Alkalizing “Pina Colada” Smoothie

Alkalizing Pina Colada Smoothie Recipe

One of the benefits of growing up in a nutrition-savvy family was that I learned to tweak my favorite treats into healthier versions so I could enjoy them without the guilt. This is a strategy that I have loved carrying over into my own family, although my husband still laments that slim-sliced bell peppers as a burger side are not the same as having french fries (poor man).

I came up with this particular summer concoction on a whim and my husband and I loved it so much that it has become a frequent lunch/treat during the extra hot days when we are craving a tropical vacation.

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Summer Water: A Recipe


Summer is here so I thought I would share my favorite fruit-infused water recipe :) On super hot days (we don’t have air conditioning) the mint in this fruit-water is especially refreshing. Plus, the coconut water gives you a natural electrolyte boost! I guzzled this recipe like crazy last summer while I was pregnant with Rafe but I never grew sick of it, and here I am craving it again this summer.

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Summer in a Pan Recipe

When Jake is deployed, out on a short underway, or even just on duty, I like to keep meals simple, fresh, and healthy for myself. It’s a break from the carb & protein heavy man-meals he craves when he is home, and gives me a chance to refresh. I have a rotating list of favorites I make whenever he is gone because they are quick, easy, and delicious.

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Lemon Butter Turkey Bacon Brussel Sprouts

ENS. Husband is out at sea (again) so its back to the ‘dinner for one’ meals for this girl. Luckily, tonight I had all the ingredients I needed to make one of the meals I enjoyed over and over while Jake was gone on his last deployment: Lemon-Butter Turkey Bacon Brussel Sprouts (AKA Brussel Sprouts you will actually WANT to eat). The recipe below makes one serving, so be sure to at least double it if you are cooking for company.

Brussel Sprouts Cooked in Lemon-Butter with Turkey Bacon

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