DIY Iced Coffee

I don’t know about you guys, but I feel like I need a coffee IV in my body for 24/7 caffeine absorption. <- not at all dramatic.


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One of my favorite things about the summer is iced coffee. To be honest, I live in Southern California sooooo iced coffee is almost a year-round necessity.

I can’t even tell you how much $$ I have spent at Starbucks over the years. I’d tried to make my own iced coffee the classic newbie way- making a cup of hot coffee and adding creamer and ice cubes in it. I’m sure you can guess how well that turned out- watery, bland and undrinkable.

So today I’m sharing my go-to easy iced coffee recipe!

Once you prep, it’s the easiest, quickest drink to make before you run out the door. And even the prep is simple, honestly. So let’s get  into it!

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Healthy Snacks for the Girl on the Go

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There’s really nothing worse than having mid-afternoon snack craving. Especially if you’re like me and the hanger is toooooo real (ask Carl anytime, he’ll attest to that). Keeping snacks in your purse at all times is a must. We’ve all been told that snacking between meals is important (especially if you’re looking to lose weight), but not all snacks are equal.

You always want to make sure that you’re snacking on treats that aren’t too high in fat or sugar- it’s not only unhealthy, but also can cause you to have a mid-workday crash if you binge on bad bites! These are a few of the snacks I like to keep in my (probably too oversized) bag!

RX Bars
 These bars are a major lifesaver when you’re running out the door in the morning! They’re the perfect size for breakfast on the go and pack major flavor. And more importantly, there’s no artificial crap. Each bar literally lists its ingredients on the wrapper, which I love. My faves are the chocolate sea salt and chocolate coconut (can you sense a theme here?).

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Margarita Day

Happy National Margarita (AKA happiness) Day!

Anyone who knows me knows I love a good marg any night of the week. Which makes today a great day in my books.

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But as much as I love to drink ’em, I don’t love the way they always make me feel after. The last thing a girl wants is to wake up from a night of drinking feeling bloated, am I right? Regular margaritas are full of sugar and salt that can leave you feeling major regret when the fun is over. The solution- try a skinny margarita!

If you’ll be trying your hand at at-home bartending, check out this fabulous skinny margarita recipe I found from Gaby over at Whats Gaby Cooking!

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Chia Seed Pudding

Happy Friday!!

For today’s post, I wanted to share with you guys a snack that got me through college (and one that you’ve probably all seen if you’re on Pinterest at all)- chia seed pudding.

 

Honestly, this snack is so good and crazy easy to make. Unbelievably easy and supremely delicious. I’ve always been big on snacks, and as a kid I had an affinity for tapioca pudding- for both the flavor and the texture. 

This much healthier version gives me the same satisfaction of a sweet treat without feeling guilty afterwards.

 

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Crap-Free Creamer

Cheers to the 3-day weekend!

Anyone who knows me would tell you in a heartbeat that I am an avid coffee drinker (borderline addiction, honestly). Iced coffee is my preferred fuel source, but hot works too. It’s the one thing I absolutely can’t give up!

That being said, I’m all about keeping my coffee as healthy as possible. Which is why I’m sharing this amazing product a friend shared with me.

This coffee creamer is absolutely amazing. It’s 15 calories a serving (yes please) and devoid of so much of the crap “ingredients” that are present in other coffee creamers. It’s dairy/soy/gluten/GMO/cholesterol free- can you believe that?!

It’s also carrageenan free, which I’ve recently learned a lot more about. Carrageenan is found in so many organic “healthier” food products but in reality it’s actually bad for us. They are “a family of linear sulfated polysaccharides that are extracted from red edible seaweeds.” Coming from seaweed, it sounds like it would be okay, right? NOPE. It’s actually very indigestible for our bodies and has no real nutritional value. So nasty. So the fact that this creamer, in addition to all its other benefits, is free of that is awesome.

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