First off a BIG thank you for all the sweet comments on my Maternity Photos! You all know how to make a girl blush in her 9th month of pregnancy 😉
Let’s just call it MANGO MADNESS Week. Even though it’s already Wednesday :/
I am totally into them lately. Big time.
Monday it was 84 degrees here. I am not complaining…I am happy that the warmer weather has showed it’s face around these parts. However, I found out last week that I do NOT fair well in the heat these days. It wore me down, I got SUPER crampy and my ankles and feet doubled in size. No good. Ladies, if you have never been pregnant before my BEST advice to you is to GET pregnant in the summer. That’s what I did, and I feel lucky that I haven’t had to deal with the heat.
Knowing Monday was going to be so hot, I planned to make myself a cool dessert at the end of the day. A yummy Mango Gelato:
SUCH a simple recipe that I don’t even know if I want to call it a recipe.
To Make Mango Sorbet:
1 1/2 Cups Frozen Mango, rinsed to get the freezer smell off
3/4 cup Ice
Squirt of Agave or Stevia to taste
Splash of Almond Milk as needed
Place Mango and Ice and Agave/Stevia if using in Vitamix or Food processor, blend on high and add almond milk as needed to give it the right consistency.
Grab your favorite Dairy-Free Ice Cream (I love vanilla bean coconut ice cream)
…layer it in a cup with some sorbet to make a lovely treat if you like. Or you can just eat the sorbet by itself!
OR you can make some vanilla banana softserve
1 banana, frozen in chunks
1 T Vanilla
Splash of Almond Milk as needed
Place all ingredients in Vitamix or food processor and blend until it’s an ice cream consistency 😉
What’s my other food obsession you ask? Well, maybe you didn’t ask but I know you were thinking it.
Dr. Praeger’s California Veggie Burgers topped with Avocado and Thinly Sliced Cucumber on a Whole Grain Bun.
I have had this for lunch, dinner then lunch again the past two days. Is that bad? It saved on grocery’s 😉
Speaking of…anyone want to come over and help me organize my cabinets and fridge? I am a mess over here and need to reorganize. I need some tips. I am totally ADD when it comes to this stuff. My mom was a HUGE help when we had to clean out my office and closets to make room for Ella. HELP! I need to use Morgan’s tips for stocking your healthy vegan kitchen so I have stuff here on hand to make once I am occupied with my baby girl. Then, I plan on either looking into CSA deliveries, if they do them around here or trying Suburban Organics Produce delivery my sister in law just started doing. My kitchen is atrocious though. I am sure there are things in my cabinet that I forgot I have..like the flax seed meal I just found unopened from a few months ago. Pregnancy brain doesn’t help my already ADD tendencies.
Nesting bug…give me the power to overcome my cabinets!!!!!
Have you eaten the same thing a few days in a row and been perfectly content with it?
Fitness Tip of the Day: Begin an accomplishments journal – Each evening, write down what you’ve accomplished that day to move you towards your fitness and life goals. Do not fall into the negativity trap and write about the things that you were not able to do, but rather, write down only those things that pushed you forward. What matters most is what you ARE doing. There’s nothing wrong with being your own cheerleader.
Have a fantastic day!!