Mango Pomegranate Mimosas with Mint

HealthyLatinFood_MangoPomegranateMintMomosa1I know I’ve been a little missing-in-action lately but, trust me, I’ve still been working on recipes whenever I can. Perhaps you’ve seen some of my latest cooking and eating out adventures on my Instagram feed?

The craziest thing that’s gone on in my life lately is the fact that I just moved apartments. From finding a new place to packing (and getting rid of things) to actually moving and setting up my new place, I was exhausted.

But that’s all over now. I am happily settled in my new apartment and now it’s time to celebrate! And guess how I’m doing it? By having friends over to try my latest creation: these mango pomegranate mimosas with mint! Continue reading

Juicing 101: 5 Things You Need to Know

breakfastsmoothiesOver the holidays, I was lucky enough to get a Ninja Kitchen Blender to test out for work. Needless to say, I’ve become pretty obsessed with the thing. I came home from Christmas with fresh fruits and vegetables from my mom’s garden–and that’s when the magic truly began.

I started to read up on juicing, including Eric Helms’ new book The Juice Generation (with a foreword by Salma Hayek), talking about it with friends who love it and learned the difference between juicing and smoothies. It turns out what I made originally are smoothies–recipes I’ll be sharing with you soon–and I like those, too. To get started, read my Juicing 101 guide. I’ll definitely be doing a lot more of it this year! Continue reading

Very Berry “Mojito” Smoothie

HealthyLatinFood_VeryBerryMojitoSmoothie1It’s officially December, which means the full start of the Holiday season.

The past weekend has been a really good one for me. I celebrated Thanksgiving with dear friends and even made the feast’s turkey for the second year in a row. And I didn’t completely overdo it, to boot!

But I have to admit: although I did a pretty decent job of cutting calories this Thanksgiving, and will continue to practice (mostly) healthy eating, I also rejoined Weight Watchers on Friday. I did so for a variety of reasons but the main one definitely being that tracking my eating and exercise, even on days that I overdo it, is still a good way for me to see what is really going into my body. That’s why I decided to start this week with my very berry “mojito” smoothie for breakfast. Continue reading

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