Thursday, August 14, 2014

Summer Lovin, Summer Pie

Tis the season for all the pie, it's also tis the season for super hot weather. The last thing I want to do is bake a pie when its 100 degrees outside. So, I prefer the no bake pies that take me mere minutes to make. Here are two that I made for some get togethers.

Strawberry Cream Pie.

Peanut Butter Banana Cream Pie 

I will post recipes for these if anyone is interested, just leave a comment!

Happy Summer!

Monday, August 11, 2014

Sweet Potato Pie Smoothie

The other night I made myself a stuffed sweet potato for dinner, it was a huge potato so I saved half of it for later use. This morning I went to make my go to smoothie, I wanted something different and spotted the sweet potato. It got my creative juices flowing, and this smoothie was born. I swear, I wanted to make another one for lunch.

Sweet Potato Pie Smoothie

1/3 C mashed sweet potato
1 frozen banana
1 TS cinnamon
1 TS pure almond extract
1/4 C instant oats
1/2 C unsweetened vanilla almond milk

Throw everything into your blender and puree until smooth. Take a sip, and bask in all the sweet potato goodness. MMMMMM! 

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Easy Breakfasts are the BEST Breakfasts!

I love oatmeal, that's no secret. My favorite lately is a banana bread oatmeal. I just make some rolled oats as directed on package, add some chia seeds. After that I toss in some pecans, cinnamon, bananas, and maple syrup. I top with more pecans, maple syrup, and some fresh banana slices. It is so easy to customize this and make it your own. I am sure that I make it different every single time, and there is nothing wrong with that ;)

Layer your favorite yogurt with granola to make a simple breakfast parfait. Here, I have plain greek yogurt and homemade granola topped with maple syrup. Super easy, filling, and yummy.

The other day I made some homemade chocolate coconut almond butter. I couldn't wait to use it, so the next morning I made this beautiful breakfast bowl. I took a spoonful of almond butter, 1 ripe banana and heated it up in the microwave for 30 seconds. After that, I mashed it together with some vanilla bean paste, some instant oats, and some plain greek yogurt. It was basically eating ice cream for breakfast. I loved it!

Hopefully these three, easy recipes give you some inspiration for a tasty, healthy, and FAST breakfast.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Hershey Park

Last Wednesday I fulfilled my dream of going to Hershey Park in Hershey, Pa. It was my first time on a roller coaster, my first time on a carousel, AND my last time on a roller coaster that is over 50 feet tall. Seriously, Sky Rush.. You were insane!  I had a wonderful time, and I wouldn't mind going back and riding The Sooper Dooper Looper a few more times ;)

200 feet in the air AND 75 MPH speeds? What the heck was I thinking?! 

Loved this!

The chocolate tour was cute, however at the end they gave us dark chocolate covered pomegranate seeds..  What's up with that, Hershey?

It was a really fun day, and I am glad that we went. 
Hope you are all enjoying the rest of your summer, friends!