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175 Calorie Birthday Cake Ice Cream Brownie
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Planting our 2016 Christmas Tree!
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Bombay Potatoes and Free Lettuce Seeds!
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Pineapple Strawberry Banana Smoothie
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Our New Shipping Container Flooring

175 Calorie Birthday Cake Ice Cream Brownie

DELICIOUS and only 175 CALORIES, this Birthday Cake Ice Cream Chocolate Brownie is my favorite dessert recipe!  This healthy easy recipe uses all-natural ingredients and won’t leave you without any guilt after eating!  It’s amazing – you must try it!  

This Birthday Cake Ice Cream Chocolate Brownie has been satisfying my ice cream craving.  And even better, the entire thing is only 175 calories which means I don’t have to feel guilty at all about having ice cream after dinner! DELICIOUS and only 175 CALORIES, this Birthday Cake Ice Cream Chocolate Brownie is my favorite dessert recipe! This healthy easy recipe uses all-natural ingredients and won't leave you without any guilt after eating! It's amazing - you must try it!

Have you heard about Halo Top ice cream? It’s all the buzz right now in the food world!  It has so much buzz to it my husband who doesn’t really look at food blogs except the occasional “Science of Chocolate Chip Cookies” or “This is the best pizza dough ever!” articles mentioned Halo Top ice cream to me a few days ago.  I had to stop in my tracks and realize that if my husband is talking about it, then it must be serious!  I ran to the store (more like waddled) and picked out 4 kinds to try – Chocolate, Vanilla Bean, Mint Chip and Birthday Cake.  Sadly they were out of Peanut Butter Cup and Oatmeal Cookie or I would have added those to my shopping basket too.  DELICIOUS and only 175 CALORIES, this Birthday Cake Ice Cream Chocolate Brownie is my favorite dessert recipe! This healthy easy recipe uses all-natural ingredients and won't leave you without any guilt after eating! It's amazing - you must try it!

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Planting our 2016 Christmas Tree!

Last year we started the tradition of planting our Christmas trees Upstate on the land.  This would be something to look back on one day, a majestic forest of pine and spruce trees with memories of the holidays.  This year we continued the tradition and planted Christmas tree #2!

Planting our 2016 Christmas tree!

I know, I know.. THE BUMP!

We had a beautiful weekend (it was 80 degrees!) so we decided to visit the land to plant the tree and do some Spring cleanup before planting season begins.  We haven’t been Upstate in almost 2 months so it was nice to get away and bask in the sunshine while digging around in the soil on a lazy Sunday.  Our Christmas tree has been inside our apartment since November, a little longer than we would have liked to keep it inside but it would have gotten cold shocked if we planted it earlier.   Somehow Matthew and I both forgot we now have a greenhouse that we could have moved the tree into during the Winter months – duh – we’ll remember this next year!  We’ve kept the tree close to the windows inside, and well watered, but it definitely showed signs of wanting to move outdoors.   We lost needles on the bottom section of the tree and had some browning, but the upper section of the tree looks great and has had lots of new green growth indoors.

 Planting our 2016 Christmas tree!

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Bombay Potatoes and Free Lettuce Seeds!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tasty Bite. All opinions are 100% mine.

I always get so excited when I learn that one of my favorite food companies is helping to promote gardening and growing your own.  As soon as I learned about Tasty Bite’s Good Seed program, I knew I had to share with you guys!

Tasty Bite partnered with AmpleHarvest.org to give away free lettuce seeds to people who pledge to share their vegetable harvest!    Tasty Bite has a great range of Thai, Indian and Asian products made with real food and real ingredients.    Their products would go perfect over some fresh garden lettuce! Their goal is to help eliminate waste by helping people grow their own food and share their extra crops by donating to food pantries.  Tasty Bite Good Seed Program is over for this year, but it’s an annual program, so make sure to sign up for their newsletter on tastybite.com for alerts on next year’s Good Seed program. Tasty Bite Lettuce Seeds_3

Our lettuce seeds will be planted in about a week for our Summer garden.  We love growing lettuce because it’s a simple plant that easily grows without much care.   I’m going to repeat what I always say… but how awesome is it go from lettuce seeds… to lettuce seedlings.. Lettuce Seedlings

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Pineapple Strawberry Banana Smoothie

HEALTHY, TRIPLE FRUIT Pineapple Strawberry Banana Smoothie! This healthy recipe is easy to make – just throw all your ingredients in the blender!  The milk (regular or almond) makes it creamy and delicious! I love this strawberry banana smoothie recipe for breakfast or a afternoon snack – it always energizes me! 

