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Mango Strawberry Agua Fresca

Aguas frescas are one of the most common drinks found throughout Mexico and are a budget-friendly alternative to excessively sweet soft drinks and juices. They can be made from anything including fresh fruits and vegetables to dried hibiscus flowers and even rice.  Read More…

Watermelon Lime Agua Fresca – Move over Arnold Palmer!

In celebration of Independence Day and my sister Ivana’s upcoming birthday, I’m sharing a recipe for her favorite summer drink: watermelon agua fresca. This one, however, is a spin on the classic and has a spicy citrus twist. Read More…

Strawberry Beet Mezcal Margaritas

As we celebrate National Strawberry Month and my friend Kate’s annual Margarita Week, I’ve been inspired to create this unconventional cocktail that incorporates some of my favorite ingredients. Read More…

Tropical Breakfast Smoothie

Many thanks to Dole and #WeAllGrow Latina Network for sponsoring this post; recipe and opinions are my own.

Some say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day but oftentimes we bypass it because we’re always on the go. This blend-and-go tropical breakfast smoothie provides a nutritious boost that won’t interrupt your morning routine and will keep you on track until your next meal.
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Ch-ch-ch-chia Protein Shots, Iskiate, and Born to Run Book

When I created my 2018 vision board I saw a future filled with books! Admittedly, reading is not one of my favorite pastimes but I am a great listener so I started “reading” audiobooks that way I could stay busy filling Lola’s Mercadito orders and testing new recipes. Right now I’m reading Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen by Christopher McDougall. It highlights the indigenous people of Chihuahua, Mexico known as the Tarahumaras. They’re known for running extremely long distances in handmade huaraches (leather sandals), all while nourishing themselves with a mostly vegan diet. Read More…