Europe Trip January 2020 Video

Hi friends!! I hope you all had a nice weekend (maybe even a long one if you were lucky enough to get yesterday off… not me).  I have been working on a few blog posts, but my domain doesn’t renew for another week and a couple days and I have used up all my storage because I posted too many pictures. 🙂 Sooo while you are waiting for some more posts, my husband compiled some videos and pictures of our Europe trip to Munich, Innsbruck and Prague.  The link to my youtube page where the video is posted is below!!


Check it out if you want.. just don’t laugh too hard at me skiing for the first time in probably 5 years down wayyy steeper slopes than I would prefer. 😉

Talk to you guys soon!!

Creamy Chocolate Smoothie… My Latest Obsession

Hey friends!! It has been busy and crazy as ever over here, but life is good! I’m still working on organizing all our pictures and videos from Europe, but I’ll be sure to share those soon! Last weekend we visited some friends in Scottsdale, Arizona and had the best time!! We fit in lots of fun activities and friend time so I’ll share some pictures from that trip soon too!

Life has been crazy lately with our travel and still dealing with some pretty bad neck pain which has been causing intense migraines so my days around here have been a little hectic.  I am getting a nerve ablation (they go in and literally burn the nerve in my neck) later this week and I am hoping that eases some of the pain and migraines (i’ve done it once before and I think it seemed to help).

One thing that has been brightening my days lately is this new smoothie combination I have been making on the daily.  It is soooo good – I crave it just thinking about it!!  It is so tasty, it belongs in a fancy glass – preferably a martini glass. 😉 . Give it a try if chocolate milkshake tasting smoothies are your thing!!! 🙂


Creamy Chocolate Smoothie

1/2 Banana

2-4 dates (depending on how sweet you like it)

1 scoop of vanilla protein powder (you can use chocolate and any kind you like – I just had vanilla on hand – I love the SunWarrior brand)

1 teaspoon of cinnamon (optional)

1-2 teaspoons of cacao powder (can use cocoa instead – I like mine really chocolately so I use 2)

1 teaspoon almond butter

1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (can use any milk/substitute or even water)

1 teaspoon L glutamine (optional, but I always add after a workout as it aids in muscle recovery)

5 drops liquid trace mineral drops (optional)

1-2 cups of ice

1-2 teaspoons of unsweetened shredded coconut (I usually add one in the smoothie and sprinkle the rest on top)

ADD all ingredients to the blender and top with shredded coconut!!!


I hope you give it a try and love it as much as I do!!!



I’ve been making this daily after my workout and it fills me up and satisfies my sweet tooth!

I hope you all have a wonderful Monday and a great week!!!!