 hours or overnight
5. Once tofu has sat in marinade, add to frying pan and allow to cook for 5-10 on each side or until tofu is a darkened brown

Breakfast Wrap
1. Taking a large burrito tortilla, apply a thin layer of mayonnaise or any dressing to your preference
2. Add scrambled eggs, tofu bacon, half an avocado, and shredded cheese to tortilla
3. Roll tortilla into a burrito, fitting all ingredients inside
4. Cut in half and enjoy!

Smashburger Restaurant Review

Tuesday, August 6, 2019
For my third restaurant review, I want to take you all with me to Smashburger.

Smashburger is a fairly popular burger restaurant; hence the name Smash and Burger. There’s only one here in the Charleston area located in the town of Summerville which is a few miles out of Charleston.


My husband suggested going here for lunch after we saw a movie. The restaurant is located in a shopping square so there’s a ton going on in the area. You can shop, go to a movie, grab FROYO…it’s a pretty cool location to have this restaurant.

I ordered their standard Black Bean Burger. Obviously Smashburger is widely known for its grass-fed angus beef patties, but they do serve this option as well. The only downside is that you can’t customize the black bean burgers.

Taking a look at their menu, they offer such a wide range of toppings and flavors for their beef patties. You can get an avocado, mushroom, spicy jalopeno. With the black bean you only get lettuce, tomatoes, onions, and pickles. Which, don’t get me wrong, I love the classic burger toppings. I would have liked if I could jazz up the Black Bean Burger in the same fashion as the beef patties.

How Did It Taste Though?

The Black Bean Burger tasted pretty good. I’ve had some bland veggie burgers, and this one wasn’t. It had the right amount of seasoning and it wasn’t dry. It didn’t taste like a mock-meat burger like Gardein, but it definitely tasted like a black bean burger.


All of the burger are paired with your choice of fries, sweet potatoes fries, or tots. I opted for the tots. Now, the tots were very good.

I know you’re thinking, “Well you can’t go too wrong with tots.” But, I really appreciated that it was crunchy and crispy. Trust me, I’ve had some soggy tots before and it isn’t good.

I would come back here. It’s a nice place. I think next time I’d like to explore their shakes as well. I haven’t had a great burger and shake in a while!