July 31, 2017

Homemade Banana Ice Cream w/ Yummy Mix-Ins!



I'm sure you've all seen how to make homemade banana "ice cream" by now... You blend frozen bananas in a food processor until they are creamy and enjoy! It's a great way to use up bananas that are over-ripe and makes a healthy dessert that is both creamy and delicious!

Today I stumbled across some mix-in ideas for frozen banana dessert that I HAD to share! Both easy and so yummy I can't wait to try them all.





Banana Ice Cream
A simple and healthy frozen banana dessert with some special mix-ins to make it even more awesome!

Ingredients:
  • 1 ripe, frozen banana
Instructions:
Peel and slice the banana into small pieces. Put in a freezer safe container and place in freezer overnight.When you're ready to make "ice cream" put the frozen banana slices into a food processor and blend until creamy, scraping the sides as needed.Blend in mix-ins, either using the food processor for a smooth consistency, or with a spoon for a chunky dessert. If you prefer a soft serve consistency, you can go ahead and enjoy! If you like a harder ice cream, return the mixture to the freezer until it reaches the desired consistency.

Yield: 1 serving


Mix-Ins for Banana Ice Cream
Make your homemade banana ice cream even better with the addition of these healthy ingredients.

Ingredients:
  • Honey & Sea Salt 1/2 Tbsp honey and a pinch or two of sea salt, to taste 
  • Toasted Coconut & Chocolate 1/2 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder and 1 Tbsp toasted coconut flakes or shreds 
  • Almond & Date a few almonds roughly chopped, 2 dates finely chopped, a dash of cinnamon 
  • Peanut Butter & Chocolate 1 Tbsp all natural peanut butter and a few dark chocolate chips 
Yield: 1 serving



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July 27, 2017

Beautiful Brides with Short Hair


More and more brides are ditching the traditional long hair with a veil for their wedding and working with their MUCH more modern and fresh SHORT HAIR!  Just because you're going against the grain doesn't mean that you can't be a beautiful bride! Check out these pics for inspiration on how to look like a million dollars and be your own unique and beautiful self.

June 30, 2017

Is it OK to Want A Small Life?


"What if All I Want is A Mediocre Life?"

It's the headline that caught my attention and made me click through to read more. A blog post from a hear and a half ago that just came across my radar, written by Krista at "A Life in Progress" where she asks: 
"What if I all I want is a small, slow, simple life? ... What if I am mediocre and choose to be at peace with that?"

It's definitely a MUST READ and you can check it out by clicking here.

June 12, 2017

Support MS Focus // Helping People with MS Find Better Days


This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Multiple Sclerosis Foundation for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

I was shocked to learn that MS, or Multiple Sclerosis, is on the rise and that it is affecting more people in the 20-40 year old age group. Whenever I am made aware of that sort of information, it becomes personal to me. My oldest son is in his 20's and I am thankful every day that my boys have healthy and strong bodies. I'm also aware that life can change in an instant and MS is one of those things that has no known cause or cure. 

February 17, 2017

DIY Homemade Skin Conditioning Wipes // Natural Skincare


The weather is incredible here in Minneapolis right now and I can't keep myself indoors! I've been outside for hours every day. So good! But I've really been noticing the effects of months of frosty, dry weather on my skin. My face is breaking out a bit right now, (too much sugar?) but has dry, flaky patches, too. It's time for me to switch up my routine a bit and make sure that I'm taking a bit better care of things!

I got to work creating a lovely skin conditioning wipe that cleans your skin, moisturizes your skin, and feels refreshing without drying. Not only are they wonderful for your skin, but they are super easy to make.