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Mint Mojito Fruit Salad

I don’t think i’ve loved a fruit salad more in my life! This recipe mixes my love for refreshing mojito’s and all the fruits together. I thought this would be perfect for Mothers Day get togethers this weekend because honestly it’s so damn simple but everyone will love it. A mix of strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, fresh mint and a hint of lime. HEAVEN.


Tofu Loaded Veggie Stir Fry

Stir fry is always one of my fav. recipes to make because 1 it takes no time & 2 it has all of the ingredients you need for a well balanced meal. Protein, veggies & whole grains all thrown together in one bowl to create the easiest and most delicious meal while also being incredibly filling.


Easy Like Sunday Morning Crepes

Sweet & savory has always been my jam especially for breakfast. Every once in a while a sweet breakfast hits the spot and this weekend I was in the mood for just that. I whipped up these savory crepes with sweet berries and a drizzle of pure maple syrup.


Avocado Toast 3 Ways

 Alert: Scroll for your avocado dreams to be made

BL Avocado Toast

In all seriousness you guys I have been extremely crushing on avocados lately more so than normal all thanks to a little coffee shop near me that sells avocado toast w/ poached eggs. I mean who would have thunk to put mashed avocados on bread with chia seeds and fucking poached egg and call it a day? These genius people did and changed my breakfast game forever.

So…instead of paying $9 for 1 slice of avocado toast I thought why not create my own and spice them up a bit. Three different ways giving people some insane avocado variety for whatever kind of mood they’re in. I added a vegetarian option, a protein packed option and a fruity option. All equally as delicious.

BL Avocado Toast 3 ways

I love avocado toast as a morning breakfast cause it keeps you full with the sprouted bread and healthy fats but also is something that’s quick and you can eat on the go.

There’s really no method to my avotoast madness, add smashed avocado to a toasted sprouted grain slice of bread, and top it with whatever flavors you’re craving. I would say make sure there’s a protein in there to keep you fuller longer but whatever floats your boat. Enjoy these selections!

Blissfully Lively Avocado Toast 3 Ways

BL Avocado Egg Toast

BL Avocado Veggie Toast

BL Avocado Banana Toast

Ingredients

option 1:

  • 1 slice sprouted grain bread, toasted
  • 1 Ripe Avocado
  • 2 Eggs, fried, poached, etc
  • red pepper flakes

option 2:

  • 1 slice sprouted grain bread, toasted
  • 1 Ripe Avocado
  • Red onion, sliced
  • handful of spinach
  • 1 Beefsteak Tomato, sliced
  • 2 tsp. goat cheese
  • 1 tsp. pesto sauce, drizzled

option 3:

  • 1 slice sprouted grain bread, toasted
  • 1 Ripe Avocado
  • 1 banana, sliced
  • unsweetened coconut, shredded
  • 1 tsp. honey, drizzled
  • 1 tsp. chia seeds

Directions

option1:

  1. Toast Bread and set on plate.
  2. Cut open avocado and scoop out insides of one half. Smear on to bread.
  3. Fried, poach, etc. 2 eggs until desired doneness.
  4. sprinkle 2 tsp red pepper flakes on to avocado.
  5. place fried eggs on top
  6. Enjoy!

option 2:

  1. Toast Bread and set on plate.
  2. Cut open avocado and scoop out insides of one half. Smear on to bread.
  3. Add spinach.
  4. Slice tomato & red onion. Place on top of avocado.
  5. Using a fork break apart goat cheese into crumbles and place on top.
  6. Drizzle with pesto & season w sea salt/ pepper if desired.
  7. Enjoy!

option 3:

  1. Toast Bread and set on plate.
  2. Cut open avocado and scoop out insides of one half. Smear on to bread.
  3. Slice 1 banana and place on avocado toast.
  4. sprinkle chia seeds & coconut shreds on top.
  5. Drizzle with honey.
  6. Enjoy!

xo,

Lauren


Roasted Beet Caprese Salad

One of my most favorite recipes is a fresh and crisp caprese salad topped with a drizzle of balsamic and a hefty sprinkling of fresh basil leaves! Well my life long favorite was flipped upside down the day I decided to add an interesting ingredient.

BEETS.

BL Beet Caprese

I have been seeing more and more people putting them in salads, side dishes and even sweet treats that I knew I needed to give them a shot. And  by shot I mean making a disgusted child like face as I picked them up and put them in my cart at the grocery store, examining them like germs and staring at them like how in the hell am I going to cook these things?

Hey, don’t make fun they look a bit odd as a raw veg.

Well my inner child was proved 1000x wrong because they’re so easy to make and even easier to eat! THEY ACTUALLY TASTE LIKE CANDY.

Sweet, sweet candy straight from mother nature, what’s better?

Beets also contain many essential vitamins and minerals such as Vitamin C {immune boosting}, fiber, and potassium {essential for healthy muscle and nerve function}.

Sounds like the perfect salad add in to me! Grab some beets, roast ’em up and get to eating!

Blissfully Lively Roasted Beet Caprese Salad

Caprese Beet Salad

Ingredients
  • 1 Beet, roasted and sliced
  • 1 Ball of Fresh Mozzarella Cheese, Sliced
  • 1 head of Romaine Lettuce or Mixed Greens, chopped
  • 1 tbsp Fresh Basil, Chopped
  • 2 tsp, Balsamic Reduction
  • 1 tbsp, Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp, Olive Oil
  • Salt & pepper to taste
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Cut off stem of beet and place on a sheet of tinfoil {enough to enclose/ wrap up the beet}.
  3. Rub 1 TSP olive oil on beet and wrap with tin foil.
  4. Place on baking sheet and cook for 25 minutes until fork is inserted into beet easily, and middle is soft.
  5. Rub beet skin off and then slice and set aside.
  6. Chop romaine or mixed greens, place into salad bowl.
  7. Slice tomato and set aside.
  8. Slice Mozzarella and add to top of salad.
  9. Add in remaining tomato slices and beet slices.
  10. Finely chop fresh basil and sprinkle over salad.
  11. Top with balsamic reduction and olive oil.
  12. Salt and pepper to taste, ENJOY!

Blissfully Lively Beet Caprese

** Looking for a little more protein or sustenance? Add some slices of chicken to the top of this, some healthy fats from avocado, or a side piece of fish for a well rounded meal.

xo,

Lauren


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