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Central Park Picnic

October 9, 2018 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Started off the Fall season in the best way we knew how! We took advantage of the beautiful weather and headed off to have lunch in Central Park. It doesn’t get any more picture perfect than this! With all of our favorite snacks present and lots of lemonade, we enjoyed the company of one another! Tons of laughs, polaroids taken, and popcorn fights were had. What better way to spend a cool, crisp afternoon in New York City? I think we all agreed that there truly couldn’t have been a dreamier picnic. It was straight out of a story book! We even had other people stop by to take photos of the beautiful spread!

Time spent with friends is never wasted!

What snacks would you bring to your picnic?

Gotta snap a Polaroid or it didn’t happen. amiright?

Take a look at our spread! Name something prettier. I’ll wait…

These pretzels were HUGE! They were made for sharing. And so are laughs! We encourage you to get outside with your family and friends and enjoy the new season. Happy Fall!

photos: Jeff Isy, Bryce Miller + Chelsey Bishoff

In photos: Chelsey Bishoff, Hailey Miller, Stacie Elmer, Jasmin Manzano, Vanessa Skaggs

Recipes

Snowman Marshmallows

January 5, 2018 — by Courtney Steeves

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Last week we shared our recipe for Homemade Hot Cocoa. This week we are sharing our favorite way to serve our hot cocoa! We LOVE these Snowman Marshmallows. Let’s get started!

What You’ll Need:
1) Jumbo marshmallows
2) Mini chocolate chips
3) Orange food coloring
4) Scissors


Create Snowman Noses

Step 1: Cut  jumbo marshmallow into tiny triangles

Step 2: Soak triangles in orange food coloring


Create Snowman Marshmallow

Step 3: Place orange triangle in the middle of jumbo marshmallow


Step 4: Place mini chocolate chips on jumbo marshmallow


Step 5: Place Snowman Marshmallow into hot cocoa + ENJOY


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Recipes

Fruit Infused Water

April 17, 2017 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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We all know that there is nothing quite better than refreshing fruit in the warmer months! As we get closer and closer to Summer our bodies crave nutrients and revitalizing foods. This infused water is the perfect way to keep hydrated and to provide us with great health benefits!

Here is what you’ll need:

  1. Water pitcher
  2. Assortment of fruits (oranges, berries, and lemons!)
  3.  Filtered water

Begin by cleaning and slices up your lemons, oranges + strawberries.

Once all your fruits have been cleaned and sliced, pour the filtered water into a pitcher.

Time to add all the yumminess! Begin to insert your berries, lemons + orange slices into the pitcher filled with water.

Let it sit about an hour. There ya have it! Sip + enjoy!

Who’s mouths are already watering?

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Healthy Banana Cinnamon Pancakes

March 12, 2017 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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All hail the healthy version of pancakes! Okay, so sometimes you cant’ give up some foods– like sweet fluffy pancakes. SO we have a solution that won’t make you feel icky afterwards. These pancakes are totally made of bananas and eggs. Follow along to get all the deets!

What you will need:

  1. Two bananas
  2. Two eggs
  3. Strawberries
  4. Cinnamon

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Start by mashing both bananas up as best you can.

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In a separate bowl, whisk two eggs together.

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Once whisked, add to the bananas.

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Mix both ingredients!

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Add in about a tablespoon and a half of cinnamon.

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Mix well then pour into skillet. We added a few strawberries to ours! YUM!

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This made 4-5 pancakes. Enough for you and a friend! If you want it to make a bigger quantity, just double the recipe.

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Add honey or 100% maple syrup to top it all off, along with fresh banana + strawberry slices.

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Garlic Lime Shrimp Wraps

January 23, 2017 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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If you’re anything like us, we love fresh eats! So, here’s a recipe that’s sure to satisfy any craving. These lettuce wraps are healthy, simple, fast & perfect for on the go, too!

Here’s what you’ll need:

-Lettuce

-Shrimp

-Avocado

-Pico de gallo

-Garlic + lime

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Start by adding your shrimp to a pan on medium heat. Add a tablespoon of mixed garlic and a few pinches of salt and pepper. Let that cook for 5-10 minutes. Set aside when ready.

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Begin to spread your avocado all over your lettuce wrap. Sprinkle lime, salt and pepper all over.

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Top the avocado with your cooked shrimp.

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Follow up with fresh pico de gallo. YUM!

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Done! Is your mouth watering yet?

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Recipes

Christmas Tree Waffles

December 21, 2016 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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We have for you the perfect way to start your Christmas Day! Who doesn’t love fluffy waffles in the morning? Enjoy a Christmas breakfast with your loved ones thanks to this festive waffle recipe! We’re making your holiday season a little jollier. Follow along to see just how we did it so you can bring it home to your kitchen.

First you will want to make sure and grab:

-Waffle maker

-Pancake mix

-Butter and water

-Sprinkles, bananas and whipped cream

-Green food dye

Let’s get started!

Start by adding 2 cups of pancake mix. This makes 4 waffles. If you are dealing with a bigger crowd, add as much mix as desired.Processed with VSCO with a6 presetYou will then add 2 tbsp of butter or oil and 1 1/2 cups of water. Mix this until all lumps are gone. Once mixed well, add in your green food coloring. You will need a generous amount to get a rich color.Processed with VSCO with a6 preset

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Chocolate Covered Apple Pops

September 26, 2016 — by Chelsey Bishoff

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Here’s a treat that everyone can enjoy! Why? Because you pick the toppings! Personalize your treat with your favorites. We’re going to show you how to create the most delicious, no-bake snack! Tag along to see how we made our Apple Pops this season.

