I know, I know…enough with the watercolor hearts. If you’ve read my blog before, you’ve probably seen my watercolor hearts. I love making them to add to a card at Valentine’s Day or for birthdays. This year I made watercolor hearts to create a simple ombré heart garland for the coffee bar.Using inexpensive watercolors, paint stripes on watercolor paper. Cover each piece with one color and then lighten the shade slightly as you make your way down the page. Paint wide stripes (similar to the size of the pattern you’ll be using to trace and cut out each heart. Lay each paper side by side to see the color variations. Btw, did you know the word ombré literally means “shaded” in French?Using a small hole punch, punch two holes on each side to thread the twine through to create the garland. Easy to make and costs less to nothing if you have an inexpensive set of watercolor paints, paper, a hole punch and some kitchen twine. Takes 5 minutes and your kids might even make it for you!
Make Brooke’s Protein Bites
Brooke has been making these for her family and just posted a recipe on Nesting with Grace on Instagram. When I first read about making them I was not making Fab Four Smoothies everyday so I didn’t have the collagen protein powder. I now make smoothies every day and always have at least two kinds of protein powder in my pantry at all times. My favorites are Bulletproof Collagen Protein, Primal Kitchen Collagen Fuel Chocolate Coconut and I just started using this one I found at Walmart. Collagen protein powders are expensive, but worth it! But don’t take my word for it…Have you read Kelley LeVeque’s book: Body Love? This is what led me to buying them and I now I can’t imagine a day without drinking a Fab Four Smoothie. And that means I always have collagen protein powder in my pantry!Print
Brooke’s Protein Bites
Brooke has been making a few different versions of these protein bites and I finally had to try them!
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: none
- Total Time: 10 minutes
- Yield: 33
- Mix all ingredients until it begins to clump together
- Refrigerate for 30 minutes (makes it easier to form into balls)
- Using a scoop with a quick release, form balls and place on wax paper or parchment
- Store in refrigerator or can be frozen in an airtight container for several weeks
Keywords: snack, heathy snack, protein bite
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