Infused Water

On the summer days that are quickly approaching, I’m going to try my best to savor all the moments. What I love the most about summer is the simplicity of it all. I’m trying to soak up every sound, feeling, and flavor. After an intense workout or a lazy afternoon by the pool, a little somethin’ somethin’ in your H2O can be a party for your taste buds. Infusing water with staples around the house and mixing and matching summer flavors awakes all the senses. Summer is so beautiful and your water can be equally as a pretty with just a smidge of effort. Slicing and dicing fruit into your water infuses such beauty and makes it seem even more vibrant and fragrant in the summer months.
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Pina Colada Hemp Smoothie

pina-colada-hemp-smoothieHemp hearts. What are they? Well, I’m so glad you asked. 😉 I bought them for a muffin recipe after realizing the abundant amount of nutritious value in them. They are a great source of protein, vitamin E, and omega three’s. The neutral taste can be added to a variety of recipes. After making the muffins, I wanted to try out these little guys for something else. Something new. Naturally I went to Pinterest and found this fun smoothie recipe. We conveniently had all of the ingredients and it took about one click before I was making this concoction in our Vitamix and sipping its goodness. I had Eric try it and we both loved how refreshing it tasted. You can read the original recipe here! Yum! Enjoy! 🙂

Mornin’ Sunshine

Juicing Recipe found at: stephanie-spring.com

On Saturday, Eric and I had a slow morning. Just the way I like it. 🙂 We slept in, made breakfast, sipped coffee and relaxed. One of my favorite parts about breakfast was the fresh juice that we made. I always forget how much I love it until I take that first sip. There really is nothing like it. It is so light, fresh, and flavorful. Last month I talked about my favorite kitchen gadgets, here and obviously the Bella Juicer was on the list because it works wonders. There are endless combinations of fruits that taste oh so yummy but I always go back to this recipe. Once you have had fresh juice, there is no going back and I don’t plan on it. 😉

Mornin’ Sunshine


  • 1 apple (peeled)
  • 1 grapefruit (peeled)
  • 3 oranges (peeled)

What to do: 

Place all ingredients into a juicer and turn on high until all juice has finished processing. Pour and enjoy! 🙂

(I drink it within an hour for peak freshness!)

Happy Tuesday! 🙂

Have a Cup of Cheer

Homemade Hot Chocolate. Recipe found at: stephanie-spring.comHomemade Hot Chocolate. Recipe found at: stephanie-spring.comHomemade Hot Chocolate. Recipe found at: stephanie-spring.comOne of my favorite drinks is hot chocolate. It’s simple, delicious, and can be finished with a variety of toppings. As I was Christmas shopping, I stumbled upon these spoons and realized they would be the perfect pair to any hot drink, for any time of year. Give me the people I love, a warm blanket, and a mug filled to the brim with hot chocolate, lots of whipped cream and crushed peppermint and I’ve officially reached my happy place. Go pour yourself and your loved ones some hot chocolate and use a cute spoon to stir it up!


Use this code for 15% your Jessica N Designs purchase: stephspring15Homemade Hot Chocolate. Recipe found at: stephanie-spring.comHomemade Hot Chocolate. Recipe found at: stephanie-spring.com


Some of my favorite Jessica N Designs spoons:

Jessica N Designs spoons: stephanie-spring.com

Homemade Hot Chocolate. Recipe found at: stephanie-spring.com

Hot Chocolate Ingredients:

  • 1 8 qt. box powdered milk
  • 1 16 oz. box Nestle Quick (no sugar added)
  • 1 6 oz. (2 cups) non-dairy creamer
  • 1 cup Ovaltine malt mix
  • Whipped cream, mini marshmallows, and/or crushed peppermint for topping (optional)

What to do:

Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl. Stir well. Store in a sealed container.

For making one cup of hot chocolate: Heat milk. Add four spoonfuls of hot chocolate mix or desired amount. Top with whipped cream, mini marshmallows, and/or crushed peppermint. Snuggle and sip on this goodness!