Piña Colada Popsicles

BY Jen

Two Ingredient Piña Colada Popcicles

I love popsicles, and since we are full on into popsicle season I think it’s time for a recipe. Although, full disclosure…I will eat them all year round. These piña colada popsicles are super easy, have only two ingredients, no added sugar and are delicious. All wins in my book!

I use fresh pineapple for these, but canned or frozen pineapple should also work just fine if you don’t have fresh. I like the sweetness of these, but they aren’t super sweet so you can add your favorite sweetener if you wish. And of course you can add some rum if you want them to be “real” piña colada popsicles. Just sayin’ ;)

Ingredients
  • 1 14oz can coconut milk
  • 3 cups chopped pineapple
Directions
    1. Blend coconut milk and pineapple in a blender until mostly smooth (its ok if there are small chunks of pineapple)
    2. Freeze in popsicle molds overnight.

Essential Oil Diffusers

BY Jen

Essential Oil Diffusers

As you may already know from some of my posts, I love essential oils. I use them in a lot of my homemade beauty and home products and have a variety for different uses. They have incredible healing properties and are also a great way to naturally make your home smell lovely. Diffusers are one of my favorite ways to use essential oils and are a must have in my house. In their natural state, the oils are extremely potent and can be dangerous if not diluted or used properly. Diffusers are great for beginners as they allow you to get the benefits of essential oils at a lower potency. I am going to go over a few different diffuser options. This is not a complete list, but these are the types that I use.

1. Ultrasonic Diffuser
In an ultrasonic diffuser, you add water with a few drops essential oil and it disperses a super fine, cool mist into the air that you inhale. This is my favorite type of diffuser. It works great for employing the healing benefits of the oils or just enjoying their fragrance.

2. Reed Diffuser
You may have seen this DIY reed diffuser post awhile ago. I love these for adding a lovely scent to my house. They are super easy and inexpensive to make and as opposed to a lot of store bought reed diffusers, they are all natural. All you need is a glass bottle, water, some vodka, essential oils and diffuser sticks. Get the directions here.

3. Candle Diffuser
Candle diffusers are an great way to disperse the aroma of essential oils throughout your home. You just put a few drops of the oils in the top and a candle heats them from below. If you are trying to diffuse for health benefits, this may not be the best as the heat can change the makeup of the oils, but they will make your home smell lovely.

4. Diffuser Jewelry
This one is new to me, but Starr Healthy Self was kind enough to send me one of their diffuser bracelets. It is a beaded bracelet that has a porous clay bead that you add a couple drops essential oils to. Once the oil dries, you wear the bracelet and enjoy the aroma on the go. A cute and fashionable way to enjoy essential oils. Isn’t that great? If you are interested in purchasing one of these bracelets, head over to Starr Healthy Self and use the code ASIPOFBLISS15 for 15% off your order.

Do you use essential oil diffusers in your home? Which kind is your favorite?

Truffle Parmesan Popcorn

BY Jen

Truffle Parmesan Popcorn

Today I am sharing a super simple recipe for one of my favorite snacks, truffle parmesan popcorn. Seriously, I eat this popcorn more that I’d like to admit, but it is so good! The truffle salt and parmesan are a great combo. And my secret ingredient (for popcorn in general, not just this one)…ghee. If you haven’t heard of ghee, it is clarified butter, which basically means butter that has the milk solids and water removed from it. It has a stronger “butter” flavor and tastes a little nutty. And the reason it is perfect for popcorn (other than it being extra delicious) is due the lack liquid, it doesn’t make the popcorn soggy! Win win right?

This popcorn is super quick to whip up for a get together, movie night, or if you are like me…an afternoon snack. Give it a try!

Truffle Parmesan Popcorn

Ingredients
  • 3 cups plain, popped popcorn
  • 1 tbsp melted ghee (or butter)
  • 1 tbsp grated parmesan
  • 1/4 tsp truffle salt
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
Directions
    1. Drizzle melted ghee over popcorn and stir to coat
    2. Sprinkle parmesan, truffle salt and parsley on top of the popcorn.

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