My life has been CRAZY, you guys. I feel like I have so much to update you on but I don’t know where to start. Let’s start with this: Hi, my name is Erika and I now live on a kale farm (ha! literally) with my family. We’re growing 20,000+ kale plants. We have 29 chickens, two cats, a dog and most days I feel like a zookeeper. Most of the produce I eat is picked right out from our garden (YUM!) that’s now exploding with fresh lettuces and radishes (wait till summer when we’ve got watermelons, peppers, tomatoes, cauliflower, oh my!). We’re in the process of getting our farm organically certified. Turns out it’s not as complicated as we thought. I am now a full-time health coach, which is AWESOME! My clients are the best (I mean that). We also started a garage gym at our house and Kyle and I are training clients regularly. It’s so fun! I’m in my 5th month of straight CrossFit and I’ve never felt stronger or fitter. I actually clean & jerked 128 lbs. the other day! Kinda crazy what your body can do when you stay consistent. Life is good, crazy, busy, and full of adventure.
So! More news… I am on the verge of announcing a new business that I started that involves making the planet a sweeter, healthier place. I love nothing more than spreading health and happiness with people through delicious, healthy food. I know I’ve been throwing you teasers from every direction, but I promise I’ll tell you soon! It’s gonna be honestly good. We’re finalizing some details and you will be the first to know.
With that being said, I’m making it my mission to make your life sweeter in a healthy way this summer. I’ll be bringing you sweet recipes all summer long that are paleo and guilt-free. HA! Hope you didn’t think for a second that things around here were gonna be all about kombucha and fermented vegetables. Of course I’m still eating plenty of sauerkrauts, but I thought it would be exciting to share some fun paleta recipes through video this summer. What do ya think?
Now, where’s that summer heat? I’m so ready for a nice tan!
PS- the video quality is seriously downgraded when I upload it on the web. Working on fixing that for next time!
4 cups organic strawberries
1/2 cup pineapple – for a sweet tang!
1 handful fresh mint leaves
1 cup fresh apple juice, or filtered water
sliced kiwis (optional)
Put all ingredients in food processor or Vitamix, then spoon mixture in popsicle molds, with one kiwi slice per popsicle for decoration. Let popsicles sit in freezer for ~4 hours. Eat, share with someone cute, and enjoy!
This recipe is gluten-free, vegan, paleo and awesomesauce.