I try to recreate the autumn feeling anyway possible here in LA. One way is to have anything pumpkin flavored. Therefore I made a pumpkin cinnamon latte to bring a bit of the fall season to my mornings.
1/4 cup of Pumpkin puree
1 cup of water
4 cups of any milk (I used Fairlife Low Fat Milk)
1 tsp of vanilla extract
1 tbsp of sweater of choice (I used natural cane sugar)
1. Boil cinnamon sticks and water to make cinnamon tea.
2. Strain the tea and pour into a blender.
3. Add the pumpkin puree into the blender and blend until all the clumps are removed.
3. Add the milk, vanilla extract, and sweetener into a pot. Warm the liquid until close to boil.
4. Combine the pumpkin-cinnamon tea and warm milk.
There you go pour and into two cups. Enjoy!
With a mid-day slump, its great to have a protein smoothie with a boost of energy. Cherries are great way to help curve the sweet tooth, while providing you with that extra push. Also, cherries make for a great post workout treat because of their anti-inflammatory properties reduces any aches after a workout.
Try making this protein chocolate cherry smoothie this summer, if you need a “pick me up” or before/after an intense workouts.
1 cup of pitted cherries (frozen works best)
1/2 cup of yogurt
1 scoop (30g) of chocolate protein powder
1 cup of almond milk1/2 tbsp agave
1 tbsp of flax seed
1 tbsp of unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 tbsp agave
Best way to remove the pit of a cherry is use a wine bottle. Place the cheery on the opening of the bottle, then with a straw push down in the center. The seeds will fall into the bottle and you have yourself a pit-less cherry.
- 1 cup of pitted cherries (frozen works best)
- 1/2 cup of yogurt
- 1 scoop (30g) of chocolate protein powder
- 1 cup of almond milk1/2 tbsp agave
- 1 tbsp of flax seed
- 1 tbsp of unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/2 tbsp agave
Growing up, 4th of July was my favorite holiday. I loved everything about it from the fireworks to family barbecues. It felt like the beginning of summer fun. This year we will be gathering with close friends for a party, and I wanted to make a blueberry basil cocktail drink that was light on calories and in celebratory colors.
- 5 fresh strawberries (more of garnish)
- 1/3 cup of blueberries (more for garnish)
- 1/2 oz trivia simple syrup (make you own my dissolving 1/4 tbs in 1/2 tbs of water.)
- 1/2 oz juice from 1 lemon
- 4 basil leaves
- club soda
- lemon wheel for garnish (optional)
For garnish, cut a skewer stick and stack blue berries.
Turmeric is one of the miracle spices that can do wonders for your health. This Indian spice has been used in Ayurveda medicines for many years. It contains anti-bacterial, anti-carcinogenic, antibiotic, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
Here are some of the great benefits that turmeric provides:
Helps build strong bones
A great recipe that includes turmeric is “Golden Milk”. It’s a milk tea that includes other great ingredients, like coconut oil. To add more flavor I added cinnamon sticks in the liquid while it was heating.
This is the time of year where there are so many parties to attend. If your throwing your own party, here is a easy and simple lighter cranberry pomegranate cocktail that’s festive and has little sugar. This way you can have a great time and let yourself indulge on the food instead of drinking the calories. Happy Holidays.
Vodka 1-1.5 oz
Put all the liquids with ice in a shaker.
Pour into glass and garnish with pomegranate and thyme for a festive look