Friday, August 14, 2015

Berry Mojito

There's nothing quite as refreshing as a freshly muddled mojito on a hot summer day! This is my "go-to" drink recipe for almost any occasion. With my birthday coming up this weekend, I'm sure you'll be able to find me sipping one of these! I love this recipe because it is very personalized based on what you like. You can make it strong/weak, more or less flavorful, and can adjust the sweetness to your very own tastes.

Ingredients (that I used):
Juice from 2 limes
1 cup fresh raspberries (note all the raspberries in the photo were not used)
1/2 cup fresh blueberries
Bundle of fresh mint
3L seltzer water
Bacardi Rum
*To taste* Splenda (for a lower-calorie version), Agave, or a Simple Syrup 

Toss the berries, and mint into a pitcher and squeeze in the lime juice.

Then just muddle everything together and add your seltzer and rum. 

Finish by sweetening to taste. You can use a simple syrup, agave syrup or even Splenda for a lower calorie option. Be creative with your flavors and don't forget to personalize it based on what you like! This a drink recipe that you cannot mess up.

Friday, August 7, 2015

Oreo Thins

So, I know these aren't necessarily nutritious, BUT I was invited to try Oreo's new cookie, "Oreo Thins." Needless to say, but they are delicious. They are pretty much the same exact thing as a regular Oreo...just thinner and crispier. From a nutritional stand point...instead of the regular Oreos (which offer 2 cookies for 140 calories), you could get the Oreo Thins and have 4 cookies for the 140 calories. It's one way to trick your mind if you get that mid-day sweet tooth.

Monday, August 3, 2015

Life Update

So I apologize for having been so MIA lately! I've been going through some major transitions lately. I am so happy to announce that I finished my dietetic internship and passed my exam and am FINALLY a Registered Dietitian! I also am very fortunate to be employed at Duke University Medical Center as a Clinical Research Dietitian and fitness interventionist. I am currently helping with three studies and my job consists of making personalized diet plans and counseling individuals on how to lose weight while also teaching exercise classes that the study participants can attend to help them reach their goals. So the sake of the study, I have been experimenting with Greek yogurt and whey protein powder to come up with protein pack recipes. Hopefully I'll have some good ones to share pretty soon ;)