Cherry Coconut Floats

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I’m deeming this ‘the summer of getting myself right’. Not really in an I’m-going-to-be-perfect sense, but more like in a ‘you’re-turning-30-so-figure-it-out’ kind of way. I’m at a point when I feel like I finally have my workout routine down (yoga always and forever), I started wearing sunscreen every day (my grandma is going to give me heck for not doing it sooner), and have started enjoying a ‘fun drink’ everyafternoon. My ‘fun drink’ is usually a sparkling water blended with fruit or matcha latte to get me through the last bit of workday, blending it up around my usual 2 pm slump and powering all the way through to the end of my workday. It’s a lot less about the fun drink and a lot more about taking a moment to prioritize taking a break for self-care and enjoying an everyday afternoon.

glasses of cherry coconut float

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Pear Bourbon Smash

A sweet and refreshing fall drink, this pear bourbon smash has mint, pear, and just a hint of maple syrup!

A sweet and refreshing fall drink, this pear bourbon smash has mint, pear, and just a hint of maple syrup!

It’ falltime and the livin’ is easy! Ok so it really still feels like summer (hi, still 90 here) and I am a little fearful that we are skipping right over fall here in the Midwest and headed straight for the wintertime blues. Yes, summer is GREAT and (more…)

Coconut and Roasted Rhubarb Smoothie

Coconut and Roasted Rhubarb Smoothie- A perfect sweet summertime smoothie, with roasted rhubarb and plenty of coconut!

Can you believe I haven’t really worked with rhubarb much until just this year (outside of the usual strawberry rhubarb crisp)? It’s always been one of those fruits that baffle me because you can’t really eat it on its own and it usually needs to be paired with something else to bring out the real taste and sweetness. For my first round of experimenting with rhubarb, I went with a sweet roasted rhubarb smoothie, (more…)

Sparkling Cucumber Basil Lemonade

Cucumber Basil Lemonade- A refreshing and hydrating summer sipper! Full of cucumbers, lemons and herbaceous basil, a perfect drink from the Kale and Caramel cookbook.

It’s absolutely no joke when I say that Lily from Kale and Caramel changed my life. She’s a bonafide beauty and a certified natural skin care aficionado who writes her blog posts like poetry and cracks open every emotion to share them with the world, all while whipping up healthy recipes and beautiful photos. I can’t actually remember how I first found Lily and her blog, most likely it was from going down an Instagram rabbit hole (more…)

Blender Iced Vegan Matcha Latte

Iced Vegan Matcha Latte- An easy and quick blender iced vegan matcha latte, made in under 5 minutes and perfect for spring!

Back in action! Last week was kind of an unintentional blog break, between life, having too much fun during the previous weekend (i.e. I’m too old to stay up super late anymore) and the overall rain that had me feeling just blah, I’m happy to be back on the blog today sharing my favorite iced vegan matcha latte recipe. I’ve been intending to share a matcha latte recipe for some time, since it’s one of those recipes that I make so frequently that I don’t really give another (more…)