Friday, July 18, 2014

Staying hydrated (flavorfully) & an agua fresca recipe

Water has always been my drink of choice. I always keep a bottle handy incase the heat gets the best of me. It's so important to stay hydrated during these hot summer months. There are lots of flavorful ways to stay hydrated, too! A piece of fruit or flavored water is a great way to give your body the fluids it needs. This recipe for a mixed berry agua fresca adds a little pizazz to your plain ole' water. You can blend any type of fruit you like with water - watermelon, raspberries, lemon, and lime.

1 1/2 cup mixed berries
2 cups water
2 tablespoons chia seeds

Mix all ingredients in a blender.

Serves 2

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Simple Tomato & Avocado Salad

This salad has a place at the table for almost every meal. It's so easy to make and adds color to any dish. It's your new summertime staple.

2 medium tomatoes
1 medium avocado
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste

Chop tomatoes and avocado.
In a medium bowl, mix with olive oil, salt and pepper.
Ready to serve!

Serves 4 

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Tuna & Avocado Lettuce Wraps

This recipe for Tuna & Avocado Lettuce Wraps is the perfect summertime meal. It's quick and easy to make, either as an appetizer, lunch, or dinner. The avocado is a healthy substitute for mayonnaise and packs in a lot of light and refreshing flavors.

1 head Boston lettuce
2 cans tuna
1 avocado
1 medium tomato, sliced
2 tablespoons olive oil
salt & pepper, to taste

Separate and wash lettuce leaves.
In a bowl, mix tuna and avocado until evenly combined. Stir in salt and pepper.
Place 1 scoop of tuna into a lettuce cup. Top with a slice of tomato and serve!
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