7 of The Best Iced Smoothies Ever

Sometimes reading in the library can be dull, especially if you need to inhale a different kind of air. But imagine sitting on a chair on your veranda with your legs stretched out, your feet resting on a stool, a book in your hands, and an iced smoothie on the table near you. Doesn’t that sound perfect?

If you’re a beginner, knowing the essentials on ice-crushing the right way is a must. And the number one essential is a blender that can crush ice. Own one, and you can toss your favorite fruit there and partner it with ice anytime!

You know what they say, “Fruits and Vegetables + Ice = Love!”

Here are the best crushed iced smoothies you’ll never get tired of making:

Coconut-Lime Delight

Produce: 4 servings

Coconut-and-lime-smoothieIngredients:

  • 1 tbsp. of honey
  • ½ lime (juice)
  • ¼ cup of kefir
  • ¼-inch nub of fresh ginger
  • 4-6 ice cubes
  • 5 leaves of mint
  • 8-10 oz. of coconut milk

Instruction: Combine them all in your blender. Mix until smooth and creamy (or for 2-3 minutes). Serve immediately.

Go Bananas

Produce: 2 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 c. of cubed ice
  • 1 tbsp. of honey
  • 11/2 c. of unsweetened almond milk
  • 3 peeled ripe bananas

Instructions: Just put them all in your blender and mix them for around 1-2 minutes or until the texture’s smooth. Serve with a smile!

Berry Vanilla

strawberry-vanilla-smoothieProduce: 2 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 c. of milk
  • 1/2 c. of plain yogurt
  • 1/2 tbsp. of pure Tahitian Vanilla
  • 3 tbsp. of sugar
  • 6 ice cubes
  • 8-10 strawberries, fresh, cleaned, and hulled

Instructions: Place all these in your blender and let the machine process. Blend until creamy. Indulge!

The Green Revolution Smoothie

Produce: 2 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 c. of plain, non-fat Greek strained yogurt
  • 1/4 c. of fat free milk
  • 2 packets of Zing™ Zero Calorie Stevia Sweetener
  • 2 tsps. of quality matcha powder
  • 3 ice cubes

Instructions: Combine them all in your high-quality blender. Choose the high or smoothie setting, let them mix thoroughly, and serve right away.

Nutty Banana Smoothie

Produce: 4 servings

peanut-butter-banana-smoothieIngredients:

  • 1 small ripe banana, sliced
  • 1/2 c. of nonfat sour cream
  • 1/2 tsp. of imitation banana extract
  • 2 tsp. of cocoa
  • 3 tbsp. of reduced fat peanut butter
  • 4 packets of No Calorie Sweetener
  • 6 ice cubes

Instructions: Slice the bananas and place them in the freezer until they’re a bit firm (or for 10 minutes). Add all the ingredients in your blender until the texture’s smooth. Serve!

Mango-Banana Smoothie

Produce: 1 serving

Ingredients:

  • 1 lemon (juice)
  • 1 small banana
  • ½ – ¾ c. of coarsely chopped, ribbed kale leaves
  • ½ c. of cold water
  • ½ mango, peeled and cubed
  • 3 ice cubes

Instructions: Place them all in your blender. Puree until smooth and creamy. Drink and be amazed!

Minty Mocha Smoothie

Produce: 1 serving

Ingredients:

  • iced-peppermint-mocha-smoothie-healthy-tasty-holiday-treat1 c. of low-fat milk, soymilk, or almond milk
  • 1 tsp. of honey, stevia, or sugar
  • 1-2 tsp. of cocoa powder
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1/2 c. of coffee
  • 1/8 tsp. of pure peppermint extract
  • 3-5 ice cubes
  • Crushed candy cane pieces
  • Optional: 1 tbsp. of whipped cream

Instructions: Add all of the ingredients in the blender except for the candy cane pieces and whipped cream. Blend until smooth. Add the whipped cream and the candy on top. Enjoy the refreshing taste!

Books And Creativity

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Let’s face it.

We all know how books can be, especially when it comes to inspirations for our dreams in life. We also know how creativity can be, especially when it comes to motivations for our goals in life. Put them together as one and voila – you’ve got yourself a force to reckon with.

You see, books and creativity as a force to reckon with can be as simple as you making your very own bookshelf to be put into your bedroom. You also see, books and creativity as a force to reckon with can be as elaborate as making your very own bookshelf with A Song of Fire and Ice by George R.R. Martin theme to be put into your bedroom. You can now either use your bookshelf as a personal storage for all kinds of books, as well as a professional storage for all kinds of people.

You see, books and creativity as a force to reckon with can be as simple as you creating your very own bookstand to put onto your desk. You also see, books and creativity as a forced to reckon with can be as elaborate as making your very own bookstand with The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien theme to be put onto your desk. You can also now wither use your bookstand as a personal craft for all kinds of books, as well a professional craft for all kinds of people.

Indeed, books and creativity go hand-in-hand together. Also indeed, books are more than just inspiration for our dreams in life. Books are, after all, the portal to our dreams in life. Even indeed, creativity is more than just a motivation for our goals in life. Creativity is, after all, the pathway to our goals in life. And now that you’ve got yourself a portal to dreams in life, as well as a pathway to goals in life, why not continue what you’ve always wanted to do and especially why not continue what you’ve always loved to do?

