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WATERMELON STRAWBERRY LIME SLUSH

Watermelon and strawberry slush with a hint of lime for a refreshing summertime treat!
As the first watermelon enters the house, there is a rush of excitement.  Never seen out of season here, everyone gathers to fulfill their prolonged craving.  Three short months in New England, that’s pretty much it.
I actually had no plan to create slushies today, yet I found myself with a giant half watermelon completely frozen.

Because, well… it was in my freezer.
Apparently when you send a 9 year old boy down to the basement because the watermelon does not fit in the kitchen refrigerator, you need to give explicit instructions as to where said watermelon should go.

Which leads me to my advice regarding this drink.  It will make your life a heck of a lot easier if you cut the watermelon before freezing it.  Just in case you weren’t sure.
Watermelons take a really, really long time to defrost.
After hacking into that beautiful partially frozen monster, successfully avoiding a trip to the emergency room, …

STRAWBERRY AND CHIA SEED SMOOTHIE BOWL

Strawberries, yogurt and chia seeds along with a hint of chocolate are sure to get your morning off to a great start!
Looking for a new, healthy and delicious breakfast idea?  Smoothie bowls fit that description for sure. Strawberry yogurt smoothie and chia seeds make up the base.   Fresh strawberries, chocolate chips and more chia seeds make a flavorful and crunchy topping!  It is so much more fun to eat a smoothie with lots of goodies on top, right?
My kids went crazy for these – which is a win in my book.  With zero refined sugar, this is a breakfast I can totally get behind.  Actually we enjoy these smoothie bowls as a snack too, it’s really great any time of day. 
It might look a little fancy,  but it’s easy to make I promise!  Even if just for yourself, it is fun to make a pretty breakfast every once in a while 🙂  My family had the discussion about whether or not it is worth it to make your food look nice before eating it.  Especially for just one or two people.  I am not at that …