“August is the Sunday of Summer”
I'm not sure who said this, but it’s actually pretty accurate. Unless you're like me and live in sunny San Diego where August is just hot and Sunday is just the day before Monday. I know, I know, I’m de-emphasizing the fact that Monday is, well, Monday. But hold on. Let’s talk about Sundays for a second. Sundays are one of my favorites days of the week because I get to teach to my always sparkling #sparklers at SPARKCYCLE (too much?) and then I normally hit up the La Jolla Farmer’s Market afterwards. Now, I always head right to my favorite vendor - The Green Door, a vegetarian and vegan food stand, for their Bombay Bomb Burger sandwiched between two savory pancakes #SecretMenuRealness. It’s so important to refuel after working hard with my #FISHMANFIT crew and this superfood and protein packed (beans + rice = a PERFECT PROTEIN!) lunch gives me just what I need. After that I like to roam around and check out the local produce and see what’s in season. I happened to find these strawberries.
AREN’T THEY THE CUTEST EVER. Yes, that was a statement.
Ok, so next thing I know I’ve consumed 2 containers of bitchin’ sauce (another local favorite), a whole bag of baby carrots (the COSTCO size), and I’m thirsty as all get out. I’ve been obsessed with my new VITAMIX, yes I announced that I got one to the world, yes I mean Facebook aka THE WORLD! Did you miss it? I don't want that to happen again! Let’s be friends? Like my fitness page? I know, it’s hard to keep track of my life sometimes. Let’s do better at that!
Enter my newest summertime libation creation - the Strawberry Basil Creamsicle or as I like to call it “Creamy Strawberry Lemonade with a splash of Basil Essential Oil Dreamsicle Drink perfect for the End of Summer Drink” - I just didn’t think that the latter name was as descriptive...Hold the phone, did you say BASIL ESSENTIAL OIL (record screeching sound)? Why yes, yes I did. Did you read my post about Young Living Essential Oils? Did you know that they weren’t just for Moms? Oh yes, they are basically my secret to life and also my secret to helping you get through those insane 4 minute climbs at the end of class. And the crowd goes WILD!!!!
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Ah, yes, you want the recipe for this winner of a drink. Well, here is it.
Strawberry Basil Creamsicle | Serves 2
- Juice of one lemon
- 10 cute organic strawberries (the cuter the BETTER)
- 2-3 dates (make sure to remove the pit)
- 1.5 cups water
- 2-3 drops YL Basil Essential Oil (get after me if you want me to snag you some) or 3 leaves of basil
- a splash of almond or cashew milk
- handful of ice cubes
- Honey or Agave or Coconut Nectar to sweeten
Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend away! Sweeten to taste and make sure to tag me in your photos when you post them!
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