Mocktail Recipe Smoothies + Giveaway

by Danielle @ Itsaharleyyylife on December 11, 2014

in Ambassadors, Blog, Giveaway, Review, Sweat Pink

This post is sponsored by Puritan’s Pride; opinions expressed are my own. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

For the past couple of months I have been sharing smoothie recipes galore with you guys. I hope you are enjoying them. If you didn’t get a chance to check them out here they are again:

Often, smoothies are a meal replacement, or post-workout replenishment… that’s how I use them mostly. But, they can be a part of your holiday celebrations, too. All you have to do is pick the right holiday flavors and dress it up a little

Green Peppermint Smoothie | It's a Harleyyy Life

I made this Green Peppermint Protein Smoothie and it was a perfect mix of greens and holiday spirit.

Green Peppermint Protein Smoothie

Green Peppermint Protein Smoothie


  • 1 Scoop Chocolate Protein Powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Kale Powder
  • 1 Cup Almond Milk
  • 1 Teaspoon Peppermint Extract


  1. Put protein powder, kale powder, almond milk and peppermint extract into a blender and blend.

You can also serve these yummy mocktail recipes (developed by Brooke Alpert, M.S., R.D., C.D.N., of B Nutritious and author of The Sugar Detox, who works as a paid spokesperson for Puritan’s Pride) as a delicious feature to your festivities!

Passion Pear Smoothie

Pears are a source of fiber, vitamin C and vitamin K. The good source of vitamin C may help the immune system! Vitamin K helps support bones.


  • 1 pear
  • ½ banana
  • 1 Tbsp Peanut Butter
  • 8oz almond milk
  • ½ cup kale

Cocoa Smoothie

Cocoa isn’t just a delicious treat! It’s a nutrition powerhouse. Cocoa is a source of antioxidants, which help support numerous facets of health and total-body wellness.


  • 1 banana
  • 2 pitted medjool dates
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder (unsweetened)
  • ½ cup spinach
  • 1.5 cups almond milk (or milk of choice)

Spiced Apple Smoothie

Apples do more than just keep the doctor away. These crunchy fall treats are rich sources of fiber and vitamin C. Vitamin C helps support the immune system and fiber supports digestion and heart health. In other words, drink up!


  • 1 ½ apples, seeded and chopped
  • ½ cup Kale
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¾ cup plain yogurt
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 cup ice cubes

 Giveaway Time

Puritan's Pride Giveaway | It's a Harleyyy Life

I’m giving away everything in the picture above! Here’s a detailed list:

  • Lehi Valley Natural Ginger: Natural ginger is from the ginger root and is perfect as a spicy snack, for a cup of tea, or an ingredient in cooking and baking. Dried naturally with a unique combination of sweet, spicy, moist and chewy.
  • Vanns Peppermint Flavor Extract: Few flavors are as distinctly tantalizing as the cool, minty vibrancy of Peppermint Extract. Use in cake, cookies, frosting and ice cream dishes.

Just enter below. Giveaway ends at 11:59 PM on Wednesday, December 17th.

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WIAW 12.10.14

by Danielle @ Itsaharleyyylife on December 10, 2014

in Food, What I Ate Wednesday

Every Wednesday I share some of the foods I eat in a day and link up to Jenn at Peas and Crayons for What I Ate Wednesday.

What I Ate Wednesday

Good morning friends! How is your week going? I’m actually writing to you this Wednesday morning (so weird, I know)! My week has been going pretty well. My knee has been bothering me, kind of like its numb. That’s been strange. Where I live got really lucky and did not get anything from the storm that is hitting the north east. Just goes to show you can’t trust what those meteorologists say. haha.

Well anyways… you are here for food and I’m gonna give it to ya! Enjoy checking out what I’ve been eating this week!


Egg Sandwich with Apple | It's a Harleyyy Life

Okay, you are allowed to say “Danielle, Really?” I know, I know… it’s my go to right now. I haven’t been putting grape jelly on top of my sandwich though… so that’s something new. I’m living on the wild side! Eating this for breakfast surprisingly has been filling me up and some days I don’t even in my first snack (that’s crazy)!


