Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream + A Giveaway

This refreshing, sweet, and rich mint chocolate chip ice cream is loaded with flavor and will surely become your go-to summer dessert! 

This refreshing, sweet, and rich mint chocolate chip ice cream is loaded with flavor and will surely become your go-to summer dessert!

I think it goes without saying that it’s unreasonably hot outside. 

And rather than going the whole summer without a healthy treat to help you cool off, I’m here to arm you with a recipe that you’ll be making again and again. Plus, since you’re making it from scratch, it’s already way healthier than storebought ice cream.

By now, you all should know that I am quite *obsessed* with chocolate. Honestly, I don’t think I can live without it. It’s why I get out of bed in the morning. So I wasn’t going to miss a chance to add chocolate to a sweet, refreshing summer treat!

And thus, this oh-so delicious mint chocolate chip ice cream was born.

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Blueberry Coconut Protein Smoothie

This blueberry coconut protein smoothie is so rich and creamy you’d think it was a milkshake! Made with only 5 simple ingredients, this refreshing and healthy smoothie is guilt-free and tastes amazing!

This blueberry coconut protein smoothie is so rich and creamy you'd think it was a milkshake! Made with only 5 simple ingredients, this refreshing and healthy smoothie is guilt-free and tastes amazing!

I don’t know about you but I like my smoothies thick and creamy, not watery and thin. 

Hence why I love using unsweetened canned coconut milk in them. It just takes them to a whole new level of creamy goodness. That’s also why I like to use frozen fruits in my smoothies. It just makes them that much creamier…

But enough about creaminess—let’s talk about this smoothie! (or maybe about how many times I just said the word creamy)

I love the heck out of blueberries. They’re like antioxidant superheroes. And they taste amazing to top it all off. I only use 1/2 cup of frozen blueberries in this smoothie, but you could honestly use more or less depending on your preference.

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The Best Gluten Free Meatloaf

This classic meatloaf with a gluten free twist is tender and bursting with flavor! Using ingredients you already have at home, you can get this dish in the oven in less than 10 minutes.

This classic meatloaf with a gluten free twist is tender and bursting with flavor! Using ingredients you already have at home, you can get this dish in the oven in less than 10 minutes.

This past Sunday, we went to church earlier in the day than usual. 

But every week after church, we go to Publix to grab any groceries we need for the week along with flowers for the table. It was my week to make Sunday dinner, and I planned on making gluten free meatloaf with mashed potatoes and garlic butter sauteed green beans. 

Well, less than a minute after leaving the parking lot, we were at a stop light when all of a sudden the car jolted forward and I heard the crunch of glass. We got rear ended. Of course, since we were in an Excursion, none of my family got injured and very little damage was done to the car. Sadly, I can’t say the same for the car that hit us (hint: it was totaled, but the person was…okay).

But maaaan, my head was killing me! In fact, all of our heads were pounding from the whiplash, so we went to the ER to get checked out. As of today, I can’t lift my head because my neck still hurts so badly. I did get an x-ray, so we know nothing is broken, but man it hurts.

When we got home from the hospital, we really wanted some kind of comfort food, and the meal I had planned definitely fit the bill. 

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How to Freeze Strawberries

Learn all the tips and tricks on how to freeze strawberries for use all year long! It’s SO easy and takes less than 10 minutes to prepare before it goes into the freezer.

Learn all the tips and tricks to freezing strawberries for use all year long! It's SO easy and takes less than 10 minutes to prepare before it goes into the freezer.

I don’t usually like to show favoritism towards certain fruits, but right now, I’m a little in love with strawberries.

Okay, a lot in love with strawberries.

Ever since I shared that strawberry piña colada smoothie recipe a while back, I’ve been quite obsessed. And when I went strawberry picking with my aunt, I knew I HAD to freeze a ton of them to be used for that smoothie later on this year when organic, local strawberries won’t be available.

It’s so easy to freeze strawberries, so I thought I’d put a little tutorial up so you could learn some of my tips for freezing them properly.

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Mocha Hazelnut Granola Cereal

Packed with dark chocolate coffee flavor, this mocha hazelnut granola is soon to become a breakfast staple. It’s crunchy, chocolaty, and super easy to make!

Packed with dark chocolate coffee flavor, this mocha hazelnut granola is soon to become a breakfast staple. It's crunchy, chocolaty, and super easy to make!

Granola is starting to become my favorite breakfast food.

I mean, I can practically whip it up in 5 minutes. Then it bakes for 45 minutes, whilst filling my house with the wonderful smells that granola produces, and then I have breakfast for 3-4 days. And I love those mornings where I can grab a double shot espresso out the fridge, pour milk over a bowl of granola, sit down at the table, and take in the morning.

I also like to start out my day with chocolate. Because chocolate = life, as we’ve already established. 

It was killing me to not mix in chocolate chips to the final product, but I didn’t want to overload it on the chocolate (it kills me to say that). Besides, it’s already mocha flavored.

*sigh*

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