Summertime Green Juice

 

green juice

I’ve never been a huge fan of juicing. I’ve always found juices to be too sweet and sugary. I would get stomach aches and candida overgrowth from drinking juice – store-bought juice, cold-pressed juice, even homemade juice. I was beginning to think that juice wasn’t for me, until I found myself overloaded with fresh produce from my farm share. As the two juicy cantaloupes from last week neared spoiling, I decided to juice them. The tastiest, most vibrant juice, but still too sweet. Normally I would mix a sweet juice with cucumber to water it down, but I didn’t have any on hand. I spotted a zucchini and thought, “What the heck?! It’s worth a shot!” Continue reading →

Living Consciously

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Photo Credit – Phill Landry

If you’ve ever met me, you know that I do a lot of things. My schedule is packed.  If you’ve met me, you’ve also heard me complain about my hectic schedule. This is me saying “I’m sorry.”  In some crazy, beautiful, perfectly “me” kind of way – I love this hectic life of mine, despite all the complaining and frequent tardiness. It is so me. It is fabulous and ambitious and completely, perfectly insane. Many would call my life chaotic. Heck, I call my life chaotic sometimes, but in reality my life is blissful.

It’s often challenging to see how blessed our lives our when we are constantly on the go.  This I know.  It’s honestly not a matter of having shitty, chaotic lives. It’s a matter of how we’re looking at, and analyzing, our lives. Half of my answer to this is – stop analyzing, complaining, and worrying and get out there and live your gorgeous life. Be so mother-freaking, fantastically alive. The other half of my answer to this is another call to action, but a much more cautious and challenging one.  My answer is to Live Consciously. This is a concept that I am working on that is so much more than this one post, but I can’t keep it from you any longer. Continue reading →

Watermelon Margarita – The Ultimate Summer Refresher!

watermelon margarita

Is it just me or are alcoholic beverages colder and more refreshing in the heat of summer?! Whether it’s after a long day at the office or relaxing by the beach, drinks are in order.  Cold beers, chilled white wine, and margaritas – oh the margaritas!  Last week when I arrived at the local farm to pick up my CSA I was greeted by bins upon bins of watermelon.  It was divine.  I instantly knew what my next recipe would be – watermelon margarita! Continue reading →

Chocolate Coconut Macaroons

chocolate coconut macaroons

We’re never lacking for desserts over here at A Mindful Mantra. I have an insatiable sweet tooth, and am constantly in need of mouth-watering, yet healthy desserts.  As I began to transition from processed, store-bought baked goods to healthy homemade desserts, I started to incorporate coconut into my dessert routine.  Now, I’m in the midst of a full-blown coconut love affair. Coconut oil, shredded coconut, coconut milk, coconut sugar – I love it all!  In the name of all things delicious, dessert-y, and coconut-y, I bring you – Chocolate Coconut Macaroons! Continue reading →

Mixed Berry Cobbler – Guest Post!

mixed berry cobbler

 

Exciting news – A Mindful Mantra has another guest post!  I absolutely love featuring guest posts from other amazing wellness warriors.  Today, we have a scrumptious Mixed Berry Cobbler recipe from Stephanie at Spirited Well-being! It’s that time of year when the juicy berries are practically begging to be picked.  What a better way to use them than a sweet and tart, melt in your mouth cobbler?!  Now that my mouth is watering, I will let Stephanie take it from here… Continue reading →