I am 100% predictable. I try to not be predictable (as seen by my ‘go to Mexico and tell my family and like three people’ stunt) but I have a lot of personality traits that as much as I try to change, I just can’t improve on them.
Breaking 3 Pyrex bowls while cooking dinner with my friend Sam because I don’t have my shelves properly organized and then breaking a jar two weeks later because I still don’t have things organized (Side note: I am f****d if there is an earthquake, excuse my French).
Constantly forgetting my wallet.
I’m always late, typically by 15 minutes.
Buying a nut milk bag to make nut milk but forgetting to use it.
The last one is what happened with the first time I made this recipe. Luckily the second time I wasn’t so irresponsible.
Homemade almond milk – not as scary to make as it sounds!
I recommend you half the recipe if you live alone and aren’t going to go through 10 cups of almond milk in a week. I was literally just trying to make every recipe that included almond milk ever – a lot of Vegan Banana and Blueberry Breakfast Parfaits and chia puddings and an entire box of Purely Elizabeth Muesli. Which I highly suggest making with this Homemade Strawberry Almond Milk.
The best breakfast for hot summer days.
This is the first time I ever had muesli to my knowledge and where the hell have I been my whole life? It’s basically kind of like overnight oats but minus chia seeds and with less liquid? Anyway, I threw mine on top of some Greek Yogurt because I’m basically all about adding protein to every meal possible and topped with some more Homemade Strawberry Almond Milk and some unsweetened carob chips because strawberries + chocolate = love.
Homemade Strawberry Almond Milk with Purely Elizabeth Muesli
Can you believe in almost one year of blogging (a week and a half from now is my Blogiversary!) I haven’t posted one boozy recipe? I’ve posted recipes that could get boozy, like my Bloody Mary Mussels and my Mint Arnold Palmer but I’ve never truly made a cocktail. To celebrate my first cocktail recipe, I’m giving away three bottles of Harmless Harvest Coconut Water (my fave!) to three of my readers. Scroll down to the bottom of the post to enter.
The Healthiest Pina Colada
Why is this? It’s because deep down, I’m not a cocktail drinker. The idea of all that junk and sugar that typically goes into cocktails creeps me out. If I can see the bartender making my drink – and know that it’s only fresh fruit, liquor and other natural things – I’m okay with it. Otherwise, I’ll stick with wine.
Photographing frozen things is even harder than photographing normal things.
The healthiest pina colada was inspired by a terrible pina colada Jake told me about. I knew that I could easily whip up a delicious and healthy one… once I researched what was in a pina colada. I subbed out coconut creme and coconut milk for coconut water, full of potassium and electrolytes. Then I added frozen pineapple for natural sugar – and that pineapple flavor, of course!
The healthiest cocktail EVER.
Both coconut water and pineapple are debloating, so I’m going to go out on a limb here and say this is vaguely healthy. Take out the rum and it could have some health properties… right? And since I discovered coconut water in college as a hangover cure (true story), I am going to also make yet another unbacked medical claim and say this could potentially counteract any hangover you could get from having a few too many of these.
When I was in Portland over the 4th of July weekend, I had an intense craving for lemonade. I usually only crave lemonade once per year, typically around July I suppose. I’m not into sugary drinks (or sugary anything, really – slightly sweet is more my game) so I don’t usually enjoy lemonade.
When my dad picked me up from the airport after my insanely delayed flight, he lamented about how we had no food in the house since I hadn’t been home and asked if I was hungry. I was luckily smart enough to eat at the airport (only smart enough because my plane was delayed three plus hours since Delta can never seem to find their crews), but since we didn’t have any food, I didn’t have anything to take to lunch at work. We have a great cafe, yes, but I also did not want to be seen by anyone not in my immediate area since I had slept on a plane. Also I wanted to be sure that my dad was eating something healthy, so we stopped by Panera for salads to take to our respective offices.
I ordered an iced coffee but when I went to pour it there was an unsweetened acai green tea staring back at me. Unsweetened, you say? I had to try. So begins craving iced tea for a week straight.
Arnold Palmer in this photo or John Daly? You decide.
You can make this Mint Arnold Palmer aka Mint Lemonade Iced Green Tea into a John Daly with a little bit of vodka.
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Mint Arnold Palmer aka Mint Lemonade Iced Green Tea