Thursday, June 30, 2016

Green Smoothie Bowl

Green smoothies were never something that used to interest me in the past. I'll always try something at least once and make it once. Well, the green smoothie I had a few weeks ago was awful. It was so bland! I could get more flavor from chewing on a piece of kale! So, I decided to take it into my own hands and try to make one of these smoothie bowls and it was perfect! It's great for most diets or if you want something packed with nutrients to start your day, and it's pretty! This recipe is Paleo and Whole 30 friendly! Enjoy!

1 frozen banana
1/2 ripe avocado
1 cup Kale
1 cup frozen pineapple
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 tbsp coconut sugar
Banana slices
Strawberry slices
Chai seeds
chopped pecans

Blend your frozen banana, pineapple, avocado, coconut sugar, kale, and almond milk until smooth. Pour into your bowl and top with your favorite toppings!

Paleo Sloppy Joe Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Its day 4 and I am LOVING this Paleo diet. I feel better and I can already start telling a difference with how I am looking ! I can only imagine what I will be feeling like in a few weeks! I did a diet similar to Paleo earlier in the year, Whole 30. It's a little stricter than Paleo but you can find many recipes that compliment both diets. I originally found the recipe on  Hope you enjoy this as much as we did! My husband (who is not on the diet) added sour cream and cheese to his!

4 baked sweet potatoes
1 1/2 lbs grass fed ground beef
1/2 onion, chopped
1/2 green pepper, chopped
1/2 red pepper, chopped
1/4 cup celery, chopped
1 clove garlic
1 Tbsp chili powder
1 tsp cumin
2 Tbsp coconut sugar
14 oz can organic diced tomatoes
6 oz can organic tomato paste
1 Tbsp coconut oil


Prepare your sweet potatoes before you begin (bake/microwave). Heat coconut oil on medium heat. Add garlic, onion, and celery. Cook until the vegetables are tender. Once your vegetables are ready, brown your meat in the same skillet. Start adding your spices, sugar, and bell peppers. Pour in your tomatoes and tomato paste. Simmer your skillet for 15-20 minutes. Finish with salt and pepper to taste. Cut your cooked sweet potatoes in half and scoop out a small portion. Fill your potatoes with sloppy joe and enjoy!

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Raspberry Lemonade Champagne Punch

Summer is here! Barbecues, beaches, sunshine, and drinks! Any one who knows me knows that I love champagne. Skip the orange juice, just pour me a tall cold glass of champagne! I decided to change it up for a barbecue we had last night and put some things together for a punch. It was a hit! This punch is light, refreshing, and not too sweet!

1 bottle Raspberry Lemonade
1 bottle Champagne
4 cups Vodka
1 cup raspberry
2 limes, sliced

Mix your ingredients and serve with ice. It's so fresh and light you can't even tell there is alcohol in it! Drink with caution and Enjoy!

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Red Velvet Oreo Trifle

With summer approaching, it's time for cookouts, BBQ, and patriotic themed desserts! I had originally planned to make a red velvet cake, but then I found red velvet Oreos! I wanted to make something light and fun to go with the ice cream cake I had already made. Enjoy this beautiful and delicious dessert!

Red Velvet Cake (Store bought or homemade)
1 package red velvet Oreos
1 large package instant chocolate pudding with milk to prepare
8 oz cream cheese
1 cup powder sugar
1 large tub of cool whip

If you are baking your red velvet, bake your cake and cool completely before assembling.
In a medium bowl, prepare your chocolate pudding and set aside.
In a separate bowl, beat your cream cheese until soft. Slowly add your powdered sugar until well blended. Once your cream cheese mixer is well mixed and fluffy, fold in half of your cool whip (this will be referred to as your cream cheese layer).

Take your red velvet cake and crumb into the bottom of your dish. Spread your cream cheese layer over the cake. Stick your red velvet Oreos along the side of the dish (with the bottoms lightly pressed in the cream cheese layer to keep them standing up). Pour your chocolate pudding in the center of the lined Oreos and top with your remaining cool whip. I like to take extra crumbles from the cake and sprinkle on the top of the dessert. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

** With the deep rich red colors of the dessert, this would also make for a great Valentines Day dessert or Christmas! Enjoy!