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Posted by on Mar 25, 2015 in Smoothies, Sprinkles | 1 comment

All the Fruity Things

The euphoric feeling that overtakes me when I stroll the Easter candy aisles at Target is actually hard to describe. I’m like a kid in a candy shop (sorry – couldn’t resist that pun).

Easter_CandyI finally realized I timed this pregnancy perfectly. I’ve been craving all the fruity/gummy/sour candy since getting knocked up and what better time to buy candy than Easter? There’s currently 4 aisles filled with Easter candy at Target and that’s been my happy place the last few weeks. I snagged a few bags of these starburst jelly beans last week and I suggest you do the same. If you find the sweet and sour starburst jelly beans, get those too. Trust me. And while we are discussing jelly beans, can I just tell you that Atlas can enjoy 1 jelly bean for 25 minutes. ONE! It takes him longer to consume 1 jelly bean than it does for me to consume the entire bag. And he only likes the blue ones (or as he calls them “boooo”).

Since my fruit cravings are going strong, I’ve been infusing fruit into my water.

Fruit_Infused_WaterStrawberry + watermelon + lime + ice + water = the taste of summer. I think this would also be delicious with mint added in.

Since I’ve been loving the fruit flavored water, I purchased this sparkling water on a whim from Whole Foods and I was surprised by how much I love it.

Watermelon_waterIt is sweet, but not overly sweet. And I actually like the fizz (I don’t normally like bubbly things). It makes me feel fancy. It also sort of reminds me of a cocktail. That should tell you how long it has been since I’ve had a proper cocktail.

And while we’re talking fruity liquids, I’ve got a smoothie recipe you should try.

Green_Machine

  • 1 banana
  • 1 green apple, chopped (I leave the skin on)
  • 1 handful spinach
  • juice of half a lemon
  • cold water

Throw all that in a blender and voila! You’ve got a sweet and tangy green smoothie. Atlas actually drank some of this, so it is kid approved. I wake up in the morning craving this. Well, this and jelly beans.

Before I sign off, I want to show you these flowers Dave got me last weekend. I love seeing all the IG pictures of fresh flowers people are posting lately so I couldn’t resist sharing a picture of these when they showed up in my house.

FlowersAren’t they gorgeous? From time to time, Dave will surprise me with chocolate or candy (because rule #1 is know your audience – duh), but this week he changed it up and brought home flowers. I can’t get over how pretty they are and every time my eye catches them, I smile. They remind me that spring is coming…and that I married a marvelous man. šŸ™‚

 

1 Comment

  1. that fruity water drink sounds so good!.
    also, where can i have an amazing husband like yours??

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