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Pomegranate Mint Mocktail

November 30, 2018 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Holiday party coming up? We have a delicious refreshment to serve up for all your guests. Today we will be making Pomegranate Mint Mocktails, With Christmas right around the corner we are getting into the holiday spirit with all kinds of festive recipes. This one is sure to be a crowd pleaser!

Ingredients:

1. pomegranate

2. lime

3. bunch of fresh mint leaves

4. 1/2 cup sugar

5. seltzer water

 

Blend half of your pomegranate seeds, 1/2 cup of sugar, 2 tablespoons of fresh lime juice, handful of mint leaves and 1 cup of seltzer water.

Make sure to save some mint, lime wedges and pom seeds to garnish your drinks with!

Pour over ice and enjoy!

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Mummy Brownies

October 31, 2018 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Obsessing over these mummy brownies! How cute are they?! These are for sure my favorite halloween treats that I have made to this date. Everyone loved these when I was finished with them. Not only are they eye catching, but they taste yummy too! The most perfect spoooky dessert to bring to any Halloween get together. Follow along to see how to make them!

What you’ll need:

  1. White chocolate or vanilla icing (icing works best)
  2. Marshmallows
  3. Brownie mix
  4. Googly eyes
  5. Black baking gel

First, begin by following the directions on the back of the brownie mix! Once you have baked them, allow the brownies to cool and then cut them into squares.

Next, place a marshmallow on top of each brownie.

-Melt your chocolate or icing in a microwave safe bowl. Do this in 30 second increments at a time and stir as you go. Continue these steps until it is completely melted and silky. (Again, the icing will be a much smoother turn out)

-Once you have your melted chocolate or icing, pour a spoonful amount over the marshmallow coating it. Once your icing has cooled, take black gel and create the lines mimicking a wrapped mummy.

-Final step: place googly eyes on top!

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Pineapple bowl

October 2, 2018 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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With this refreshing snack, you’ll feel like you’re on a tropical island vacay! It’s sure to keep your tummy happy and healthy. You don’t always have to set aside your health to get a nice sweet treat. This pineapple bowl is exactly what we needed to curve our sweet tooth craving without loading up on bad foods. Follow along to see how we made it!

Ingredients: 

  1. Pineapple
  2. Bananas
  3. Kiwi
  4. Granola
  5. Honey
  6. Plain greek yogurt

Begin by cutting the pineapple in half and gutting one side to use it as the bowl.

Next, fill it with the plain greek yogurt. We went with plain yogurt because there’s less sugar and since we are using a nice juicy pineapple, the natural sugars from the fruit will make add all the yummy sweetness we need!

Next come the toppings!

We used bananas, kiwi and granola.

Last but not least, drizzle the top with honey!

There ya have it. Enjoy!

What are your favorite fruits?

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Cinnamon honey oats bowl

September 29, 2018 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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One of our go to breakfast meals in the Fall is this quick and easy oats bowl. With just a few ingredients, you will have this warm and cozy recipe in minutes! Comfort food is essential in these cooler months! Follow along to see step by step.

Ingredients:

  1. 1/2 cup rolled oats
  2. 1 cup water or almond milk
  3. Tablespoon of honey
  4. 1/4 cup of rasins
  5. A few dashes of cinnamon

Mix the water into the oats. Heat in the microwave for 1 minute.

Next, add in the rest of the dry ingredients.

Mix well!

Enjoy!

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Pumpkin Spice Latte

September 13, 2018 — by Courtney Steeves

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Fall is here! Can you believe it? With the new season in full swing, we have made a fall favorite to help you celebrate. Let’s get started!

What You’ll Need:
1) 2 cups milk
2) 2 tablespoons pumpkin puree
3) 2 tablespoons sugar
4) 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
5) 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
6) 1/2 cup hot coffee

Step 1) Add milk, pumpkin puree, and sugar to a saucepan over medium heat (heat until hot, but do not boil)

Step 2) Whisk in vanilla, pumpkin pie spice, and coffee

Step 3) Pour mixture into two mugs (or cute to-go cups)
Step 4) Top with whipped cream and enjoy!

What is your favorite fall treat? Comment below!

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Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Crumble Cookies

July 18, 2018 — by Courtney Steeves

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These Chocolate Peanut Butter Crumble Cookies are not only delicious, they are also vegan and gluten-free! How amazing is that? Let’s get started!

What You’ll Need:
1 tbsp ground flax
3 tbsp water
1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1/2 cup gluten-free rolled oats
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp fine sea salt
1/4 cup non-dairy chocolate chips
1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
2 tbsp pure maple syrup


Step 1: Preheat oven to 350°F


Step 2: In a small bowl, whisk together the ground flax and water


Step 3: In a large bowl, whisk together the coconut, rolled oats, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, and chocolate


Step 4: Add the peanut butter, vanilla, maple syrup, and flax mixture


Step 5: Form the dough into 12 balls and place them on prepared baking sheet

Step 6: Bake for 12-14 minutes

Step 7: Let the cookies cool completely then enjoy!


