Not Your Typical Smoothie

My all-time favorite.  My go-to.  This smoothie is everything.

 

Oh the green smoothie..  Before I had it for the first time I struggled thinking that the ingredients wouldn’t blend well and that it would taste weird.  Nothing worse then spending a fortune on fresh veggies only to be dumped down the sink when no one will drink them.  So nervously I whipped up this green smoothie that I found on Pinterest and it was…good (not great) but had great potential.  Over the years I tweaked the recipe and found what would best accommodate my family’s taste buds and let me tell you…SO dang good.  And getting my kids to drink veggies is an accomplishment in itself.  It’s creamy, filling, and delicious.  I will have it for breakfast or lunch at least once a week and the whole fam loves it.

 

Since it’s Christmas time we will call this little green smoothie…

Grinch Juice

 

 

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Grinch Juice //  ( I don’t measure when I make this so it’s just kind of thrown together but it’s always delicious!)

 

Vanilla Almond Milk  1 cup

1-2 diced frozen bananas

Handfuls of Spinach leaves (you can’t have too much)

Peanut Butter 1 Tablespoon  (or PB2 if you’re feeling healthy)

Ice to your liking

Once this has blended I like to add the secret ingredient (thanks to C)  –  Cocoa Nibs.  They give it a little crunch and they are SO good.  My kids think there are chocolate chips in their drink.  It’s practically a chocolate peanut butter smoothie that’s healthy!

 

There you have it.  Get blending!   My favorite purchase this year has been our Blendtech Blender.  Need to welcome a blender into your kitchen?  Williams-Sonoma has a great collection and free shipping!  Find them here.

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babies & holidays & blogs…

we are going to take a bit of a blogging break this month to snuggle our kids & enjoy the holidays. you can still keep up on all things fashion & beauty related (+ mini posts) on our Instagram @thebeautymarkgirls, because, let’s face it: we can’t just quit our day job for a whole month cold turkey! thank you for all your love and support. look out for big changes for the format of our blog & business in the new year!! we are very excited for things to come & hope you’ll continue with us on our journey.

happiest holidays!

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//picture from last year’s holiday shoot with Pied Piper//

xoxo

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cyber monday

It’s Cyber Monday, y’all. A real life holiday celebrating shopping online. I could cry! Don’t be the only one who didn’t take advantage of good post-Thanksgiving sales. You have one more day to save!

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Aldo: 50% off original price on reduced merchandise and 20% off regular priced products code:CM14

Amazon: they price match all other advertised offers!

Anthropologie 20% off entire store with code: EXTRAJOLLY, plus free shipping on all orders

ASOS:  Take 30% off EVERYTHING with code: ILOVEMONDAYS

Banana Republic 40% off everything code: CYBER

Bauble Bar// 20% off everything code: CYBER20

Dillards// take an additional 50% off clearance

Forever 21 20% of $60 code: CYBER20 & 30% off $100 code: CYBER30

Free People sign up for emails and get free shipping

Gap 40% off EVERYTHING use code CYBER

J Crew// 30% off all regular priced styles and extra 40% off sale items code: MONDAY

J Crew Factory// 50% off everything, plus extra 10% off and free shipping with code: YOUVEGOTSALE

Land of Nod// 15% off everything and FREE Shipping code:SAVE15

Loft// 50% off everything code: MONDAY

Madewell//25% off entire purchase with code: GIFTON

Nordstrom// tons of deals on your favorite brands plus double points for card holders

Nordstrom Rack// extra 30% off clearance

Old Navy// 40% off!! code: CYBER

Peek Kids// 20% off everything (no code required)

Piperlime// 30% off everything & 40% off sale code: CYBERSALE

Pottery Barn// free shipping code: FREESHIP

Shop Bop//up to 25% off your order with code: GOBIG14

Steve Madden//35% off plus free shipping code: CYBER

Target// tons of sales plus an extra 10% off select home items code: CYBER10

Urban Outfitters// $50 off $150, $25 off $100 and $15 off $75

Victoria’s Secret// free shipping on $50 code: SHIP50FREE, $20 off $125 code: 20OFF125

West Elm// up to 25% off everything plus free shipping code: SUPERDUPERSALE

White House Black Market// 30% off entire purchase code: 19959

World Market// 20% off everything online plus free shipping on orders over $100 code: SUPERCYBER

Zara// up to 50% off select items

ww: bonjour ma cherie

 

our dear friend amy makes thee best graphic tees.  i love the length on this one. the perfect pair for leggings or to be layered under a high waisted skirt (no bumpy lines at your waist/rear – thank you VERY much. Find your little french tee here —> olive lane

 

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black friday & gift guides

we have it.  your one-stop-shop for all your holiday needs. including some amazing BLACK FRIDAY deals!

