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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Easy Chocolate Covered Strawberries

These easy chocolate covered strawberries take less than 20 minutes to make and taste absolutely heavenly. Just 4 ingredients are all you need to make this tasty chocolaty treat!

These easy chocolate covered strawberries take less than 20 minutes to make and taste absolutely heavenly. Just 4 ingredients are all you need to make this tasty chocolaty treat!

A few weeks ago, my family and my aunt went to a strawberry farm to pick strawberries. Because what else would you do at a strawberry farm.

So we picked 4 gallons. Four flippin’ gallons of strawberries, you guys!!! One gallon went to my aunt and the other three came home with us. 

I’ve been wanting to make chocolate covered strawberries for the longest time, but our garden never yields enough strawberries at a time to make enough for my family. So I FINALLY got to make them and I am so excited to share the recipe with you because it is SUPER easy and you only need four ingredients! 

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A Virtual Baby Shower + Giveaway

Today is an especially fun day!  I have joined up with 16 other bloggers to throw a virtual baby shower for our friend and fellow blogger, Michelle of Healthy Recipe Ecstasy.  

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 Meet Michelle, Alexander and hubby, Alasdair. Aren’t they a gorgeous family! That little baby is one of the cutest I’ve ever seen—I am not joking when I say I want to dunk him in my coffee. Congratulations to you all and especially to baby Alex!

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Chocolate Banana Superfood Smoothie

Packed with nutrients and superfoods, this chocolate banana superfood smoothie is super rich, creamy, and delicious. It’s incredibly easy to make and is even vegan and gluten free.

Packed with nutrients and superfoods, this chocolate banana superfood smoothie is super rich, creamy, and delicious. It's incredibly easy to make and is even vegan and gluten free.

Want more these types of healthy recipes? You can find more at ALOHA.com!

Lately, I’ve been doing little things here and there to boost my health.

Like for instance I’ve started doing daily exercise to keep myself in shape and clear my head. Another thing I LOVE doing to boost my health is making smoothies. Especially super delicious smoothies that are packed with enough nutrients to help me jump start my day.

I used to have a coffee maker on my kitchen counter, but now I’ve got my blender in its place—I found a better way to get energy in the mornings!

Smooooothies.

I’m sure I’m not the first one to realize that smoothies are energy-packed flavor bombs. But the idea is totally revolutionary, you guys. 

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Homemade French Vanilla Coffee Creamer

This homemade french vanilla coffee creamer only takes 5 minutes to make and is such a kitchen staple! Made with 3 simple ingredients, it’s so much healthier than storebought creamer.

Homemade French Vanilla Coffee Creamer // This homemade french vanilla coffee creamer only takes 5 minutes to make and is such a kitchen staple! Made with 3 simple ingredients, it's so much healthier than storebought creamer.

While I was on vacay last week, you can bet I spent a few nights staying up a little later than I’m used to. 

And of course, with less sleep, I always woke up late and still felt groggy. So every morning, coffee was a necessity. But the thing is, there was a big bottle of french vanilla coffee creamer sitting in that fridge just waiting to be used (spoiler alert: I used it). I hadn’t ever realized that coffee creamer is such a convenience. 

I mean, you don’t have to add sugar (or what ever sweetener you fancy) into your coffee until it tastes just right, or risk adding too much sweetener and then the whole thing is just a sugar bomb.

It’s not CRAZY convenient, like canned ravioli or something, but it’s convenient enough to the point where I realized I needed it in my life. Just without all the corn syrup, hydrogenated oils, and artificial flavors.

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