Oh the delicious glass of sangria, normally I am partial to red but I had a bottle of white chilled and some leftover fruit ready to be used. I thought why not go for some white sangria. A big pitcher with Sauvignon Blanc, cantaloupe, strawberries, pineapple, lemon and basil.
Yes basil. It’s a must. It give the sangria just a hint of herbal flavor that pairs so nicely with the fruit. Scott and I enjoyed this out by our fire pit. We pulled up a chair, talked about the last crazy busy few weeks (weddings, travel, moving, and family in town) and just relaxed. It was perfect.
Prep Time: 15 Minutes + Fridge Time
- 1 cup pineapple, cut
- 1 cup cantaloupe, cut
- 1 cup strawberries, sliced
- 1 lemon, sliced
- 1 bunch basil, torn
- 1 bottle chilled Sauvignon Blanc
In a large picture add all the chopped fruit, torn basil and pour in the bottle of Sauvignon Blanc.
Stir to combine and chill for at least 2 hours, but 4-5 hours is best.
The following post is being sponsored by Fitfluential LLC on behalf of Vitafusion.
I recently went from a small travel pill container to a large one. You know the one your Grandma has? Yup that is me with my vitamins. Scott makes fun of me all the time but I need all my vitamins to fit in one spot, with all the travel that I do I need to fill it up once a week throw it in my purse and just remember to take them everyday.
What is is currently filled with:
Hair, Skin & Nails (I am growing my hair out a few inches)
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I love these! Makes me feel like a kid and these are much easier to chew than having to swallow the big pills I was taking. I even have Scott taking them. I think I am a convert to gummy vitamins, next on the list to try is gummy fish oil. That would make my vitamin taking so much easier.
During the peak of tomato season I think I could live on caprese salad, fresh mozzarella, perfectly ripe tomatoes and a drizzle of delicious aged balsamic. Can’t you just picture yourself sitting in some Italian town eating this and drinking a glass of wine…
Now let’s come back to reality: work, life, etc. But you can easily have that same experience right in your home (maybe with some ear plugs) with this Quinoa Caprese Salad. A great vegetarian friendly salad that is perfect as a meal or with something grilled.
What takes this salad to that thisissogood level is balsamic glaze. I had a bottle from Trader Joe’s in the pantry ready to go but you could make your own by reducing high quality balsmic until it is thick and syrupy.
Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cook Time: 20 Minutes
Keywords: side vegetarian
- 1 cup quinoa
- 1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
- 8 ounces fresh mozzarella cut into bite sized pieces
- 2 tbsp capers
- 1 bunch basil, torn into pieces
- Balsamic Glaze or Reduced Balsamic
For the Dressing
- 2 tbsp high quality olive oil
- 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- 1 tsp dijon mustard
Cook quinoa and let cool slightly.
In a large bowl combine halved tomatoes, mozzarella pieces, capers & torn basil. Stir in cooled quinoa and dressing.
Season with salt/pepper and drizzle with balsamic glaze.
With the craziness of the past few months I had skipped out on a few rounds of Bootcamp and I quickly figured out. I missed it! A lot. I love Tina’s workouts, they keep me challenged, motivated and really do make me look forward to going to the gym. When the next round of Best Body Bootcamp was announced I signed up again.
It starts on Monday and I can not wait to get back to structured workouts. Especially in my new gyms (Anytime Fitness and Experience Fitness) and still getting to focus on yoga. Best of both worlds!
What I am looking forward to:
Supersets. My favorite way to group exercises!
Changing up my cardio.
Pushing myself! Stepping outside of half planned program and really focusing on lifting weights!
8 weeks of hard workouts!
I will be checking in weekly with thoughts, favorite exercises and how I am doing.
The winner of the Target gift card was Matt, I will contact you. Enjoy!