Now what?

Well, just stay tuned for more on books and creativity on this blog.

How about you? How do you find books alone?  How do you find creativity alone? How do you find both books and creativity together?

Do you know any other ways books and creativity go hand-in-hand together? Let us know in the comments section below!

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4 Sawing Projects Bibliophiles Will Love

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Bibliophiles or those who love and collect books will surely appreciate these sawing projects for their reading time. There are so many tutorials and articles you can find to accomplish each of these projects. So, what are we waiting for? Let’s begin!

Adirondack Chair

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Who wouldn’t want to take a break from the library and read outside with fresh air and natural light? This chair can be designed in any way you want, making reading time more special for you. Let your chair symbolize your journey to another magical world! What’s better than a chair you yourself made anyway?

Wooden Lamp

Make the exterior covering of your reading lamp unique! With a jigsaw, you can shape the lamp on your own so that it could look like a tree or another element from your favorite book. The possibilities are endless once you let your creative side take over. Aside from providing the light you need to keep reading at night, it will also serve as an additional and distinct decoration in your library or room.

Cover for Speaker

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If you’re a lover of all books—paperback or not—you’re going to love this project. It’s a wooden cover for your speakers for when you feel like listening to audiobooks or podcasts instead. You can just relax your eyes and let your hearing senses do the job this time. It’s also a perfect substitute for those who get tired holding books or tablets. You can just play the file and let the speaker narrate the story for you while you sit or lie down effortlessly.

Shelves

bookshelf-wall-booksAll project lists for the booklover should include bookshelves—these are the homes of your beloved books, after all. Besides, one can never have too many shelves! Bookshelves can be designed in any way you want, and various saws exist to make your imaginations come true.

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Making Your Personal Space Bookish Enough

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When you’re a student, it’s not every day that you get to fully enjoy your personal space at home and just read books no matter what kind of genre they might have. By the time you finally get your weekends off from school, your personal space has already become a school library – full of assignments, which you need to take time for, especially on weekends, just to finish it all up before Monday.

When you’re a professional, it’s also not every day that you get to fully enjoy your personal space at home and just read books no matter what kind of language they might have. By the time you finally get your restdays off from work, your personal space has already become a work lounge – full of instructions, which you need to make effort for, even on restdays, just to finish it all up before Monday.

Thus, it’s only right for you to make your personal space bookish enough – not just to prevent yourself from the trap of assignments during weekends and the snare of instructions during restdays, but also for you to fully experience the comfort of being in your personal space with one of the things that you love most in this world: books!

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Those being said, here’s one way to make your personal space bookish enough:

Dedicate a corner of your personal space with books.

And by this, it means that you should make it a point to have a single corner from the four corners of your personal space entirely dedicated to books.

You could have your favorite books be put into a glass case for added zing, along with a beanbag couch nearby and a jellybean lamp. You could also have your other books be put into a wood case for added spice, along with a sculpture couch nearby and a vintage lamp. You could even just put all your books in one bookshelf – but this time, in an artsy way as you categorize them by your own review and with a complementary sofa couch and a tall lamp nearby for added comfort and convenience.

Doing all these and more will not just make your personal space bookish enough, but also worth reading books in as you fully enjoy your days off.

Do you know any other ways to make your personal space bookish enough? Let us know in the comments section below!

Why Coffee Is Great For Readers Like You

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There’s just something about coffee, you know?

It could be something nice that makes one want to drink a cup at least once a day. It could also be something good that makes one want to do things at least twice a day. It could even be something great that makes one want to do both for as long as they can.

Those being said, it’s not surprising anymore to deem coffee great for readers like you.

You see, reading a book is not just about absorbing every word you’re reading. You also see, reading a book is not just about appreciating every sentence you’re reading. You even see, reading a book is not just about admiring every phrase you’re reading.

Reading a book is about absorbing the moment you started reading, which you can absorb more with a nice cup of coffee by your side. Reading a book is also about appreciating the moment you continued reading, which you can appreciate more with a good cup of coffee by your side. Reading a book is even about admiring the moment you finished reading, which you can admire more with a great cup of coffee by your side.

Even more so, coffee is great for readers like you because…

…nothing beats a sunny weather condition than with a nice book to read and a nice cup of coffee by your side, in your bedroom with the air conditioner in full blast.

Because let’s face it, it’s so much better to get warm indoors.

…nothing beats a rainy weather condition that with a good book to read and a good cup of coffee by your side, in your living room with the heat conditioner in medium blast.

Because let’s face it, it’s so much better to get warm indoors.

…nothing beats any weather condition than with a great book to read and a great cup of coffee by your side, in your backyard with the fresh air in natural blast.

After all, it’s way much better to get warm outdoors just as you do indoors.

How about you? How do you enjoy coffee? How do you enjoy reading? How do you enjoy both at the same time?

Why do you think coffee is great for readers like you?

Share your thoughts with us below!

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