It’s April 10th and it’s almost 70 degrees in NYC!  Can we officially declare that the weather is changing?  I don’t want to jinx it because I know it won’t last, but the last few days of beautiful weather has me craving fresh fruit!  

HEALTHY, TRIPLE FRUIT Strawberry, Banana, Pineapple Smoothie! This healthy recipe is easy to make - just throw all your ingredients in the blender! The milk (regular or almond) makes it creamy and delicious! I love this recipe for breakfast or a afternoon snack - it always energizes me!

In the Winter I snack on bananas and apples, mostly because I can’t deal with spending $6 on a pint of out of season berries, but with Summer around the corner, I can’t wait for fresh strawberries, raspberries and blueberries to grow in the garden and to be cheaply accessible in local farmers markets! Summer is all about the berries – don’t you agree?

HEALTHY, TRIPLE FRUIT Pineapple Strawberry Banana Smoothie! This healthy recipe is easy to make - just throw all your ingredients in the blender!  The milk (regular or almond) makes it creamy and delicious! I love this strawberry banana smoothie recipe for breakfast or a afternoon snack - it always energizes me! 

3 ingredient strawberry banana smoothie!

This is one of my favorite smooth recipes and it includes 3 of my favorites: strawberries, banana and pineapple. I love how the sweet flavor of the strawberries mixes with the tropical taste of the pineapple.  

HEALTHY, TRIPLE FRUIT Pineapple Strawberry Banana Smoothie! This healthy recipe is easy to make - just throw all your ingredients in the blender!  The milk (regular or almond) makes it creamy and delicious! I love this strawberry banana smoothie recipe for breakfast or a afternoon snack - it always energizes me! 

Mix it with some milk (regular or almond milk), throw in some ice cubes to quickly chill it and you’ll have a healthy, filling smoothie in less than 2 minutes.

HEALTHY, TRIPLE FRUIT Pineapple Strawberry Banana Smoothie! This healthy recipe is easy to make - just throw all your ingredients in the blender!  The milk (regular or almond) makes it creamy and delicious! I love this strawberry banana smoothie recipe for breakfast or a afternoon snack - it always energizes me! 

Enjoy this strawberry banana smoothie!

Looking for more Smoothie recipes?  Try my Banana Strawberry Blueberry Smoothie and Watermelon Strawberry Smoothie!
Looking for fruit for dinner recipe? Try my Roasted Cantaloupe Salad!

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HEALTHY, TRIPLE FRUIT Pineapple Strawberry Banana Smoothie! This healthy recipe is easy to make - just throw all your ingredients in the blender!  The milk (regular or almond) makes it creamy and delicious! I love this strawberry banana smoothie recipe for breakfast or a afternoon snack - it always energizes me! 

Strawberry Banana Smoothie with Pineapple

HEALTHY, TRIPLE FRUIT Pineapple Strawberry Banana Smoothie! This healthy recipe is easy to make - just throw all your ingredients in the blender!  The milk (regular or almond) makes it creamy and delicious! I love this strawberry banana smoothie recipe for breakfast or a afternoon snack - it always energizes me! 

Servings 1

Ingredients

  • 6 strawberries - stems removed
  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 cup fresh pineapple - cubed
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • Handful of ice cubes

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients into your blender. Blend until smooth.
  2. Pour and enjoy.

Recipe Notes

Servings: 1

 

 

Our New Shipping Container Flooring

How to remodel a shipping container’s floor to make it move in ready.   Find out how to easily refinish the floors on a budget to turn it into your modern dream home!  Great design inspiration and cost info for your shipping container house! 

It’s been a few months since I last posted about our Upstate Adventure and what’s going on with our shipping container! As some of you might remember we bought a shipping container to turn into a vacation home.  First – we painted the interior – what a difference some white paint makes (life motto!).   But how about those ugly original floors…?!   Well it’s time to redo the flooring to make it safe and move in ready!

Before and After (can you believe it?!)
How to remodel a shipping container's floor to make it move in ready. Find out how to easily refinish the floors on a budget to turn it into your modern dream home! Great design inspiration and cost info for your shipping container house!

Our container has traveled around the world (literally – you should see it’s travel logs that I downloaded) so you can imagine the flooring had some wear and tear to it.   We decided to go with a used shipping container instead of getting a brand new one because we were on a budget and we aren’t scared of DIY projects.  In fact you might even say we like DIY projects and look forward to our weekend escape of getting our clothes dirty.    

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