//click links or pictures below collage to shop//

 

For the fashionista:

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For the techie:

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beats by dre solo HD $69.99 (regular $169.99)

fit bit $69 (regular $99.99)

iPhone 6 (with two year contract) $99.99

iPad mini 2 with wifi $299 + a $100 gift card

Gopro hero 3 Silver edition $249 + $50 target giftcard (regular $299.99)

Nikon L330 digital camera $99 (regular $229.99)

Apple TV $89 (regular $99.99)

Canon EOS Rebel T5 with two lenses, memory card & bag $449 (regular $779.99)

 

 

 

For the kitchen/ foodie:

 

for the kitchen

 

 

 

Vitamix Blender:  Certified Reconditioned $239.99 (regular $439.99)

Triple Slow Cooker :   1.5 Qt $27.99 (regular $39.99)

KitchenAid Mixer :    5 Qt Stand Mixer 264.99 after $50 rebate (regular $499.99)

KitchenAid Mixer :  classic  plus stand mixer  $199.99 (save $50.99)

Orange Cookware  :  Rachel Ray 16 piece Porecelin cookset  $99  (regular 149.99)

 

 

For the kids:

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For the beauty:

 

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for the mom:

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AND a list of some of our favorite stores & their big discounts/deals for this weekend!

Aldo: Black Friday 50% off*

Amazon: they price match all other advertised offers!

Anthropologie 25% off entire store with code: HOLIDAY25

ASOS:  Take 30% off EVERYTHING

Banana Republic 50% one item use code BRFIFTY  40%off the rest of your items use code BRFORTY

Bauble Bar// 15% off 2 items code: EARLYBIRD15, 25% off 3 items code: EARLYBIRD25, 35% off 4 items code: EARLYBIRD35

Dillards// take an additional 50% off clearance

Elf Cosmetics use code BLACKFRIDAY for BOGO 50% off on orders $30+ and get a free Kabuki Brush

Forever 21 free shipping no minimum! extra 50% off sale items code: SALE50, $20 off your $100 order code: THANKS20, 20% off all regular priced dresses and skirts

Free People sign up for emails and get free shipping

Gap 50% off EVERYTHING use code BLKFRIDAY

J Crew// 30% off all regular priced styles and extra 40% off sale items code: HOLIDAY

J Crew Factory// 50% off everything, free shipping on orders of $50+ code: THANKS

Land of Nod// 15% off everything and FREE Shipping

Loft// 50% off everything code: TREAT

Madewell//25% off entire purchase with code: GIFTON

Nordstrom// tons of deals on your favorite brands!

Nordstrom Rack// extra 30% off clearance

Old Navy// up to 50% off online (plus extra 15% off off with code: GRAVY) and 50% off everything in stores

Peek Kids// 20% off everything (no code required)

Piperlime// 40% off all final sale code: EXTRACHIC, 25% off everything code: THANKFUL25

Pottery Barn// 20% off regular priced item code: GOBBLE

Shop Bop//up to 25% off your order with code: GOBIG14

Steve Madden//25% off plus free shipping code:YES

Target// save 10% on all gift cards up to $300 (valid until noon Friday ONLY)

Urban Outfitters// extra 50% off sale items IN STORE

Victoria’s Secret// free shipping on $30 code: SHIP30FREE, $15 off $100 code: 15OFF100, BOGO half off bras code: DOUBLEUP

West Elm// up to 25% off everything code: SUPERSALE

White House Black Market// 30% off entire purchase code: 11989

World Market// 25% off all furniture code: FURNTIME OR free shipping over $100 code: YULELOVEIT

Zara// 30% off entire store

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