It’s here! Shaklee has come up with a new product that I’ve been itching for for a while! I’m very much into superfood powders whether we’re talking about spirulina, chlorella, maca, lucuma, the list goes on. I’m so excited about their new product – the Organic Greens Booster! It’s a combination of kale, spinach and broccoli in a powdered form which makes it extremely convenient to add greens to anything you can think of! I’ve had to test a few recipes out to see what tasted too “green” (I will never become a person who’s able to drink a purely veggie juice), but I’m definitely not complaining!
In Germany it’s not unusual to have several coffee or tea breaks in a week. This is the time when you sit with your family in the afternoon, to take a break from whatever you’ve been working on, and simply enjoy the pleasures of company combined with something sweet to eat and a cup of coffee (or tea). I honestly miss those times, especially when I haven’t been back to Germany in forever! It’s been a few years since I’ve visited, so I’m definitely feeling a bit nostalgic.
Caramel, eggnog, cinnamon, roasted chestnuts and of course peppermint or candy canes are all part of the seasonal holiday flavors that make up this time of year! And it just wouldn’t be the same without them! Whenever it’s around Christmas time, I like to fix a healthy chocolate peppermint smoothie, so I figured I’d write up the recipe (with a bunch of different variations) for you guys!
Guys, guys, guys, guys, guys!!!! Oh. My. Gosh. I fixed the BEST pumpkin chocolate chip bread EVER last weekend and it was everything I wanted and more! Do you know that feeling when you’re fixing something and you’re crossing your fingers that everything will turn out okay, because you have your doubts that it’ll taste good? That was me! But it couldn’t have turned out better 🙂
Oh man, we have an abundance of pomegranate (just asked my mom what the plural is of pomegranate…seriously don’t know – pomegranates?) in our house, leftover from our last skin care event when we had fixed a holiday Sangria. So what to do with too many pomegranate(s)? For us often leftover raw fruit or veggies are incorporated into smoothies, and boy this one is a good one!
Crazy that Thanksgiving is over, right? Christmas feels like it’s right around the corner, and if I’m being honest I already started listening to holiday jingles a week ago. 😉 While the holiday mood is adding to my merry mood, I don’t understand all the people who pop up on my social media feeds who have put up their Christmas trees. Ours never lasts that long!
Is anybody else as into dark sweet cherries as I am? Right now I’m on a cherry kick, maybe due to the ending of summer. (Btw I’m fully prepared for fall, even though fall hasn’t fully hit yet.) I’ve had this smoothie almost every morning for breakfast, and can’t imagine starting my day without it. I don’t know what it is about it that makes it so delicious, but it’s just the right combination of berries and sweetness from the cherries that it blends into a delicious smoothie!
Who doesn’t enjoy brownies? To me, brownies are the perfect compliment to a movie marathon or a ladies’ spa night. A few weeks back I was invited to go to a spa night one of my girlfriends was hosting, and was asked to bring something. I had been dying to have brownies again, so I selfishly decided that was what I was going to do. These brownies were such a hit and I was asked to share the recipe several times!
One of the newer obsessions of Instagram is the ever popular matcha latte. Matcha is a type of green tea, available in powder form. With summer weather having arrived in the DMV area, it makes for a simple yet refreshing treat.
In the winter the last thing I want to do is go outside. I love running, but I don’t love it enough to brave the ice cold weather. Running while sniffling and teeth chattering is not my idea of a fun time (no matter the health benefits). However I have been loving the weather lately! Yesterday it was a beautiful 70 degrees outside with tons of sunshine to make this wannabe-Floridian happy. So I decided to start my training for the several 5ks I have planned for the summer.