Savory and Sweet Mini Toasts

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Need a cute but chic appetizer for your next gathering? I’ve got just the thing for you. Make these mini savory and sweet toasts and they’ll definitely be a hit with the crowd. Each type of toast only requires 4 different ingredients, and what better way to celebrate summer than with simple and colorful little appetizers? The crunchy toasts pair perfectly with the cooked veggies and Trade Joe’s balsamic glaze. Well, what are you waiting for? Invite some people over and impress them with this delicious appetizer!

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Avocado-Mango Coconut Smoothie

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A creamy avocado smoothie is a perfect refresher for either the beginning or middle of your day. It functions as a morning-pick me up or a post-workout drink. The mango and banana sweetens the smoothie a bit, while the taste of the almond-coconut milk matches the good fats from the avocado. I’ve been trying to manipulate avocados lately to find other ways to use them besides traditional guacamole, it’s amazing how many different ways you can use them! I hope you enjoy this version! (Make sure your avocado has ripened slightly, so you can taste all of that healthy fat!)

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Easy Summer Cherry Parfait (Home)

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As the summer days are getting hotter, my dad and I like to “chill out” with some greek yogurt. Adding fruits and some granola to greek yogurt packs makes for an easy snack, and all the possible fruit combinations yield many unique parfaits.

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I chose to make a cherry parfait since my parents grabbed a huge bag of cherries from the grocery store and we weren’t quite sure what to do with them anymore…enter parfait! Summer is a great time to try new parfaits since so many fruits are in season!

(Makes 2 servings)

Ingredients:

1/4 cup muesli

5 oz. coconut flavored greek yogurt

2 tsp honey

1 small peach

1/2 cup blueberries

1/2 cup strawberries

1/2 cup cherries

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1. Wash all fruit, slice the strawberries and peach.

2. Divide the muesli and place in each cup, followed by some greek yogurt, sliced peaches, strawberries, blueberries, and honey. Add more greek yogurt and top with the whole cherries.

To top it off, you could add some slivered almonds or dark chocolate chips.

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Enjoy!