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Sunshine Walks + The World’s Easiest Fruity Milkshake

This post is sponsored by Almond Breeze Almondmilk.

Hello hello!

It’s been a busy, sunshine-filled past few days, so let’s catch up!

This weekend was pretty laid back, and included lots of, you guessed it, watching Pretty Little Liars. Ha! Ya’ll, it’s getting bad. I feel like the show won’t end – I swear I’ve watched a million episodes now and still it just keeps going in circles. But, by this point I’ve made the commitment and I have.to.find.out.what.happens. Either way, Aria and Fitz forever. Sad face. Also, Spencer is annoying. Emily is a terrible actress. And Hannah is my husband’s new crush. It’s really a quality show.

Besides binge watching Netflix, we actually spent a lot of time outside! I’ve been itching to finally take Truckee on some long, spring walks, and this weekend it was finally possible! I think my favorite time of the year is when the weather is pleasant enough to make me wonder if I should put my gym membership on hold.

Our walk on Sunday afternoon was by far a highlight of the weekend, since it’s rare that all 3 of us walk together. We walked for about 30 minutes or so down to the lake, and I could tell Truckee was in heaven! It was a little over 70* and the sun was cooking. I actually got sun on my arms, believe it or not! Anyone else thinking walking in the sunshine is just good for the soul?

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I’ve been spending a lot of time to myself lately, and it’s been nice to take a break from the gym. I had really gotten into a rut after the marathon, and just knew I needed a good break! Now that the days are longer, I’m thinking it’s time to get back to it and get my butt in gear! This hibernating stuff is for the birds!

Tonight I took Truckee back out for another long walk and it was glorious. We talked, played, and burned a few calories along the way. I always tryΒ to remember that Adam and I aren’t the only ones who need to keep up with our exercise – dogs need it too!

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Alright, let’s get to what’s important – the most delicious fruity milkshake I’ve made in a LONG time!

Check this bad boy out…

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I was recently sent a box of Blue Diamond Vanilla Almond Breeze to try out, so I figuredΒ dumping it into some sort of blended concoction would most likely be a safe bet! I also know how much I’ve been loving mango/pineapple/strawberry smoothies lately, so I combinedΒ forces.

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To the blender, I added:

-3 ice cubes
-1 large handful of frozen fruit
-*almost* 1 cup of Blue Diamond Vanilla Almond Breeze

Once everything was combined, I added the milkshake factor…vanilla ice cream!

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I blended everything again, and voila! A fruity milkshake. If you can call it that. That’s what I’m calling it at least! I ended up freezing mine to enjoy later, and when I dug into it, it actually turned into more of a soft-serve, but either, delicious and cool. It was the perfect treat to enjoy after our hot walk on Sunday!

It was also super easy, like, embarrassingly easy. But, you should probably go make yourself one!

What did you do this weekend? Have you ever put ice cream in your smoothie to turn it into a milkshake? What are you doing for St. Patty’s Day tomorrow?

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14 Comments

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    Kaylin @ Enticing Healthy Eating
    March 16, 2015 at 10:56 pm

    You know what I love?…THIS WEATHER that has finally come to Arkansas (totally agree with you), and a smoothie with 3 ingredients. How easy does it get? Walking outside and just being outside in general is such a stress reliever for me, I’m glad Spring is finally back.
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      Sweet Miles
      March 26, 2015 at 5:46 pm

      I am right there with you on the weather!!!! Except now it’s time for tornados! Hope you didn’t have any storm damage last night!

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    Shay
    March 17, 2015 at 12:19 am

    I feel ya on ruts after races. It always takes some spark to get me back in the groove, but motivation will come back πŸ™‚

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      Sweet Miles
      March 26, 2015 at 5:47 pm

      For sure!!! Warmer weather is just what I need!

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    Janelle @WhollyHealthy
    March 17, 2015 at 1:54 am

    Random question, but what harness do you have for your pup? I’ve been looking for on with a handle for my lab.
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    Joanna @Makingmine
    March 17, 2015 at 8:06 am

    I love that your husband watches PLL with you, haha! Mine totally would too (and pretend that he didn’t like it even though he did)
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      Sweet Miles
      March 26, 2015 at 5:48 pm

      BAHAHAHAHA. He doesn’t necessarily watch it with me. He just gets stuck in there with me when it’s on and comments on the hottest girl πŸ˜‰ You know, typical!

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    Julie @ Running in a Skirt
    March 17, 2015 at 8:39 am

    The weather has been perfect for this lately!
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      Sweet Miles
      March 26, 2015 at 5:48 pm

      Agreed!!! Hoping you have beautiful weather this weekend too! Let’s get outside and enjoy it!!

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    Emily @ Sweet Summer Smiles
    March 17, 2015 at 9:11 am

    Smoothies are one of my favorite snacks! So refreshing!

    I’m sightly addicted to PLL too and I am all for Aria and Mr. Fitz too! Are you caught up now?! Tonight is the big “A” reveal! Can’t wait!
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      Sweet Miles
      March 26, 2015 at 5:50 pm

      Girl, I’m not caught up!!!! I’m still working my way through season 4 I think! I’m on the episode just past when Paige sets Emily up with that swim coach but didn’t tell him that she had torn her shoulder…then at her surprise party Jenna was randomly on the water?? I think that’s where I am, I slept through a couple so I might be a little past that. Ha! I keep trying to resist googling who A is, I can’t take it!!

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    Ashley
    March 17, 2015 at 9:49 am

    I am so excited that it’s getting warm so I can make smoothies again! It’s just not the same drinking them when it’s cold outside… haha. also totally agree– sunshine IS good for the soul! walks are the best πŸ™‚
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      Sweet Miles
      March 26, 2015 at 5:50 pm

      Haha yes!! I know, smoothies on a cold, snowy day are quite counterintuitive! But they are so good, and so easy!

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