That time of year for my favorite refreshing drink! Brew any variety of tea, serve on ice with fresh mint. Love that as a pick me up mid afternoon! This batch grew back from last year already. See link below for more. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.rodalesorganiclife.com/wellbeing/7-surprising-health-benefits-of-mint%3Famp
Love the crisp and refreshing taste of unsweetened white grape juice when it’s chilled! Better yet, add equal parts of that to your favorite fruit flavored seltzer for a natural, (no added sugar) non alcoholic drink. Makes for a great antioxidant pick me up for such festive occasions as bridal showers or children’s’ birthday parties….
Woke up to a beautiful morning and after a pleasant long walking meditation in the sunshine, decided to make and enjoy this smoothie with the anti-inflammatory benefits of turmeric and my fav tropical fruits. Photo and link to recipe below. http://www.yummly.co/recipe/Turmeric-Pina-Colada-Smoothie-2074376?prm-v1&utm_medium=email&utm_source=seasonal&utm_campaign=Smooth_Moves?prm-v1
Love tropical fruits! In the mood to celebrate Cinco de Mayo? Already started to add mangos to my smoothie this am (with Greek yogurt, banana and kale). They are delicious plain for dessert or try making mango salsa and enjoy!
On a sunny day and after a long hike outside, I was in the mood for a snack that was cold, lightly sweet and refreshing. Luckily I had a can of lychees in the refrigerator. Love the chewy yet tender texture. I also enjoy drinking the juice it sits in as well. Check out the…
Combined plain, nonfat Greek yogurt and organic strawberry spread from Costco on a rice cake for a quick, gluten free, no cook breakfast. Love to have these in hand when I am short on time. Can’t get simpler then that!
This is the last of what I have left from my trip to Jamaica. I treasure the memories of my trip and my niece’s special wedding there as I sip, taste and smell it. Amazing how the emotions can be tied in with experiences of certain foods which can last for decades. All of this…
In light of the nice weather we are having, I was inspired to simply top fruit (berries, mango and pineapple) with unsweetened shredded coconut for an easy tropical dessert. Check out link below for health benefits of doing so. https://www.choosemyplate.gov/fruits-nutrients-health
One of my favorite nurturing activities I give myself every day! Here is a nice gift I received and treasure (tea with cups) which only makes it even more special to make and sip. See link below for potential health benefits should you need to be inspired. http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/features/health-benefits-of-green-tea
Tossed freshly cubed butternut squash in olive oil. Roasted butternut squash in oven at 400 degrees until golden with crisp edges. Had a lightly sweet and caramelized flavor, crispy outside and moist yet tender inside. Depending on your preference, try to sprinkle cinnamon or pumpkin spice on it. Delicious! 😋 See link below on cutting…
I tend to eat more raw foods including salads in the warmer weather. Love adding these organic sunflower seeds to salads! Nutrition profile for sunflower seeds: https://www.google.com/search?client=safari&channel=iphone_bm&q=sunflower+seeds+benefits+for+hair&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjy94fhjeXSAhUHbiYKHTvpAi4Q1QIIiwQ&biw=375&bih=628 I typically combine organic spring mix greens with herbs, fruits, nuts and seeds. This version has feta cheese also with lemon and olive oil.
Was introduced to this delicious tropical fruit while in Jamaica a few weeks ago. Have been on a quest to continue to enjoy it as a beverage, simply mixing the puréed pulp with water. Prefer frozen variety with no added sugar. Details on link below includes use for medicinal purposes from Purdue University. https://www.hort.purdue.edu/newcrop/morton/soursop.html