Smoothie, Smoothie, Research?!

Today was an eventful day as I am finally all set up to start my research in the College of Medicine, Neuroscience department! I am so excited to get started doing research on drug addiction. Although, I have never worked with rats before so I am a little nervous. But my excitement overpowers!

To get me through my busy days, I started making these awesome smoothies in the mornings! They keep me so energized throughout the day!

The recipe is so simple, here it is:

15 frozen strawberries

1/4 cup of milk

1/4 cup of oats

1/2 cup of Greek yogurt (if desired)

1 scoop of protein powder (if desired)

I always choose to add the Greek yogurt because I usually would have a cup of yogurt for breakfast, but now I get the yogurt and the health benefits of the oats. Like fiber and antioxidants! You can also choose any type of frozen fruit you like such as bananas or mixed fruit. I’m adding bananas to my next one! Make it your own so you’ll enjoy it even more!

My smoothie definitely got me through my exam this morning!

 

Let me know any of your favorite smoothie recipes so I can try them out too!

Thanks for reading! Happy blending! 🙂

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Save money, eat at home!

I love going out to eat as much as the next person, but going to the grocery store and eating at home is so much more rewarding!

You hear all the time to go grocery shopping because it’s cheaper, but sometimes when you shop it doesn’t feel that way! Well I actually went through my checking account this month and compared it to a random month over the summer and I want to share with you how much I really did save by eating at home!

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Life in Charleston

This week was so great! I live in the best city possible and just recently started taking advantage of it! Two of my friends and I went to walk the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge on Sunday and we did not think we were going to make it! That bridge can be deceiving, we never knew how steep it actually was. All in all it was a great 5 Mile walk!

After we left we went to this awesome hidden little restaurant called Huriyali. I got the Acai bowl that has an acai berry smoothie as the base and tons of fresh fruits on the top: banana, strawberry, kiwi, granola, chocolate, ect. It was so YUMMY!

 

We also took a leap and tried the fresh juices that they sell. Elise and I got the one that had apples, raspberries, kiwi, etc. in it and it was so refreshing! I never knew juicing could be so delicious.

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