Newsflash: I’m a huge doofus. For some reason my brain thought that yesterday was Friday and today is Saturday, which, of course, it’s not. So I guess I missed my own Smoothie Saturday post thanks to a huuuge lapse in brain function. Zoinks! But today is Sunday, and I humbly submit a belated Smoothie Saturday post. But I’ve got lots of awesome links to share, which I hope will make up for it!! :D
Today is also a really exciting day for me, because I’m having my first real photoshoot (!!!) for a very special project coming up. My best friend Jon’s little sister is taking the shots of me. She’s in school studying photography, but has already had a few gigs photographing weddings. She’s that good! I’m so excited to see how today’s shoot comes out – I’m not the most photogenic, and I have the hardest time keeping a straight face when I’m being photographed. I’ve got to try to stay kind of serious, though, because I’ll also be needing the shots for my About page here.
Just a quick note about today’s smoothie before I go into my link roundup – I made this smoothie especially for my mom, who said she wanted something with fiber in it. Although fruits and vegetables are a great natural source of fiber, to get a little boost I opted for psyllium husk – the seed of the plant plantago ovata. Psyllium is a fantastic source of soluble dietary fiber, and can also be used as a binding agent in baking. It has a pretty neutral flavor, so it really lets the fruits in the smoothie shine through!
So without further ado, here’s what caught my eye on the webs this week:
1 // It wouldn’t be proper to have a post about psyllium husk without linking back to Sarah B’s Life Changing Loaf of Bread!
2 // My instagram crush of the week <3
3 // I just pre-ordered this book and I can’t wait until it comes in the mail!
4 // An interesting read about clean-eating, and the pressure some feel to have a really healthy lifestyle. I didn’t agree with some of what was said in this article, but I appreciate reading other perspectives than my own.
5 // I loved this visually stunning post about traveling in Marrakech, especially the photos of the spices, the ceramics, and the geodes!
6 // This post is from two years ago, but I came across these Herb Noodles by Sophie of Wholehearted Eats on Pinterest, and had to share them.
7 // Spring cleaning for the soul, by Lindsay of Cotter Crunch. A must-read.
8 // My special project (that I mentioned earlier in this post) is Christmas-themed. It’s funny to be photographing with candy canes and Christmas Tree cookie cutters in April, but I’ve been using this gorgeous shoot by Renee as inspiration for the look I’m going for.
I hope you all have a lovely rest of your weekend! :D
Fabulous Fiber Smoothie
- 1 Cup Frozen Mango
- 1 Cup Frozen Raspberries
- 1/2 Cup Frozen Blueberries
- 1 Cup Plant Milk
- 1 Cup Water
- 1 Tbs Psyllium Husk
- 1 Tsp Chia Seeds
- Combine all ingredients into a blender and blend on high until smooth and creamy.
- Serve and enjoy!
Song of the Day:
Catcher Song – Great Lake Swimmers
If you make this recipe and post it on Instagram, be sure to tag me @wellandfull and #wellandfull so I can see! I love seeing your takes on my recipes :)
Amy | The Whole Food RainbowApril 10, 2016 at 4:09 pm
Hey Sarah. I’m always forgetting what day it is, I probably shouldn’t admit that, oh well! They say berries help brain function, that’s probably a good thing, though I like to think my brain is just thinking about something more important, if only I could remember what it is… (who am I kidding it’s just thinking about food probably). Is that your painting? It’s totally gorgeous I love it! Good luck with the shoot, that’s so exciting! It’ll be something to treasure I bet and make you feel amazing xx
SarahApril 10, 2016 at 7:54 pm
I probably need extra berries to help my brain out hahaha ;) And yes that it my painting, thank you! :D <3
Natalie | Feasting on FruitApril 10, 2016 at 9:10 pm
I love the backdrop and I love the smoothie and I love fiber! This is is such a beautiful happy-making post Sarah :) I’m positive you killed it at the photoshoot, I just hope the candy canes brought their A game too!
SarahApril 10, 2016 at 9:40 pm
Aww thank you Natalie!! You’re the sweetest <3
lindsay CotterApril 11, 2016 at 8:01 am
thanks for sharing sweet friend. and you know i love that smoothie!
SarahApril 11, 2016 at 8:59 am
You’re welcome girl! It was such a great post :)
Maya | Spice + SproutApril 11, 2016 at 9:40 am
Super exciting to hear about your special project and photoshoot, congrats girl! I’ve never used psyllium husk before, but this smoothie is inspiring me to try it out! xo
SarahApril 11, 2016 at 1:50 pm
Thank you Maya!! :D
Aimee / Wallflower KitchenApril 11, 2016 at 11:02 am
Gorgeous! I actually have some psyllium husk leftover from when I attempted to make gluten-free bread and haven’t know what to do with it. Adding it to a smoothie is such a great idea!
SarahApril 11, 2016 at 1:50 pm
That works out perfectly! It’s so great to add to smoothies for a little extra boost of fiber :)
Lane | Green Spirit AdventuresApril 11, 2016 at 12:16 pm
Such a beautiful smoothie! I’ve never tried adding psyllium to smoothies but I’m excited to give it a shot.
SarahApril 11, 2016 at 1:51 pm
Thanks Lane!! :D
LucyApril 11, 2016 at 12:36 pm
Mango and raspberry is one of my favorite flavor combinations! I am a total smoothie addict so I will be checking out your smoothie saturday posts from now on for sure :)
SarahApril 11, 2016 at 1:52 pm
Mango + raspberry are the best together!! :D And I’m so glad you like the Smoothie Saturday series, Lucy! Thanks for stopping by!
Puja DarshanApril 11, 2016 at 4:44 pm
sounds healthy and delicious…
SarahApril 11, 2016 at 6:10 pm
Thank you!! :D
JuliaApril 13, 2016 at 10:15 am
I love this! I’m always looking for high-in-fiber foods and am down to get it in my morning smoothie. This sounds soooo tasty with mango! I have psyllium husk on hand, so I can make this fiberlicious smoothie happen like whoa. Thanks for the fun links – I’m now following 8thandlake on instaG and just read Lindsay’s post on cleansing my soul..LOVE that girl!
SarahApril 13, 2016 at 11:25 am
Isn’t Lindsay the best?? I always love her posts!! :D And thanks girl, hope you like the smoothie!! :D
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