Pumpkin Pie Smoothie Bowl

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie Bowl

Fall is here and nothing reminds me of the season more than pumpkin. It doesn’t seem to matter what form it takes, I love pumpkin anything!

But put pumpkin in a smoothie bowl – and it just about tops everything else pumpkin! So now you are probably asking yourself, what’s a smoothie bowl? Well, it’s exactly what it sounds like. A smoothie that is made thick enough to place in a bowl and eat with a spoon. The best thing about smoothie bowls is you can top it with your favorite healthy toppings, anything from granola to berries, sliced fruit to nuts and seeds or even dates and extra spices. This makes a smoothie bowl so much more satisfying than a smoothie in a glass. It’s that spoon/fork to mouth relationship with food that gives you the feeling that you actually ate a meal rather than just sipped a drink. In other words, it’s perfect!

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Chunky Fruit Salsa

Chunky Fruit Salsa | Simple sweet & tangy fruit salsa you can throw together in 5 minutes! Get the recipe on MyCookingSpot.com!

Happy summer, folks!!

Don’t argue, because it is soooooo summer right now.

I don’t even care if it’s actually still two weeks away, Florida got the memo early, as usual.

We even had an out-of-season tropical system brewing a few weeks ago! I mean, really.

Go home, Mother Nature, you’re drunk.

When I think of summer, I think of sun-hats, cold beer, lazy afternoons by the pool, and all-day picnics by the grill with lots of snacks to keep your tummy full until dinner is ready. I don’t know about you, but I can imagine a big bowl of this Chunky Fruit Salsa right in the middle of everything! [Read more…]

Spinach and Apple Slaw

spinach apple slaw salad

Natasha here! If you follow my blog at all, you know that I love eating seasonally. It’s something I have been growing in the more I learn about food. It’s hard to tell what’s in season when shopping at the local grocery stores, so I like to do a little internet research to find out or pop by our Saturday Farmer’s Market in town to see what’s out!

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Strawberry Pina Colada Smoothie

 

Strawberry Pina Colada Smoothie

This Strawberry Pina Colada Smoothie may look like a cocktail, but I promise you, this vegan, gluten-free treat is meant for breakfast!

So after the sugar fest that was Tuesday’s s’mores recipe, I decided I need to clean up my noshing habit a bit and try to snack a little bit on the healthier side. So, of course, I’m here to share the tasty results of my latest experiment with you!

Let me just put this out there; in case the name of my blog didn’t give it away, I adore sweets and desserts – chocolate, ice cream, cupcakes, brownies – they’re mostly my favorite things to eat in the world. I rarely skip dessert when we go out for dinner, and I almost always have some sort of sweet snack somewhere in the house. I’m also a wannabe gym rat, and I have a pretty good grasp on moderation.

When I’m on my game (meaning meal prepping, lifting/working out 3-4 times a week, and generally giving 100% to my healthy life regimen), I make smoothies for breakfast every morning for myself and my husband, so I feel like I’m pretty good at coming up with tasty flavor combinations. Pina Coladas are one of my favorite cocktails to indulge in, so I figured it would make for a killer smoothie since the ingredients are fairly similar.

Then, I decided to toss some strawberry puree in the mix, and all of a sudden it became a Lava Flow, and I immediately wished I was on a cruise ship in the middle of the ocean, listening to steel drums and soaking up some sun by the pool. [Read more…]