We still have a bunch of fruit snacks so I have been eating them. Well, just the red and purple ones! Anyone want my orange and yellow ones? I’ll start saving them for you.


CrockPot Butternut Squash | It's a Harleyyy Life

CrockPot Butternut Squash with Onions and Pears. I actually found this recipe and changed it up a little by not adding the chicken or cranberries. I made this on Sunday and was so happy Monday at lunch time when I was eating it. It turned out so good! Thank goodness I had extra!


Can you believe that some days I’m not even hungry for this snack either? Where has my appetite gone. Maybe I’m just busier now at work so I don’t think about food? Maybe.


Chicken and Waffles | It's a Harleyyy Life

I have been dreaming about this meal ever since I bought my waffle maker on Black Friday. I made the chicken in the crockpot so I didn’t have to cook it (see a pattern here?) and then made the waffles and added some gravy on top! It was delicious and totally worth the $10 to finally buy a waffle maker!

Now Tell Me

What is your favorite CrockPot dish? What is your favorite way to eat waffles?


Day in the Life: CrossFit at Night

by Danielle @ Itsaharleyyylife on December 9, 2014

in Blog, Daily Life

I’ve told you before, there’s three “Danielle Days”, one with CrossFit in the morning, one with CrossFit at night and then the weekend! All are similar but different. So I decided to share all three. Last week was CrossFit in the morning. Today is CrossFit at night.

The only time I workout at night (for now) is on Wednesdays. So here is my Wednesday schedule.

CrossFit at Night

6:00 AM- Wake up.

6:02 AM- Let dogs out.

6:02 AM-6:06 AM- Check my phone (Facebook, email and Timehop)

6:06 AM- Let the dogs in.

6:07 AM- Jump in the shower.

6:20 AM-6:25 AM- Get out of the shower, get dressed and do my hair.

Coffee in the Morning | It's a Harleyyy Life

6:25-7:00 AM- Turn on the TV (news) and computer. Make coffee. Share blog post of the day on social media.

7:01 AM- Walk to the bathroom and put makeup on.

Breakfast | It's a Harleyyy Life

7:06 AM- Make breakfast.

Eating Breakfast | It's a Harleyyy Life

7:10 AM-7:15 AM- Eat breakfast.

Blogging in the Morning | It's a Harleyyy Life

7:15 AM- 7:30 AM- Read other blog posts.

CrockPot Meal | It's a Harleyyy Life

7:30 AM- 7:35 AM- Put Potato & Sausage meal in the CrockPot.

7:35 AM- Grab lunch and snacks from fridge and pack them.

7:36 AM- Use my automatic starter on my car to warm it up.

7:40 AM- Leave for work.

Me | It's a Harleyyy Life

7:58 AM- Arrive at work. (I actually took this photo on Friday and not Wednesday when we had our ugly Christmas sweater party… instead I wore an ugly Christmas scarf aka 3 Christmas scarves tied together).

8:00 AM- 9:30 AM- Work

9:31 AM- Eat first snack.

9:33 AM-11:59 AM- Work.

Cheesy Tortellini Crockpot Soup | It's a Harleyyy Life

Noon- 12:30 PM- Eat Lunch (Cheesy Tortellini Crockpot Soup)

12: 31 PM- Make Coffee

12:35 PM- 2:30 PM- Work.

2:31 PM- Eat second snack.

2:33 PM- 3:30 PM- Work.

3:31 PM- Eat third snack.

3:33 PM- 4:00 PM- Work.

4:01 PM- Leave Work.

4:02 PM- 4:15 PM- Drive Home

4:17 PM- Let the dogs out

4:21 PM- Let the dogs in

4:23 PM- Get changed into workout gear

Revolt Workout | It's a Harleyyy Life

4:30 PM- 5:22 PM- Complete Revolt Workout.

5:24 PM- Grab drink of water.

5:26 PM- Look through social media.

Cellucor Amino | It's a Harleyyy Life

5:35 PM- Get aminos ready for CrossFit.

5:40 PM-5:57 PM- Drive to CrossFit.

5:58 PM- Walk into CrossFit

6:00 PM- Change shoes and start to warmup.

6:05 PM- Begin Mobility Work.

