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That’s right. 9.
My name is Alece and I am a nutrition nerd.
Oh wait. You already knew that? Silly me. I thought I hid it so well. Continue reading “Chocolate Blueberry Boost Smoothie”
If you’ve spent any length of time on Instagram, you’ve heard of Earthy Andy. She lives in Hawaii with her husband and 2 adorable kids and they eat a high-raw, plant-based diet (meaning LOTS of fresh, raw fruits and veggies). She has healed herself and her children from severe digestive issues, eczema, and asthma using whole plant foods. Just scrolling through her feed can make anyone long to pack their bags, catch a flight to the islands, and never look back.
Like most parents, I always have an idealized vision of summer vacation in my head at the end of every school year. A few moments of silence to sip my coffee in the morning while the kids sleep in, lazy days filled with swimming and play dates with friends, and warm evenings lounging on the patio watching the sun go down form the picture of a well spent summer in my imagination. Continue reading “What My Plant-Based Kids Ate for Lunch Today 4 (+ a smoothie recipe)”
Confession time. During the whole moving process, not a lot of cooking happened around here. I wanted to get unpacked and settled ASAP, so home cooking took a back seat. As a result, there was a lot of ordering veggie pizza (and take out in general), cereal for dinner, and good ol’ pb&j’s. While the break from the kitchen was nice, my body did NOT appreciate the constant sodium assault (or a-salt, if you will). I know, I know. Not punny. Continue reading “Raspberry Lime Smoothie Bowl”
Just like ranowla, smoothie bowls are ALL the rage on Instagram. What’s not to love? They are sweet, creamy, simple, and infinitely customizable. Frozen fruit, a little liquid, and a quick wiz in the blender and you’re ready for an antioxidant party in your tummy. So yummy, so yummy. Oh great, now I’m singing Yo Gabba Gabba songs.
Mornings can be hectic. Even though we are in summer now and don’t have to rush out the door at dark-o’clock for school, there are still things that need to be done. The dog needs to go out, dishwasher needs to be emptied, 3 little munchkins need to be fed, and we need to get ready for the day whether we are running errands or the kids are off to dance camp. Husband, on the other hand, is still off to work every morning. There is no “summer break” in adulthood.
I’ve never been a huge fan of baking. It requires more precise measuring than cooking where everything is entirely up to your personal preferences. I’m mean, sure, I’ll bake muffins like these Monday Morning Muffins if it’ll let me sleep in a few extra minutes, but I’m not the mom who’s constantly baking cookies and cakes. Some of that has to do with my disdain for refined sugar and butter, but I digress.
I don’t know what the weather is like where you live, but here in North Texas, it’s been hot! We are barely into spring and yet our daytime highs are pushing 90° F every day. We are well on our way to the summer when it’s “hotter than a jalapeño’s armpit.” Don’t blame me for that one. I heard it from my old southern chiropractor.
I have a strong emotional connection to milkshakes. Not only did I love a cold, creamy chocolate milkshake when I was a child, but my husband and I split a milkshake on our first date. ♥