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Easy Mexican Ceviche

Easy Mexican Ceviche

I can easily say that ceviche is probably one of my FAVORITE Mexican foods ever. It’s so delicious and healthy, I could eat it every day! Now that the weather is starting to get a little warmer, I have less and less desire to actually […]

Crispy Homemade Chick Nuggets

Crispy Homemade Chick Nuggets

Chicken nuggets is one of those things that I would need close to one million to get tired of eating. I just can’t help it. Crispy on the outside, juicy on the inside…it’s hard not to like. But I can think of one reason…

Pineapple Mango Agua Fresca

Pineapple Mango Agua Fresca

Summer is simultaneous with lemonade. If you have one you need to have the other or vice versa.  Growing up in suburbia, at some point or another every kid had their moment to shine and sell ice cold lemonade on a hot summer day. In Oaxaca, Mexico its hot pretty much every day, but you rarely see lemonade sold…ever. Instead aguas frescas is where its at!

Pineapple Mango Agua Fresca
Pineapple Mango Agua Fresca

Agua fresca literally translates to cool water. It’s made up of fruit juice, water and sugar—the simplest thing on the planet. It’s often seen made with lime or cantaloupe melon but really you can make it with any kind of fruit you can find.

Agua frescas is actually a really important part of Mexican culture and they even have a holiday dedicated to them. Dia de Samaritana is Mexico’s Samaritan day. The tradition comes from a bible story where Mary recognizes Jesus and gives him water from a well. Jesus then sees her offering as heavenly and invites her to his following.

Pineapple Mango Agua Fresca
Pineapple Mango Agua Fresca

On Dia de Samaritana many local businesses and neighbors offer free agua fresca to anyone who passes by. It’s a guesture to the bible verse and a reminder to help our neighbors and those in need.

As for this agua fresca, I decided to use what I had on hand and combine two tropical fruits: pineapple and mango. The acidity of the pineapple helps to cut the sweetness of the mango and they make the most delicious tropical blend! If you don’t have any tropical fruits on hand don’t worry! Like I said, this can be made with any fruit!

Pinapple Mango Agua Fresca

Ingredients

  • 2 cups pineapple chopped
  • 2 mangos chopped
  • 4 cups water
  • 3 tbs sugar or other sweetener

Directions

  1. Add all ingredients to a blender and blend for at least 1 minute.
  2. Pour mixture through a strainer
  3. Chill and serve!
Pineapple Mango Agua Fresca
Pineapple Mango Agua Fresca

 

Easy Peasy 20 Minute Bean Hot Dogs

Easy Peasy 20 Minute Bean Hot Dogs

It’s the middle of June! Wow! Already? Time flies when you live in Mexico! One thing is for sure, June means BBQ season is on it’s way and it’s coming on strong. For those that don’t eat meat (aka vegetarians), BBQ season can be a […]

Healthish Foodie Nominated for The Liebster Award (Twice!)

Healthish Foodie Nominated for The Liebster Award (Twice!)

I am very excited to announce that Healthish Foodie has yet again been nominated for another award…but this time TWICE! I would like to deeply thank Sophia from Sophiaaxo and Larissa from Life with Larissa Travel Blog for your support and consideration for The Liebster Award. The […]

Green Machine Quinoa Salad with Basil Garlic Dressing

Green Machine Quinoa Salad with Basil Garlic Dressing

Let me just start out by saying: quinoa. It’s AWESOME!!! When I was making this Green Machine Quinoa Salad with Basil Garlic Dressing, I reacquainted myself with quinoa and forgot how much I love it.  (more…)

Tropical Fruit Salad

Tropical Fruit Salad

When my husband or I have a day off from work, our first thought is where are we going. We take a vacation any chance we can get! It’s not often that both of us have the same days off, so when it comes around […]

Healthish Foodie Nominated for The Sunshine Blogger Award

Healthish Foodie Nominated for The Sunshine Blogger Award

  I am so very excited to share that today’s blog is a little different from what I normally post because….Healthish Foodie has been nominated for The Sunshine Blogger Award!!! Along with 11 other blogs, Healthish Foodie was nominated by For the Love of Teachers! […]

30 Minute Whole Wheat Thai Pizza

30 Minute Whole Wheat Thai Pizza

My name is Shannon and pizza is my guilty pleasure. (Hi Shannon!) …Okay it’s not an addiction, but if I could make pizza a little healthier I’d probably be going to addict meetings all the time. As you may know, I’m a hardcore fan of Asian foods and interesting flavor combinations, so trying to combine pizza with flavors that are totally opposite of the typical Italian profile just seemed natural.  (more…)

Whole Wheat Veggie Stir-Fry Hand Pies

Whole Wheat Veggie Stir-Fry Hand Pies

When I’m working on my blog throughout the week, or any of the other million things to get done, I often don’t have time to cook a full meal right then and there so I end up falling back on whatever is fastest and easiest. […]


Words From the Foodie

What do you mean health-ish?

What do you mean health-ish?




Most people would agree that it’s important to be healthy. That means taking care of yourself and going to the dentist and doctor on a regular basis for check-ups, taking medicine with you get sick and taking a mental break every now and then to keep yourself sane. I totally agree with all that, but being healthy also consists of taking preventative measures so that you don’t even get sick in the first place.

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