Friday, March 30, 2012

Chocolate Cupcakes

It's spring which means it's time to bake. These cupcakes turned so beautifully! I was inspired by Lesley over at The Purple Carrot: The Art of Real Food Grows to give this recipe from Clean Eating a try.

I topped them off with a made-up-out-of-my-head chocolate frosting :) I used sour cream, Irish moss, agave and cocoa powder. Not sure the quantities- a bit of this and a bit of that is about all I can tell you! It was good though, especially if you let it sit in the freezer for a few moments before icing. Next time I think I'll add a sprinkle of instant coffee to give it a hit of mocha flavoring. Garnish with your favorite chocolate selection!

And, here's my green smoothie of the day! Only 1 more day to go... can you believe it? This has been way too much fun! We might just have to make this an annual spring event, what do you think?

{Getting ready to mix up it all up!}

One of my darling friends shared this link with me yesterday and I thought I would share it with you, it's from the Smoothie Girl who has tons of advice on incorporating whole foods into your diet.

{Strawberry/spinach smoothie}

There's been lots happening around here, one of which including getting a new horse!!! We welcomed our new Arabian mare, Padrona Rose, to our farm last evening. She's so lovely and I just love her name. "Padrona" means "lady" in Italian, so it's "Lady Rose", so feminine. Can't wait to get to know this little sweetie!

{My Egyptian Arabian, Shibar, on the left with Padrona Rose getting to know each other}

Ooh, and be sure to enter the Amazing Grass energy bar giveaway for your chance to win a free box of these delicious and nutritious health food bars :) Cheers! 


Fran said...

I didn't know you had horses. I used to have an Egyptian Arabian before I went to college and med school. I'm hoping that once I finish med school and residency, my husband and I can get some land and a couple of horses. Yours are beautiful.

Katherine said...

Wow, Fran! That is so neat that you had horses too! I love mine. He's such a sweetie :) I know you look forward to when you can have them again! They are such a gift.