Category Archives: Recipes

Healthy Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

October 9, 2017

Filed Under : Lifestyle - Recipes

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #thinkoutsidethewipe #CollectiveBias

Piper has always loved helping around the house, and now that she’s a little older I can give her more responsibility. When I’m wiping down counters, she loves to get her little squirt bottle of water and a hand towel and “clean” cabinets. She’s also more and more interested in what I’m doing in the kitchen, and she loves to help cook. It’s normally around witching hour, when I’m trying to get dinner made and she’s throwing a fit. I’ll let her help me make dinner, which instantly lifts her mood.

She’s also loved helping me make smoothies recently. I’ll chop the fruit and let her put it in the blender. Then, she laughs and cracks up whenever I turn the blender on. It’s the cutest. Of course, letting her help (and drink a smoothie) gets very messy very quickly. As much as I hate messes, I love the excitement Piper has when she helps in the kitchen even more. To clean up afterwards, we use Huggies Natural Care Wipes. We always have a large stock of wipes in the house, but they are for more than just diaper care. We take them when we’re out and about to clean up sticky hands, and we use them in the kitchen to clean up sticky messes. Interested in using Huggies® Natural Care® Wipes in your next creative adventure? Hover over the photo to click through to Samsclub.com and buy them, and keep reading to learn more!

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Frozen Raspberry Faux Daiquiri

April 11, 2016

Filed Under : Food & Nutrition - Recipes

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #NewWaytoSparkle #CollectiveBiasdasani 3With the weather warming up lately, I have wanted nothing more than a cool, refreshing drink. My go-to, when I’m not reaching for a basic cup of water, has been flavored sparkling water. On one of my daily weekly Target trips, I discovered the Dasani Sparkling water line. I love how the Dasani Sparkling line is full of flavor, but with zero calories. It’s fun to spice up my water sometimes, and sparkling water feels like a special treat. I love to wind down with a glass, while I’m in the bathtub, at the end of the day and pretend I’m being pampered at a spa… real life ;).

I’ve also had fun playing with different flavors of sparkling water and making little ‘mocktail’ drinks for ‘happy hour at home.’ Since Piper is still pretty little, she sometimes takes a little catnap before her final feeding in the evening, around 5 pm. Man, that girl can sleep…and I don’t hate it! Sometimes while she’s down, I’ll mix up a drink and Scofield and I will catch up on our day during our ‘happy hour at home.’ Then Piper wakes up, we do her nighttime routine and put her back down, and resume our evening with dinner. It’s been a fun routine I look forward to during the day… and it’s what gets me through that dreaded witching hour when all babies decide to get out all of their leftover tears from the day, which sometimes results in moms crying too ;).dasani 2dasani 1dasani 4If you’re looking for a fun new drink to try, I’ve included my recipe for my go-to drink below!

Frozen Raspberry Faux Daiquiri

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 Cup Dasani Sparkling Raspberry Lemonade
  • 1/2 Cup Dasani Sparkling Tropical Pineapple
  • Fresh Lime Juice
  • 1/2 Cup Frozen Raspberries
  • 1/2 Cup Frozen Pineapple
  • 1 Tbsp. Agave Nectar

Directions:

Blend all ingredients together, using a blender or food processor, until smooth. When making this drink, I typically play with the ingredients until I get the taste I want. The amounts I included are a close estimate when making this recipe for two people. But, if you want it sweeter add more agave nectar (or honey!), and if you want it more tart, add more raspberries. You can also add extra frozen fruit if you want it thicker, and more liquid if you want it to be smoother.

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You can find more delicious recipes with Dasani Sparkling Water, that are refreshing and perfect for the warm spring months, by visiting NewWayToSparkle. When shopping at Target, also be sure to checkout their special offer, which is 3 for $9 (and a 5% cartwheel offer) until May 1st!

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