Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Let's Eat: Raw Vegan Banana Ice Cream

If you follow me on Instagram {@dearkajal} you've probably seen me post pictures of banana ice cream and banana smoothies. Lately, its been my go to food of choice! Why? Bananas are amazing for you, are easy to digest, are a high carb/low fat food and give you so much energy. If you want to learn about Bananas and their benefits, watch Freelee the Banana Girl on Youtube {here}.

To make banana ice cream:
1. Frozen bananas 
2. Coconut water 
3. Blender/food processor 

Blend up frozen bananas with a splash of coconut water. Thats it. It's literally that simple! For toppings you can add coconut flakes, chopped bananas, goji berries, cocao nibs, dried mulberries, etc.  

The picture on the left is banana ice cream with a sprinkle of cinnamon and coconut flakes, and the picture to the right is banana ice cream with a chocolate date sauce with goji berries. 

To make the chocolate date sauce: Blend up medjool dates with raw organic cocao powder and a splash of coconut water. Use however many dates you like to get the amount you desire. I used roughly 10-15 medjool dates and a generous sprinkle of cocao powder plus a splash of coconut water to make this yummy chocolate sauce. I promise you won't miss chocolate anymore, and the great thing is you can eat as much of it as you want! I even freeze it, so I can cut it into squares and eat it like chocolate! 

Hope you try this for yourself! Thanks for reading :)

Friday, April 04, 2014

Red Rocks

H&M sneakers / Target 'Pixie Pant' leggings / Gap top / Forever 21 chambray shirt / Forever 21 jacket

It snowed in Colorado yesterday and it melted very quickly as well. I got to experience a huge snow cloud come down the mountain and sprinkle snow on top of me while at Red Rocks Park. Then five minutes later the sun came out again. I appreciate that the weather changes very quickly here! 

These pictures are from the Red Rocks Park where I got to experience a fresh blanket snow resting on top of bright red rocks jutting out of the mountain. It was definitely an amazing experience and an incredible view! 

Follow along on Instagram {@dearkajal} to see more pictures of my travels in Colorado! Thanks for reading and have a good weekend! 

Thursday, April 03, 2014


H&M sneaker / Hollister jeans / H&M top / H&M scarf / Puma jacket / Zara bag 

I am still in Colorado soaking up the warmer temperatures, mountain views and loving it! It's a nice little breakaway from 'normal' life as I explore and discover new places & new things. I live for new adventures and feeding my curiosity. 

These pictures are at Old Town in Fort Collins, CO. It's a charming town right at the foothills of the mountains with so much local flair. I have noticed that people here in Colorado are extremely nice, friendly and genuinely wish to converse with you! 

Now for some actual pictures at Horsetooth Reservoir... 

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Flat Iron

I am in love with Boulder, Colorado! I visited yesterday and it was absolutely breathe taking! I have been anticipating my visit to Boulder for a long time now, and I am so happy to have finally made it out here. These pictures are taken at the Flat Iron Mountains and Mountain State Park. I highly recommend visiting both places to get amazing views of the Rocky Mountains. Also, if you are a tea fanatic like me then also check out the Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse and Ku Cha House of Tea. They have a wonderful and extensive selection of tea! I bought some to take home with me as well! 

Follow along on Instagram @dearkajal for updates on my travels!
Thanks for reading :)