Sunday, July 31, 2016

Cantaloupe Popsicles

 The perfect way to beat the heat is with an ice cold popsicle. But why buy them when you can make them? With cantaloupe season upon us, it's not hard to find them in the grocery stores. But instead of just cutting them up to eat them, you can spice things up and turn them into a healthy popsicle! This recipe only requires four ingredients, and can be eaten in popsicle or sorbet form.

1/2 a cantaloupe
2 tablespoons honey
2 1/2 tablespoons water
Juice from 1/4 of a lemon

1. Cut the cantaloupe into small pieces and lay them on wax paper. Freeze it for a few hours or until frozen.
2. Add the cantaloupe, honey, water, and lemon into the blender. I didn't add all the cantaloupe at once, since adding it gradually helped the blender work better.
3. Add the mixture into popsicle molds with a popsicle stick and freeze until completely hardened.

Voila! You have a refreshing snack to enjoy out in the sun!


Monday, July 18, 2016

Three Years of Blogging!

 Hello everyone! I just recently celebrated three years of blogging! I can't believe it's been three years since I sat down to compose my first blog post, not knowing how big a part of my life it would become. Thank you to everyone (especially all my readers) for supporting me all these years! I couldn't do it without all you guys.

On Saturday, we took a trip down to Texas (looks like I'm not getting away from the heat just yet), and had a fabulous experience flying! When we went to get our seats chosen, I got upgraded to first class on our second flight!

I chose the following snacks to include in my backpack:
-Gratify Sesame Thins
-Chocolate covered raisins
-Skinny Cow
-Lance Gluten-free Cheese Crackers
-Billy Goat Chips

When we got to the Atlanta Airport, there were so many gluten-free options! In the terminal our gate was in, we found a Qdoba among other restaurants. I asked if they could change their gloves as they took us down the line and got enough to eat so that I wasn't hungry on our second flight.

As for this week, I'll be relaxing by the pool and enjoying spending time with family :). This morning my aunt made me a protein smoothie, and I enjoyed it while sitting next to the pool with a good book. Life is good!


Sunday, July 10, 2016

Smoothie Bowl Recipe

Hello everyone! With the hot and humid weather upon us, sometimes we need a refreshing snack. Today's recipe is an easy smoothie bowl--a cool and delicious treat that will satisfy your sweet tooth!

2  cups frozen berries
1/2 cup chia seeds
1 banana, frozen and chopped
1/2 cup Greek yogurt
A dash of coconut water
Your choice of toppings

1. Blend the frozen berries, chia seeds, banana, Greek yogurt, and coconut water together.
2. Add your choice of toppings!

Voila! It was as easy as that!


Saturday, July 2, 2016

Gluten-free Cinnamon Swirl Cookies

Hello everyone! I have a delicious cinnamon swirl cookie recipe for you all today! With this little trick you can put a delicious twist on ordinary sugar cookies!

Here's the recipe: