Sometimes you just need to make a fancy smoothie. It feels good, it taste good; it’s just so good all around. I don’t really celebrate Valentine’s Day so fun treats like this is my own way of celebrating. I hope you’ll join me! I recommend beginning to make this smoothie the day before you plan to […]
Let me start off by saying that this isn’t actually a recipe. It’s just something that I thought that I’d try and found out that it was too good not to share. I’m not affiliated with the kombucha brand, Kevita, listed below. They just happen to have a “Roots Beer” flavor that I thought would […]
I just have to start this post by sharing this song with you because it takes over my head space when I think of hot chocolate. I don’t know why, I don’t know how – all I know is that this is my reality now.
An unintentional rhyme and a song all in the first two sentences of this post. You know it’s gonna be good!
I’m not really into hot drinks, to be honest. But when chocolate is involved it’s pretty hard to say no. Not only does this hot chocolate come with a rich chocolatey flavor, it also has a few adaptogens in it too. Winner, winner vegan dinner!
I hopped on the adaptogen train at the beginning of this year and don’t plan on getting off of it any time soon. I am hooked! I’m really digging ashwagandha and maca lately. Ashwagandha helps to chill us the heck out, reduces inflammation, balances hormones, along with a ton of other things that you can read in a quick Google search. Maca helps to balance hormones, boosts the immune system, increases energy, along with… you guessed it, a ton of other things that you can find in a simple Google search. Adding these guys to this hot chocolate means that we can drink up all of the benefits from these amazing adaptogens without even knowing that they’re there.
With the chilly weather and holiday season officially upon us, the perfect way to relax a bit between all of the stress (’tis the season) is to make a big batch of this, sit down, and rewatch Shameless, Breaking Bad, or your favorite holiday movie, if you’re into that type of thing, on Netflix for a few hours. Fun! Delicious! Yay, December!
I am always fascinated by vibrant colors of fruits and vegetables. I can eat them time and time again and without fail I always sit there thinking that nature is the coolest thing ever. Because, well it is!
I’m feeling super good lately, buzzing around fueled by the sun. Spending more and more time outside and gearing up for the months of adventures ahead. I decided that this year I want to plant a garden. I’m ready to give it a shot! I need to buy my seeds and do some research but I am so excited to be able to make smoothies from fresh foods that I grow myself. I don’t think we put a lot of thought into where our food comes from and I want to know where my foods come from. It’s just a disconnect that I want to try to take a step back from and see how it goes. I’m planning on doing more farmers shopping once they start up again in May and attempting a garden of my own. I’m excited to see how it goes. Any tips on gardens or what I should grow? Let me know!
Okay guys, I have a new obsession. Homemade cashew milk. How in the world have I went this long without making my own cashew milk?!?
If you’ve never made your own cashew milk before then you are missing out big time.
I think a lot of the reasons why I never attempted to make milk at home was because it seemed kind of intimidating and time consuming. Making my own milk, who has time for that?! And just… how!?
Well, it’s actually very simple and a pretty quick process, too. It’s so much creamier than store bought milk. It makes killer teas and is a great addition to oatmeal. But you can never go wrong with drinking it straight out of the bottle either.
I got inspired to give this a shot when I was digging deeper into my stomach issues and realized that a lot of the store bought milks have all kinds of unnecessary things put into them. I thought that maybe that was contributing to my digestion problems so I took matters into my own hands and figured out that making my own milk isn’t hard to do after all.
Somehow I’ve kind of gotten into coffee? By kind of, I mean that as I sit and type this I have a headache and I’m blaming the caffeine because I have never been a strong enough person to handle the caffeine in coffee. I want to be that person. I wanna hang with the coffee crowd. I just don’t think my body is into it.
*files coffee as a “sometimes food”*
If you are a coffee person though and your body is like, “YEAH CAFFEINE, YEAH” then this drink is for you. Five simple ingredients and if you’re feeling extra fancy you can grab a whisk and get a little foam action going on too. Your coffee, your choice though. I just like to give options!
I’m not a huge coffee drinker. You’ll probably never find me drinking a cup of coffee on it’s own. There are times when I want a coffee fix and I find myself buying some cold brew at the gas station randomly after I get off of work. I take it home and think of all the things that I can make with the fresh bottle of overwhelming charcoal tasting liquid. By the time I come up with my new concoction it’s later in the evening and I might not be the smartest person in the world, but I know that drinking coffee at 9 p.m. probably isn’t the best idea – especially when you’re not a regular caffeine consumer in the first place.
So I decide to let it have a sleepover in my fridge next to the kombucha and figure that I’ll experiment in the morning. When morning comes you know what’s happening, smoothies. Always. And that’s how this mocha smoothie was born.
I was on a strict chocolate diet last month. It all happened accidentally. But it still happened. And it all left me feeling not so great. I decided that it would probably be best to not eat 10 pounds of chocolate every week. Sure, that’s an exaggeration but not by much. That doesn’t mean that […]
It’s been a bit since I’ve been here to share a smoothie recipe. I think that’s probably because I haven’t been drinking smoothies to share! What’s my deal? I have no idea. I used to be a smoothie queen. Drinking smoothies every single day. Not recently though. I guess it goes in waves, just like everything […]
Memorial Day weekend is almost over and that means it’s pretty much summer from this point on. YAY. I figured that we could kick off the unofficial start of summer with a strawberry lemonade smoothie. Cool, refreshing, and thirst quenching. Simple ingredients and very little prep time. What more could you ask for?! Strawberry Lemonade […]