BLOG POST #4 #LazyChefLayeredLady Tip

Here is the thing I’m really impatient when it comes to all things food. I really hate waiting. 😭 This is particularly true after I finish a tough workout. What am I even typing right now->I’M LIKE THIS WITH EVERYTHING. Every time I purchase items from Amazon I hope they appear in a matter of minutes. 

“Where is it?!!!”

So when it comes to eating a meal or snack I’m the type of person that wants items in my kitchen that make eating easy and healthy. This week I stumbled across a product in Target that matched this criteria. I say stumbled because I just went in for 2 things. 😭 

 You know how it goes, you go to Target to buy 2 things and of course you ended up with 20! 

“I only need 2 things!”

I came across THRIVE pre-made smoothie mix.

“[THRIVE] was founded in the Los Angeles home of entrepreneur Oliver Bogner. At 24 years old, Oliver was diagnosed with Thyroid cancer. Oliver wanted a healthy option that would give him the boost he needed to fuel his on-the-go lifestyle, even while receiving treatment. He found the solution in the home-made fruit smoothies he made in his kitchen. Oliver has been cancer free for one full year, and now he wants to empower others to live their healthiest lives.”



  2. 50 cals for 1/2 the container (8 oz)
  3. 100 cals for the whole container (16 oz)
  4. 1/2 container less than 13g of carbs
  5. Whole container less than 26g of carbs! 

The smoothie blend options: Glow, Energy, Green, Defend and Rise! 

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Here comes the part that might make you cringe -> The price = $5 dollars. 

Let me justify this! 

  1. Here is the thing for $5 dollars it comes with a variety of REAL fruits and REAL veggies-> so for me it is worth it. I know I could easily spend more than that at Starbucks or Jamba. 
  2. The variety allows me to choose what smoothie I’m in the mood for. 
  3. If I struggle to reach my protein goal, I make 1-2 of these smoothies a day that include my protein of choice. (😋)
  4. They keep me super full! (👋BYE CRAVINGS) 
  5. If I blend with ice it turns out like a sorbet! (😀HEALTHY DESSERT)

This week I’ve been obsessing my latest smoothie creation! Using my Nutribullet I mixed the THRIVE Green Smoothie contents with my ISOPURE Citrus Lemonade protein powder .

PSSST->  The ISOPURE Lemonade Protein Powder has 20 grams of protein per scoop! So if I have 2 scoops a day (40 grams) that covers a third of my protein intake! 

Now I know you are like that doesn’t sound tasty. Let me tell you it made me feel like I was sitting in a beach chair in the Bahamas submerging my toes in the sand. It turned out to be a great tropical smoothie! 

“I need 120 grams of protein a day! Smoothies help me reach my goal!”


If you are interested in learning new tasty healthy meals I suggest you check out my friends IG: @kellifiercefitness She has given me great suggestions over the years! 

This is Ashley! If you are looking for a trainer or nutrition coach



Usually when one thinks about Michael Kors one thinks about logo heavy totes or the higher end pieces that celebs werqqq on the red carpet. Well I’m here with a big cup of coffee to wake you up to the awesomeness that is Michael Kors Lifestyle clothing. YASSSS clothing! The price points and style are ON POINT. 

“Insider tip: Not all lifestyle stores are created equal. If you go to the more high-end malls that have a Michael Kors lifestyle store you will see amazing offerings! “

 Just when I thought the Dad shoe trend was about the fall off and die. Michael Kors came through with CPR/AED to revive my interests. They are super comfortable! 
OBSESSSSSEEEDDD #sorrynotsorry that my inner teeny bopper is coming through! 
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Talk about living that coordination life! This bag is great by itself and so are the shoes. BUT TOGETHER?!! Yes, together 💯 % AMAZING. If you aren’t about the coordinated life, it’s totally okay! What I appreciate is that you can easily wear these items solo with either burgundy, pink, cream, grey or taupe. 



I didn’t end up buying them because they didn’t have my shoe size in this colorway. I did end up getting the black ones!

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++PLUS++ I found something that made me admit that I got a furrrreal problem with buying faux fur. I tripped over my tongue and my heart was racing when I tried on this beautiful red faux fur jacket.  I had to get it! 

Other voice in my head-> “Girl the whole dang store is 25% OFF!” 

One voice in my head -> “Girl! You need to stop buying!” 

Well we know which voice won out. 

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I would have never purchased this red coat full priced.                

Especially since the jacket is: 

  1. Cropped!
  2. Bright Red!
  3. I would wear 1-2x a month during winter!
  4. Cost per wear would be toooo high for me.  

 I mentioned in a previous post that when I’m deciding if I will buy an item I like to think of how many ways I can wear the garment. That helps me understand if I will get a good price per wear. So if I buy a coat for $100 bucks and wear it ten times the price per wear is $10. If I wear it one time, I wouldn’t feel good at all. ❤️ 

“Maybe I’m so obsessed with Michael Kors because we share the same birthday month?”  #leo