Ugh, I hate waking up to find out hackers decided they wanted to take your hard-earned money and spend it on playstation headsets. D*ck move, guys. That’s the most boring stolen purchase I could even think of. Karma is really gonna bite you in the ass…you know that right? Your mom told you about karma? And ending up in a wind tunnel as your hell? Nope, no fire is involved in this hell, just miserable, cold and aggravating wind. Good luck.

Wind has really taken over Colorado the last two days and it has been BITTER. So the other day, I had to get a bunch of fashion photos done since I’m leaving out of town and of course I chose the windiest, coldest day to do them. It was so windy that while I was on the treadmill starting my running workout at Orange Theory, the power went out and almost threw all of us off. Safe. So while I sported multiple dresses and tops PERFECT for spring, I was shivering so hard that I could barely keep my mouth open to smile. On the way home from photos, I was suppose to go to the grocery store for dinner and just said f*ck it because I didn’t want to get out of my car. Seat warmers and steering wheel warmers are truly one of the best inventions in the entire world. Truly. Jackson (my french bulldog) hasn’t even enjoyed a walk in the past 2 days because his mother throws a fit about it and lasts 2 minutes. I hate the wind. And I truly hope the hackers end up in wind hell. God bless.

You guys, let’s move past all this and onto some happy news! I leave tomorrow for Expo West! Expo West is a natural products expo with seriously THOUSANDS of exhibitors. I didn’t really know how big it was until I was talking to my friend Kyra from Kyra’s Bake Shop and she mentioned to wear comfy shoes and that last time she went, she didn’t even get to talk to half the companies that she wrote down. So now I’m slightly nervous and overwhelmed. I’m not a huge fan of crowds or people….so this could be challenging for me. But when my friend Cassy from Fed and Fit invited me last minute, I couldn’t say no. I love new experiences and I hope to get to know some new companies and other bloggers out there! Fingers crossed I don’t have an anxiety attack. I’m packing lots of snacks to keep my blood sugar, along with my tolerance, high. LET’S DO THIS!

And guess what?! I have four trips coming up in the next month! LA, San Diego, Dallas, then Costa Rica! I’m so pumped for all of them! Especially Costa Rica because not only is it Costa Rica, but it’s also our 1 year anniversary! So fun! But with that many trips coming up, I have LOTS of packing to do. So stay tuned on the blog tomorrow because I’m doing a special post about how I pack my carry-on and get the most out of a small bag!

PaleOMG Mocha Latte Smoothie Bowl

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Mocha Latte Smoothie Bowl

  • Yield: 1 1x



For the smoothie

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup cold brew coffee
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 12 tablespoons maple syrup (depending on your sweetness preference)
  • 1 tablespoon collagen (see the two brands I use here)
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

For topping

  • coffee beans (you totally don’t have to do this but MAN, it’s tasty if you love coffee flavor!)
  • almond butter


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place coconut flakes and sliced almonds on a baking sheet and into the oven to bake for about 8-10 minutes, until fragrant and golden brown.
  2. Place all ingredients for the smoothie into a blender and blend until smooth.
  3. Pour smoothie into a bowl, top with the toasted coconut flakes and sliced almonds, then sprinkle with a few coffee beans and some almond butter!

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  1. Glenda says:

    This might be my new favorite smoothie bowl! Yum!!!

  2. Brittany Curtis says:

    I probably sound ridiculous but can you just eat straight up coffee beans? I love coffee but haven’t ever eaten the beans!
    Also- Stefan (above) is an idiot.

    1. juli says:

      that’s a legitimate question and the answer is simple – have you ever eaten a chocolate covered coffee or espresso bean?! same thing without the chocolate on it lol. i just don’t recommend going overboard on them haha!

  3. Cassandra says:

    I know that food doesn’t have to have a point, but I don’t understand smoothie bowls. Is it like a pudding? Do you drink it still, but it has chunks of yummy things instead of being completely smooth? Thanks for clarifying. I feel behind in the times but of all the people I could ask this question to on the internet, I figured you’d give me the best answer. And by best answer I mean a funny one.

    1. juli says:

      a smoothie bowl just gives you more food since it has all the added goodies to it. so you eat it with a spoon instead of drinking it!

  4. Val Jones says:

    Do you have the nutritional breakdown for this?

    1. juli says:

      nope but you can find that out with a nutritional calculator online!!

  5. Ashley says:

    I wasn’t too thrilled with this smoothie. The texture was hard to swallow. I ended up adding more liquid but overall I wouldn’t make it again.

    1. juli says:

      sorry to hear that ashley!

  6. Anna says:

    I don’t like smoothies and this is one of my favorite things to have for breakfast!!! So good!!!!