What You’ll Need:

  1. 3-6 fresh apples ( depending on how many you are making)
  2. White chocolate chips & milk chocolate chips
  3. Coconut Oil
  4. M&M’s or your favorite candy
  5. Mini oreos
  6. Large pretzels
  7. Large popsicle sticks

Pour 2 cups of milk chocolate chips into a mixing bowl. Then add  1 1/2 tablespoons of coconut oil. Microwave this for about 1 min. Mix until smooth and silky.

Pour 1 cup of the white chocolate chips into a mixing bowl. Then add 1 tablespoon of coconut oil. Repeat the microwave steps as you did before.

 

When cutting the apples, make your slices at least half an inch thick in order to fit a popsicle stick later.

 

Once sliced, cut a small slit into the bottom. Then insert the popsicle stick.

 

Dip and cover apple in milk chocolate.

 

Take a spoon and begin to drizzle the white chocolate onto the dipped apples.

 

 

 

Here’s the fun part! TOPPING TIME. Take whichever treats you picked, and begin to cover the dipped apple pops.

 

 

 

Once they are all covered to your liking, refrigerate for 12-15 min. Enjoy!

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Recipes

Vegan Coconut Cucumber Mint Popsicles

June 8, 2015 — by Griffin Thall

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Cool off with these healthy Vegan Coconut Cucumber Mint Popsicles with a surprise ingredient to give you an extra boost of nutritious power – turmeric! Thanks to our friends at Temple Turmeric for this yummy recipe.

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Ingredients:
1 13-14 oz can of Coconut Milk
8 oz Temple Turmeric Coconut Nectar Elixir
1/4 C Fresh Mint
2/3 C Grated/Shredded Cucumber – We used one 5-6 inch cucumber
1/2 Lime, juiced
2 Tbls. Coconut Nectar, Agave or Raw Honey

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Directions:
1) In a bowl, mix coconut milk and Temple Turmeric Coconut Nectar Elixir.

2) Thinly slice a small handful of mint and add to the coconut mixture.

3) Grate the cucumber using a cheese grater and add to the coconut mixture.

4) Squeeze 1/2 a lime and add your choice of sweetener into the mix. Stir until well-combined.

5) Pour the mixture into your favorite popsicle molds and freeze until solid.

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Follow Temple Turmeric for more yummy recipes using power-packed turmeric.

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How to Make the Best Acai Bowl

May 11, 2015 — by Griffin Thall

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After a day of sun, salt and sand, whip up the perfect post-surf snack: a healthy and delicious acai bowl. We let Haleiwa Bowls show us how to make the BEST acai bowl on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii and maybe even the world!

Ingredients:
2 C Total of Frozen Blueberries, Strawberries & Bananas (equal parts of each)
Sambazon Pure Acai Smoothie Pack
Splash of Milk (We love coconut or rice milk!)
Your Toppings of Choice:
Granola, Bee Pollen, Honey, Chia Seeds or Diced Fruit. Get creative!

Directions:
1) Combine the frozen fruit and Sambazon Acai in your blender. You may need to add a splash of milk to get everything moving. Turn your blender on and take breaks in between blending to stir the frozen mixture.

2) Scoop the yumminess into a bowl. Top with the granola first.

3) Then add some fresh fruit, bee pollen and finish off with a drizzle of honey.



4) Grab a spoon and enjoy on your lanai while the ocean breeze keeps you company!

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Thanks so much to Kylie, Anna and Sam for showing us how it’s done! If you’re ever on the North Shore of Oahu, be sure to head to Haleiwa Bowls (@halewiabowls).

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6 Energy-Boosting Breakfast Toast Ideas

April 30, 2015 — by Griffin Thall

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“Top” of the morning to ya! Toast up some morning perfection with these 6 quick and easy energy-boosting breakfast toast ideas.

This is the one and only instruction: Drop 2 pieces of your favorite bread (we used gluten-free bagels) into your toaster, then simply top with the following flavor combinations:

1) Avocado + Tomato + Goat Cheese
2) Coconut Peanut Butter + Banana  + Almonds + Hemp Hearts
3) Herb Cream Cheese + Cucumber + Mixed Baby Lettuce
4) Pineapple Jam + Strawberry + Toasted Coconut
5) Coconut Butter + Raspberry Jam + Mango + Chia Seeds
6) Hummus + Sliced Red Peppers + Green Onions + Sesame Seeds






What are your go-to breakfast flavor combos? Tell us below!

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Recipes

Banana Berry Smoothie Bowl

April 6, 2015 — by Griffin Thall

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Craving a sweet and healthy snack? Try our super easy Banana Berry Smoothie Bowl. Recipe below!

Ingredients:
2 C Frozen Mixed Berries
1 Banana
1 C Milk (We like coconut obvi!)
Your Toppings of Choice (Bananas, chia seeds, shredded coconut, hemp hearts, honey, granola, fruit, whatever!)

Directions:

  1. Add the milk, frozen berries and banana in that order to your blender. Cover tightly and turn the power on.
  2. The mixture will be thick so you may need to stop blending and stir every few seconds.
  3. Top with your favourite morning munchies like chia seeds, shredded coconut and banana.

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Vegan Coconut Mango Pudding

February 23, 2015 — by Griffin Thall

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Curb your sweet cravings with our super easy, nutrition-packed, guilt-free Vegan Coconut Mango Pudding. Dessert for breakfast? Yes please!

Ingredients:
1/3 C Chia Seeds
1 C Coconut Milk
1/2 Mango, chopped

Directions:
1) We weren’t kidding when we said this recipe was super easy. Simply combine the chia seeds and coconut milk in a bowl, stir, cover and set overnight in the fridge. The mixture will expand so make sure there’s some room to grow in the bowl.


2) Wake up to a creamy, coconutty, tropical treat that’ll have you questioning whether this is healthy or not. Believe us, it is!


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