To make these delicious zucchini & sweet potato fries, microwave a large sweet potato for about two minutes to soften it up. That will make it easier to slice. Sweet potatoes can be harsh on the wrist if you don’t have a good knife set. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Grease a baking sheet with coconut oil, cooking spray, or olive oil. I used olive oil for these.
In a mixing bowl add cut sweet potato and zucchini. Drizzle olive oil on top and two tablespoons of brown sugar. I saw Barefoot Contessa use brown sugar on her sweet potato fries and it gives them the perfect crunch and an outstanding flavor. These taste restaurant style. You don’t have to go overboard on the brown sugar. A little goes a long ways. Add the seasoned fries onto the baking sheet. Sprinkle a savory seasoning on top. I used black pepper, garlic, and onion seasoning. Bake for about 20 minutes and flip once.
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Homemade orange creamsicles: Orange juice, coconut milk, honey, orange extract, vanilla. Simple and healthy. These pops are smooth and creamy with just the right amount of orange flavour.You could also substitute other citrus flavors- blood orange, grapefruit, etc- for a tasty twist on the classic.
- 1 cup orange juice (fresh or frozen. you could also use orange juice concentrate for a stronger orange flavor)
- 1 cup heavy cream or full fat coconut milk (you could also substitute melted/very soft vanilla ice cream)
- 3 tablespoons honey
- ¼ teaspoon orange extract
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
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I am a yoga teacher and a writer, so I have a lot that I would love to share! I am writing a series about inspirational and healthy folks in their golden years and this week Tuja published my piece about a 77 year old bodybuilder!
The Guinness World Record holder as the Oldest Female Bodybuilder has abs that could cut ice in a hockey rink and looks 30 years younger than her chronological age of 77. She only started at 56, so imagine her in her 80s! Oh, and she’s also a certified personal trainer at her local gym.
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