January 2017 Favorites

January 2017 Favorites

(This is not a sponsored post.  However, this post does contain affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, I’ll receive a small percentage of the sale.  Whether or not you choose to shop through them, I really appreciate how you’ve taken the time to visit my site!)   Happy February! My household (the kids, that is) have been plagued by sickness for nearly three weeks now.  We’ve seen strep, ear infections, and now a stomach bug.  Being mostly confined to home (with the exception of some...

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Stay healthy this winter with an immune system boosting smoothie

Stay healthy this winter with an immune system boosting smoothie

I don’t know about you, but as a child, I thought that getting a fever or a case of strep throat during the week was like a gift from heaven. No school? Well, amen! But being sick as an adult is about as much fun as being sick as an 8 year old over Christmas break.  When you have a job, kids, and/or a house to take care of there just isn’t time to be ill. The doctors all tell us to wash our hands, exercise for at least 20 minutes a day, manage stress, get at least 7-9 hours of sleep each night, and drink lots of...

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Review | ALOHA Whole-Food Powder (& Smoothie Recipe)

Review | ALOHA Whole-Food Powder (& Smoothie Recipe)

(Please note: While ALOHA did send me some free samples of their products, I was not paid to review them, and all opinions in this post are my own true thoughts about the brand and its products.)   Ever since I started The Grass Skirt nearly 4 years ago, I’ve received many emails, tweets, comments, and blog traffic from people who wanted to know how to make a grass skirt, throw a luau, or plan a trip to Hawaii. Well, for once, I am going to make all of those faceless strangers a bit happy while still pleasing all of my fellow...

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10 Fall inspired smoothies

10 Fall inspired smoothies

I have to admit that I am totally over the summer.  I’m honestly just not a beach and hot weather kind of person. To me, the temperatures in the spring and fall are where it’s at.  I love the freshness in the air and the fact that my face doesn’t feel like it will sweat off or freeze off during those months. I am not going to completely hate on summer though.  I do love a few things about it, such as going to the farmer’s market (Oh, how I’ll miss the tomatoes!), getting to wear comfy sundresses and sandals,...

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Fiber-filled Horchata smoothie & a giveaway!

Fiber-filled Horchata smoothie & a giveaway!

Please note: I am a Brand Ambassador for Benefiber. However, all opinions stated below are my own. A special thanks to Benefiber for sponsoring this post!  For more information about the Company, be sure to visit their official Facebook page.   I’m bringing you a very exciting giveaway today! But before I get into that… You may recall a post that I wrote last month about the importance of consuming enough fiber. During this busy time of the year, it is so easy to forget that we still need to eat healthfully, get enough fiber,...

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Breakfast time check-in & some new Trader Joe’s finds

Breakfast time check-in & some new Trader Joe’s finds

It’s getting closer and closer to mid-morning snack time, but I still thought that I’d show you what I had for breakfast this morning anyway. It’s breakfast time somewhere, right? 🙂     I made a Chocolate Banana Raspberry Smoothie with: 4 ice cubes 2 large handfuls of spinach 1/2 a banana 1/2 cup of  frozen raspberries A few slices of avocado 1 scoop of vanilla pea protein powder 1 tablespoon of ground flax seed 1/4 cup of chocolate ZICO coconut water 1 tablespoon of cacao powder 1 cup of unsweetened chocolate...

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