Banana Nut Smoothie ~ Making Healthy Choices with Walgreens Balance Rewards

Healthy Banana Nut Smoothie from @itsyummi

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I’m going to share a yummi banana nut smoothie recipe with you in just a minute, but first I want to share some really great news with you!

Many of you know that I’ve spent the past year working on achieving my health goals. I fell a little short of meeting my goal to lose 50 pounds by my 50th birthday, but I’m proud of myself for managing to lose the 30 that I did. These last 20 pounds are giving me a run for my money, though, so I’m pulling some extra punches to help me get there by the end of this year. Tracking daily activities is one way to do that, and it’s been made so much easier thanks to the Walgreens Balance Rewards program. CLICK HERE to come on over to my virtual kitchen for the rest of the details…and the yummi recipe!

Healthy Banana Nut Smoothie #recipe from @itsyummi
Making healthy choices is rewarding with the Walgreens #BalanceRewards app

Chilled Mango Raspberry Soup Recipe

Chilled Mango Raspberry Soup recipe from @itsyummi

When you’re hungry for a BLT and it’s in the middle of corn season, the most delicious thing you can make is this BLT Esquites Sandwich! Crispy bacon meets fresh garden vegetables and a creamy corn salad for a delicious lunch or light dinner. CLICK HERE to come on over to my virtual kitchen for the yummi recipe!

Chilled Mango Raspberry Soup from ItsYummi.com

Pumpkin Bacon Streusel Muffins

Pumpkin Bacon Streusel Muffins from @itsyummi for #baconmonth

Since August is Bacon Month, then bacon we must have! With flavors like cinnamon and pumpkin, some may think that these pumpkin bacon streusel muffins are a tiny sneak peek into autumn. For me, any time is a good one for tender pumpkin muffins with a candied bacon topping! CLICK HERE to come on over to my virtual kitchen for the simply yummi recipe to these muffins!

Pumpkin Bacon Streusel Muffins from @itsyummi for #baconmonth

Healthy Recipe ~ No Bake Pistachio Oat Cookies

The perfect little healthy lunch box treat! No Bake Pistachio Oat Cookies from @itsyummi

When you’re craving something sweet, but you want it healthy and fast, these no bake pistachio oat cookies will become your go-to snack. They’re loaded with healthy steel cut oats, fiber, nuts, dried fruit, and a touch of cinnamon. They’re perfect for a breakfast on the go, in a lunchbox, or as an evening snack.

As a member of The Recipe Redux, I’m challenged every month to come up with healthy, nutritious recipes that are big on taste, but not big on the waist. These no bake pistachio oat cookies fit that bill perfectly!  This months recipe theme is “bites and bars for the lunch box”. Whether you’re packing lunch for yourself or for little faces, these cookies will be a sweet treat that you can feel good about eating.CLICK HERE to come on over to my virtual kitchen and get the easy recipe for a yummi breakfast treat.

No Bake Pistachio Oat Cookies from ItsYummi.com