Sunday, June 8, 2014

easy strawberry frozen yogurt

I only had time for one picture for this treat, because I couldn't wait to eat it! 

It's this easy:


2 cups full fat Greek yogurt
1 cup roasted strawberries (just place 1 cup chopped strawberries for 20 minutes at 350 degrees)
2 tbsp. honey
3 mints leaves, shredded


Place all ingredients in your icecream attachment for about 20 minutes. That's it! You definitely won't have time to take pictures of this summer treat! 

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Ballard Brewery Tour

The quaint suburb of Seattle that we live in has over ten breweries to it's name! Last week we decided to appreciate them from atop our very own bicycles. 

First stop was Northwest Peaks. Tucked away from the bustle of Ballard's main thoroughfare, this tidy spot hosted some delicious brews. 

My husband had an IPA while I enjoyed a pale ale.

Next we peddled to my favorite spot, Hilliard's. Now known for their "twelfth man" brew. (Read, Seahawks) once there, we enjoyed the benches outside and the warm sunny day. I would recommend the oak aged Saison. 

Last, but certainly not least, we raced under the Ballard Bridge to hit up Populuxe, where I sipped on some dry cider. There was also some local art that I loved.

All in all, it was a perfect Sunday filled with good ales, local flavor, and a sun filled experience right in our backyard. 

Friday, April 18, 2014

My Chi Delights

I recently had a really special (and delicious) opportunity to try out the especially tasty and super healthy snacks, My Chi Delights.

Not only are they locally handcrafted right here in Seattle, but they are:

- All natural
- Gluten Free
- Vegan
- Contain 5 g. of protein
- Crunchy, wholesome, and downright delicious

I tried the Coconut, Almond & Sesame flavor after a particularly difficult vinyasa yoga class, and they brought me right back to planet earth.

I loved the sharp, clean crunch and instant flavor.

And the variety of flavors was remarkable, it is hard to say which was my favorite, you have Seaweed, Almond, & Sesame; Coconut, Almond, & Sesame; Almond & Sesame; Ginger, Almond, & Sesame; and even Green Tea, Almond, & Sesame. Try an Assortment Box and you will get the full spectrum experience!

You can take these little beauties hiking, biking, or on your way out the door to the gym, Cross Fit, or your son’s soccer practice. I know that many mornings it is all I can do to get myself out of bed in the morning, let alone grab something healthy to sustain me throughout a hectic work day; but these handy little packages of wholesome ingredients like coconut, almond, ginger, and green tea, lasted me throughout the morning. Combine them with a stiff soy latte, and you have a power duo.  Nutritious and filling, you definitely won’t regret their flavor and convenience.
Find these at your local markets, such as PCC or Metropolitan Market, and even REI, or the University Bookstore.
Happy Friday!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

my new favorite salad.

It's so simple, so fresh, so healthy, and so comforting. No, it's not a chocolate salad. In fact, I didn't even put any dressing on it.

There are only five ingredients. I find that this is a quick pick me up on the weekends, after yoga, for breakfast, or when I don't want a full lunch.


1 ruby red grapefruit, supremed
1 blood orange, supremed
1 ripe avocado
1 small bunch cilantro
1 tbsp. honey
1/4 c. pistachios, optional (I chose not to add them)


Gently combine all ingredients (that's it!)

Sunday, January 5, 2014


Happy 2014!

2013 was a great year, full of personal growth and all that nonsense. And of course I have a few resolutions to get started on.

My awesome new bosses gave me with a fabulous Amazon gift card this year for Christmas, and I used it to make the plunge and buy a juicer. I've been so intrigued about juicing since the green smoothie endeavor and have been impressed with the purported health benefits.

This morning we shared this magical mixture:

12 baby carrots
2 apples
1 grapefruit
3 handfuls green spinach

It was better thn I thought it would be and surprisingly filling. While I know it's not better than actually eating the above fruits and veggies, I know we wouldn't have eaten all these in one day!

So far this endeavor has been super fun and rewarding! I'll be documenting the reaches we come up with as well!

Live, laugh, juice!