Matcha {superfood} Frappe

Boy oh boy have things been busy. Between moving (which is really the worst thing ever), renovating, Summertime means three kiddos at home, and a bunch of freelance work, things have been INSANE around here, to say the least. 

Somehow I still have some time to cook (we all have to eat at some point still). And today I am on the Honest blog sharing my favorite Summertime cool-off drink: Matcha Frappe.

I first had something similar to this at a new juice bar in my neighborhood. It was $9 or $10 - yikes - so I thought I'd better start making something like it at home. Turns out it's really easy. Essentially it's just homemade almond milk {homemade is the key}, matcha, ice and sweetener of your choice. I love xylitol in this recipe. But coconut sugar works, agave, or even just sugar in the raw. 

For full recipe and details, check out the Honest Company blog ----->

Friday Favorites : Snacks Drinks + Supplements

It's Friday...Hooray...

And I'm sharing some fun things that have come my way in the past few weeks. Summer is upon us and we need to start thinking about beach and road trip snacks. Here are a few PUREmamas approved items for your bag. 

First, Alicia Silverstone teamed up with Garden of life to create a new line of supplements: myKind Organics.  designed for vegetarians and vegans, they make a B12 spray, D vitamin, a men's multi and woman's multi. Even better is a new prenatal multi. 

Califia launched a new line of dairy-free coffee drinks! Woohoo! I swear, my biggest dairy indulgence weakness is HALF + HALF in coffee! 

That's It. What's it? THAT'S IT! Haha. Ok, ok, that's cheesy, I'll stop. What's cheesy? Ok, now I'm really gonna stop. That's It bars are really really good. On my way back from Park City, Utah last month I ate two of these bars while I was in line at Starbucks. They were that good. All that's in these things are fruit...fruit dehydrated into a bar. The only complaint I have is that they aren't yet ORGANIC{? - hoping that will change}!  

And yet another way to get your probiotics. Acidophilus found in cultured/fermented foods are important for gut health - which is crucial for healthy immune systems. With the over use of antibiotics It's one of those things we need more than ever. I remember when probiotics were only found in dairy and came in the form of capsules and yogurt. Cultured veggies, kombucha, kefir, and now Kevita Tonics are on the shelves at all the local health food stores - that's a huge step in the right direction!

Last but not least, I heart Keenwah is a new line of gluten-free snacks that are made with quinoa instead corn and rice. They have a super hard/crunchy texture that most of the "puffs" don't typically have. They come a few different flavors; I would buy these over pirate booty any day! YUM!

Now get out and go enjoy your Friday! XOXO

 

Taco Tuesday In a Bowl + Chia Blackberry Jam

This month over at The Honest Company, I'm giving the Taco Salad a clean makeover! And berry jam a new twist

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For full recipe and more photos, please visit the Honest Company blog! Happy Taco Tuesday! 

CHIA SEED JAM

Also, over at the Honest Company,  I'm sharing my chia seed jam recipe! Check it out...

t's full antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and wonderful plant based fatty acids. No cane sugar or gelatins required and super simple to make. Hooray! 

FULL RECIPE OVER AT THE HONEST COMPANY

Cookie Time :: Easy + Healthy :: Simple Mills

These dairy-free, gluten-free, healthy chocolate chip cookies are to-die-for! Simple Mills makes a great chocolate chip cookie mix and this is coming from the "kookie" queen herself. 

Truth be told, they aren't these decadent ooey, gooey melt in your mouth buttery cookies; but they hit the spot and my kids couldn't keep their hand off them. "But mom, they are so good!" was what I heard when I told them to stop eating all the cookies. 

These cookies are made with gluten-free flour and all you do is add an egg or egg substitute! Go ahead, try these gems, your kids might like them and then you'll be happy and proud! Why not?

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