By Maya from Wholesome Yum
I’m officially obsessed with smoothie bowls. Have you tried one yet? I started making them this summer, and all I could do was wonder why I didn’t do it sooner. You get all the advantages of a smoothie, but unlike a smoothie, you actually get to chew your food. As delicious as smoothie drinks are, it’s nice to feel like you’re having a complete meal. With a smoothie bowl, you get the best of both worlds.
On a hot summer day, nothing is more welcoming or refreshing than a minty green ice cream drink. And, this recipe is easily tweaked depending on the crowd you are serving.
Every summer my family spends a week up north in our log cabin. We’re talking about 16 adults and 6 children under the age of 5 piled into one cabin.
With that kind of chaos, everyone needs a treat.
Studies have shown that consuming vitamin C supplements does not provide the same protective benefits as drinking a glass of fresh squeezed orange juice. While the multitude of health benefits of vitamin C has been associated with a reduced risk of death from all causes including heart disease, stroke and cancer. Carrots as well have been shown to have small but significant effects on colon cancer while beets are currently being studied for their effects on colon, stomach, nerve, lung, breast, prostate and testicular cancers. Beets are also a significant source of folate, which is critical during pregnancy, and magnesium, which is severely deficient in the typical Western diet.
By Nelson & Liz of Photos and Food
Liz and I love our coffee. Liz is more of a “bucket-sized” regular coffee kind’a gal and I love my espresso and espresso-based coffees. But with our very hot summer temperatures of 30+ °C (86+ °F) for our good friends south of the border), plus humidity—I don’t really crave hot beverages. Cue the frozen caffeine! Who’s the genius that came up with the idea for cold coffees? This person should win an award… or maybe they already have? A standing ovation to you [applause applause applause]. Well, to get the facts, a quick check-in with our good friends Google and Wikipedia (where would we be without them?) brought up information about this frozen cup of awesomeness.
By Ashley Reeves of Ashley’s Fresh Fix
Now that school is starting up and the summer nights are quickly ending we are gearing up for a fun fall at our house! Our family has many fall traditions but one of our favorite’s is spending time together in the kitchen cooking. Trying new recipes is a must, and I personally like to add a little healthy kick to any recipe we try out.
Is there anything nicer than waking up to a warm muffin on a cool morning? Well besides the smell wafting through the house as it bakes? I think not.
I don’t do a lot of baking in the summer time for obvious reasons, but come fall I love the process of baking. And did I mention the yummy smells it leaves behind in it’s wake?
Early autumn is a wonderful time to harvest easy-to-grow vegetables from your garden like peppers, squash, carrots, and cauliflower. If you don’t have your own garden or it’s not the right season, the budget-friendly ingredients in this soup are easily found in most supermarkets everywhere.