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Naturally Sweetened Strawberry Mint Shrub + A Giveaway!

This naturally sweetened strawberry mint shrub is made with juicy seasonal strawberries, fresh mint, white balsamic vinegar, and honey! It’s a brilliant bright and tart base for refreshing drinks that you’ll enjoy all summer long. Plus! With this post I’m teaming up with Saffi Foods to give away an incredible line up of their DELICIOUS oil’s and vinegars! Read on to get the scoop and snag your entry!  ⬇

*GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED*

This naturally sweetened strawberry mint shrub is made with juicy seasonal strawberries, fresh mint, white balsamic vinegar, and honey! It's a brilliant bright and tart base for refreshing drinks that you'll enjoy all summer long.
 
You guyssss! It’s officially summer (Insert happy dance here) 🙂

It always feels like summer is real when my number one priority becomes finding and enjoying allllll the delicious drinks. Who can relate? IMHO yummy drinks = one of life’s greatest joys. Especially during the heat of the summer 🔥

Give me sparkling water with a big ol’ wedge of lemon, fresh pressed juices every color of the rainbow, maple sweetened vanilla cold brew by the gallon (finally this year-round-cold-brew drinker can enjoy it without all the weird looks! 😛) and I am happy as can be.

And because of that stunner of a drink right up there ⬆ I’m also definitely adding some refreshing vinegar based fruit shrubs to the mix this summer too 

Have you guys every tried a fruit and vinegar shrub?!

They are SO good. 

This naturally sweetened strawberry mint shrub is:

 
The PERFECT balance of tart + sweet

MEGA Refreshing

PACKED with juicy strawberry flavor

a SERIOUSLY pretty shade of ruby red (that matters, right?!)

I honestly don’t know how you could not love it. Even P (my love), who is not at all a fan of anything remotely “vinegary” is super into it!

Basically what I’m trying to say is this shrub = summer hydration goals.

This naturally sweetened strawberry mint shrub is made with juicy seasonal strawberries, fresh mint, white balsamic vinegar, and honey! It's a brilliant bright and tart base for refreshing drinks that you'll enjoy all summer long.

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watermelon strawberry quencher {vegan + paleo}

I’m a little embarrassed to admit how long I’ve had this simple recipe floating around my summer. Landing itself after workouts, for friend-loaded-out-of-state-brunches, and introducing it to tequila before YOU!! It’s a shame, really. Not to mention the fact that the weather is already cooling down and we’re all thinking more about sweaters and soup (ahem like me, who’s going to be making one later today) than we are the necessity to cool the EF down IMMEDIATELY.

My timing may be a little off, but you’ll have to accept my sincerest apology. Because all of these reasons aren’t enough to keep my from introducing you to the summer beverage love of my life, – the watermelon strawberry quencher.

Watermelon strawberry quencher! The most hydrating watermelon drink you've ever had! Made with only fresh watermelon, frozen strawberries, and lime juice.
 
Literally a perfect summer drink – this watermelon strawberry quencher is icy cold, refreshing, hydrating, and sooo mega easy to make.

And has proved itself to be a hydration savior throughout the warmer months.

It got it’s start, when for some reason I decided in the middle of Seattle’s massive (for us, okay? Don’t judge me!) heat wave, I took up RUNNING. Running, guys! This is kind of a big deal for me.

Cuz for as long as anyone has known me I have been the professed “I will never be a runner” .. and “it’s just sooo boring” type of a lady. But then I discovered this awesome app called aaptiv, and things will never be the same. Hellllo endorphin high!

They create running, strength training, yoga and even meditation programs that are led by fitness professionals and backed with music to keep you motivated and up to speed. And with their help, running suddenly became… fun. Something I nevvvvver thought I would say. If you need a mix up in your exercise routine I definitely recommend checking them out.

And that’s how in the midst of the heat and sweat the crazy in me thought… why not sweat some more?

LOL GOOD IDEA, NYSSA. Until your face is beet red and you can’t stay hydrated to save your life.

At least not until you discover things like this watermelon strawberry quencher.

Also known as a icy blended beverage lovers dream.

Watermelon strawberry quencher! The most hydrating watermelon drink you've ever had! Made with only fresh watermelon, frozen strawberries, and lime juice.

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paleo cherry strawberry crisp {paleo + vegan}

Cherry and strawberry crisp that’s naturally grain free, sweetened without refined sugar, with a perfect crisp upper crust and a bubbling cherries and berries underneath? Yes my friends, we are talking paleo cherry and strawberry crisp today and this sweet treat is about to win over your summer loving heart.

Paleo cherry strawberry crisp is the perfect simple and healthy summer treat. Free of grains, refined sugar, and processed vegetable oils, it will nourish your summer bod from the inside out!


 
There’s something about a fresh fruit crisp that is the very epitome of summer dessert charm. It’s a simple + humble treat that, when paired with a scoop of creamy (in this case, dairy free) vanilla ice cream is like the cherry on top of a perfect summer day. 

We’ve been doing a lot of that simple cooking these days as the light ebbs long into the evening hours (although we are on the other side of that trend now, it will still be awhile before we’re eating dinner in the dark).

Dinners on our deck with the cool evening breeze are embraced as often as possible, usually with a glass of rosé (for me) and a cold beer (for him) in hand. And when you top off some sublime al fresco dining with a bowl of fresh paleo cherry strawberry crisp, we’re talking pretty near perfection as far as simple home feasting is concerned. 

Paleo cherry strawberry crisp is the perfect simple and healthy summer treat. Free of grains, refined sugar, and processed vegetable oils, it will nourish your summer bod from the inside out!

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