Happy August everyone! As I type this post, it's July, and I anticipate some hot weather ahead for New Englanders in August. But as you read this post, it's August, and I am busy busy studying Organic Chemistry. I am completing my last pre-requisite before starting the ND program (naturopathic medicine program) in the fall at Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington. This East Coast girl, turned California girl, is now a Seattlite(?) I never imagined this! Now can say I've lived in all four corners of the USA. I was born and raised in Florida, lived in New Hampshire until college, lived in Southern California for my undergrad, and now I am pursuing my doctoral degree in Washington state! How cool. Even though I haven't moved around "a lot" in comparison to some people, I still feel as if I have. Am I an East Coaster now? Or a West Coaster? For the past four plus years the West Coast has been my home, and now for the next four plus years (at least) the West Coast will continue to be my home, only instead of the Southwest I'll be in the Pacific Northwest. Once I was just starting to feel like a true CA girl, I'm off to Seattle. Sunshine to rain. Dirty LA traffic, to clear Seattle roads. It's a new adventure.
Peanut Butter Frozen Yogurt.
Makes almost 2 quarts
3 cups raw milk yogurt
1 cup raw whole milk or full-fat coconut milk (mine was mixture of both)
½ cup organic peanut butter
½ cup organic raw honey
2 real eggs
1T vanilla extract
1T arrowroot powder
¼ tsp unrefined sea salt
To make your delicious peanut butter fro-yo:
1. Mix all ingredients in a blender.
2. Pour into ice cream maker and churn per manufacturers instructions.
3. When ready, scoop into reused plastic yogurt containers (or another vessel) and freeze for at least 12 hours. Serve when frozen yogurt has hardened. You may also want to remove from freezer a few minutes before serving. Enjoy!
Make this frozen yogurt as a healthy "cool-off" treat to beat the August heat. East Coast humidity is something that I definitely don't miss on the West Coast! You can also put this fro-yo into popsicle molds for yourself or the little kiddos in your life. I can't wait to do this when my little nephews get older!
Question for you: how much does your location relate to your identity?