What is your favorite vegan or gluten-free recipe?

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Shrimp poke bowl

July 2, 2018 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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In the summer months I find myself wanting to only eat very light and fresh meals. So here I have put together for you a super simple, healthy lunch option for you to prepare at home. With just a few ingredients, you’ll have a homemade shrimp poke bowl in minutes!

Ingredients:

-Shrimp

-Egg

-Brown rice

-Avocado

-Red pepper flakes, salt, olive oil, a squeeze of lemon juice

 

First fill your bowl with brown rice, then top it with a fried egg.

Add in your fresh shrimp.

Next, add some sliced avocado and your seasonings!

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Cucumber Tomato Salad

June 1, 2018 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Take a break with this refreshing afternoon snack. The summer heat can get the best of us so make sure to stay hydrated and eat your veggies! Make this recipe in minutes for any get together!

What you’ll need:

-Cherry tomatoes

-Cucumbers

-Basil

-Feta cheese

-Balsamic vinegar

Take a handful of cherry tomatoes and dice in half.

Dice cucumber slices into fours.

Mix in bowl and add your feta cheese and basil

Enjoy!


 

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S’mores Dip

May 20, 2018 — by Courtney Steeves

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Summer is here! Can you believe it? With cabin season in full swing, we have created a fun recipe to help you celebrate. Let’s get started!

What You’ll Need:
1) 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
2) 8 jumbo marshmallows
3) Graham cracker squares
4) Cast iron skillet


Step 1: Preheat oven to 450°F
Step 2: Pour an even layer of chocolate chips into skillet


Step 3: Cut marshmallows in half
Step 4: Place marshmallow halves over the chocolate chips


Step 5: Bake for 7-8 minutes or until marshmallows are golden
Step 6: Serve with graham cracker squares & ENJOY


What is your favorite cabin snack? Comment below!

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Garden Carrot Cupcakes

March 26, 2018 — by Courtney Steeves

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Easter is right around the corner! Can you believe it?  We have created a fun, festive recipe to help you celebrate. Let’s get started!

What You’ll Need:
1) 1 box chocolate cake mix
2) 3 eggs
3) Vegetable oil
4) White chocolate chips
5) Orange food coloring
5) Strawberries
6) Chocolate frosting
7) Oreos
8) Small mason jars

Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Step 2: Make cake mix (follow directions on box)

Step 3: Fill mason jars 2/3 full and bake for 20 minutes

Step 4: Melt white chocolate chips
Step 5: Add orange food coloring to melted chocolate

Step 6: Dip strawberries in melted chocolate
Step 7: Let dipped strawberries set on parchment paper

Step 9: Frost cupcakes and cover with crushed Oreos
Step 10: Add chocolate dipped strawberry + ENJOY


What is your favorite Easter treat? Comment Below!

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Galentine’s Day Oreo Pops

February 7, 2018 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, we are getting real excited with all our gal pals. What’s February without Galentine’s Day? We want you to get all your friends together and celebrate! These Oreo pops will make for the perfect festive snacks. Make them all together or have them prepared ahead of time. Either way, they are sure to be a crowd favorite! With only 2 ingredients this will be a breeze.

Supplies:

  1. Double stuffed Oreos
  2. White chocolate candy melts
  3. Lollipop sticks

Follow the instructions on the back of the bag of candy melts to melt them properly.

Once melted, dip half the Oreo in the chocolate.

You should be left with all the Oreos looking something like this.

Place the lollipop sticks in the center of the cookie.

Yay! How cute? Happy Galentine’s Day!

Tag us in your Galentine’s Day celebration! #puravidabracelets #livefree

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Green Breakfast Smoothie

January 31, 2018 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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We are always looking for quick grab-n-go breakfast options. Mornings can be super busy and hectic, so if we can simplify our breakfast routine in any way we will! These green smoothies are the perfect thing to give you the nutrients and energy you need for the day.

Supplies:

  1. Almond milk
  2. Spinach
  3. Chia seeds
  4. Peanut butter powder
  5. 1 fresh banana + 1 frozen banana

1 cup of almond milk

A handful or 2 of spinach

After the spinach, add 1-2 tablespoons of chia seeds.

1 fresh banana and 1 frozen banana

Lastly add a 1/2 cup of peanut butter powder. Next, blend all together! If you would prefer a thinker consistency, add some ice.

Top it off with some chia seeds and frozen raspberries. Yum!