6:15 PM- Started working on our first skill: Pistol Work (20 each leg).

6:30 PM- Started working on our second skill: L-Sits (rack up to 60 seconds).

6:41 PM- Get ready for the WOD.

CrossFit WOD | It's a Harleyyy Life

6:45 PM-7:01 PM- Complete the WOD.

7:02 PM- Die on the ground.

7:10 PM- Finally get off the ground and get ready for the OLY class.

7:20 PM- 8:00 PM- Work on squat hang cleans. I got up to 115#.

8:01 PM- Get in my car.

8:02 PM- 8:20 PM- Drive home.

8:20-8:25 PM- Shove food in my mouth (I usually make a crockpot meal of some sort on Wednesdays).

8:26 PM- Jump in the shower.

8:35 PM- Get out of the shower and put pajamas on.

8:37 PM- Get in bed.

8:38 PM- Close my eyes and go to bed.

Now Tell Me

What is your day like?


Holiday Gift Guide: Foodie

by Danielle @ Itsaharleyyylife on December 8, 2014

in Gift Guide, Holiday

Holiday Gift Guide Foodie | It's a Harleyyy Life

I told you last week that I would be sharing some of my favorite products in the next couple of weeks leading up to Christmas. I’m calling them my Holiday Gift Guides. Last week I shared with you the perfect gifts for fitness fanatics. Today, it is all about the foodie.

Brieftons InstantVeg Spiral Slicer | It's a Harleyyy Life

Brieftons InstantVeg Spiral Slicer– This turns veggies into noodles. It’s wonderful and so easy to use. Even comes with a container that you can put a lid on and put it in the fridge for later.

Keurig 2.0 | It's a Harleyyy Life

Keurig 2.0– I absolutely love my new Keurig. It turns on in the morning for me, it would even brew for me if I wanted it to and it makes a whole carafe of coffee.

Green Earth Frying Pan by Ozeri | It's a Harleyyy Life

Green Earth Frying Pan by Ozeri– I’ve been using this frying pan every morning to make my egg sandwiches. The pan is non-stick, free of PTFE, PFOA and other harmful chemicals. PTFE (PolyTetraFluoroEthylene) is a synthetic substance that has harmful waxy properties that are found in a lot of non-stick pans.  The pan allows you to saute, fry, bake, boil and braise with as little as half the amount of oil normally used. The best part though is the fact that cleaning it is a breeze.

Waffle Maker | It's a Harleyyy Life

Waffle Maker- Everyone needs one of these. I got this one for $10 for Black Friday. I’m not sure if there is one waffle maker that is better than the other. They all make the yummy breakfast (or chicken and waffle) treat.

Sunsella Cupcake Liner | It's a Harleyyy Life

Sunsella Cupcake Liners– I LOVE THESE. One the colors are AWESOME. Two they are super easy to clean. Three the cupcakes just pop right out of the liner making it super easy to get the cupcake from your hand to your mouth.

Now Tell Me

What would you buy the foodie in your life?

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.


Saturday Shares #25

December 6, 2014

Saturday Shares: A weekly post on It’s a Harleyyy Life of blog posts that I loved reading that have to do with food, fitness, blogging and more! Today is the day! It is secret date day! I’m pretty super excited about it. Eric has been planning this date for a couple of weeks now! I have […]

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5 Things Friday #2

December 5, 2014

Today I am linking up with Claire at Fitting it All In for 5 Things Friday. Five Things Making Me Happy: Black Friday shopping. I got all of this + a waffle maker and Christmas gifts for all under $100! My aunt and I went out at about 5 AM and it was a breeze […]

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WIAW 12.3.14

December 3, 2014

Every Wednesday I share some of the foods I eat in a day and link up to Jenn at Peas and Crayonsfollow for What I Ate Wednesday. This might be the only What I Ate Wednesday post that you will read that doesn’t have Thanksgiving leftovers! WHAT?! I know it is crazy. This year we only […]

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What Type of Person am I…

December 2, 2014

Last week at work we had to take the Gallup Strengths Poll. It is part of an employee retreat we are having this week. Basically you answer a bunch of questions where they give you two situations and you pick which one you are more or you can be neutral. The questions take about a […]

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