The Grasshopper


Are you putting up your Christmas decorations soon?? Well, you should make these. A few years ago, these amazing Grasshoppers became a bit of a tree decorating tradition for my mom and me. So naturally, when she came to visit for Thanksgiving, and then we transitioned the house from Fall to Christmas, we broke out the blender. HELLO!!!


Blend together one shot of creme de menthe, one shot of creme de cacao, and a LOT of vanilla ice cream. We almost filled up the vitamix with ice cream. Once you blend them, give it a taste. You can liquor it up a little bit extra if you want! They really look prettiest in a martini glass drizzled with chocolate syrup, but let’s be real – martini glasses don’t hold a lot.


Health, Life As I Know It

Frozen Treats and Eats {Cleaner Eating}

Summer just screams at you sometimes… “buy me ice cream! buy me fro yo!!”

Honestly, frozen treats are not my largest weakness by any means, but lately I’ve found myself buying “healthier” frozen treats, like these weight watchers latte bars.

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They are DELICIOUS. And yes, they are a lot lower cal than your average ice cream, but still…look at that ingredient list…on top of things I don’t recognize, there are corn syrup AND sugar. Seems a little unnecessary…


I’m not saying I will never eat ice cream again, by any means, but I just can’t buy this stuff any more. When it’s in the house, I literally eat one every night. This just simply can’t be good.ย So this week, I gave up processed frozen treats. Along with that, I’m letting go of frozen meals, pizzas, and all those types of quick, preservative-filled food options. One thing at a time, people. One thing at a time.

My cleaner eating:
1. No coffee, soda, or caffeine of any kind.
2. No processed, frozen treats or meals with unpronounceable ingredients.