Vegan tropical rice pudding

 This post is sponsored by Blue Diamond Almond Breeze Almondmilk, my all-time fave and a staple in our house.

Hi friends! Sorry to disappear on you yesterday afternoon. My allergies have been off the charts, and I woke up with a neon red, watery eye. It was a fun afternoon with a doc appointment, picking up eye drops, and glasses destiny for a few days until things clear up. They fogged up while I was teaching barre hahah and my goal is to keep them from falling off my face when I teach BODYPUMP tonight.

I’m so happy to hear that many of you share in my excitement for Post Baby Bod! It will be a lot of fun to release it, and also follow along myself after the little one is here.

So this morning, I have a recipe that’s like a vacation in a glass… or bowl.. or out of the container with a spoon, standing in front of the fridge.

During the past week, when things have felt extra crazy (like when our dishwasher and clothes washer stopped working simultaneously post-vacay, and our washer in Tucson also broke for our tenants… What is happening?), I’ve closed my eyes for a second to think about Hawaii. Instantly the calm rushes over me, and I feel that fresh, tropical air, and hear the waves crashing gently against the shore. It was such a beautiful vacation, and something I’ll remember for a long time. It was a rare opportunity for us to slow down and enjoy each other (especially with the Pilot’s hectic work schedule) and spend time as a little family of three before little lady joins us in the fall.

Something else I will never forget about Hawaii: the food. It was so fresh and delicious, with a bounty of tropical produce and island flavors infused into each meal. Fruit-wise, before our trip, I was more into berries and apples; now I feel like I can’t get enough pineapple, mango and coconut. 

I decided to use this inspiration in a vegan rice pudding, using fragrant jasmine rice, chopped tropical fruits, Almond Breeze for a creamy texture,

Tropical rice pudding  1 of 1 2

and edible flowers, because they were so beautiful I couldn’t stop myself. 😉

Edible  1 of 1

[Read more…]

Gluten-free vanilla almond cake with coconut ganache

almond-cake-1-of-1-2.jpg

This post is sponsored by Blue Diamond Almond Breeze Almondmilk. Hi friends! How’s the day going? Hope you’re enjoying the afternoon. I’ve really enjoyed reading all of your comments on this morning’s post. Thanks so much for joining me for a virtual green juice. I always love getting to know all of you a little […]

Homemade raw pitaya cheesecake

Homemade raw pitaya cheesecake

Time for an afternoon sweet treat…. I’m on a pitaya kick and I can’t.be.stopped. It’s been a way to switch it up from acai (though don’t get me wrong, I still love my acai). Pitaya is lower in sugar and higher in antioxidants. Oh, and it’s this gorgeous bright pink color, so that’s always fun. […]

“Work It” Walking Workout

WORK-IT-Walking-workout.png

Hi friends! Happy humpday! Hope your morning is off to a great start. Some adventures from lately, as told from my iPhone: Glowing in the spin room under the backlights. Class on Monday was a blast, as usual, and I added some new songs to the playlist. We all listened to the new Taylor Swift […]

Pilot’s first BODYPUMP + weekend adventures

pilot-took-bodypump.JPG

Hi friends! Happy Monday! How was the weekend? Hope you had a great one!  This weekend was a bit of a teaching extravaganza. Saturday, we had a huge event at our gym (with all of the Les Mills new release launches), so I participated in some classes and taught some tracks from the newest BODYPUMP, […]

cupcake destiny + a barre strength video

IMG_2097.JPG

Hi friends! How’s the day going? So excited for the upcoming weekend, and even more excited because MADRE IS COMING . Liv may even be more thrilled than I am; she claps and cheers when I tell her that Nana Cece will be here in a few days. Last night was a low-key evening around […]

dark chocolate almond milk truffles

dark-chocolate-almond-milk-truffles.jpg

This post is sponsored by Blue Diamond Almond Breeze, my favorite almond milk. Just like many other holidays, it’s fun to look back at past Valentine’s Days and see how different they’ve all been: -with my middle school best girlfriends, when we all made brownie batter, ate it straight-up, and watched classic romance movies -my […]

Raw brownie cheesecake raspberry bars

Raw brownie cheesecake bars! A vegan and naturally-sweetened dessert. Perfect for Valentine's Day! www.fitnessista.com

I know, right?!  How’s the day going?? Hope you’re having a wonderful one so far. A HUGE thank you to my web wizard Cody for fixing the Family page and my technology screw-up. He is amazing if you’re ever looking for web or design work. Liv and I have had a low-key day: Trader Joe’s, […]

Nice to Seasons again

on a date.JPG

Hi friends! How’s the day going? Hope you’re having a lovely morning. A little later posting today; I’ve been trying to figure out how to fix something I screwed up on the blog yesterday. I was editing the menus (up top) so the recipe links will show an image and paragraph, and in the process, […]

The easiest raw chocolate pudding

raw-chocolate-pudding.jpg

(dairy-free and no refined sugar) Hi friends! How’s the day going so far? Happy to hear that I’m not the only major beast sweat-er. I will also get together some tips on how I learned to read on the treadmill! So, it’s time to warn you that dessert week on the blog starts now. (I […]

Double chocolate Paleo gooey cake

double-chocolate-paleo-gooey-cake.jpg

(that you would never guess are kind of healthy!) As you can guess from the title, this recipe is all things good in the world: chocolate, gooey, cake, yes. They’re also grain-free and accidentally egg-free. I went to add in the egg and we were OUT OF EGGS. Emergency crisis. I ended up giving them […]

Maple chocolate kiss cookies (gluten-free)

maple-chocolate-kiss-cookies-1-of-1.jpg

The holiday frenzy is officially here, and I kind of love it. There’s something invigorating about a schedule full of events (like parties and Liv’s holiday show), sneakily wrapping gifts during naptime, and baking. Oh, the baking. I look forward to it every year. I think I’ll always remember our first year in Valdosta, when […]

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...